American Heart Association Business Development Director - Sacramento in Sacramento, California


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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.


T he American Heart Association (AHA) has an exciting new opportunity for a Business Development Director in our Sacramento Division. The Director will focus on identifying and securing new corporate business accounts to support the Heart Walk campaign through corporate cash sponsorship and/or company involvement. Candidate needs to be comfortable with B2B sales, including cold calling.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develops and implements an active prospect list of new corporate accounts to support the mission of the AHA through cash sponsorship (starting at $5,000) and company engagement

  • Actively participates in the solicitation, cultivation and management of new corporate accounts and selected current accounts

  • Shares in the overall fiscal year net revenue goal of $1.37M for the Heart Walk campaign, through driving to AHA Best Practices

  • Maintains timely communication with the Executive Director and internal and external customers

  • Conducts approximately 10+ face to face meetings on weekly basis to drive and generate new business


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

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

  • 1-3 years successful experience in fundraising and/or sales

  • Ability to recruit, train, and manage volunteers

  • Knowledge of AHA’s mission and programs

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

  • Experience in closing high level corporate sponsorship

  • Comfortable with B2B networking and outreach including cold calls

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Requisition ID 2018-3176

Job Family Group Fundraising

Job Category Fundraising/Sales