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American Heart Association Senior Development Director, Phoenix in Phoenix, Arizona


Now is the time to join us and make a difference. Be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. Here at the American Heart Association, you matter and so does your career.

The American Heart Association has an excellent opportunity for a Senior Development Director within our Greater Phoenix Division based in Tempe, Arizona. This position will manage the Heart Challenge campaign and advance the mission of the American Heart Association through exceptional volunteer leadership, corporate business development and staff engagement in achieving our revenue and health impact goals.

The Association offers many resources to help you maintain work-life harmonization through your changing needs and life situations. To help you be successful, you will have access to Heart U, our award-winning corporate university, as well as training and support locally and through our National Center.

#TheAHALife is our company culture, our way of life, reflecting our diversity and inclusion, our focus on work-life harmonization and our Guiding Values. Discover why you will Be Seen. Be Heard. Be Valued™ at the American Heart Association by following us on LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and at


Key responsibilities include identifying, recruiting and engaging strong volunteer leadership; leading a partner-focused, goal-oriented staff team and collaborating with internal and external partners to inspire investment and shared ownership of our lifesaving work. The fiscal year revenue goal for the division is $5.25 million net to be achieved through balanced campaign growth including corporate sponsorship and individual giving. Are you highly motivated to connect with industry and community leaders across Greater Phoenix? Executive leadership committees are key to sustainable growth and this is an outstanding opportunity to recruit, engage and develop diverse executive leadership volunteers to champion campaign involvement.

  • Lead an agile staff team that optimally represents the organization as one in achieving shared goals. Provide coaching and guidance on the planning, implementation and evaluation of the Heart Challenge fundraising campaigns including our signature Heart Walk.

  • Through volunteer leadership engagement and direct business development, prospect, secure and cultivate key relationships to drive maximum health and revenue impact including corporate sponsorship, individual giving and strategic business planning. This includes developing and activating a pipeline of primarily corporate sponsors across industries.

  • Understand and leverage CRM systems, division finances and data management for operational effectiveness.

  • Be part of leading a collaborative, interdependent team that consistently delivers on commitments.


  • A strong background in fundraising or outside sales, preferably within a voluntary health organization.

  • Demonstrated effectiveness in building and leading successful, diverse and inclusive teams.

  • Background in recruiting and engaging volunteer leadership for sustained involvement.

  • Strong interpersonal, communication and collaboration skills.

  • Unwavering professionalism and dedication to excellence.

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

  • Bachelor’s degree may be preferred in supporting the required level of skill, knowledge and experience required.

  • Demonstrated track record in recruiting, engaging, and activating corporate and medical volunteers with significant community influence.

  • Demonstrated skills in written and oral communications, including large and small group presentations, group facilitation and training and writing clear, concise narrative reports and evaluations.

  • Knowledge of corporate and community networks.

  • Knowledge of AHA’s mission and programs.

Compensation & Benefits

The American Heart Association invests in its people. Here are the main components of our total rewards package. Visit Rewards & Benefits to see more details.

  • Compensation – Our goal is to ensure you have a competitive base salary. That’s why we regularly review the market value of jobs and make adjustments, as needed.

  • Performance and Recognition – You are rewarded for achieving success by merit increases and incentive programs, based on the type of position.

  • Benefits – We offer a wide array of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance, along with a robust retirement program that includes an employer match and automatic contribution. As a mark of our commitment to employee well-being, we also offer an employee assistance program, employee wellness program and telemedicine, and medical consultation.

  • Professional Development – You can join one of our many Employee Resource Groups (ERG) or be a mentor/mentee in our professional mentoring program. HeartU is the Association’s national online university, with more than 100,000 resources designed to meet your needs and busy schedule.

  • Work-Life Harmonization – The Association offers Paid Time Off (PTO) at a minimum of 16 days per year for new employees. The number of days will increase based on seniority level. You will also have a total of 12 paid holidays off each year, which includes several days off at the end of the year.

The American Heart Association’s 2024 Goal: Every person deserves the opportunity for a full, healthy life. As champions for health equity, by 2024, the American Heart Association will advance cardiovascular health for all, including identifying and removing barriers to health care access and quality.

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-AZ-Tempe

Posted Date 3 weeks ago (1/10/2023 4:09 PM)

Requisition ID 2023-9896

Job Category Field Campaigns

Additional Locations US-AZ-Phoenix

Position Type Full Time

Location: AZ-Phoenix