American Heart Association

Corporate Development Director, Heart of Denver

Location US-CO-Denver
Posted Date 4 weeks ago(5/26/2021 6:15 PM)
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Field Campaigns


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.

Due to the current pandemic, daily travel is minimal and voluntary to ensure the health and safety of staff. There is no overnight travel currently. In the future, this position may resume daily and/or overnight travel.  All AHA offices are closed and staff are currently working from home.  In the future, this position will resume to being based in the local office.


The American Heart Association is seeking a high energy, competitive, and achievement driven Corporate Development Director to be part of the Greater Denver Team! This position requires someone who has experience with large fundraising or sales goals and large events. If you have a strong fundraising or sales background OR if you have an event coordination background coupled with sales or fundraising, we want to hear from you! Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, planning and execution of social campaigns including Heart of Denver/Heart Ball and Go Red for Women.



• Generate revenue through donor engagement and cultivation via the Heart of Denver campaign
• Achieving assigned revenue goals by developing and maintaining relationships with donors, corporate and community partners
• Driving new business development by soliciting and maintaining high-level corporate and patron sponsors by developing and executing year-round business and cultivation plans
• Recruiting, orienting, and managing C-suite volunteer leadership based on nationally established methodologies
• Goal setting with corporate companies and individuals to result in fundraising dollars and awareness
• Planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating the Denver Heart Ball and all related cultivation or mission-driven initiatives according to standard methodologies and event timeline
• Confirming detailed, timely and accurate data entry of relevant information
• Collaborating with other staff and volunteers as needed to promote and support local initiatives and to optimize event market strategy
• Other duties as assigned by supervisor


• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university preferred. College coursework combined with related experience may be substituted for a degree.
• Must have 3+ years 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.
• 2+ years of experience with public event planning, working with and managing volunteer staff and 2 years of experience with promotions, sales, or fundraising strategies.
• 2+ years of experience in negotiating services and managing service level agreements is preferred.

• 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.
• Candidates must be results driven with the ability to multitask work independently
• Must be willing and able to travel within the assigned territory up to 75%.
• Must have at least basic knowledge and skill with Microsoft Office used for word processing, email, presentations, spreadsheets and Customer Relationships Management systems.
• Must have the ability to lift at least 20 lbs. from the ground to waist level with or without reasonable accommodation.
• Must be at least 18 years old.


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

Compensation & Benefits



Pay is commensurate with experience;  geographic differentials to the pay range may apply. AHA reserves the right to pay more or less than the posted range. Any difference between actual compensation and the posted range will be based on factors other than race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy) or national origin.This position is incentive eligible based on achieving certain targets.


To help you be successful, you will have access to our award-winning learning platform, Heart U, as well as our sales training and the award-winning relationship development program, Building Powerful Partnerships.

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 and Benefits package not only gives you the total benefits you want, but also goes above and beyond with creative programs to develop your skills and help you grow and thrive at the American Heart Association.

Benefit Plans: Employees scheduled to work at least 20 hours per week are eligible to participate in the medical, dental, and vision plans the first of the month following 30 days of service. AHA subsidizes the medical and dental cost to ensure benefits are affordable. Eligible dependents under AHA’s group benefit plans include legal spouse, domestic partner, children under the age of 26 or who are disabled. AHA offers additional benefits like an EAP, telehealth benefit for general medical and behavioral health, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, and disability.


Retirement Plans: AHA retirement plans offer employees a way to start saving after their first paycheck. The retirement plans provide employer contributions after two years of service. If you have previous 501(c)(3) non-profit experience, within the last 5 years, at a national health agency, an institution of higher learning or a medical institution, that experience may count towards the two-year waiting period. Employees are 100% vested in employee and employer contributions.

Paid Days Off: Regular full-time and part-time employees earn Paid Time Off (PTO) based on years of service. PTO begins accruing on date of hire. Full time employees receive one paid Community Service time off day per year and are encouraged to participate in projects, programs and organizations which contribute to the health and vitality of their communities. AHA also offers 12 paid holidays per year.


Leaves of Absence: AHA offers both Short Term and Long Term Disability benefits which replace earnings if you are unable to work due to a non-work-related illness or injury. Employees are eligible for Short Term Disability after 90 days of service and are eligible for Long Term Disability after being disabled for 90 days or more. Eligible employees can take up to 12 weeks off of work for a qualified leave of absence under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), intermittent FMLA leaves and leave as an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act as Amended (ADAAA).



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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