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American Heart Association Development Director in Charleston, South Carolina

Overview

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.

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 will resume daily travel. All AHA offices are closed and staff are currently working from home. Offices will be reopening in September 2021. This position will resume to being based in the local office.

Responsibilities

We are looking to fill a Development Director – Heart Walk in Charleston, SC . The director will coordinate, plan, and implement activities and resources necessary to achieve fundraising goals and campaign objectives for the Charleston Heart Walk campaign.

Some of your responsibilities will include (but not limited to):

  • Achieving assigned revenue goals by developing and maintaining relationships with corporate and community partners.

  • Driving new business development by soliciting sponsorships and generating participant income through developing year-round business and cultivation plans.

  • Driving peer-to-peer fundraising by supporting corporate partners and team leaders effectively.

  • Recruiting, orienting, and managing C-suite volunteer leadership based on nationally established methodologies.

  • Maintaining an ongoing pipeline of potential sponsors, donors, and volunteer leadership.

  • Monitoring participant fundraising trends and implementing proven strategies to improve income.

  • Planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating assigned fundraising event(s) according to standard methodologies and event timeline.

  • Confirming detailed, timely and accurate data entry of relevant information.

  • Collaborating with other staff and volunteers as needed to promote and support local initiatives and to optimize event market strategy.

In this role, you will report to the Executive Director, Charleston and will work alongside other directors to meet the overall revenue goal for the Charleston market. Daily travel within the market is required when it is safe to do so.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Qualifications

Want to move your resume to the top so that you can become a “Relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives” ? Here are some of the requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience preferred

  • At least two years of work experience in outside sales, preferably special event, or nonprofit fundraising

  • Knowledge and skills in fundraising principles, practices and techniques, notably peer-to-peer fundraising

  • Ability and experience recruiting, training, and cultivating top-level donors and volunteers

  • Excellent listening skills, including verbal and non-verbal communication, active listening, negotiating, problem-solving and decision-making

  • Highly effective organizational skills, time management, responsibility, leadership, and motivation

  • Ability to work outside of standard hours which may involve some evenings and/or weekends

  • Ability and willingness to travel extensively throughout assigned geographical territory

To help you be successful, you will have access to our award-winning learning platform, Heart U, as well as our sales training and the award-winning relationship development program, Building Powerful Partnerships.

Attracting hardworking, 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! Our Rewards and Benefits package not only gives you the total benefits you want, but also goes above and beyond with creative programs to develop your skills and help you grow and thrive at the American Heart Association.

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 Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities

Location US-SC-Charleston

Posted Date 3 months ago (4/29/2021 10:55 AM)

Requisition ID 2018-2584

Job Family Group Fundraising

Job Category Field Campaigns

Location: Charleston, SC

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