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American Heart Association Sr. Development Director, Socials in Little Rock, Arkansas


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.


We have an excellent opportunity for a Senior Corporate Development Director, Social Events in our Little Rock, AR office. In this role, you will be responsible for implementing the markets Heart Ball and Go Red for Women events in Central Arkansas. These events bring together corporate partners, medical leaders, community leaders, and volunteers within the community to raise awareness of heart disease and stroke, the number #1 and #5 killer in America. The territory is Central Arkansas.

You will work from a leadership level with support from local staff, executive volunteers, and regional support staff to exceed aggressive fundraising goals – these relationships are critical for success as well as creating a vision and translating it into specific action plans for each event. You will actively work with one direct report and volunteers to grow existing accounts, secure new ones, and expand the volunteer base. As the Senior Corporate Development Director, you will also spend three quarters of your time leveraging relationships into successful fundraising campaigns with local corporate companies.

Some of your duties include:

  • Manage staff team members towards achieving established goals and objectives.

  • Ability to set strategic vision for the annual campaigns and to communicate that vision with the staff and volunteer team charged with the events success.

  • Campaign volunteer recruitment of high-level corporate volunteers to serve on the campaign Executive Leadership Team and in the Chair role.

  • Revenue generation through corporate sponsorships for the events and employee & community participation in team and individual fundraising.

  • Conduct sales calls to generate new business and manage existing companies.

  • Develop and manage relationships with volunteers, sponsors, and key corporate & community leaders.

  • Expand our reach into the philanthropic community of individuals to raise funds and awareness.

  • Coordinate and manage the Central Arkansas Heart Ball, the Sweetheart program, and the Central Arkansas Go Red for Women event.

  • Track, report and manage results using a variety of database and campaign management systems with a proven track record in meeting sales/fundraising goals. The AHA provides world class systems, customized training, and management support to help our staff succeed.


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. College coursework combined with related experience may be substituted for a degree.

  • 4+ years of experience in fundraising, outside sales or in a non-profit organization in a similar capacity. This experience may also count towards satisfying this position’s educational requirement.

  • Organization, communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills are a must.

  • Results driven with the ability to multi task.

  • Willing and able to travel within the Central Arkansas market to accomplish goals approximately 75% of the time.

  • Able to work non-standard hours such as early starts and/or late endings to the workday, as needed.

  • Able to lift at least 20 lbs. from the ground to waist level with or without reasonable accommodation.

  • Intermediate knowledge and skill with Microsoft Office used for word processing, email, presentations, and spreadsheets.

  • Must be at least 18 years old.

  • Non-smoking environment.

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


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 & Benefits package not only gives you the total benefits you want, but also goes above and beyond with creative programs to develop your skills – helping you grow and thrive at the American Heart Association. To help you be successful you will have access to our award-winning learning platform the Heart U as well as our sales training & relationship development program- Building Powerful Partnerships which received a 2017 Learning! 100 Award from Elearning! Media Group, and various other training and support mechanisms locally and through our National Center. This position is eligible for our full benefits and retirement packages, generous PTO accrual, paid holidays in addition to the week of December 25th off!

While we can only contact applicants, who are most qualified for the position, we do appreciate all applicants for their interest and effort in applying.

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-AR-Little Rock

Posted Date 3 months ago (4/15/2021 10:54 AM)

Requisition ID 2021-6750

Job Family Group Fundraising

Job Category Field Campaigns

Location: Little Rock, AR