American Heart Association Development Director in Oakland, 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.

At the American Heart Association, you can find satisfying and challenging work that makes a real difference in people’s lives. In the Greater Bay Area Division, you can be part of a winning team with one of the top Divisions in the country, as well as joining an 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 is where you can make an extraordinary impact.


The Greater Bay Area Division has a great job opportunity for a Development (Fundraising / Sales) Director focused on the Go Red For Women campaign. This Division is the #2 fundraising office in the nation and poised to move up to the #1 position. In the last 3 years the division has tripled new revenue growth and is on track to raise an additional $10M in the next three years. The Director, in collaboration with staff and executive level volunteers, shares in the Go Red For Women campaign's $1.8M fundraising goal generated through corporate sponsorship and individual giving.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Leads and actively participates in the identification, cultivation, solicitation and management of corporate and patron sponsors through year-round cultivation

  • Drives the ongoing process of identifying, recruiting and activating executive leadership volunteer committees in both the corporate and medical communities

  • Provides staff support in planning, development, maintenance, implementation and evaluation of the Go Red For Women Luncheon according to best practices, benchmarks and timelines to achieve the overall net fundraising goal

  • Conducts active community and B2B 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

  • Proven Ability to recruit, train, and manage volunteers to achieve established goals

  • Ability to lead a team but also work independently

  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written, including skill in making presentations to large and small audiences

  • 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

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 2018-2790

Job Family Group Fundraising

Job Category Fundraising/Sales