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.
The American Heart Association (AHA) has an excellent opportunity for a Director of Development - Heart Ball/Gala in the Washington DC region.
The Director of Development will coordinate, plan and implement activities and resources necessary to achieve campaign goals and fundraising objectives in the Greater Washington Region for the Heart Ball/Gala event.
Provides staff leadership in fundraising, committee management and recruitment, implementation, and evaluation of Heart Ball, Golf Tournament and Women’s Board Luncheon activities, including securing corporate sponsorships, individual gifts, and live and silent auction items.
Assists in the development of a strategic fundraising plan, including goal setting, market potentials, sponsorship objectives and strategies, audience development and ticket sales, and evaluation of cost effective techniques
Monitors the volunteer recruitment and management, budgets and implementation of the plan to fulfill both procurement and campaign goals
Develops corporate relationships to enhance special events and programs
Establishes and maintains an effective database and cultivation plan for corporate prospects, donors and successor management
Recruits, trains, organizes, and supports the volunteers of the Sponsorship Committee, Auction Committee, Individual Giving Committee, Young Professionals Committee, Golf Committee and Women’s Board and oversees the recruitment of Co-Chairs for events and committees.
In accordance with best practices, becomes proficient with current Heart Ball software programs and utilizes software to track auction, maintain accurate records, create auction book and bid forms, track table seating and produce reports to evaluate event
Supports and ensures execution of National and Affiliate policies, procedures, standards, best practices, guidelines and benchmarks
Ability to travel in the assigned territory and to work occasional evenings and weekends
Preferable to have a candidate reside in the territory
Demonstrated knowledge of fundraising principles, practices, techniques and current trends
Experience in event planning, organizing, consultation, and volunteer management
Ability to recruit, manage and evaluate high level volunteers for appropriate utilization
Demonstrated skills in written and oral communication, including large and small group presentations, group facilitation and training
Ability to organize and prioritize large events and multiple projects
Ability to read, comprehend and analyze number goals and fundraising reports
Proficiency in Microsoft Office products
BA or BS degree or equivalent experience
Minimum 1-3 years’ work experience, preferably in special event fundraising, territory sales, or related field
About American Heart Association
For nearly 100 years, the American Heart Association (AHA) has been fighting heart disease and stroke, striving to save and improve lives.
From humble beginnings, the AHA has grown into the nation's oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. A shared focus on cardiovascular health unites our more than 33 million volunteers and supporters as well as our more than 3,400 employees.
Heart disease is the No. 1 killer worldwide, and stroke ranks second globally. Even when those conditions don't result in death, they cause disability and diminish quality of life. We want to see a world free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.
Our size and scope let us have real impact. We have invested more than $4.1 billion in research, more than any U.S. nonprofit organization.
Our mission: To be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives.