American Heart Association

Development Director

Location US-CA-Oakland
Posted Date 2 months ago(6/21/2022 6:04 PM)
Requisition ID
Job Category
Field Campaigns
Additional Locations
US-CA-San Francisco | US-CA-San Jose 
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.


The American Heart Association (AHA) has an excellent opportunity for a Development Director with the Bay Area division of the Western States Region. This is a home/field based position and the ability to work effectively from home is required.  Involves regular work performed from remote locations for business meetings and events which are outdoors and regular meetings in the Oakland, California office.   


Under general supervision, the Development Director is responsible for advancing the American Heart Association’s mission through the planning, management and implementation of our Bay Area Heart Ball campaign in collaboration with internal and external partners to achieve overall team and division/regional goals. This includes ensuring that revenue goals are achieved for the campaign and active collaboration in driving towards division and Western States revenue and health impact goals through effectively engaging volunteers, other partners and staff across diverse opportunities.


This is a fast-paced sales type of environment with the main responsibility of driving revenue in support of our mission.  Competitive salary with incentive potential is offered. 

The American Heart Association offers programs to help you maintain work/life satisfaction according to your changing needs and life situations. To help you be successful, you will have access to Heart U, our award-winning corporate university as well as various other training and support mechanisms locally and through our National Center.

#TheAHALife is our company culture, our way of life, reflecting our diversity and inclusion, our focus on work-life satisfaction, and our Guiding Values - Check out this hashtag on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter today!


  • Manages sponsorship, new business development and leadership recruitment for the Bay Area Heart Ball campaign through driving to AHA Best Practices and is directly accountable for achieving revenue goals aligned with funding research, public health, professional education and training and community services.
  • Plans, manages, implements, and evaluates events and activities while managing multiple campaign components with new and existing companies participating in the campaign(s).
  • Leads and actively participates in the identification, cultivation, solicitation and management of corporate sponsorship and corporate and community involvement.  This includes completing research on businesses within assigned market, while developing profiles and strategic plans to secure involvement.  Develop a 3-year plan for campaign(s) and corporate and individual giving that allows for maximum revenue based on market potential. 
  • Develops and implements year-round pipelines and cultivation plans for corporate accounts and individual donors, ensuring sufficient depth for revenue generation and excellent customer relations.
  • Drives the ongoing process of identifying, recruiting, and activating an influential, financially strong, and inclusive volunteer leadership base to support the campaign on a sustained basis.  Includes the recruitment and engagement of campaign chairs and leadership teams to champion the fundraising success of the campaign(s) through their personal and corporate giving, mobilizing their employees and influencing the involvement and giving of others.
  • Manages customer and campaign information utilizing AHA systems accurately, timely and completely in accordance with established guidelines.
  • Proactively ensures timely communication with internal and external partners and customers, supporting collaboration in account management and activities to achieve shared goals.

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


  • Minimum of two (2) years’ experience with
    • Demonstrated track record in fundraising, sales, or marketing
    • Demonstrated ability to recruit, train and manage volunteers with success in delegating and accomplishing goals through empowering volunteers.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Effective interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to develop collaborative working relationships internally and externally
  • Ability to organize and plan a complex campaign in a highly dynamic environment.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications. 

Here are some of the preferred skills we are looking for:

  • Experience managing and cultivating high-level leaders at the C-Suite level.
  • Knowledge of corporate and community networks
  • Knowledge of AHA’s mission and programs
  • AHA experience

So, are you ready to work for the largest voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases? 


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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