American Heart Association Development Director - Heart Walk in Nashville, Tennessee


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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.


We are the organization that has been recognized by the NonProfit Times as “One of the Best Non-Profits to Work” year after year. The American Heart Association (AHA) has an excellent opportunity for a Heart Walk (Sales) Director for our Nashville, TN market.

  • Responsible for achieving fundraising goals thru developing and maintaining relationships with AHA corporate partners and selling sponsorships for the annual Heart Walk

  • Accountability for recruiting and stewarding c-suite volunteer leaders, team captains and walkers based on nationally established best practices for the Heart Walk

  • Manages a portfolio of approximately 20-30 Heart Walk companies

  • Develops new company and volunteer recruitment plans as well as drives income goals while reporting directly to the VP. Development

  • Builds positive strategic business relationships with key decision makers in the defined market

  • Implements an annual Heart Walk Business plan to maximize revenue, volunteer involvement and build the Walk Brand identity.

  • Responsible for recognition and cultivation of volunteers throughout the year.

  • Reports on progress to affiliate management team as needed.

  • Willingness and ability to travel throughout the market, the affiliate and to the national center as needed.

  • Willingness and ability to work evenings and weekends as needed around event schedules.

  • A minimum of 20 face to face meetings per week


BA/BS degree or equivalent work experience.

  • Ideal candidate will have 2+ years of prior outside sales or professional fundraising experience.

  • Must have a successful track record of meeting and exceeding goals and expectations, along with demonstrated negotiation and motivation skills.

  • Preference will be given to local candidates. #LI-KB1

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