American Heart Association Director Giving Societies & Donor Engagement in United States

Overview

Are you ready to join an organization where you can make an extraordinary impact everyday?

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.

This position can be remote but must be located near a major airport.

Responsibilities

The American Heart Association has an excellent opportunity for a Director Giving Societies and Donor Engagement based out of National Center office. This individual will be responsible for the strategic growth, development and operational leadership of the Cor Vitae and Paul Dudley White Legacy Society programs across the association, including growth, retention, revenue increase and recognition of members. Responsible for the development of a centralized national Cor Vitae & PDWLS marketing and communications program targeted at donors and prospective donors.

  • Identifies the activities and implements the strategies that constitute a robust and quality national Cor Vitae Society and Paul Dudley White Legacy Society (PDWLS) donor recognition programs through strategic planning, partnering with internal constituents (National and Affiliate Consultants, Directors of Major Gifts and Directors of Donor Engagement, and other key stakeholders), activating external constituents (members, prospective members) and other creative stewardship & cultivation strategies to ensure a best in class annual and legacy giving program.

  • Owns responsibility for overall Giving Societies goals (Cor Vitae Society and PDWLS). Work with priority markets (as determined by National Executive Lead, Giving Societies, and other key MA leadership) to focus on the highest impact priorities in order to drive goal achievement, while effectively balancing a strategic (big picture) focus with day-to-day execution.

  • Work with internal and external partners to develop strategies to significantly increase AHA’s Giving Societies impact. Interfacing closely with the key MA and Development stakeholders and Giving Societies Consultants, drive stewardship and cultivation strategies to build greater awareness among members and prospects, related but not limited to: developing key strategies for volunteer engagement, assessing key population segments and timetables for targeted marketing and communications to internal and external partners.

  • Partners with the National Executive Lead, Giving Societies to monitor and analyze external and internal trends and develop benchmarks, best practices, priorities and focus areas for top markets. Interfacing closely with the key MA and Development stakeholders and Giving Societies Consultants, drive stewardship and cultivation strategies to build greater awareness among members and prospects, related but not limited to: developing key strategies for volunteer engagement, assessing key population segments and timetables for targeted marketing and communications to internal and external partners. Partners with the National Executive Lead, Giving Societies to monitor and analyze external and internal trends and develop benchmarks, best practices, priorities and focus areas for top markets

  • Takes ownership to drive sound organizational accounting of Cor Vitae and PDWLS numbers and helps drive an annual strategic evaluation and planning processes for top markets

  • Provides consultation as needed for Blackbaud as well as other projects and responsibilities as requested

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience

  • Eight (8) years of experience in the field of fundraising special events or individual giving

  • Five (5) years of experience in quality marketing and communications

  • Competent in business English, spelling, grammar and punctuation

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills Budget development and oversight experience

  • Small donor portfolio required

  • Ability to travel up to 40% local and overnight stay

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to meet and deal with all levels of organization staff and volunteers Excellent PC/word-processing skills in appropriate software Ability to prioritize assigned projects/tasks

  • Demonstrated leadership and vision in managing staff groups and major projects or initiatives Capability to travel nationally

  • Previous experience as an Exectuive Director

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Requisition ID 2017-1737

Job Family Group Direct Sales

Job Category Fundraising/Sales