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American Heart Association Business Development Director in Santa Rosa, 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.


The American Heart Association (AHA) has an exciting opportunity for a fundraising/sales professional to fill a Business Development Director position in our North Bay Division.

As the Director, you are responsible for a $925,000+ revenue goal generated through year-round fundraising, including a variety of events and activities, in addition to our two large signature campaigns - the Heart & Stroke Walk and Go Red For Women Luncheon

This is a home-office based position.

Key Responsibilities Include:

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

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

  • Maintaining and growing current corporate sponsorship, with a heavy focus on identifying and driving new business

  • Developing a year-round pipeline and cultivation plan for corporate accounts and donors

  • Managing peer-to-peer fundraising in participating companies to help achieve revenue goals

  • Leading effective engagement strategies for campaign participants

  • Promoting corporate and community participation through local activities

  • Event planning and execution

  • Communicating timely with Executive Director and internal and external customers

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


Key Qualifications Include:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

  • 2+ years successful experience in fundraising, sales or marketing

  • Demonstrated ability to prospect and secure new business and accomplish results through strong volunteer recruitment, training, and management

  • Highly effective organizational, negotiations and interpersonal skills.

  • Detail oriented and ability to multi-task

  • Self-starter able to work well in a team-driven environment

  • Strong business literacy and professional communication skills including business correspondence and professional writing

  • Experience creating and designing professional presentations for community health partners, corporate sponsors and return on investment packages utilizing programs such as Microsoft Publisher and Power Point.

  • Ability and willingness to travel and to work evenings and weekends as needed

Preferred Qualifications Include:

  • Experience with the AHA or a similar nonprofit organization

  • Knowledge of corporate and community networks in the North Bay Area

  • Experience working with c-level executives

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 2019-4540

Job Family Group Fundraising

Job Category Fundraising/Sales

American Heart Association
Equal Opportunity Employer