American Heart Association Sr. Walk Director - Birmingham, AL in United States
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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.
The American Heart Association has an immediate opening for a Sr. Heart Walk Director for our Birmingham, AL market. This position will be based out of our Birmingham, AL office and will be responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with AHA corporate partners and selling sponsorships for one of our key events, the annual Heart Walk. Will be accountable for an overall team goal of $740K Responsibilities Include:
Setting and meeting aggressive fundraising goals.
Hiring, training and supervising staff.
Daily travel throughout designated territory.
Managing all levels of volunteers to achieve fundraising goals with an emphasis on the "C" Suite
Developing comprehensive fundraising plans with executive level volunteers and implementing them to ensure the success of a company’s Heart Walk goal through best practice strategies.
Identify creative ways to motivate and interact with Heart Walk Team Captains and Walkers to ensure retention year over year for Heart Walk.
Maintain consistent communication with all levels of volunteers to drive fundraising efforts.
Cultivating and coaching volunteer executive leadership committee members to achieve fundraising goals including working with executive level volunteers to recruit new companies to the Heart Walk
Securing and managing high dollar corporate sponsorships
Ability to keep a large group of customers on track and motivated to reach goals
Expected to meet monthly fundraising goals and recruitment targets
Cross selling other fundraising campaigns in coordination with others
Maintaining an ongoing pipeline of potential sponsors and donors
Adherence to best practices and event timelines is required Successful candidates will ideally have a background in volunteer management, face to face sales or fundraising as well as exceptional networking skills.
You will be expected to meet monthly and quarterly sponsorship dollar pipeline goals in order to achieve your fundraising goal. Adherence to best practices and event timelines is required.
Bachelor's degree and minimum 3 years’ experience in management of special events fundraising or sales.
Ability to close face to face sales and sponsorships.
Strong volunteer recruitment and management skills demonstrated ability to provide a high level of customer service and motivation to business and social leaders.
Excellent planning, organizational and follow-up skills.
Demonstrated professional and mature interaction with other staff and leadership volunteers, sponsors, donors and others to engage them toward the achievement of event goals.
Strong computer skills, proficient with MS Office suite.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Willingness and ability to travel throughout the affiliate and to the national center and work evenings and weekends as needed.
Attracting talented, 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.
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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EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities
Requisition ID 2019-4062
Job Family Group Fundraising
Job Category Fundraising/Sales
Additional Locations US-Alabama