American Heart Association Development (Fundraising) Director, Heart Walk - San Diego in La Jolla, California

Development (Fundraising) Director, Heart Walk - San Diego

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Development (Fundraising) Director, Heart Walk – San Diego

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

At the American Heart Association, you can find satisfying and challenging work that makes a real difference in people’s lives. You can achieve professional growth with personal fulfillment and connect people to making a lifesaving impact. You can be part of an organization that has been recognized by the NonProfit Times as “One of the Best Non Profits to Work” year after year. The American Heart Association is where you can make an extraordinary impact.

The American Heart Association (AHA) has an excellent opportunity for a Development (Fundraising) Director, Heart Walk in San Diego. As the Director, you are part of a staff and volunteer team responsible for the overall planning, management and implementation of the Heart Walk campaign and share in an overall revenue goal of $1.9M .

Essential Job Duties:

  • Manages current Heart Walk companies, recruits new companies, and secures corporate sponsorship to reach the shared revenue goal.

  • Develops and monitors strategic plans with key volunteers at individual corporate accounts ensuring the needed Company Leaders, Team Captains and Walkers are recruited

  • Actively participates in the identification, cultivation, solicitation and management of corporate sponsorship, including a year-round pipeline and cultivation plan.

  • Manages assigned community teams participating in the Heart Walk in establishing goals and developing action plans

  • Adheres to established Best Practices, benchmarks and timelines and conducts active B2B networking and community outreach through 10+ face to face meetings on weekly basis with donors, volunteers and sponsors

Required Experience

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

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

  • 2-3 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

  • Knowledge of AHA’s mission and programs

  • Ability to delegate and accomplish goals through volunteers.

  • 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

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.

So are you ready to work for the largest voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases? Click on “New Resume” (or “Existing Resume” if you have previously applied to AHA positions) to submit your online application. Only those candidates deemed most qualified by the hiring manager will be contacted to interview.

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Job Location

La Jolla, California, United States

Position Type


Job Category: Fundraising/Sales

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled