American Heart Association Business Development Director - Phoenix in Tempe, Arizona


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 a great job opportunity for a Business Development (Fundraising) Director in Greater Phoenix. As a Director, you are a direct implementer and part of a dynamic staff and volunteer team responsible for the overall planning, management and implementation of the year-round Heart Walk campaign promoting a heart healthy lifestyle with a shared revenue goal of $2M net.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Generate revenue to support a shared fundraising goal of $2M net through corporate cash sponsorship and company participation.

  • Utilize effective account management to maintain and grow current Heart Walk company involvement through year-round activation and cultivation

  • Develop and implement an effective prospect pipeline resulting in new sponsorship and new company engagement, including cold calling and active follow up

  • Actively participate in the cultivation, solicitation and management of current and new corporate sponsorship starting at $10K

  • Manage assigned community teams participating in the Heart Walk

  • Adhere to established Best Practices, benchmarks and timelines and conducts active B2B outreach and community networking through 10+ face to face meetings on weekly basis


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 accomplish results through strong volunteer partnerships including recruitment, training, and management

  • Highly effective organizational, communication, negotiations and interpersonal skills. Detail oriented and ability to multi-task

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

  • Knowledge of AHA’s mission and programs

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

Here are some of the preferred skills we are looking for:

  • Experience with the American Heart Association or similar nonprofit organization

  • Experience in closing high level corporate cash sponsorship

  • Experience in B2B Sales including cold calling

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 2018-3215

Job Family Group Fundraising

Job Category Fundraising/Sales