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American Heart Association Development Director in New York, New York


Now is the time to join us and make a difference. Be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. Here at the American Heart Association, you matter and so does your career.

The Heart Association is looking for a Development Director - Go Red For Women (GRFW) position in our New York City, NY office. The Development Director will achieve revenue goals for the NYC Metro Market focusing on the GRFW Campaign and campaign objectives. Applying established AHA standard processes this will include solicitation of large dollar and multi-year corporate sponsorships, individual donor cultivation, and volunteer committee recruitment.

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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  • Prospecting, recruiting, stewarding and managing relationships with corporate and community partners, including c-suite leaders based on nationally established methodologies.

  • Developing existing corporate sponsorships and individual donations. This includes handling existing renewal and deepening engagement via frequent face-to-face meetings to retain and upgrade their financial commitment.

  • Driving new business development through sponsorships and issue-based fundraising and by soliciting and maintaining high-level corporate and patron sponsors by developing year-round business and cultivation plans.

  • Engage, recruit, and mobilize CEOs, corporate leaders, and community leaders to serve on volunteer leadership committees to ensure fundraising and health outcome success. This includes encouraging personal and corporate giving of volunteer leaders.

  • Oversee fundraising trends and implement strategies to generate participant income for the campaign and the NYC market.

  • Establishing relationships with affluent individual donors and foundations and achieving dollar results.

  • Building a network of significant volunteer partnerships to advance our mission.

  • Collaborating with AHA staff and volunteers as needed to promote and support local initiatives, optimize event market strategy, and drive community impact.

  • Lead and engage new individual membership for our personal giving society, in partnership with other fundraising staff.

  • Additional duties as assigned by the supervisor.



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

  • 2 years of corporate sales or fundraising experience.

  • Proven success in achieving assigned revenue goals.

  • Knowledgeable and able to successfully identify, nurture, recruit, and manage relationships with top-level volunteers/donors/board members.

  • Have excellent interpersonal, communication, negotiation, and social skills; you are a self-starter who makes things happen.

  • You are willing to work outside of standard hours in support of your events, sponsors and volunteers which may involve some evening and/or weekend work as needed.

  • Intermediate knowledge and skill with Microsoft Office.

  • Able to travel within your territory daily.

Compensation & Benefits

Salary minimum to midpoint of the range is $70,725 to $93,725. Pay is commensurate with experience; geographic differentials to the pay range may apply.

AHA reserves the right to pay more or less than the posted range. Any difference between actual compensation and the posted range will be based on factors other than race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy) or national origin.

This position is incentive eligible based upon achieving certain targets.

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. 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.


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, 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-NY-New York

Posted Date 18 hours ago (11/30/2022 11:58 AM)

Requisition ID 2022-8253

Job Category Field Campaigns

Additional Locations US-NY-Plainview

Position Type Full Time

Location: NY-New York