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American Heart Association Regional Fundraising Director in Metairie, Louisiana


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.


Are you ready to bring your dynamic fundraising or sales skills to Heart? If so, read on to learn how you can join our hardworking development staff as we lead the charge in funding critical research, advocacy and educational programs to raise awareness about heart disease and stroke, and work towards building a culture of health in our communities.

Is it about the money? Sure, but it’s about so much more. To continue the fight against the Number 1 and Number 5 causes of death in the world, we need dedicated staff who can engage and empower our past, present and future volunteers and donors to become passionate about our important mission and fundraising strategies.

We are looking to fill a Regional Fundraising Director for the Northshore, LA area. Primary purpose will be to cultivate and solicit corporate sponsorships and individualdonations for two of our annual events (Heart Walk and Go Red for Women Luncheon. Territory will cover the Northshore area.

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

  • Setting and achieving assigned revenue goals by developing and maintaining relationships with corporate and community partners, high-level decision-makers, and community leaders, including monthly and quarterly sponsorship dollar pipeline goals.

  • Recruiting, orientation, and managing executive volunteer leadership chairs and committees based on nationally established methodologies.

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

  • Maintaining consistent communication with all levels of volunteers to drive fundraising efforts.

  • Driving new business development by soliciting sponsorships, individual gifts, 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 and keeping them on track to reach goals.

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

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

  • Adhering to Best Practices and event timelines.

Note: this is a work-out-of-your home position.

In this role, you will report to the Vice President, Walk. Daily travel within the market is required.

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


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

  • At least three years of work experience in fundraising or sales

  • Knowledge and skills in fundraising principles, practices and techniques, notably peer-to-peer fundraising with the ability to close face to face sales and sponsorships

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

  • Highly effective organizational, planning and follow-up skills, along with time management, leadership, and motivation

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

  • Demonstrated professional and mature interaction with other staff and leadership volunteers, sponsors, donors and others to engage them toward the achievement of event goals.

  • Strong computer skills, proficient with MS Office suite.

  • 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.

Click on “New Resume” (or “Existing Resume” if you have previously applied to AHA positions) to submit your online application. Only those deemed most qualified will be contacted to interview.

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-LA-Metairie

Posted Date 4 weeks ago (7/8/2020 2:39 PM)

Requisition ID 2020-5763

Job Family Group Fundraising

Job Category Fundraising/Sales

Location: Metairie, LA