American Heart Association Development Director in Boston, Massachusetts
Are you ready to join an organization where you can be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives?
Envision 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 single day. Is it easy? No. Is it worthwhile? You bet!
This is satisfying work that makes a real difference in people's lives. You can achieve professional growth with personal fulfillment. You will connect with people and make a lifesaving impact. You will 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 (AHA) has an excellent opportunity for a Development Director in our Waltham, MA (greater Boston market) office. The Development Director will achieve revenue goals while adhering to established AHA best practices and engaging/developing volunteer leadership. This includes solicitation of large dollar and multi-year corporate sponsorships, individual donor cultivation, team captain and chair recruitment, volunteer committee recruitment, auction procurement of multiple events throughout the year. Primary focus will be the Lawyers Have Heart 5K endurance run , with secondary support of Heart Challenge Walk and Cycle Nation event. Manages and mobilizes company recruitment to participate with Heart Challenge teams. The Director will be held accountable to an overall aggressive fundraising goal to advance the AHA Mission. Carries out high quality events in accordance with AHA standards and in collaboration with team. As the Director you will:
Research, identify, and acquire companies as participants and potential teams for the AHA events. Build 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 inspiring 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.
Handle 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 commitment, according to timeline and business plan.
Recruit and lead 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 metro area 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 completing regular engagement events for members. Develop annual stewardship and cultivation for donors in the Society. Provide collaborative mentorship across social events in the market.
Maintain timely communication with all staff at local and regional levels. Responsible for staff follow-up and monitoring of assigned fundraising activities. Work closely with the Communications Director to develop and run 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.
1 to 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.
Good 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.
Knowledge of forming strategic alliances/partnerships with Fortune 1000 companies or similar type organizations.
Ability to do daily travel up to 75% in your local market.
Intermediate knowledge and skill with Microsoft Office 2010 or higher used for word processing, email, presentations, and spreadsheets.
Ability to lift and/or move up to 20 pounds with the expectation that items in excess of 20 pounds would be broken down into smaller components or additional assistance is required before lifting and/or moving.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.
(Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Compensation & Benefits
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. 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. This position is eligible for our full benefits and retirement packages, generous PTO accrual, paid holidays in addition to the week of December 25th off !
Pay is commensurate with experience; geographic differentials may apply.
Our Rewards & Benefits package not only gives you the total benefits you want, but also goes above and beyond with innovative programs to develop your skills – helping you grow and thrive at the American Heart Association. To learn more about our benefit offerings please visit: https://heart.jobs/rewards-and-benefits/
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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Posted Date 4 weeks ago (7/20/2022 9:42 PM)
Requisition ID 2021-7303
Job Category Field Campaigns
Additional Locations US-MA-Boston | US-MA-Boston
Position Type Full Time