American Heart Association

  • Senior Sales/Fundraising Director (Executive Director) Lehigh Valley

    Location US-PA-Allentown
    Posted Date 2 months ago(12/7/2018 9:52 AM)
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  • 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. 


    The Great Rivers Affiliate of the American Heart Association (AHA) has an excellent opportunity for an Executive Director (Fundraising/Development) in our Lehigh Valley office. The ED is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the Lehigh Valley development team including revenue generation and fundraising goal achievement, executive volunteer management and recruitment as well inspiring passionate commitment to the AHA mission throughout the communities we serve.  The development team primarily focuses on special event fundraising through corporations, teams and individuals. Special events include Heart Walk, Heart Ball and Go Red For Women. Additional revenue generation opportunities exist in Corporate/Community Health, Major Gifts, Workplace Giving, and Corporate Relations. The ED and team are responsible for generating business, managing accounts, creating proposals, soliciting donations and overseeing event logistics.  This position will also implement the Lehigh Valley Heart Walk.


    Essential Job Duties

    • Achieving the fundraising/revenue goal of $500,000
    • Managing a dynamic fundraising team; ensuring strong collaboration and synergy between development and other departments to optimize the customer experience
    • Building powerful partnerships with volunteer leaders, sponsors, and internal and external stakeholders to achieve the AHA mission
    • Providing leadership oversight to the board of directors
    • Collaborating with corporations and community leaders to maximize efficiency and effectiveness of fund raising efforts; cultivates and manages top corporate accounts and identifies and recruits volunteer leadership
    • Holding staff and volunteer leaders accountable to their fundraising goals and objectives.



    Want to help get your resume to the top?   Take a look at the experience we require:


    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
    • Minimumthree (3) to five (5) years' work experience in fundraising or outside sales experience, preferably with a voluntary health agency.
    • Minimum one (1)year of management experience or in a progressively responsible position within fundraising and/or outside sales. (3) years managing multiple staff or directors preferred.
    • 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.
    • Ability to comprehend and analyze number goals, as well as fundraising reports. Skill in use of spreadsheet/database analysis.
    • Ability to develop/coach a dynamic sales team with strong volunteer management skills
    • Ability to function independently with minimal supervision.
    • Ability to maintain a rigorous, goal-oriented management approach.
    • Ability to delegate and accomplish goals through volunteers.
    • Ability to organize and coordinate large and small functions for varied groups.
    • Ability to work in a team environment and interact with all levels of American Heart Association staff, volunteers and the public.
    • Proven background and willingness to work in a fast-paced atmosphere requiring flexibility and change.



    Click on “Apply for this job online” to submit your online application or “Log back in!” if you are a returning applicant. Only those candidates deemed most qualified by the hiring manager 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 Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities



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