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American Heart Association Development Director - Heart Ball in Fort Worth, Texas

Overview

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.

Due to the current pandemic, daily travel is minimal and voluntary to ensure the health and safety of staff. There is no overnight travel currently. In the future, this position may resume daily and/or overnight travel. All AHA offices are closed and staff are currently working from home. Offices will be reopening on a part-time basis in October 2021 and a full-time basis in January 2022; this position will resume to being based in the local office.

Responsibilities

We have an excellent opportunity for a Corporate Development Director-Heart Ball in our Fort Worth, TX office. The Development Director will have fundraising responsibilities for the Fort Worth Heart Ball campaign by bringing together corporate partners, medical leaders, community leaders, and volunteers of the community to raise awareness of heart disease and stroke, the #1 and #5 killers in America. If you have a strong fundraising or sales background where you traveled in an assigned territory OR if you have an event coordination background coupled with sales or fundraising, we want to hear from you!

This position qualifies for an employee referral bonus! Contact the recruiter for more details.

Job duties include:

  • Mobilizing CEO’s, President’s, upper-level executives and Philanthropists in the Tarrant County area to build and effective Executive Leadership Team to raise funds for the Heart Ball campaign.

  • Developing pipelines of top businesses within the assigned geographic area to ensure revenue generation through corporate sponsorship for Heart Ball.

  • Conducting sales calls to generate new business and manage existing corporate sponsors and individual donors.

  • Developing and monitoring an annual working plan with dollar and volunteer recruitment goals, budget and timelines for the events. Develop contingency plans as needed to successfully meet fundraising goals.

  • Leading cultivation opportunities to strengthen relationships with volunteers, sponsors & key corporate & community leaders to advance our mission.

  • Expanding our reach into the philanthropic community of individuals participating in our Open Your Heart campaigns to raise funds and awareness.

  • Managing the Development Specialist to ensure that event management and logistics for the Tarrant County Heart Ball are completed and recognize top donors and volunteers.

  • Networking within the local area and recruiting and retaining our valued volunteers.

  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

Qualifications

Required Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university preferred. College coursework combined with related experience may be substituted for a degree.

  • Must have at least 2 years of experience in fundraising, outside sales or in a non-profit organization in a similar capacity. This experience may also count towards satisfying this position’s educational requirement.

  • Ability to accomplish results through strong volunteer recruitment and management, proven track record in meeting sales/fundraising goals.

  • Organization, communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills are a must.

  • Demonstrated skills in written and oral communication.

  • Ability to work outside standard hours as needed including occasional evenings and weekends.

  • Candidates must be results driven with the ability to multi-task and must also be willing and able to travel (no overnight) within Fort Worth up to 75% once restrictions are lifted.

  • Must have the ability to lift at least 20 lbs. from the ground to waist level with or without reasonable accommodation.

  • Must have at least basic knowledge and skill with Microsoft Office 2010 used for word processing, email, presentations, and spreadsheets.

  • Must be at least 18 years old.

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

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!

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/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities

Location US-TX-Fort Worth

Posted Date 4 weeks ago (8/19/2021 10:46 PM)

Requisition ID 2021-7200

Job Family Group Fundraising

Job Category Field Campaigns

Location: Fort Worth, TX

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