American Heart Association Corporate Market Director-Heart Walk in Fayetteville, Arkansas


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.


We have an excellent opportunity for a Corporate Market Director- Heart Walk in our Fayetteville, AR office. The selected candidate will have fundraising responsibilities for the Northwest Arkansas Heart Walk by bringing together corporate partners, medical leaders, community leaders, and volunteers of the community to raise awareness of heart disease and stroke, the #1 and #4 killer in America. The net fundraising goal for this position is $275K-$350K . If you have a strong fundraising or sales background where you traveled in an assigned territory OR if you have an event coordination background coupled with sales or fundraising, we want to hear from you!

So you say you would like some more details? Here are a few:

  • Developing pipelines of top businesses within the assigned geographic area to ensure revenue generation through corporate sponsorship for the Heart Walk.

  • Conducting sales calls to generate new business and manage existing corporate sponsors.

  • Developing and monitoring an annual working plan with dollar and volunteer recruitment goals, budget and time-lines for the events. Develop contingency plans as needed to successfully meet fundraising goals.

  • Leading cultivation opportunities to strengthen relationships with volunteers, sponsors & community leaders to advance our mission.

  • Networking within the local area and recruiting and retaining our valued volunteers.


Want to help get your resume to the top? Take a look at the experience we require:

  • 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.

  • 2+ years of experience in fundraising, outside sales or in a non-profit organization in a similar capacity. This experience may also count toward satisfying this position ’ s educational requirements.

  • Ability to accomplish results through strong volunteer recruitment and management, proven track record in meeting sales/fundraising goals.

  • Organization, communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills are a must.

  • Demonstrated skills in written and oral communication.

  • Ability to work outside standard hours as needed including occasional evenings and weekends.

  • Candidates must be results driven with the ability to multi task.

  • Be willing and able to travel (no overnight) approximately 75% of the time.

  • Ability to lift at least 20 lbs from the ground to waist level with or without reasonable accommodation.

  • Intermediate skill with Microsoft Office used for word processing, email, presentations, and spread sheets.

  • Must be at least 18 years old.

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Requisition ID 2018-3479

Job Family Group Fundraising

Job Category Fundraising/Sales