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American Heart Association Business Development Director - Puget Sound in Seattle, Washington


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.


Join us and bring together leaders across Puget Sound to connect, innovate, influence and invest in advancing our efforts to make longer, healthier lives possible!

The Business Development Director is responsible for the Seattle Heart Ball campaign featuring the Evening with Heart Gala event. Through bringing together corporate partners, medical leaders, community leaders, and other volunteers of the community to raise awareness of heart disease and stroke, we know we can make a significant difference. The campaign’s fundraising goal is $695,000 this fiscal year.

Responsibilities include:

  • Identifying, recruiting and mobilizing corporate and community leaders to build an effective Executive Leadership Team to raise funds through the Heart Ball campaign.

  • Developing pipelines of top businesses to ensure revenue generation through corporate sponsorship for Heart Ball.

  • Conducting sales calls to generate new business and manage existing corporate sponsors and individual donors.

  • Developing and monitoring an annual working plan that deepen volunteer leadership pipelines, revenue opportunities, budget and timelines for the events. Developing contingency plans, as needed to successfully meet fundraising goals.

  • Leading cultivation opportunities to strengthen relationships with volunteers, sponsors & key corporate & community leaders to advance our mission.

  • Expanding our reach into the philanthropic community of individuals participating in our Open Your Heart (personal giving) campaigns to raise funds and awareness.

  • Networking within the local area and recruiting and retaining our valued volunteers.


Want to help get your resume to the top? Take a look at the type of experience needed:

  • 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 goals

  • Ability to thrive in a results-driven and collaborative environment with highly effective organization, multi-tasking, communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills

  • 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

  • Experience working with individual giving

  • Comfortable with B2B networking and outreach including cold calls

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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EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities

This position is eligible for the Western States Affiliate Employee Referral Program. Details are available to current American Heart Association employees in the Employee Manual and from HR.

Requisition ID 2019-3808

Job Family Group Fundraising

Job Category Fundraising/Sales

American Heart Association
Equal Opportunity Employer