American Heart Association Go Red for Women Director in Lexington, Kentucky


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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 excellent opportunity for a Go Red for Women (GRFW) Director in our Lexington, KY office. The Director will work collaboratively within the Lexington Metro with a primary focus on the implementation of the annual Go Red For Women Luncheon event. This will include a primary focus on stewarding and cultivating high-level individual donors/gifts, increasing participation in our Circle of Red/Men Go Red and Cor Vitae Societies, solicitation of large dollar and multi-year corporate sponsorships, chair recruitment, volunteer committee recruitment, auction production and overall event coordination. The Director will be held accountable to an overall fundraising goal in excess of $325K.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Works with market staff & volunteers to drive acquisition of the Go Red for Women Circle of Red and Men Go Red societies.

  • Works with market staff & volunteers to drive renewal of the Go Red for Women Circle of Red and Men Go Red societies.

  • Solicits and maintains high-level individual giving donors by developing year-round cultivation plan ensuring superior customer relations.

  • Identifies & stewards Individual Giving Donors and prospective supporters.

  • Solicits and maintains high-level corporate & patron sponsors by developing year-round cultivation plan ensuring superior customer relations.

  • Builds recruitment committees and corporate sponsorship committees to solicit high level event Chairs and working committees.

  • Plans, develops, maintains, and implements assigned fundraising events according to best practices and event timelines.

  • Assists in the development & maintenance of appropriate statistical reports, evaluations, and data gathering for volunteers, the local office, and the affiliate.

  • Maintains timely communication with all staff at local and affiliate levels, and helps ensure all information requests deadlines are met.

  • Build relationships with key corporate leaders who can support fundraising initiatives and involve them at the appropriate time.

  • Works independently in achievement of individual goals as well as working collaboratively with a team.

  • Other related duties as assigned.


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

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

  • At least two years of experience with a non-profit organization in a fund raising position, or two years proven success in marketing, sales, event planning, fundraising or new business development.

  • Demonstrated skills in negotiation and motivation

  • Proven outside sales experience, business-to-business experience preferred

  • Knowledge and skills in fund raising principles, practices and techniques

  • Ability to recruit, train, counsel, and manage volunteer groups and to develop long range organizational goals and follow through with them

  • Ability to work in a team atmosphere, but also to work independently

  • Ability to apply sound judgment and problem solving skills to conflicts

  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment

  • Applied knowledge and intermediate skills in windows applications such as Word, Excel and Outlook

  • Demonstrated skills in written and oral communication including large and small group presentations, group facilitation, and training, ability to speak publicly

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

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Requisition ID 2018-3437

Job Family Group Fundraising

Job Category Fundraising/Sales