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American Heart Association Business Development Director in Sacramento, 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.

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 Business Development Director (sales/fundraising) to oversee our Heart Ball campaign within our Sacramento Division . This initiative celebrates the AHA’s advancing efforts to change health outcomes as they relate to heart disease and stroke. The Business Development Director will be responsible for managing and implementing the campaign through event chair and volunteer committee recruitment, solicitation of sponsorships and individual giving, auction production and overall event coordination.

This position is directly responsible for an overall fundraising goal of $650K.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Identifying and recruiting a group of an influential, financially strong and inclusive volunteer leadership members to support campaign

  • Activating and motivating volunteer leadership team through their personal and corporate giving and influencing involvement and giving of others

  • Developing a year-round pipeline and cultivation plan for corporate accounts and donors with an approach that matches donor interests with AHA's mission

  • Driving new business development through corporate sponsorship

  • Planning, managing and executing events and strategically evaluating campaign growth opportunities

  • Conducting community networking and outreach through 10+ face-to-face meetings on weekly basis with donors, volunteers and sponsor prospects

  • Communicating timely with VP of Development, Executive Director and internal and external customers

  • Manage coordinator who is responsible for event logistics including, but not limited to, event promotions, entertainment, live and silent auctions.

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


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

  • Minimum 2-5 years’ experience in fundraising, sales, business development or marketing

  • Ability to recruit, train and manage volunteers

  • Demonstrated skills in negotiation and motivation

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

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

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

Preferred Qualifications:

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

  • Knowledge and skills in fundraising principles, practices and techniques

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

  • Knowledge of local 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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This Western States Affiliate position is eligible for the Employee Referral Program. Please contact HR for details.

Requisition ID 2019-4465

Job Family Group Fundraising

Job Category Fundraising/Sales

American Heart Association
Equal Opportunity Employer