American Heart Association Senior Development Director, Heart Challenge in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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 in October 2021; this position will resume to being based in the local office.
The Eastern States Region has an excellent opportunity for a Senior Development Director, Heart Challenge in our Philadelphia office. The Sr. Development Director will plan, organize, staff, and direct the metro division’s entire operation of Heart Challenge initiatives. This includes coaching and supervising assigned staff of 5 and collaborating with corporate and community leaders to maximize efficiency and effectiveness of fundraising efforts. Will work closely with internal partners to ensure unified health and revenue efforts for the Heart Challenge campaign and serve in a player/coach capacity.
Guide and direct assigned staff to reach goals. Accountable for hiring, directing, training, evaluating, and terminating staff under his/her supervision.
Engage, recruit, and mobilize CEOs, corporate leaders, and community leaders to serve on Heart Challenge volunteer leadership committees and chair the event to ensure fundraising and health outcome success. This includes inspiring personal and corporate giving of volunteer leaders.
Manage existing and new sponsorships and relationships to achieve campaign goal through the cultivation, stewardship, renewal, and deepening engagement via frequent face-to-face meetings to retain and upgrade their financial commitment, according to the Heart Challenge timeline and business plan.
Oversee integrated planning processes for the Heart Challenge’s health and revenue efforts for all functional areas within span of control. Actively involve, inform, and integrate with internal partners across the metro market, affiliate, and association.
Research, identify, and acquire companies to have Heart Challenge teams. Motivate employers toward establishing recruitment and monetary goals based on market potential and their role in achieving goals.
Engage, recruit, and mobilize individuals to serve as conduits (team captains) to recruiting walkers.
Develop and manage/monitor Heart Challenge budget within span of control and internal business operations in accordance with policies, fiscal standards, and the approved operating budget.
Prepares plans, documents, and communications for GAP (getting to goal) meetings, revenue projection updates, and other priority meetings as they arise.
Manages event logistics including, but not limited to, event promotions, entertainment, live and silent auctions (as market appropriate).
Collaborate with cross functional teams to execute market strategies, build blended sponsorships and relationships with volunteers.
Want to help get your resume to the top? Take a look at the experience we require:
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university preferred.
3-5 years of experience in a fast-paced, fundraising or sales management role; including the management of a sales/fundraising team
Proven ability to accomplish results through strong volunteer cultivation and management
Proven track record in exceeding sales/fundraising goals
Demonstrated ability to recruit, train, direct and supervise multiple staff in a team environment
Proven ability to understand and navigate corporate cultures to achieve goals
Demonstrated experience in building powerful partnerships with corporate leaders and senior level volunteers; interact and communicate clearly and concisely exchange ideas, facts and information
Proven ability to cultivate major donors, secure city-wide sponsorships, and recruit new companies and donors
Direct knowledge of special event fundraising tactics is essential
Display exceptional organizational, communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills
Outstanding written and oral communication skills, including large and small group presentations
Ability to apply sound judgment in decision making
Possess problem-solving skills and be solution-oriented
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
Ability and willingness to travel and work nights, weekends, etc., as required
You must be willing to travel within your territory on a daily basis as well as occasional travel to other locations in the affiliate
Attracting talented, 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
Employees scheduled to work at least 20 hours per week are eligible to participate in the medical, dental, and vision plans the first of the month following 30 days of service. AHA subsidizes the medical and dental cost to ensure benefits are affordable. Eligible dependents under AHA’s group benefit plans include legal spouse, domestic partner, children under the age of 26 or who are disabled. AHA offers additional benefits like an EAP, telehealth benefit for general medical and behavioral health, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, and disability.
Retirement Plans: AHA retirement plans offer employees a way to start saving after their first paycheck. The retirement plans provide employer contributions after two years of service. If you have previous 501(c)(3) non-profit experience, within the last 5 years, at a national health agency, an institution of higher learning or a medical institution, that experience may count towards the two-year waiting period. Employees are 100% vested in employee and employer contributions.
Paid Days Off: Regular full-time and part-time employees earn Paid Time Off (PTO) based on years of service. PTO begins accruing on date of hire. Full time employees receive one paid Community Service time off day per year and are encouraged to participate in projects, programs and organizations which contribute to the health and vitality of their communities. AHA also offers 12 paid holidays per year.
Leaves of Absence: AHA offers both Short Term and Long-Term Disability benefits which replace earnings if you are unable to work due to a non-work-related illness or injury. Employees are eligible for Short Term Disability after 90 days of service and are eligible for Long Term Disability after being disabled for 90 days or more. Eligible employees can take up to 12 weeks off of work for a qualified leave of absence under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), intermittent FMLA leaves and leave as an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act as Amended (ADAAA.
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
Posted Date 3 weeks ago (8/24/2021 8:19 PM)
Requisition ID 2021-7416
Job Family Group Fundraising
Job Category Field Campaigns
Location: Philadelphia, PA