American Heart Association Development Director in Arlington, Virginia
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We are currently hiring for a Development Director in Arlington/Metro DC area for our Social events including the Heart Ball Gala and An Affair of the Heart Luncheon & Fashion Show. The Director is responsible for achieving revenue goals by applying AHA best practices and ensuring appropriate volunteer leadership is recruited and developed. This includes solicitation of large dollar and multi-year corporate sponsorships, individual donor cultivation, chair recruitment, volunteer committee recruitment, auction procurement and production and overall event coordination of multiple events throughout the year The Director will be held accountable to an overall bold fundraising goal. Carries out high quality events in accordance with AHA standards and in collaboration with team.
This is a full-time, benefits and incentive eligible position This is an office-based position in a fast-paced work environment.
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 training and support locally and through our National Center.
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Prospect and secure local corporate sponsorships, individual donations, and auction items. This includes handling existing and new sponsorships, renewal and deepening engagement via frequent face-to-face meetings to retain and upgrade their financial commitment.
Securing individual gifts of $5K- $100K+, local corporate sponsorship income and auction items to support the events and to increase overall income potential.
Recruit and lead executive volunteer leadership, volunteer committees, and day of the event timeline and business plan. Leads volunteer recruitment and engagement with c-suite executive and manager level volunteers.
Develop profiles on the top businesses within the metro Arlington/DC area with a documented plan to secure their involvement.
Lead and engage new individual membership for our personal giving society, in partnership with other appropriate fundraising staff. Includes planning and carrying out regular engagement events for members. Develop annual stewardship and cultivation materials for donors in the Society.
Complete the event logistics based on national standard processes. Work alongside the Development Coordinator to lead the efforts to build event auctions (silent or live). Ensure auction items are secured.
Maintain timely communication with all staff at local and affiliate levels. Responsible for staff follow-up and monitoring of assigned fundraising activities. Work closely with the Communications Director to develop promotion and communications plans.
Want to help get your resume to the top? Take a look at the experience we require:
Bachelor’s or some college plus experience.
2 years of experience in fundraising, outside sales or in a non-profit organization in a similar capacity.
Knowledge of community organization, sales, fundraising, and marketing principles, practices, techniques, and trends.
Proven verbal and written communication skills, including large and small group presentations, group facilitation, and training. Skill in written communications to include clear and concise narrative reports, evaluations and similar narrative pieces.
Ability to read, comprehend and analyze number goals, as well as fundraising reports. Skill in use of spreadsheet/database analysis.
Ability to travel up to 75% in your territory.
Intermediate knowledge and skill with Microsoft Office 2010 or higher used for word processing, email, presentations, and spreadsheets. Advanced knowledge and skill with these programs is helpful.
Ability to lift and/or move up to 20 pounds with or without reasonable accommodation.
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Compensation & Benefits
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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. Heart U 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.
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Posted Date 1 week ago (9/16/2022 9:51 AM)
Requisition ID 2020-6317
Job Category Field Campaigns
Position Type Full Time