American Heart Association Development (Fundraising) Director - Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah


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 excellent job opportunity for an experienced fundraising or sales professional for a Development Director in our Utah Division (based in Salt Lake City). Working in collaboration with volunteers and staff, you plan and manage the annual Heart Ball campaign generating $350,000 net revenue through corporate sponsorship, live and silent auction, and individual patron giving.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Secures high level cash sponsorship, including renewals, upgrades and new business to achieve overall revenue goal

  • Manages stewardship, engagement and cultivation of individual donors providing patron support of the Heart Ball, through the Open Your Heart and Core Vitae campaigns

  • Leads in the identification, recruitment and activation of leadership volunteers in the corporate, medical and philanthropic communities to actively serve as event chairmen or member of the Executive Leadership Committee

  • Coordination of event execution

  • Recruits and manages day of event volunteers

  • Maintains all related event and volunteer record keeping in data tracking system

  • Manages the Heart Ball according to established best practices, benchmarks and timelines to achieve the overall net fundraising goal as well as increase public awareness of the AHA mission

  • Conducts active community networking and outreach through 10+ face to face meetings on weekly basis with current and prospective 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

  • Ability to recruit, train, and manage leadership volunteers to achieve results

  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and time management skills

  • Strong computer skills

  • Ability and willingness to travel and to work evenings and weekends as needed (10 + face to face meetings per week)

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 corporate sponsorship and/or individual giving

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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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Job Category Fundraising/Sales