American Heart Association Business Development (Sales) Director - Greater Bay Area in Oakland, 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.


Our Greater Bay Area Division, the #1 fundraising division in the country, has an exciting opportunity for a Business Development (Sales) Director focused on corporate fundraising to support the Heart Walk campaign initiatives. As a Director, you will play a key role in a staff team of dedicated and passionate professionals working with top corporations to secure sponsorship and employee engagement while promoting a heart healthy lifestyle and share in a net revenue goal of $7,175,000. This is a great chance to join a highly successful and winning team while making a significant impact.

Essential Job Duties:

  • In collaboration with volunteer leadership, recruits and manages companies to reach the fundraising goals for the overall Heart Walk campaign

  • Leads and actively participates in the identification, cultivation, solicitation and management of corporate sponsorship and corporate and community involvement

  • Develops and implements year-round pipelines and cultivation plans for corporate accounts

  • Drives the ongoing process of identifying, recruiting and activating a volunteer leadership base for sustained campaign growth

  • 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/sales

  • 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

  • Experience in 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 2018-3596

Job Family Group Fundraising

Job Category Fundraising/Sales