American Heart Association

Development Director

Location US-PA-Philadelphia
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(7/27/2022 6:06 PM)
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Job Category
Field Campaigns
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Position Type
Full Time


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.




Development Director sought for our Philadelphia team!


Our directors handle relationship-based sales/fundraising campaigns that are fueled by our relentless pursuit of health equity and our goal to ensure ALL Americans have access to a longer, healthier life. You will be engaging the community in each of our campaigns, from Heart Challenge, Heart Ball Gala, Go Red for Women, STEM and driving funding for supporting issues and expanding our communities.


If you are driven to build lifelong relationships while achieving bold revenue goals in partnership with passionate volunteers, community leaders, and C-suite decision-makers, we may have a role for you!


If you are knowledgeable about Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey market and get excited thinking about growing existing partnerships and developing new business, researching, prospecting, qualifying, and approaching companies with proposals to engage them with the AHA in a manner that most aligns with their interests, we may have a role for you! 


If you are excited to be a member of a collaborative, hard-working, mission-focused team, working IN the community every day, and meeting people where they are, we may have a role for you!


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

  • Bachelor’s degree or some college plus experience.
  • 2+ years of experience in fundraising or sales.
  • Demonstrated success in achieving assigned revenue goals.
  • Ability to travel throughout the Philadelphia / Southern NJ area for meetings.
  • Current regulations require full COVID vaccination to work in our office.
  • Knowledge of marketing principles, practices, techniques, and trends.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, presentation, negotiation skills.
  • Experience forming strategic alliances/partnerships with Fortune 1000 companies or similar type organizations useful.
  • Intermediate skill with Microsoft Office 2010 or higher used for correspondence, email, presentations, and spreadsheets.
  • 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.
  • Experienced in understanding and navigating workplace cultures to achieve goals.
  • Able to work outside of standard hours in support of your campaign, sponsors and volunteers which may involve some evening and/or weekend work as needed.

    Attracting passionate, 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.


Compensation & Benefits

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).


The American Heart Association’s 2024 Goal: Every person deserves the opportunity for a full, healthy life. As champions for health equity, by 2024, the American Heart Association will advance cardiovascular health for all, including identifying and removing barriers to health care access and quality.

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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