American Heart Association

  • Development (Sales) Director, Heart Ball Campaign - Bay Area

    Job Locations US-CA-Oakland
    Posted Date 4 months ago(8/13/2018 5:14 PM)
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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 American Heart Association has an exciting opportunity for an experienced fundraising or sales professional to join a dynamic and successful staff team as a Development (Sales) Director.  You work directly with dedicated staff and volunteers responsible for the Heart Ball campaign in the Greater Bay Area and Silicon Valley. There is a shared net revenue goal of $5M generated primarily through corporate sponsorship and individual philanthropic giving.



    The position can be based in either Oakland or San Jose with possible home/office flexibility.


    Essential Job Duties:

    • Manages sponsorship, new business development and volunteer leadership recruitment for the Greater Bay Area Heart Ball Campaign to achieve agreed upon revenue goals.
    • Drives the ongoing process of identifying, recruiting and activating high level corporate, community and philanthropic volunteer leadership to support the campaign on an ongoing process.
    • Develops and implements a year-round cultivation plan to solicit and maintain high-level corporate and patron sponsors and individual giving.
    • Works in collaboration with fundraising and health strategy staff to achieve both revenue and mission related goals.
    • Adheres to established Best Practices, benchmarks and timelines and conducts active community networking and outreach through 10+ face to face meetings on weekly basis with donors, volunteers and sponsors


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

    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
    • 2+ years successful experience in fundraising, outside sales or marketing
    • Ability to accomplish results through strong volunteer recruitment, training, and management
    • Highly effective organizational, communication, negotiations and interpersonal skills. Detail oriented and ability to multi-task
    • Self-starter able to work well in a team driven environment
    • Ability and willingness to travel and to work evenings and weekends as needed


    Here are some of the preferred skills we are looking for: 

    • Experience with the American Heart Association or similar nonprofit organization
    • Experience in securing high level corporate cash sponsorship
    • Experience in Individual patron giving


    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.


    This position not a match with your skills? Click here to see other opportunities with the American Heart Association

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    EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities



    This position is eligible for the Western States Affiliate Employee Referral Program. Details are available to current American Heart Association employees in the Employee Manual and from HR.



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