American Heart Association Development Specialist in Nashville, Tennessee

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.

Responsibilities

The American Heart Association office in Nashville, TN, has an exciting opportunity for a Development Specialist. This position will focus on administrative and logistical support for assigned fundraising events in Middle Tennessee. Responsibilities will include database management, financial reporting, and administration of the American Heart Association’s field fundraising activities.

Your Key Responsibilities will include (but not be limited to):

Administrative and data management: to include data entry into internal database systems; processing invoices and payments; preparing correspondence and spreadsheets; informational materials and reports; accountability and upkeep of sponsorship agreements; supporting fundraising directors in meetings and at events as needed (i.e. meeting minutes, administrative support).

In this role, you will serve as secondary Affiliate Accounting Liaison, which includes ensuring all funds raised in support of the mission are able to be recorded and payments are received by due dates; ensuring accuracy, execution, proficiency and adherence to the latest policies and practices of the AHA as they relate to fiscal and event financials; and understanding and communicating to local staff the process for sponsorship agreements, vendor contracts, vendor payments, and event reconciliation.

Event support : to include coordinating event materials (invitations, brochures, tribute journals, gift bags); securing auction items and in-kind; managing and tracking direct and indirect expenses; preparing attendee list and tracking registration; working with vendors; obtaining required permits; attending assigned events to help with set-up and tear down; and working with director to ensure all event related items are completed in a timely manner.

Qualifications

Required Experience/Skills:

  • High School Diploma/GED, Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent combination of education and experience) preferred

  • 2+ years of significant office experience preferably with a non-profit or public service organization

  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks, managing multiple territories simultaneously

  • Attention to detail and drive for excellence

  • Knowledge of principles and procedures of project management

  • Ability to plan work, organize and maintain workflow

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to work with people at all levels and maintain effective interpersonal relationships

  • Advanced skills in Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook are required

  • Ability to work independently and outside standard hours as needed

  • Ability to lift 20-30 pounds

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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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Job Category Administrative/Clerical