American Heart Association

  • Development Director, Socials

    Job Locations US-WI-Madison
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(10/24/2018 9:59 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 (AHA) is where you can make an extraordinary impact.

    We have an excellent opportunity for a Development Director in Madison.



    The Development Director will work in a team of two on our Heart Ball (gala) and Go Red for Women Luncheon events.  The Director will also take the lead on implementing our Hard Hats with Heart event.

    The main accountability of the Director is to drive revenue for the events.


    • Focus on prospecting and securing individual donations and auction items for the three events.  Will also solicit and manage corporate sponsorships for the Hard Hats with Heart event.

    • Lead recruitment, planning, cultivation and stewardship activities for the Circle of Red and Cor Vitae giving societies.

    • Recruit and manage executive volunteer leadership, volunteer committees, and day of the event volunteers.

    • Develop profiles on the top businesses within the Madison area with a documented plan to secure their involvement.

    • Execute the event logistics based on national best practices.

    • Work closely with a Communications Director to develop and manage a promotion/communications plan for the events, in partnership with the Senior Development Director.




    • 2+ years of experience in fundraising or outside sales or in a non-profit organization in a similar capacity. This experience may also count towards satisfying this position’s educational requirement.

    • 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: 1 ½ years experience equates to 1 full-time year of higher education.

    • 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 read, comprehend and analyze number goals, as well as fundraising reports. Skill in use of spreadsheet/database analysis.

    • Ability to do daily travel up to 75% and overnight travel up to 25%.

    • Must have at least basic knowledge and skill with Microsoft Office 2010 or higher used for word processing, email, presentations, and spreadsheets. Advanced knowledge and skill with these programs is preferred. These skills are subject to testing.

    • 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.


    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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