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Development Director, Heart Challenge

American Heart Association

This is a Full-time position in Pittsburgh, PA posted March 8, 2021.

OverviewAre 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?


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.ResponsibilitiesThe Eastern States Region has an excellent opportunity for a Development Director, Heart Challenge in our Pittsburgh, PA office.

The Development Director will collaborate with corporate and community leaders to maximize efficiency and effectiveness of fundraising efforts.

Will work closely with internal partners to ensure unified health and revenue efforts for the Heart Challenge campaign.

The Development team is responsible for the implementation of the Heart Challenge events.

As part of the Heart Challenge Team, the Director executes fundraising strategies directed toward corporate employers in the Pittsburgh area.

Manages and mobilizes company recruitment to participate with Heart Challenge teams.

Recruiting coaches, donors and volunteers to raise funds, based on market potential.

Identifies corporations, conducts research, implements cultivation strategies and directly solicits corporate dollars for sponsorship.

The Development Director will provide staff service to volunteer committees and volunteer coordinators as necessary in order to implement and successfully complete assigned development projects.

Development Director will lead event while adhering to specific “Best Practices” and staying with the American Heart Association’s fundraising cost guidelines.

#LI-CS1* Research, identify, and acquire companies as participants and potential teams for the Heart Challenge.

Build relationships with corporate partners and volunteers to retain and upgrade their financial commitment.

Work with sponsors to use their advertising efforts to carry American Heart Association logos and partnership references.* Prioritize current corporate customers into A, B, C and based on employees, current financial support, and relationship with the American Heart Association.

Engage, recruit, and mobilize CEOs, corporate leaders, and community leaders to serve on Heart Challenge volunteer leadership committees and chair the event to ensure fundraising and health outcome success.

This includes inspiring personal and corporate giving of volunteer leaders.* Manage existing and new sponsorships and relationships to achieve campaign goal through the cultivation, stewardship, renewal and deepening engagement via frequent face-to-face meetings to retain and upgrade their financial commitment, according to the Heart Challenge timeline and business plan.* Manage and persuade employers toward establishing recruitment and monetary goals based on market potential and their role in achieving goals.* Manage and mobilize volunteers to serve on Heart Challenge committees.* Build relationships with key corporate leaders through frequent face-to-face meetings according to the Heart Challenge timeline and business plan.* Recruit and manage volunteers and volunteer committees to implement and successfully complete assigned activities.* Work closely with the Communications Director to develop and manage a promotion and communications plan.QualificationsWant to help get your resume to the top?

Take a look at the experience we require:* Bachelor’s or some college plus experience.

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: 1½ years experience equates to 1 full-time year of higher education.* Must have at least 2 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.* Knowledge of community organization, sales, fundraising, and marketing principles, practices, techniques, and trends.* Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills, including large and small group presentations, group facilitation, and training.

Skill in written communications to include clear and concise narrative reports, evaluations and similar narrative pieces.* Knowledge of forming strategic alliances/partnerships with Fortune 1000 companies or similar type organizations.* Ability to do daily travel up to 75% and overnight travel up to 5%.* Must have at least basic knowledge and skill with Microsoft Office 2010 or higher used for word processing, email, presentations, and spreadsheets.* Ability to lift and/or move up to 20 pounds with the expectation that items in excess of 20 pounds would be broken down into smaller components or additional assistance is required before lifting and/or moving.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.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.This position not a match with your skills?

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