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American Heart Association Development Coordinator in Connecticut


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.

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 daily and/or overnight travel. All AHA offices are closed and staff are currently working from home. In the future, this position will resume to being based in the local office. This position is a full-time position.


The American Heart Association (AHA) has an excellent opportunity for a Development Coordinator in our Eastern States region located in Hartford, Connecticut . This position is responsible for duties associated with supporting development team members in their fundraising efforts. Duties include processing data, handling logistical matters for events/market campaigns, and collaborating with colleagues and departments on a variety of other important tasks that advance our mission.

  • This is an office-based position which will require occasional travel to events and meetings including overnight travel within the Eastern States region (Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Jersey and New England) (COVID-19 restrictions permitting)

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

  • Must be willing to work outside of standard hours as needed, including occasional weekends in support of events.

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.

  • General data entry in AHA data management systems (Microsoft Dynamics, Luminate, Greater Giving)

  • Processing all event related data, ensuring accurate record-keeping and monthly reconciliations

  • Processing mail, donations, sponsorship agreements and vendor invoices

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

  • Generating reports as needed

Event Logistics (Virtual and In-Person)

Whether planning a donor reception or a virtual experience, the Development Coordinator is responsible for helping to plan and execute a variety of events which will appeal to both current and potential donors.

  • Virtual Event Production

  • Coordinating event content

  • Creating multimedia presentations

  • Providing technical support for digital experiences (producing, running show, chat box management, etc.)

  • Creating event communications such as save the date cards, invitations, e-blasts, event programs, and other marketing materials as needed in coordination with AHA marketing and communications professionals.

  • Acting as a point of contact for vendors, supporters, sponsors, volunteers, and attendees

  • Attending in person events to help with set up, execution and tear down (COVID 19 restrictions permitting)

  • Recruiting, scheduling, and training volunteers to assist with projects and events to ensure a positive experience.

Support Services

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

  • Meeting regularly with directors 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

  • Performing other duties as required to support Directors/Sr. Directors, Vice Presidents, and Senior Vice Presidents

  • Assisting in the coordination and execution of leadership and board 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


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

  • Must have earned a high school diploma or GED. College degree or some college a plus.

  • Minimum one (1) year work experience in administrative office experience or project coordination experience, with strong attention to detail.

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

  • Demonstrated ability to work on multiple tasks concurrently.

  • Must have at least intermediate knowledge and skill with Microsoft Office 2010 used for word processing, email, presentations, and spreadsheets. Advanced knowledge and skill with these programs are 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 nurture relationships within and outside the American Heart Association. This also includes the ability to work cooperatively with others to leverage resources to achieve common goals.

  • Ability to be diplomatic, self-motivated, resourceful, tactful, and flexible.

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

  • Proven background and willingness to work in an atmosphere requiring flexibility and change.

  • Access to reliable transportation and ability to maintain valid driver’s license and auto insurance.

  • Ability to transport materials and other supplies to and from meetings and events. Ability to lift 25 pounds.

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

Preferred Qualifications, not mandatory to qualify :

  • Nonprofit experience

  • 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 system

  • Proven ability to respond quickly to changing ideas, responsibilities, expectations, strategies, and other processes at workAttracting 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

Employees scheduled to work at least 20 hours per week are eligible to participate in the medical, dental, and vision plans the first of the month following 30 days of service. AHA subsidizes the medical and dental cost to ensure benefits are affordable. Eligible dependents under AHA’s group benefit plans include legal spouse, domestic partner, children under the age of 26 or who are disabled. AHA offers additional benefits like an EAP, telehealth benefit for general medical and behavioral health, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, and disability.

Retirement Plans: AHA retirement plans offer employees a way to start saving after their first paycheck. The retirement plans provide employer contributions after two years of service. If you have previous 501(c)(3) non-profit experience, within the last 5 years, at a national health agency, an institution of higher learning or a medical institution, that experience may count towards the two-year waiting period. Employees are 100% vested in employee and employer contributions.

Paid Days Off: Regular full-time and part-time employees earn Paid Time Off (PTO) based on years of service. PTO begins accruing on date of hire. Full time employees receive one paid Community Service time off day per year and are encouraged to participate in projects, programs and organizations which contribute to the health and vitality of their communities. AHA also offers 12 paid holidays per year.

Leaves of Absence: AHA offers both Short Term and Long-Term Disability benefits which replace earnings if you are unable to work due to a non-work-related illness or injury. Employees are eligible for Short Term Disability after 90 days of service and are eligible for Long Term Disability after being disabled for 90 days or more. Eligible employees can take up to 12 weeks off of work for a qualified leave of absence under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), intermittent FMLA leaves and leave as an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act as Amended (ADAAA.

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-CT-

Posted Date 1 day ago (9/22/2021 2:50 PM)

Requisition ID 2021-7059

Job Family Group Fundraising/Direct Sales

Job Category Administrative Support

Location: CT