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American Heart Association Development Director in New York, New York


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.


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

As the Development Director, your responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Prospecting, recruiting, stewarding and maintaining 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 inspiring personal and corporate giving of volunteer leaders.

  • Monitoring participant fundraising trends and implementing validated strategies 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 move your resume to the top? Here are some things to consider:

  • Possessing a bachelor’s degree or some college coursework and/or at least 2 years of corporate sales or fundraising experience.

  • Demonstrated success in achieving assigned revenue goals.

  • Knowledgeable and able to successfully identify, cultivate, recruit, and maintain relationships with top-level volunteers/customers.

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

  • Experienced in understanding and navigating corporate cultures to achieve goals will be invaluable; 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.

  • Must have at least basic knowledge and skill with Microsoft Office 2010 or higher used for word processing, email, presentations, and spreadsheets.

  • Able to travel within your territory daily as well as occasional travel to other locations once restrictions are lifted.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Compensation & Benefits


Pay is commensurate with experience; geographic differentials may apply.

Benefit Plans:

Our Rewards & Benefits package not only gives you the total benefits you want, but also goes above and beyond with innovative programs to develop your skills – helping you grow and thrive at the American Heart Association. To learn more about our benefit offerings please visit:

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 4 weeks ago (7/13/2022 10:36 PM)

Requisition ID 2022-8253

Job Category Field Campaigns

Additional Locations US-NY-Plainview

Position Type Full Time

Location: NY-New York