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American Heart Association Development Director in Champaign, Illinois

Overview

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.

We have an excellent opportunity for a Development Director in Champaign. The Director will oversee our Heart Challenge, Go Red for Women, and Heart of Champaign corporate fundraising campaigns, which all have signature fundraising digital experiences (events). Will also oversee our Heart Challenge corporate fundraising campaign in southern IL. This position will have a home office set up.

This is a fast paced sales type of position with the main accountability of driving revenue.

To help you be successful you will have access to our award-winning learning platform the Heart U as well as various other training and support mechanisms locally and through our National Center.

Due to the current pandemic, daily travel is minimal and voluntary to ensure the health and safety of staff. There is no overnight travel currently. In the future, this position may resume to extensive daily travel and minimal overnight travel.

Responsibilities

  • Prospect and secure local corporate sponsorships, individual donations, and auction items.

  • Manage the Heart Challenge campaign digital experiences/events including securing corporate participation, goal setting, recruitment of team captains, and motivating team members.

  • Recruit and manage executive volunteer leadership, volunteer committees, and day of the event volunteers. Implement a year-round cultivation plan for volunteer leadership.

  • Develop profiles on the top businesses within the market area with a documented plan to secure their involvement.

  • Execute digital experience/event logistics based on national best practices.

  • Work closely with a Communications Director to develop and manage a promotion/communications plan for the campaigns.

Qualifications

  • 2+ years experience in fundraising or outside sales or in a non-profit organization in a similar capacity.

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university preferred.

  • Ability to thrive in a results-driven and collaborative environment with highly effective organization, multi-tasking, communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to recruit, train, and manage high level volunteers to accomplish established goals.

  • Skill in making oral presentations to large and small audiences and ability to write clear and concise narratives.

  • Ability to do daily travel up to 75% and overnight travel up to 5%.

  • Must have at least basic knowledge and skill with Microsoft Office used for word processing, email, presentations, and spreadsheets. Advanced knowledge and skill with these programs is preferred. These skills are subject to testing.

  • Ability to lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

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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EOE/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities

Location US-IL-Champaign

Posted Date 6 days ago (4/30/2021 10:36 AM)

Requisition ID 2021-6858

Job Family Group Fundraising

Job Category Field Campaigns

Location: Champaign, IL

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