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American Heart Association Development Coordinator in Alexandria, Virginia


As we celebrate our Centennial year, we invite you to join us in shaping the next century of impact. Be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives as we remain devoted to a future of health and hope for everyone, everywhere. At the American Heart Association, your contribution matters, and so does your career.

The American Heart Association has an excellent opportunity for a Development Coordinator. This office-based position is in Arlington VA .This position is responsible for duties associated with supporting development team members in their fundraising efforts. Duties include handling data in several event management systems related to leadership, donations and event logistics, handling event planning with vendors and volunteers, processing payments in the financial system and collaborating with colleagues and departments on a variety of other meaningful tasks that advance our mission.

  • The Development Coordinator will support the Sr. Development Director that leads all aspects of the Heart's Delight Wine Tasting & Auction campaign and handles the auction logistics of this high-end 4-day Annual event. This event will host winemakers, chefs, and approximately 1,000 Distinguished guests over the 4 days.

  • Non-exempt hourly position with a 37.5-hour work week

The Association offers many resources to help you maintain work-life harmonization through 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 additional training and support, locally.

#TheAHALife is our company culture, our way of life, reflecting our diversity, equity & inclusion, our focus on work-life harmonization and our Guiding Values. Discover why you will Be Seen. Be Heard. Be Valued™ at the American Heart Association by following us on LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, X (formerly Twitter), and at


Support Services

The Development Coordinator is a key element in supporting a cohesive, efficient, and productive workplace.

  • Meeting regularly with the Sr. Director and volunteers to maintain open lines of communication to ensure objectives are being achieved.

  • Maintaining a high level of service by responding to customer inquiries both internally and externally in a knowledgeable and timely manner.

  • Assisting in the coordination and execution of leadership and committee meetings.

  • Preparing presentations, correspondence and documentation in a timely manner including meeting minutes.

  • Working independently and within a team on special nonrecurring and ongoing projects.

Event Logistics

This position will work with American Heart Association staff and the Auction Committee on the 3 silent and 3 live auctions of Heart’s Delight

  • Pre-auction work of data entry, communications with donors of pledges and thank you letters.

  • Attending monthly auction committee meetings.

  • Receive, track inventory, warehouse and pack lots, catalogue auction items.

  • Create descriptions to help write 300-page auction catalog.

  • Brainstorm auction donation ideas with team and outreach for donation items.

  • Helping recruit, schedule, and train day-of volunteers for May 2025.

  • Attending in-person events to help with set up, execution and tear down.

Process, Monitor and Report on Data

Data is central to the success of the organization. This position has the important responsibility of entering, maintaining, and reporting on critical data including donor information, donor payments, event, and prospect details.

  • Using in the data management systems (Greater Giving)

  • Monitoring data for completeness and accuracy. Correcting irregularities as needed.

  • Generating reports as needed

Financial Responsibilities

Help the American Heart Association maintain the trust of our volunteers, donors, and the public at large by ensuring adherence to accounting guidelines and processes regarding donation and payment processing.

  • Research customer discrepancies and past-due amounts with the assistance of the Staff Accountant and other team members.

  • Align with American Heart Association Funds Handling and PCI Procedures for checks, cash, and credit card transactions.

  • Input requests for payments in financial system for contracts and invoices.


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

  • University/College degree or equivalent experience preferred.

  • At least one year’s experience in administrative work, project coordination and/or event management systems with strong attention to detail.

  • Experience in event planning, organizing, consultation and event management preferred. Proficient in using web conferencing software (Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Event.Gives etc.)

  • Demonstrated ability to work on multiple tasks concurrently.

  • Must have intermediate skills in PowerPoint, Word, and Excel. Advanced knowledge and skill with these programs is preferred. These skills are subject to testing.

  • Ability to objectively evaluate, make effective decisions and develop alternative solutions.

  • Ability to work in a team environment and interact with all levels of American Heart Association staff, volunteers, and the public. This includes ability and willingness to build and cultivate relationships within and outside the American Heart Association.

  • Ability to be respectful, self-motivated, resourceful, conscientious, and thoughtful.

  • Willingness to work in an atmosphere requiring flexibility and change. Validated ability to respond quickly to changing ideas, responsibilities, expectations, strategies, and other processes at work.

  • Knowledge of and skill in report preparation, proofreading and attention to detail.

  • Requires access to reliable transportation at all times on an immediate basis.

  • Ability to transport materials and other supplies to and from meetings and events. Ability to and/or move large objects (such as boxes) with the expectation that heavier items would be broken down into smaller components or requesting additional assistance may be required before lifting and/or moving.

  • Must pass background check and must be at least 18 years old.

Preferred Qualifications, not mandatory to qualify :

  • Nonprofit experience or generous knowledge of the wine industry

  • Project management experience

  • Digital event production experience

  • Design skills, preferably in Canva or similar.

  • Knowledge of email marketing basics

  • Experience using Tableau reports.

  • Proficient in Microsoft SharePoint and Teams

  • Experience with vendor negotiation and contract reviews.

Attracting dedicated, 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

The American Heart Association invests in its people. Here are the main components of our total rewards package. Visit Rewards & Benefits to see more details.

  • Compensation – Our goal is to ensure you have a competitive base salary. That’s why we regularly review the market value of jobs and make adjustments, as needed.

  • Performance and Recognition – You are rewarded for achieving success by merit increases and incentive programs, based on the type of position.

  • Benefits – We offer a wide array of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance, along with a robust retirement program that includes an employer match and automatic contribution. As a mark of our commitment to employee well-being, we also offer an employee assistance program, employee wellness program and telemedicine, and medical consultation.

  • Professional Development – You can join one of our many Employee Resource Groups (ERG) or be a mentor/mentee in our professional mentoring program. HeartU is the Association’s national online university, with more than 100,000 resources designed to meet your needs and busy schedule.

  • Work-Life Harmonization – The Association offers Paid Time Off (PTO) at a minimum of 16 days per year for new employees. The number of days will increase based on seniority level. You will also have a total of 12 paid holidays off each year, which includes several days off at the end of the year.

  • Tuition Assistance - We support the career development of all employees. This program provides financial assistance to employees who wish to further their education and career in relation to their current duties and responsibilities, or for potential future positions in the organization.

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, our mission is to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, religion, age, language, sexual orientation, national origin and physical or cognitive abilities. We're committed to ensuring our workforce, workplace culture and mission have a shared impact across a diverse set of backgrounds.

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Posted Date 2 weeks ago (6/4/2024 6:10 PM)

Requisition ID 2024-13500

Job Category Administrative Support

Position Type Full Time