American Heart Association Director - Heart Walk in New York, New York


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.


The Founders Affiliate of the American Heart Association is recruiting to fill a vacant Director Heart Walk position on our Wall Street Run and Heart Walk team.Based in our NYC office, the Director Heart Walk – Wall Street Run & Heart Walk will work in coordination with the other Development Directors on the team to implement the AHA’s Heart Walk fund raising strategies and Life is Why initiatives in the NYC market.Some of the key responsibilities you will have in this role include, identification, cultivation and recruitment of C-suite and Upper Level Management volunteer leaders; sponsor solicitation, activation, and cultivation; maintaining and stewarding relationships with key corporate and community leaders; establishing new accounts and cultivating new customers to reach highest level of revenue generation; and building a network of meaningful volunteer partnerships to advance our mission.

In this role, you will report to Sadia our Senior Development Director for the Wall Street Run & Heart Walk and become part of her team of Development Directors for the Heart Walk.


Ideal Candidate:

To be successful as a Deirector Heart Walk we need you to bring your 2 plus years of experience in fundraising or corporate sales and your ability to build powerful partnerships with corporate leaders and senior level volunteers.To help you be successful you will have access to our award-winning learning platform the American Heart University 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.


If this sounds like you, review the preferred skills we are looking for: ( Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

You should have the ability to accomplish results through strong volunteer recruitment and management, have a proven track record in exceeding sales/fundraising goals, possess the knowledge and demonstrated ability to successfully identify, cultivate, recruit, and maintain relationships with top level volunteers/customers, have great organizational, communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills, and a proven ability to understand and navigate corporate cultures to achieve goals.

Education: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university preferred.College coursework combined with related experience may be substituted for a degree.Related experience may be substituted as follows: 1½years experience equates to 1 full time year of higher education.

Experience: Must have at least 3 years of experience in fundraising, outside sales and/or senior level volunteer management.This experience may also count towards satisfying this position’s educational requirement.


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.

Our Rewards & Benefits package not only gives you the total benefits you want, but also goes above and beyond with innovative programs to develop your skills – helping you grow and thrive at the American Heart Association.

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Application Process:

If joining the largest voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases sounds like your dream job then click on Apply Now to submit your online application. (Click on “New Resume” if you are new to us or “Existing Resume” if you have previously applied to AHA positions)

While we can only contact those applicants most qualified for the position we do appreciate all applicants for their interest and effort in applying.If we are interested in moving you forward in the process you can expect to hear from us within one week from the receipt of your application in most cases.

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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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