American Heart Association Business Development Director in Stockton, 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 managing fundraising campaigns in the San Joaquin and Stanislaus Counties . This role is home-office based and involves frequent work performed from remote locations in the field for business meetings and occasional events which are outdoors.

The Business Development Director is responsible for advancing the American Heart Association’s mission through the planning, management and implementation of fund raising campaigns in San Joaquin County and Stanislaus County communities and collaboration with internal and external partners in achieving overall team and affiliate goals. This includes ensuring that revenue goals are achieved for the division, active collaboration in driving towards Health Impact Goals and effectively engaging volunteers and staff across opportunities.

Essential Duties

  • Manages participating companies and community groups to reach fundraising goals assigned campaigns through driving to AHA Best Practices and is directly accountable for achieving revenue goals aligned with funding research, public health, professional education and training and community services.

  • Plans, manages, implements and evaluates events and activities and consults and manages campaign components within participating companies and organizations.

  • Leads and actively participates in the identification, cultivation, solicitation and management of corporate sponsorship and corporate and community involvement. This includes developing profiles on businesses within the assigned market with a documented plan to secure involvement and developing a 3-year plan for assigned events and corporate sponsorships that allows for maximum revenue based on market potential.

  • Develops and implements year-round pipelines and cultivation plans for corporate accounts, ensuring sufficient depth for revenue generation and excellent customer relations.

  • Drives the ongoing process of identifying, recruiting and activating an influential, financially strong and inclusive volunteer leadership base to support the campaign on a sustained basis.

  • Maintains timely communication with the Executive Director and internal and external customers.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.

  • 2-3 years successful experience in fundraising, sales or marketing.

  • Demonstrated ability to recruit, train, and manage volunteers.

  • Ability to delegate and accomplish goals through volunteers.

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

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 2019-3758

Job Family Group Fundraising

Job Category Fundraising/Sales