American Heart Association

  • Development Coordinator, Heart Walk

    Job Locations US-WI-Milwaukee
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(10/31/2018 2:07 PM)
    Requisition ID
    Job Family Group
    Fundraising/Direct Sales
    Job Category
  • 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 Development Coordinator - Heart Walk in our Midwest Affiliate office located in Milwaukee, WI.  The Development Coordinator will be supporting the Heart Walk team. Support staff for overall planning and implementation of the Heart Walk to ensure even company growth as directed by Senior Director and support the overall Heart Walk strategy, including kickoff session/event and wrap around events for the Heart Walk.


    Major Responsibilities:

    • Support Heart Walk Directors in securing, maintaining and cultivating customers to achieve fund raising goals of the event.

    • Assist in developing an event plan that includes event logistics, budget and timelines for events.

    • As assigned, manage volunteer committees including Logistics Committee and Executive Leadership Team.

    • Assist in developing plans and implementing events to support the financial and market penetration goals.

    • Assist in activation of event sponsorships to help in the cultivation of customers.

    • Establish and maintain superior customer service relations with sponsors, volunteers and donors by providing professional and friendly assistance within best practice guidelines, with proactive resolution of issues or needs.

    • Keep current with the Affiliate budget numbers and accounting practices and is responsible for coding external billings, check requests and other Finance activities as directed.

    • Keep informed of current AHA-related news, and communicate with team members via communication tools provided within affiliate and national guidelines for use of these tools.

    • Maintain and process reports and forwards them to appropriate staff in a timely manner.

    • Develop, oversee and/or assist in the development of event brochures, invitations, flyers, “action alerts,” newsletters and other materials as needed. Manages the distribution of materials for activities in the region.

    • Maintain an orderly filing system for correspondences, minutes and other documents.

    • Develop, input, and maintain information in appropriate computer software programs.

    • Develop and maintain sufficient inventory of department materials.

    • Attend all meetings and training mandated or approved by supervisor.

    • Utilize existing national and affiliate materials, products and recruitment tools.

    • Perform online web-based searches and research tasks.

    • Assist in keeping web site current by sending information about activities and events to appropriate point person.

    • Weekly knowledge of ongoing operations in assigned activities.

    • Ensure that divisions and activities function within the parameters of American Heart Association and Midwest Affiliate policy.

    • Willingness to accept other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Senior Director of Heart Walk and/or Executive Director.


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

    • Must have earned a high school diploma or GED. College degree or some college a plus.

    • Minimum two years work experience in special event management or project coordination experience, preferably with a voluntary health agency. 

    • Experience in event planning, organizing, consultation and event management preferred.

    • Demonstrated knowledge of fund raising principles, practices, techniques and trends.

    • Demonstrated ability to attract, recruit and manage volunteers.

    • Must have at least intermediate knowledge and skill with Microsoft Office 2010 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 objectively evaluate, make effective decisions and develop alternative solutions.

    • Ability to work in a team environment and interact with all levels of American Heart Association staff, volunteers and the public. This includes ability and willingness to build and nurture relationships within and outside the American Heart Association. This also includes the ability to work cooperatively with others to leverage resources to achieve common goals.

    • Ability to be diplomatic, self-motivated, resourceful, tactful and flexible.

    • Knowledge of and skill in report preparation, proofreading and attention to detail.

    • Ability to function independently with minimal supervision.

    • Ability to acquire understanding and absorb new information rapidly.

    • Proven background and willingness to work in an atmosphere requiring flexibility and change.

    • Access to reliable transportation and ability to maintain valid driver’s license and auto insurance.

    • Ability to transport materials and other supplies to and from meetings and events.

    • Must be at least 18 years old.


    Attracting talented, committed employees means offering a competitive benefits package, ongoing professional development and training, and a diverse and inclusive environment in which to work and grow. And we do. 


    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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