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American Heart Association Development Director in Washington, District Of Columbia


Now is the time to join an organization that enables you to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. Here at the American Heart Association, you matter and so does your career!

We are currently looking to hire Development Director, Heart Challenge in our Arlington, VA office . The Development Director will collaborate with a team that leads all aspects of the Greater Washington Region Heart Challenge (Heart Walk and 5K Run and Walk & Golf Tournament).

The Development Director will achieve revenue goals by using established AHA best practices which include solicitation of high dollar and multi-year corporate sponsorships, individual donor cultivation, volunteer leadership recruitment, and management of company participation. In addition, this position supports all local AHA events (including Heart Ball, Go Red for Women, Heart’s Delight Wine Auction, and Golf Tournament). Competitive salary with incentive potential is offered.

The American Heart Association offers programs to help you maintain work/life satisfaction according to 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 various other training and support mechanisms locally and through our National Center.

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  • Prospect and secure corporate sponsorships, individual donations, and company teams. This includes managing existing accounts and a focus on new business development.

  • Recruit and handle executive volunteer leadership, volunteer committees, and day of the event volunteers.

  • Develop profiles on the top businesses within the market area with a detailed plan to secure their involvement.

  • Research, identify and recruit companies as participants and potential teams for Greater Washington Region Heart Challenge campaigns. Establish relationships with corporate partners and volunteers to retain and upgrade their financial dedication.

  • Engage, recruit, and mobilize c-suite executives, and other corporate and community leaders to serve on volunteer leadership committees. This includes inspiring personal and corporate giving of volunteer leaders.

  • Maintain timely communication with all staff at local and regional levels.


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

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university is helpful.

  • 1 to 2 years' of experience in fundraising, outside sales or in a non-profit organization in a similar capacity.

  • Knowledge of sales, fundraising, and marketing principles, practices, techniques, and trends.

  • Proven verbal and written communication skills, including large and small group presentations, group facilitation, and training. Skill in written communication to include clear and concise narrative reports, evaluations, and similar narrative pieces.

  • Knowledge of forming strategic alliances/partnerships with Fortune 1000 companies or similar type organizations.

  • Ability to travel up to 50% in the local market.

  • Have intermediate knowledge and skill with Microsoft Office used for word processing, email, presentations, and spreadsheets.

  • Ability to read, comprehend and analyze financial goals, as well as fundraising reports. Spreadsheet/database analysis skills are desired.

  • Ability to lift and/or move up to 20 pounds with or without accommodation. Attracting hardworking, committed employees means offering a competitive benefits package, ongoing professional development and training, along with providing a diverse and inclusive environment in which to work and grow. And we do.

Compensation & Benefits

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-VA-Arlington

Posted Date 1 week ago (9/16/2022 2:48 PM)

Requisition ID 2022-8555

Job Category Field Campaigns

Additional Locations US-DC-Washington

Position Type Full Time

Location: DC-Washington