American Heart Association Development (Sales) Director, Go Red For Women - Orange County in Irvine, California


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 currently have a great job opportunity for a Development (Sales) Director, Go Red For Women in Orange County. As the Director, you work with an executive level volunteer team and collaborate with staff, to plan and implement the local Go Red For Women campaign , with a fiscal year net goal of $445,000 generated through corporate sponsorship and individual giving.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Directly responsible for an established fiscal-year campaign net revenue goal

  • Secure and maintain high level corporate sponsorship accounts to maintain and grow current sponsors

  • Build and execute a pipeline of new business resulting in new corporate cash sponsorship

  • Engage individual philanthropic donors through the Open Your Heart and Circle of Red giving opportunities

  • Identify, recruit and activate leadership volunteers in both the corporate and medical communities

  • Leverage best practices, benchmarks and timelines to achieve the fundraising goal as well as increase public education and awareness of the cause

  • Conduct active community networking and outreach through 10+ face to face meetings on weekly basis with donors, volunteers and sponsors


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

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

  • 2+ years successful experience in fundraising, sales or marketing

  • Ability to recruit, train and manage leadership volunteers to achieve goals

  • Ability to thrive in a results-driven and collaborative environment with highly effective organization, multi-tasking, communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills

  • Ability and willingness to travel and to work evenings and weekends as needed

Here are some of the preferred experience/skills we are looking for:

  • Experience with the American Heart Association or similar non-profit experience in a fundraising position

  • Experience in closing high level corporate sponsorship

  • Experience working with individual giving

  • Comfortable with B2B networking and outreach including cold calls

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 2018-3376

Job Family Group Fundraising

Job Category Fundraising/Sales