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American Heart Association Sr Director Development, Go Red For Women in Overland Park, Kansas


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 have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Development Director for our Go Red For Women event in our Midwest Region, located in the Kansas City Metro area .

The Senior Development Director is responsible for advancing the American Heart Association's mission through the fundraising, management and implementation of the annual Go Red For Women campaign– one of the AHA's premier events for raising funds to save lives from this country's No. 1 and No. 5 killers - heart disease and stroke. #LI-CS1

Under direction of the Kansas City Executive Director and the Senior Vice President, you will lead a team of three Development (Fundraising) Directors. This player/coach will be responsible for the cultivation of corporate sponsorships, individual donors and volunteer recruitment to meet an overall fundraising goal of $1.2M

Additional key responsibilities include:

  • Identifies and recruits a group of influential, financially strong and inclusive volunteer leadership members to support campaign

  • Leads a team of staff and volunteers to leverage and manage relationships to achieve sponsorship, major gifts and auction.

  • Develops and implements year-round cultivation plans ensuring superior donor relations

  • Conducts daily calls and meetings in assigned market, developing mutually satisfying relationships with corporations & individuals and top-level donors

  • Oversees Go Red team in driving sponsorship income through donor solicitation, participants and executive level volunteers, providing effective orientation, training, development, activation and customer service

  • Attends and participates in frequent internal meetings focused on strategies to meet fundraising and mission goal

  • Day to day management of the fundraising team, including onboarding, training, professional development, performance management and coaching

  • Communicates timely with Executive Director, SVP, and internal and external customers

  • Promoting a team-oriented environment where open and collaborative communication is understood as a requirement for success


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

Key Qualifications:

  • Minimum 3-5 years of successful experience in fundraising, major gifts, sales or in a non-profit organization in a similar capacity

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred

  • Minimum 1 year of experience in a management capacity. Must have experience in managing fundraising or outside sales professionals

  • Demonstrated track record in building effective, collaborative teams of staff and/or volunteers

  • Proven results in successfully growing campaigns or increasing sales

  • Proven ability to think strategically, analyze market data and identify key trends

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

  • Being creative and open-minded to foster engaging relationships with your customers

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience managing and cultivating high-level leaders at the c-suite level

  • Knowledge of corporate and community networks

  • Knowledge of AHA’s mission and programs

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 2019-4657

Job Family Group Fundraising

Job Category Fundraising/Sales

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