American Heart Association

  • Development Director - Go Red

    Job Locations US-MS-Jackson
    Posted Date 1 month ago(10/25/2018 3:21 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 (AHA) has an excellent opportunity for a Go Red for Women Development Director, to organize, direct and implement assigned Social Market Event in the Jackson, MS market. Primary focus will be on the Go Red For Women annual campaign implementation through Event Chair recruitment, solicitation of sponsorship, volunteer executive committee recruitment, sponsorship activation events, individual fundraising and overall event coordination with a fundraising goal.   Works in close partnership with local fundraising and events staff, volunteers and other staff members. Provides year-round servicing, maintenance and operation of assigned events.



    • Solicits and maintains high-level corporate sponsors and individual donors by developing year-round business and cultivation plans ensuring superior customer relations to achieve fundraising goals
    • Volunteer recruitment, orientation and training
    • Instrumental in building and managing executive leadership committees to solicit high level event sponsorship and individual donors
    • Planning, development, maintenance, implementation and evaluation of assigned fundraising events according to best practices and event timelines
    • Works as part of a team to consult with staff and volunteers in all aspects of event fund raising
    • Maintains timely communication with all volunteers and staff at local and affiliate levels, and helps ensure all information request deadlines are met
    • Maintains timely communication with Vice President and Senior Vice President
    • Performs other duties as assigned
    • Willingness and ability to work evenings and weekends and travel throughout the market, the affiliate and to the national center as needed.


    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
    • At least two years’ experience with the American Heart Association, or a similar non-profit organization in a fund-raising position, or two years proven success in marketing, sales, event planning, fundraising or new business development.
    • Knowledge and skills in fundraising principles, practices and techniques
    • Ability and experience to recruit, train, counsel, and manage executive volunteer groups and to develop long range organizational goals and follow through with them
    • Ability to lead a team but also to work independently
    • Ability to apply sound judgment and problem-solving skills to conflicts
    • Skill in making presentations to large and small audiences
    • Ability to write clear and concise narratives
    • Ability and willingness to travel and to work evenings and weekends on occasion
    • Proficient in use of Microsoft Office tools and databases.


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    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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