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American Heart Association Business Development Director (fundraising/sales) in Anchorage, Alaska


Are you ready to join an organization where you can make an extraordinary impact every day?

Imagine all Americans enjoying ideal cardiovascular health free of heart disease and stroke. At the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association, we get to work toward that goal every day. Is it easy? No. Is it worthwhile? Absolutely.

This is satisfying and challenging work that makes a real difference in people's lives. We are where you can achieve professional growth with personal fulfillment. We are where you can connect people to making a lifesaving impact. We are where you can partner with individuals, schools, lawmakers, healthcare providers and others to ensure everyone has access to healthier lifestyle choices and proper healthcare. The American Heart Association is where you can make an extraordinary impact.


The American Heart Association (AHA) has an exciting opportunity for a Business Development Director in Anchorage.

The Business Development Director will be responsible for advancing the AHA’s mission through the planning, management and implementation of The Anchorage Heart Walk and The Alaska Heart Run – two of the AHA’s premier events for raising funds to save lives from this country's No. 1 and No. 5 killers – heart disease and stroke.

This position will be directly responsible for the cultivation of corporate sponsorships and the management of community teams to meet an overall fundraising goal of $650K.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Identifying and recruiting a group of an influential, financially strong and inclusive volunteer leadership members to support campaign

  • Activating and motivating volunteer leadership team through their personal and corporate giving and influencing involvement and giving of others

  • Developing a year-round pipeline and cultivation plan for corporate accounts and donors

  • Driving new business development through sponsorship and corporate fundraising. High focus on developing relationships with new companies

  • Leading effective engagement strategies forteam captains and walkers

  • Managing peer-to-peer fundraising in participating companies to help achieve revenue goals

  • Planning, managing and executing events and strategically evaluating campaign growth opportunities

  • Conducting community networking and outreach through 10+ face-to-face meetings on weekly basis with donors, volunteers and sponsor prospects

  • Communicating timely with Senior Business Development Director, Executive Director and internal and external customers

  • Promoting a team-oriented environment where open and collaborative communication is understood as a requirement for success


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred or equivalent experience

  • Minimum two years’ successful experience in fundraising, sales or marketing

  • Ability to recruit, train and manage volunteers

  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to develop collaborative working relationships internally and externally

  • Ability to delegate and accomplish goals through volunteers

  • Ability and willingness to travel and to work evenings and weekends on occasion

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience managing and cultivating high-level leaders at the c-suite level

  • Knowledge of corporate and community networks

  • Knowledge of AHA's mission and programs

At American Heart Association | American Stroke Association, diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity applies to both our workforce and the communities we serve as it relates to heart health and stroke prevention.

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This Western States Affiliate position is eligible for the Employee Referral Program. Please contact HR for details.

Requisition ID 2019-4437

Job Family Group Fundraising

Job Category Fundraising/Sales

American Heart Association
Equal Opportunity Employer