American Heart Association Senior Development (Fundraising) Director, Heart Walk - Orange County in Irvine, California

Senior Development (Fundraising) Director, Heart Walk - Orange County

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Senior Development Director, Heart Walk – Orange County

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 towards that goal every day. Is it easy? No. Is it worthwhile? Absolutely.

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 join an organization that has been recognized by the Non Profit Times as “One of the Best Nonprofits to Work” year after year! At the American Heart Association you can make an extraordinary impact.

The American Heart Association has an excellent opportunity for a Senior Development (Fundraising) Director, Heart Walk in the Orange County Division based in Irvine. As the Senior Director you lead a staff and volunteer team that is responsible for the overall planning, management and implementation of the Heart Walk campaign with an overall net revenue goal of $2.2M+ .

Essential Job Duties:

  • Serves as a player/coach for the Orange County Heart Walk Campaign through driving to AHA best practices to achieve the overall net fundraising goal

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

  • Manages a high performing team of Development Directors and Coordinator towards achieving established goals and outcomes.

  • Drives the ongoing process of identifying, recruiting and activating an influential, financially strong and inclusive volunteer leadership base for sustained campaign support.

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

  • Manages the coordination of the of the Heart Walk event in accordance with expense and event guidelines. Ensures effective and efficient method for tracking event volunteer recruitment and event results.

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

  • 3-5 years successful experience in fundraising, outside sales or marketing

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

  • Ability to delegate and accomplish goal through staff and volunteers.

  • 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 (10-15 face to face meeting weekly)

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

  • Identifying and closing high level cash sponsorship

  • Effective staff management

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

Irvine, California, United States

Position Type


Job Category: Fundraising/Sales

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled