Business Development Director

American Heart Association   •  

Fresno, CA

Industry: Healthcare


5 - 7 years

Posted 53 days ago

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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.


We have an exciting opportunity for a Business Development Directorworking with our Go Red For Women and Heart Ball campaigns for our Central Valley Division.

As the Director your primary focus will be on Heart Ball and Go Red implementation through Event Chair recruitment, solicitation of corporate and individual sponsorships, volunteer committee recruitment, auction production and overall event coordination. This person will work in close partnership with volunteers and other staff members and provide year-round servicing, maintenance and operation of assigned events. The Business Development Director is responsible for an overall $335,000 fundraising goal between the two campaigns.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Solicits and maintains high-level corporate & patron sponsors by developing year-round cultivation plan ensuring superior customer relations.

  • Builds recruitment committees and executive leadership committees to solicit high level event Chairs and working committees.

  • Provides staff support in planning, development, maintenance, implementation and evaluation of assigned fundraising events according to best practices and event timelines.

  • Provides staff support in volunteer recruitment, orientation and training,

  • Works to consult with staff and volunteers in all aspects of event fund raising.

  • Helps prepare an annual budget to support plans and activities.

  • Assists in the development & maintenance of appropriate statistical reports, evaluations, and data gathering for volunteers, the local office, and the affiliate.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.

  • 2+ years experience in a fund raising position, or five to seven years proven success in marketing, sales, event planning, fundraising or new business development.

  • Knowledge and skills in fund raising principles, practices and techniques.

  • Ability and experience to recruit, train, counsel, and manage volunteer groups and to develop long range organizational goals and follow through with them.

  • Ability to apply sound judgment and problem solving skills to conflicts.

  • Skill in making oral 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.

  • Knowledge of the American Heart Association’s mission and programs.

Requisition ID 2019-3762