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American Heart Association Senior Business Development Director 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 an exciting opportunity for a Senior Business Development Director, Go Red For Women within our Greater Phoenix Division.

The Senior Business Development Director is responsible for advancing the American Heart Association's mission through the planning, management and implementation of the annual Go Red For Womencampaign – theAHA's national movement to end heart disease and stroke in women.

This position will be directly responsible for the cultivation of corporate sponsorships, individual donors and volunteer recruitment to meet an overall fundraising goal of $1.1M.

Additional key responsibilities include:

  • Prospecting, soliciting, closing and stewarding high-level corporate and individual donors, ensuring sufficient depth for revenue generation

  • Developing and implementing year-round cultivation plans ensuring superior donor relations

  • Driving the ongoing process of identifying, recruiting, engaging and activating an influential, financially strong and diverse volunteer leadership base to support sustained campaign growth

  • Building recruitment committees and executive leadership committees to identify and engage high level event Chairs and working committees

  • Communicating proactively and timely with VP, Development, SVP and other internal and external partners

  • Day-to-day management of the Business Development Director and Coordinator including onboarding, training, professional development, performance management and coaching


Key qualifications for this position include:

  • Minimum 3-5 years of successful experience in fundraising, sales orin a non-profit organization in a similar capacity

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred

  • 1+years of experience in a management capacity

  • Demonstrated track record in building effective, collaborative teams of staff and/or volunteers

  • Proven ability to think strategically, analyze market data and identify key trends

  • 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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This Western States Affiliate position is eligible for the Employee Referral Program. Please contact HR for details.

Requisition ID 2019-4193

Job Family Group Fundraising

Job Category Fundraising/Sales

American Heart Association
Equal Opportunity Employer