American Heart Association

Corporate Development Director, Heart Challenge

Location US-AR-Fayetteville
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(4/19/2021 12:47 PM)
Requisition ID
2021-6872
Job Family Group
Fundraising
Job Category
Field Campaigns

Overview

Are you ready to join an organization where you can be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives?

 

Envision 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 single day. Is it easy? No. Is it worthwhile? you bet!

 

This is satisfying work that makes a real difference in people's lives. You can achieve professional growth with personal fulfillment. You will connect with people and make a lifesaving impact. You will partner with individuals, schools, lawmakers, healthcare providers and others to ensure everyone has access to healthier lifestyle choices and proper healthcare.

 

Responsibilities

We have an excellent opportunity for a Corporate Development Director-Heart Challenge in Northwest Arkansas. The selected candidate will have fundraising responsibilities for the Northwest Arkansas Heart Challenge campaign to bring together corporate partners, medical leaders, community leaders, and volunteers of the community to raise awareness of heart disease and stroke, the number #1 and #5 killers in America. Fundraising responsibilities will be tied to corporate sponsorship and participant income for the annual Heart Walk, Field Day, Fit Challenge and CycleNation events. This role will have an individual fundraising goal of $445K in the greater Northwest Arkansas area. If you have a strong fundraising or sales background where you traveled in an assigned territory OR if you have an event coordination background coupled with sales or fundraising, we want to hear from you!

 

So you say you would like some more details?  Here are a few:

  • Developing pipelines of top businesses within the assigned geographic area to ensure revenue generation through corporate sponsorship for Northwest Arkansas Heart Challenge. 
  • Conducting sales calls to generate new business and manage existing corporate sponsors.
  • Developing and monitoring an annual working plan with dollar and volunteer recruitment goals, budget and timelines for the events.
  • Develop contingency plans as need to successfully meet fundraising goals.
  • Leading cultivation opportunities to strengthen relationships with volunteers, sponsors &community leaders to advance our mission.
  • Networking within the local area and recruiting and retaining our valued volunteers.

Qualifications

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

  • Bachelors’ degree from an accredited university preferred. College coursework combined with related experience may be substituted for a degree. 
  • 2+ years of experience in fundraising, outside sales or in a nonprofit organization in a similar capacity.  
  • Ability to accomplish results through strong volunteer recruitment and management, proven track record in meeting sales/fundraising goals.
  • Organization, communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills are a must.
  • Demonstrated skills in written and oral communication.
  • Ability to work outside standard hours as needed including occasional evenings and weekends.
  • Candidates must be results driven with the ability to multitask.
  • Be willing and able to travel (no overnight) approximately 75% of the time.
  • Ability to lift at least 20 lbs from the ground to waist levelwith or without reasonable accommodation. 
  • Intermediate skill with Microsoft Office usedfor word processing, email, presentations, and spreadsheets. 
  • Must be at least 18 years old. 

(Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

Benefits:

 

Attracting hardworking, 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.

 

Our Rewards & Benefits package not only gives you the total benefits you want, but also goes above and beyond with creative programs to develop your skills – helping you grow and thrive at the American Heart Association. To help you be successful you will have access to our award-winning learning platform the Heart U as well as our sales training & relationship development program- Building Powerful Partnerships which received a 2017 Learning! 100 Award from Elearning! Media Group, and various other training and support mechanisms locally and through our National Center. This position is eligible for our full benefits and retirement packages, generous PTO accrual, paid holidays in addition to the week of December 25th off!

 

While we can only contact applicants, who are most qualified for the position, we do appreciate all applicants for their interest and effort in applying.

 

 


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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