American Heart Association Development Director, LI Heart Walk in Plainview, New York


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.


About Us:

The American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. Founded by six cardiologists in 1924, our organization now includes more than 22.5 million volunteers and supporters. We fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide critical tools and information to save and improve lives. Our nationwide organization includes 156 local offices and more than 3,000 employees. We moved our national headquarters from New York to Dallas in 1975 to be more centrally located. The American Stroke Association was created as a division in 1997 to bring together the organization’s stroke-related activities.

What We Do:

To improve the lives of all Americans, we provide public health education in a variety of ways. We’re the nation’s leader in CPR education training. We help people understand the importance of healthy lifestyle choices. We provide science-based treatment guidelines to healthcare professionals to help them provide quality care to their patients. We educate lawmakers, policymakers and the public as we advocate for changes to protect and improve the health of our communities.

The Job:

As the Development Director – Long Island Heart Walk, you will be responsible for the overall revenue goal, planning and implementation of the LI Heart Walk. Some of the key responsibilities you will have in this role include, identification, cultivation and recruitment of C-suite and Upper Level Management volunteer leaders; sponsor solicitation, activation, and cultivation; maintaining and stewarding relationships with key corporate and community leaders; establishing new accounts and cultivating new customers to reach highest level of revenue generation; and building a network of meaningful volunteer partnerships to advance our mission. The LI Heart Walk has a $600,000 net revenue goal.

In this role, you will report to Kathy our Regional VP for LI and will join her team of fundraising staff in our Plainview, NY office. You will have the opportunity to work with varied staff in our program and mission related positions to meet your performance goals.


Ideal Candidate:

To be successful as a Development Director we need you to bring your 3 plus years of experience in fundraising or corporate sales and your ability to build powerful partnerships with corporate leaders and senior level volunteers. To help you be successful you will have access to our award-winning learning platform the American Heart University as well as our sales training & relationship development program- Building Powerful Partnerships which received a 2017 Learning! 100 Award from Elearning! Media Group, and various other training and support mechanisms locally and through our National Center.


If this sounds like you, review the preferred skills we are looking for below: ( Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

You should have the ability to accomplish results through strong volunteer recruitment and management, have a proven track record in exceeding sales/fundraising goals, possess the knowledge and demonstrated ability to successfully identify, cultivate, recruit, and maintain relationships with top level volunteers/customers, have great organizational, communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills, and a proven ability to understand and navigate corporate cultures to achieve goals. You must be willing to travel within your territory on a daily basis as well as occasional travel to other locations in the affiliate and to our National Center in Dallas, Texas for meetings or training.

Education: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university preferred. College coursework combined with related experience may be substituted for a degree. Related experience may be substituted as follows: 1 ½ years experience equates to 1 full time year of higher education.

Experience: Must have at least 3 years of experience in fundraising, outside sales and/or senior level volunteer management. This experience may also count towards satisfying this position’s educational requirement.


Attracting 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.

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.

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Application Process:

If joining the largest voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases sounds like your dream job then click on Apply Now to submit your online application. (Click on “New Resume” if you are new to us or “Existing Resume” if you have previously applied to AHA positions)

While we can only contact those applicants deemed most qualified for the position, but we do appreciate all applicants for their interest and effort in applying. If we are interested in moving you forward in the process you can expect to hear from us within one week from the receipt of your application in most cases.

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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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