American Heart Association

  • Development Director

    Job Locations US-WI-Green Bay | US-WI-Appleton
    Posted Date 1 week ago(11/9/2018 8:31 PM)
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    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 Director in our Midwest Affiliate office located in the Green Bay / Appleton / Oshkosh WI area.  The Development Director is responsible for our Go Red For Women Luncheon (GRFW)Gala Heart Ball (HB) and Heart Walk events in the Green Bay community.  Accountability will include volunteer recruitment, training, campaign goal and management activities to ensure efficient growth and development of the assigned local events.  The Development Director is responsible for securing local sponsorship income, individual donations and auction items, in partnership with the immediate supervisor to support the events and to maximize overall income potential.  Recruit the volunteer leadership and support volunteer teams to grow our annual Heart Walk participation.  Development Director will work as part of a team while adhering to specific “Best Practices” and staying with the American Heart Association’s fundraising cost guidelines.


    Essential Job Duties:

    • Provide staff support in planning, development, maintenance, implementation and evaluation of the Go Red For Women, Gala Heart Ball and Heart Walk events in the metro area.

    • Assure that the vision and strategic direction for the events are in alignment with the organization’s goals and objectives.

    • Provide staff support in the area of volunteer recruitment and training, event logistics, year-round planning, cultivation, and sponsorship and auction item solicitation for both of the events.

    • Supports in developing, monitoring, an annual working plan with dollar and volunteer recruitment goals, budget and timelines for the events. Develop contingency plans, as needed to successfully complete fundraising activities.

    • Secures sponsorships, individual donations and auction items.

    • Develop profiles on the top businesses within the assigned geographic area with a documented plan to secure their involvement.  Completes company goal setting worksheets and prioritizes companies by their potential.

    • Develop relationship-building strategies to include making personal visits on a monthly and quarterly basis.  Develop effective working relationship with high level-executives and individual donors.

    • Work closely with the Communications Director on the promotion and communications plan. #LI-CS1


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

    • 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.

    • Must have at least 1 year of experience in fundraising, outside sales or in a non-profit organization in a similar capacity.  This experience may also count towards satisfying this position’s educational requirement.

    • 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 10%.

    • 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. 

    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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    EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities



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