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American Heart Association Foundation Relations Associate Advisor in New London, Connecticut


Are you ready to join an organization where you can be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives?

Envision 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 single day. Is it easy? No. Is it worthwhile? you bet!

This is satisfying work that makes a real difference in people's lives. You can achieve professional growth with personal fulfillment. You will connect with people and make a lifesaving impact. You will 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 (AHA) has an excellent opportunity for a Foundation Relations Associate Advisor based out of an AHA office in the Midwest, Southwest, or Western States region.

In this role, you are responsible forestablishing and cultivating relationships with current and potential funders to increase foundation giving, achieve mutual goals, and build long-term relationships. You will be responsible for advancing the American Heart Association mission by establishing and cultivating relationships with current and potential foundations to increase foundation giving, achieve mutual goals, and build long-term relationships. You willresearch and develop a portfolio of foundations with the potential to fund AHA projects across the country to include identifying, planning, preparing and presenting grant proposals and accompanying materials (including budgets and timelines), as well as completing appropriate follow-through and stewardship for multiple grants/gifts.

Essential Duties:

  • Identifies and qualifies foundations (up to 100) capable of providing gifts within assigned geographical areas of the AHA.

  • Develops cultivation and solicitation plans/timelines for each donor in portfolio, updating regularly as plans advance and evolve.

  • Actively and positively develops each relationship through a variety of communications, including phone, email, meetings and involvement of internal partners and volunteers.

  • Manages the proposal development and submission process; preparing correspondence, Letters of Inquiry, proposals, reports and other documents; each that are well-written, compelling, consistent with the strategic direction and funding needs of the AHA, and that respond to donor goals.

  • Conducts external research on prospective foundation donors and continually builds an understanding of the goals and interests of those foundations.

  • Records all donor plans and activity in Blackbaud CRM (similar to The Raiser’s Edge) and provides regular progress reporting as requested.

  • Works with grants administrators to develop timely and high-impact reports to donors.

  • Develops own depth of mission knowledge and insight needed to effectively communicate with donors.

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


  • A Bachelor’s Degree or 2 years of relevant experience

  • Exceptional writing skills, strong communication skills, fluency in office technology

  • Experience collaborating with program partners, other internal team members and/or volunteers

  • Ability to travel approximately 10% including some overnight stays

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience in foundation relations and proposal preparation

  • Experience leading cross-functional groups with a focus on collaborative solutions

  • Experience and knowledge of public health initiatives

  • Experience working across geographical markets

  • Database research and management

Click on “New Resume” (or “Existing Resume” if you have previously applied to AHA positions) to submit your online application. Only those deemed most qualified will be contacted to interview.

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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Location US-Anywhere

Posted Date 2 months ago (12/10/2019 12:07 PM)

Requisition ID 2019-5454

Job Family Group Direct Sales

Job Category Fundraising/Sales


Location: New London,CT