American Heart Association Corporate Development Director, Go Red for Women in Chicago, Illinois
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 (AHA) is where you can make an extraordinary impact.
We an excellent opportunity for a Corporate Development Director, Go Red for Women in Chicago . Please watch the video below to learn more about the day to day responsibilities of this position.
The Director will be part of a team who oversees fundraising, volunteer recruitment and management, and event logistics for our annual Go Red for Women Luncheon and Go Red Goes STEM events. The main accountability of the Director is to drive revenue for the events.
To help you be successful you will have access to our award-winning learning platform the Heart U as well as various other training and support mechanisms locally and through our National Center.
Prospect and secure local corporate sponsorships, individual donations, and auction items.
Lead recruitment, planning, cultivation and stewardship activities for the Circle of Red giving society.
Develop profiles on the top businesses within the Chicago area with a documented plan to secure their involvement.
Recruit and manage executive volunteer leadership, volunteer committees, and day of the event volunteers.
Execute the event logistics based on national best practices.
Work closely with a Communications Director to develop and manage a promotion/communications plan for each event.
2+ years of experience in fundraising or outside sales or in a non-profit organization in a similar capacity. This experience may also count towards satisfying this position’s educational requirement.
Bachelor’s or some college plus experience. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university preferred. College coursework combined with related experience may be substituted for a degree. Related experience may be substituted as follows: 1 ½ years experience equates to 1 full-time year of higher education.
Knowledge of community organization, sales, fundraising, and marketing principles, practices, techniques, and trends.
Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills, including large and small group presentations, group facilitation, and training. Skill in written communications to include clear and concise narrative reports, evaluations and similar narrative pieces.
Ability to read, comprehend and analyze number goals, as well as fundraising reports. Skill in use of spreadsheet/database analysis.
Ability to do daily travel up to 75% and overnight travel up to 25%.
Must have at least basic knowledge and skill with Microsoft Office 2010 or higher used for word processing, email, presentations, and spreadsheets. Advanced knowledge and skill with these programs is preferred. These skills are subject to testing.
Ability to lift and/or move up to 20 pounds with the expectation that items in excess of 20 pounds would be broken down into smaller components or additional assistance is required before lifting and/or moving.
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EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities
Requisition ID 2019-4033
Job Family Group Fundraising
Job Category Fundraising/Sales