American Heart Association

  • Advisor, Foundation Relations

    Location US-NC-Charlotte
    Posted Date 3 months ago(10/23/2018 6:25 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 excellent opportunity for an Advisor, Foundation Relations based out of our Mid-Atlantic territory! This position can be remote but must be located near a major airport within the territory states: North or South Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, or D.C. This individual will be responsible for advancing the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s mission by establishing and cultivating relationships with current and potential foundation(s) to increase foundation giving, achieve mutual goals, and build long-term, transformative relationships.  Responsible for researching and developing a portfolio of donors.  Responsible for identifying, planning, preparing and presenting grant proposals and accompanying materials (including budgets and timelines), as well as completing appropriate follow-through and stewardship for multiple grants/gifts.

    • Actively and positively develops each relationship, executing tailored solicitation, cultivation and stewardship plans for each to ensure that revenue goals are met and mission priorities are funded. Develops depth of mission knowledge and insight needed to effectively communicate with donors. Engages in a variety of communications with donors, including an emphasis on face-to-face meetings and involvement of internal partners and volunteers. Provides leadership and management for all assigned prospects in portfolio, leveraging other staff and volunteers as appropriate to reach the fullest potential of the relationship
    • Manages the proposal development and submission process; preparing proposals, reports and other well-written, compelling and consistent documents that meet strategic direction and funding needs of the AHA/ASA while aligning with donor goals. Utilizes standard Gift Opportunity resources to initiate the process. Presents agreed-upon number of proposals to achieve yield rate based on established performance goals
    • Conducts internal and external research on prospective foundation donors and builds an understanding of the goals of foundations as they correspond to AHA’s mission. Identifies and matches potential foundations within assigned geographic or mission area, for both general support and priority project funding. Engages with AHA staff to understand community/cause needs and participates in organization market-level planning to maximize foundation engagement and revenue. Continually adds to the pipeline to ensure adequate support and achievement of goals
    • Records donor plans and activity in customer relationship management tool and provides regular progress reporting as requested. Participates in Foundation Relations and Mission Advancement team projects and initiatives as requested


    • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience
    • At least two (2) years of relevant experience
    • Foundation grant research and writing experience along with foundation cultivation and relationship-building
    • Experience developing budgets and outcomes/deliverables
    • Experience collaborating with internal partners and volunteers
    • Excellent communication, organization, and relationship-building skills
    • Strong critical thinking, judgment and strategic decision-making
    • Experience leading cross-functional groups, facilitating strategy and action with a focus on collaborative solutions; includes working across geographic markets
    • Experience and knowledge of public health initiatives
    • Ability to travel up to 40% local and overnight stay

    Preferred experience:

    • Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) credential


    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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