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American Heart Association Development Consultant - Social Events in United States


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.


Are you ready to put your dynamic skills as a corporate sales or fundraising professional to the test? If so, read on to learn how you can join our team of hardworking development staff as we lead the charge in funding critical research, advocacy and educational programs to raise awareness about heart disease and stroke.

Is it about the money? Sure, but it’s about so much more. To continue the fight against the number 1 and number 5 causes of death in the world, we need dedicated staff who can engage and motivate our past, present and future volunteers and donors to become passionate about our important mission and fundraising strategies.

We are looking to fill a newly created Development Consultant – Social Events opening to work with our Social Events (Gala and Go Red for Women) staff in the Eastern States Region (Maine to Virginia). The person selected to fill this role will provide development consulting to a portfolio of events with breakout fundraising potential through overall strategy development, gap assessments, coaching calls and field travel. This individual will also manage 2-3 key ‘special projects’ that focus in on areas of opportunity, innovative approaches and/or evolving new ideas.

If you have the desire to take your career to the next level, apply now to join our team. Some of your major responsibilities will include:

  • focusing on developing key socials staff and overall strategies as identified by national trends and the Affiliate’s Sr Leadership Team;

  • working collaboratively with other consultants to drive national and affiliate specific strategies for Core Special Events;

  • analyzing data for trends and recommendations to ensure development events meet goals;

  • modeling, coaching and troubleshooting best practice execution for core special events;

  • identifying priority markets and working in conjunction with National and other consultant staff to learn effective strategies and consulting methods;

  • looking for trends in the data and providing staff and leadership strategy coaching to prevent negative trending;

  • driving and fostering exponential growth in Individual Giving strategies and revenue streams, Company Recruitment/Fundraising and strategic alliances/significant corporate sponsorship development;

  • serve as a Development training leader for field staff at all levels of the development team;

  • supports our strategic plan priorities with event Chair recruitment and volunteer engagement;

  • setting expectations and collaborating in the field to produce top ranking Affiliate-level campaign results.

This position will report to the Affiliate Field Campaign SVP and can be based in any office located in the Eastern States region.

(Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)


Want to move your resume to the top and so that you can have the opportunity to become a “Relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives”? Here are some things to consider:

  • a bachelor’s degree or some college coursework combined with related experience is preferred;

  • five plus years of experience in fundraising, outside sales or in a non-profit organization in a similar capacity;

  • success and knowledge in fundraising or successful outside sales that involves building and maintaining sales relationships;

  • comfortable working with executives at the VP, SVP and EVP level;

  • ability to lead a team but also to work independently;

  • ability to coach, mentor, evaluate and monitor work performed by field event staff;

  • skills in written and oral communication at all organizational levels including large and small group presentations, group facilitation and trainings;

  • ability to plan and conduct meetings;

  • knowledge of group dynamics and group process.

  • experience in event planning, organizing, consultation and volunteer management preferred;

  • ability to read, comprehend and analyze number goals, as well as fundraising reports;

  • ability to use Microsoft products, computer software, run reports and maintain accurate data;

  • ability to travel throughout the region (up to 35%) which may include some nights and weekends as needed;

  • willingness to work outside of standard hours as needed.

If you believe this describes you then apply for immediate consideration.

To help you be successful you will have access to our award-winning learning platform the Heart U as well as our sales training & relationship development program- Building Powerful Partnerships which received a 2017 Learning! 100 Award from Elearning! Media Group, and various other training and support mechanisms locally and through our National Center.


Attracting hardworking, committed employees means offering a competitive benefits package, ongoing professional development and training, and a diverse and inclusive environment in which to work and grow. And we do. Our Rewards & Benefits package not only gives you the total benefits you want, but also goes above and beyond with creative programs to develop your skills – helping you grow and thrive at the American Heart Association.

While we can only contact those applicants deemed most qualified for the position, we do appreciate all applicants for their interest and effort in applying. You can expect to hear from us within one week from the receipt of your application in most cases.

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 2019-4844

Job Family Group Fundraising

Job Category Fundraising/Sales

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