American Heart Association Development Director, Greater Washington Region in Alexandria, Virginia
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We are currently hiring for a Development Director in the Greater Washington Region for our Heart Challenge campaign initiatives (Heart Walk, Golf Tournament and Lawyers Have Heart events). The Development Director is responsible for achieving revenue goals by applying Association best practices and ensuring appropriate volunteer leadership is recruited and developed.
This is a full-time, benefits and incentive eligible position This is an hybrid position in a fast-paced work environment.
The Association offers many resources to help you maintain work-life harmonization through your changing needs and life situations. To help you be successful, you will have access to Heart U, our award-winning corporate university, as well as training and support locally and through our National Center.
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This will include solicitation of large dollar and multi-year corporate sponsorships, individual donor cultivation, company management/peer to peer fundraising and executive level volunteer recruitment for the Heart Challenge Campaigns. Manages and mobilizes company recruitment to participate with Heart Walk teams. The Director will be held accountable to an overall bold market fundraising goal. Carries out high quality campaigns in accordance with AHA standards and in collaboration with team.
The main accountability of the Development Director is to drive revenue for the mission of the AHA.
Research, identify, and acquire companies as participants and potential teams for the Greater Washington Region Campaigns. Establish relationships with corporate partners and volunteers to retain and upgrade their financial commitment.
Prioritize current corporate customers into A, B, C and based on employees, current financial support, and relationship with the American Heart Association. Engage, recruit, and mobilize CEOs, corporate leaders, and community leaders to serve on volunteer leadership committees and chair the event to ensure fundraising and health outcome success. This includes encouraging personal and corporate giving of volunteer leaders.
Prospect and secure local corporate sponsorships, individual donations, and company teams. This includes handling existing and new sponsorships, renewal, and deepening engagement via frequent face-to-face meetings to retain and upgrade their financial commitment.
Lead existing and new sponsorships and relationships to achieve market campaign goals through the cultivation, stewardship, renewal, and deepening engagement via frequent face-to-face meetings to retain and upgrade their financial dedication, according to timeline and business plan.
Recruit and run executive volunteer leadership, volunteer committees, and day of the event timeline and business plan. Leads volunteer recruitment and engagement with c-suite executive and manager level volunteers.
Develop profiles on the top businesses within the Greater Washington Region with a detailed plan to secure their involvement.
Handle and engage new individual membership for our personal giving society, in partnership with other appropriate fundraising staff. Includes planning and implementing regular engagement events for members. Develop annual stewardship and cultivation for donors in the Society. Provide collaborative guidance as able to the materials across social events in the market as well to mirror Association messaging.
Collaborating with AHA staff and volunteers to promote and support local initiatives, optimize market strategy, and drive community impact.
Maintain timely communication with all staff at local and affiliate levels. Responsible for staff follow-up and monitoring of assigned fundraising activities. Work closely with the Communications Director to develop and handle a promotion and communications plan.
Want to help get your resume to the top? Take a look at the experience we require:
Bachelor’s or some college plus experience.
2 years of experience in fundraising, outside sales or in a non-profit organization in a similar capacity.
Knowledge of community organization, sales, fundraising, and marketing principles, practices, techniques, and trends.
Proven verbal and written communication skills, including large and small group presentations, group facilitation, and training. Skill in written communications to include clear and concise narrative reports, evaluations and similar narrative pieces.
Ability to read, comprehend and analyze number goals, as well as fundraising reports. Skill in use of spreadsheet/database analysis.
Ability to travel up to 75% in your territory.
Intermediate knowledge and skill with Microsoft Office 365, email, presentations, and spreadsheets. Advanced knowledge and skill with these programs is helpful.
Ability to lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.
Attracting dedicated, 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.
Compensation & Benefits
The American Heart Association invests in its people. Here are the main components of our total rewards package. Visit Rewards & Benefits to see more details.
Compensation – Our goal is to ensure you have a competitive base salary. That’s why we regularly review the market value of jobs and make adjustments, as needed.
Performance and Recognition – You are rewarded for achieving success by merit increases and incentive programs, based on the type of position.
Benefits – We offer a wide array of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance, along with a robust retirement program that includes an employer match and automatic contribution. As a mark of our commitment to employee well-being, we also offer an employee assistance program, employee wellness program and telemedicine, and medical consultation.
Professional Development – You can join one of our many Employee Resource Groups (ERG) or be a mentor/mentee in our professional mentoring program. HeartU is the Association’s national online university, with more than 100,000 resources designed to meet your needs and busy schedule.
Work-Life Harmonization – The Association offers Paid Time Off (PTO) at a minimum of 16 days per year for new employees. The number of days will increase based on seniority level. You will also have a total of 12 paid holidays off each year, which includes several days off at the end of the year.
The American Heart Association’s 2024 Goal: Every person deserves the opportunity for a full, healthy life. As champions for health equity, by 2024, the American Heart Association will advance cardiovascular health for all, including identifying and removing barriers to health care access and quality.
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EOE/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities
Posted Date 2 weeks ago (1/20/2023 7:10 PM)
Requisition ID 2023-9904
Job Category Field Campaigns
Additional Locations US-VA-Alexandria | US-DC-Washington
Position Type Full Time