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American Heart Association Sales/Fundraising Development Director, Harrisburg in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania


Are you ready to join an organizati on 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 Socials Event Director in Harrisburg. Please watch the video below to learn more about the day-to-day activities of this position:


The primary responsibilities of this position are to manage a total of two events; The Go Red for Women Luncheon and Heart Ball events. This position will have the responsibility of an aggressive fundraising goal between both events of $560,000. AHA fundraising staff are held accountable to these goals and are responsible for seeking top dollar sponsorships and/or multi-year contracts, and a minimum of 10 face to face sales meetings per week.

Successful candidate must be able to lift at least 20 lbs. from the ground to waist level with or without reasonable accommodation, and the ability to travel/drive up to 90% within the market, and 10% possible overnight travel, and work flexible hours.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Manage a year-round fundraising campaign.

  • Build relationships with corporate sponsors, partnering with and managing volunteer leadership.

  • Implement, manage and evaluate events that bring together corporate partners, medical leaders, community leaders, and volunteers to raise funds and awareness for heart disease and stroke.

  • Able to accomplish results through strong volunteer recruitment and management.

  • Train, manage, guide, and motivate volunteers to achieve objectives.

  • Set aggressive goals with clients.


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: 1½ years’ experience equates to 1 full time year of higher education.

  • Must have at least 2 years of experience in fundraising, outside sales or in a non-profit organization in a similar capacity. This experience may also count towards satisfying this position’ s educational requirement.

  • Strong professional communication and presentation skills.

  • Ability to successfully navigate corporate cultures and build relationships with c-suite executives.

  • Successful track record and thrives on the competition of making the ‘ask’, negotiating and successfully closing large corporate sponsorships and individual gifts.

  • Strong volunteer recruitment and management skills, demonstrated ability to provide a high level of customer service and motivation to business and social leaders.

  • Ability to plan, work independently and adhere to budget and timeline expectations

  • Excellent strategic, analytical, organizational and follow-up skills.

  • Demonstrated professional and mature interaction and collaboration with other staff and leadership volunteers, sponsors, donors and others to engage them toward the achievement of fundraising and mission goals.

  • Proven background and willingness to work in a high-demand, fast-paced atmosphere requiring flexibility and change.

  • Excellent computer skills.

  • Ability to travel and work 75%in the territory, occasional overnight travel and the ability to lift at least 20 lbs from the ground to waist level with or without reasonable accommodation.

  • Ability and willingness to work irregular hours including attending evening and weekend meetings or events as appropriate.

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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Requisition ID 2019-4524

Job Family Group Fundraising

Job Category Fundraising/Sales

American Heart Association
Equal Opportunity Employer