American Heart Association Senior Development Director in Oakland, California


Are you ready to join an organization where you can make an extraordinary impact every day?

Imagine 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 day. Is it easy? No. Is it worthwhile? Absolutely.

This is satisfying and challenging work that makes a real difference in people's lives. We are where you can achieve professional growth with personal fulfillment. We are where you can connect people to making a lifesaving impact. We are where you can 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 is where you can make an extraordinary impact.


We have a great job opportunity for an experienced results-oriented fundraising and/or sales professional to join the American Heart Association team as a Senior Development Director responsible for the Research Roundtable campaign, which is focused on high level volunteers and donors in the life-science, venture capital, bio-tech and healthcare industries. The Senior Director, working with executive level volunteers and staff, manages and executes the campaign driving revenue through corporate cash sponsorship and individual giving to achieve a net revenue goal of $800,000. The position can be based in San Jose or Oakland.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Develops and implements a strategic year-round campaign plan to achieve the established goal utilizing AHA best practices

  • Identifies, recruits and manages executive level volunteers primarily in the venture capital, medical device and bio-tech industries

  • Maintains and grows current corporate sponsors through year-round cultivation

  • Secures new high-level corporate sponsorship through developing and implementing a strong prospect pipeline

  • Cultivates current and secures new individual philanthropic donors

  • Oversees event execution

  • Conducts active networking and outreach through 10+ face to face meetings on weekly basis with donors, volunteers and sponsors


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

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

  • 3+ years successful experience in fundraising, sales or marketing

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

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

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

  • Ability and willingness to travel and to work evenings and weekends as needed

Here are some of the preferred experience/skills we are looking for:

  • Experience working with executives in the life science, healthcare or venture capital industries

  • Related nonprofit fundraising experience

  • Experience in closing high level corporate sponsorship

  • Knowledge of AHA’s mission and programs

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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Requisition ID 2018-2789

Job Family Group Fundraising

Job Category Fundraising/Sales