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at American Heart Association
Location Birmingham, AL
Date Posted 04/11/2018
Category Development / Fundraising
Job Type Full-time
Job Function fundraising


The American Heart Association (AHA) has an excellent opportunity for a Go Red for Women Development Director, to organize, direct and implement assigned Social Market Event/s in the Birmingham markets. Primary focus will be on the Go Red For Women annual campaign implementation through Event Chair recruitment, solicitation of sponsorship, volunteer executive committee recruitment, auction production and overall event coordination with a fundraising goal. Works in close partnership with local fundraising and events staff, volunteers and other staff members. Provides year-round servicing, maintenance and operation of assigned events.

Major Responsibilities:
• Solicits and maintains high-level corporate & patron sponsors by developing year-round business and cultivation plans ensuring superior customer relations
• Instrumental in building recruitment committees and executive leadership committees to solicit high level event Chairs and working committees
• Planning, development, maintenance, implementation and evaluation of assigned fundraising events according to best practices and event timelines
• Volunteer recruitment, orientation and training
• Works as part of a team to consult with staff and volunteers in all aspects of event fund raising
• Helps prepare an annual budget to support event plans and activities
• Assists in the development & maintenance of appropriate statistical reports, evaluations, and data gathering for volunteers, the local office, and the affiliate
• Maintains timely communication with all staff at local and affiliate levels, and helps ensure all information requests deadlines are met
• Maintains timely communication with Vice President of Development and Executive Director
• Performs other duties as assigned
• Willingness and ability to work evenings and weekends and travel throughout the market, the affiliate and to the national center as needed

Required Experience:
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
• At least two years’ experience with the American Heart Association, or a similar non-profit organization in a fund-raising position, or two years proven success in marketing, sales, event planning, fundraising or new business development.
• Knowledge and skills in fundraising principles, practices and techniques
• Ability and experience to recruit, train, counsel, and manage executive volunteer groups and to develop long range organizational goals and follow through with them
• Ability to lead a team but also to work independently
• Ability to apply sound judgment and problem-solving skills to conflicts
• Skill in making presentations to large and small audiences
• Ability to write clear and concise narratives
• Ability and willingness to travel and to work evenings and weekends on occasion
• Proficient in use of Microsoft Office tools and databases

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.
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