American Heart Association Development Director in Buffalo, New York
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The American Heart Association (AHA) has an excellent opportunity for a Development Director in the greater Buffalo, NY area in our Eastern States Region. The Development Director is responsible for achieving revenue generation goals. Ensures appropriate volunteer leadership is recruited and developed; which will include solicitation of large dollar and multi-year corporate sponsorships, individual donor cultivation, team captain and chair recruitment, volunteer committee recruitment, auction procurement of multiple events throughout the year (including Go Red for Women Luncheon & Auction and Cycle Nation event). Manages and mobilizes company recruitment to participate with cycle teams. Implements high quality mission-based campaigns in accordance with AHA standards and in collaboration with team.
The main accountability of the Development Director is to drive revenue for the mission of the AHA.
Help us ensure that everyone in our community has the opportunity to live a longer, healthier life! In this Development Director role, you will apply your strengths in relationship building and sales to accomplish bold financial goals through outstanding volunteer leadership engagement and corporate and individual giving.
Advance the AHA mission by generating revenue through our year-round, mission-based, fundraising campaigns.
Prioritize current corporate customers into A, B, C and based on employees, current financial support, and relationship with the American Heart Association. Engage, recruit, and mobilize CEOs, corporate leaders, and community leaders to serve on volunteer leadership committees and chair the event to ensure fundraising and health outcome success. This includes inspiring personal and corporate giving of volunteer leaders.
Prospect and secure local corporate sponsorships, individual donations, and company teams. This includes leading existing and new sponsorships, renewal, and deepening engagement via frequent face-to-face meetings to retain and upgrade their financial commitment. Networking and cold-calls through social media, phone, and face-to-face.
Actively develop and manage a portfolio of individual donors, corporate sponsors, and prospective contributors through ongoing research, identification, cultivation, stewardship, and consultative selling.
Prepare sponsorship proposals and ensures commitments are carried out.
Recruit and handle 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.
Plan and complete mission-based fundraising events in digital and face-to-face venues.
Develop profiles on the top businesses within the metro area with a documented plan to secure their involvement.
Manage and engage new individual membership for our personal giving society, in partnership with other appropriate fundraising staff. Includes planning and implementing regular engagement events for members. Develop annual stewardship and cultivation for donors in the Circle of Red. Provide collaborative guidance and materials across social events in the market to mirror Association messaging.
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 and own a promotion and communications plan.
Want to help get your resume to the top? Take a look at the experience we require:
Bachelor’s or some college plus experience. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university preferred. College coursework combined with related experience may be substituted for a degree. Related experience may be substituted as follows: 1½ years’ experience equates to 1 full-time year of higher education.
Two years of sales or fundraising experience preferred.
Strong relationship-building skills.
Enthusiasm for achieving bold goals.
Written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills and experience and comfort with giving group presentations.
Knowledge of community organization, sales, fundraising, and marketing principles, practices, techniques, and trends.
Knowledge of forming strategic alliances/partnerships with Fortune 1000 companies or similar type organizations.
Ability to do daily travel up to 75% in your local market and overnight travel up to 5.
Must have at least basic knowledge and skill with Microsoft Office 2010 or higher used for word processing, 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.Attracting talented, 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.
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Posted Date 1 month ago (8/16/2022 11:29 AM)
Requisition ID 2021-6809
Job Category Field Campaigns
Additional Locations US-NY-Buffalo
Position Type Full Time