American Heart Association Development (Sales) Director - South Bay/Long Beach in Los Angeles, California


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

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 (AHA) has an excellent opportunity for a Development (Sales) Director to focus on corporate and individual fundraising (sales) in the South Bay and Long Beach territory. They are responsible for a net revenue goal of $500,000 aligned with the Heart Walk and Go Red For Women campaigns and local community impact.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Manages relationships with participating companies to reach established fundraising goals through assigned campaigns.

  • Plans, manages, implements and evaluates events and activities while managing multiple campaign components with new and existing companies participating in Heart Walk and Go Red For Women.

  • Drives Heart Walk campaign growth through effective recruitment and company goal-setting, team and walker recruitment (as applicable) and engagement and integration across AHA initiatives.      

  • Actively participates in the identification, cultivation, solicitation and management of existing and new corporate cash sponsorship ($10,000+) and corporate and community involvement.

  • Drives the ongoing process of identifying, recruiting and activating high level volunteers in the corporate and medical communicites to support the campaigns on a sustained basis.

  • Manages customer and campaign information utilizing AHA systems accruately, timely and completely in accordance with established guidelines.

  • Adheres to established Best Practices , benchmarks and timelines and conducts active community networking and outreach through 10+ face to face meetings on weekly basis with donors, volunteers and sponsors


Want to help get your resume to the top? Take a look at the experience we require:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

  • 2+ years successful experience in fundraising, outside sales or marketing

  • Ability to accomplish results through strong volunteer recruitment, training, and management

  • Highly effective organizational, communication, negotiations and interpersonal skills. Detail oriented and ability to multi-task

  • Self-starter able to work well in a team driven environment

  • Ability and willingness to travel and to work evenings and weekends as needed

Here are some of the preferred skills we are looking for:

  • Experience with the American Heart Association or similar nonprofit organization

  • Experience in securing high level corporate cash sponsorship

  • B2B sales

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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This position is eligible for the Western States Affiliate Employee Referral Program. Details are available to current American Heart Association employees in the Employee Manual and from HR.

Requisition ID 2018-3002

Job Family Group Fundraising

Job Category Fundraising/Sales