Business Development Director

American Heart Association   •  

Fresno, CA

Industry: Healthcare


Less than 5 years

Posted 24 days ago

This job is no longer available.

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 Director - Heart Walk within our Central Valley Division.

The Business Development Director – Heart Walk is responsible for advancing the American Heart Association's mission through the planning, management and implementation of the Heart Walk, the AHA's premier event for raising funds to save lives from this country's No. 1 and No. 5 killers – heart disease and stroke. This position will be directly responsible for the cultivation of corporate sponsorships and the management of community teams to meet an overall fundraising goal of $365K.

Additional key responsibilities include:

  • Ongoing identification, recruitment and activation of an influential, financially strong and inclusive volunteer leadership base to support the campaign on a sustained basis.
  • In collaboration with volunteer leadership, leading effective engagement strategies for team captains and walkers.
  • Ongoing management of corporate sponsorship accounts and community involvement.
  • Promotion of a team-oriented environment where open and collaborative communication is understood as a requirement for success.
  • Ongoing management, implementation and evaluation of events and activities within Heart Walk campaign.
  • Development of year-round pipelines and cultivation plans for corporate accounts, ensuring sufficient depth for revenue generation and excellent customer relations.
  • Active community networking and outreach through 10+ face-to-face meetings on weekly basis with donors, volunteers and sponsor prospects
  • Management of timely communication with Executive Director as well as internal and external customers.


Key Qualifications:

  • Minimum two years' successful experience in fundraising, sales or marketing
  • Bachelor's degree preferred or equivalent experience
  • Ability to recruit, train and manage volunteers
  • Ability to delegate and accomplish goals through volunteers
  • Ability and willingness to travel and to work evenings and weekends on occasion

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience managing and cultivating high-level leaders at the c-suite level
  • Knowledge of corporate and community networks
  • Knowledge of AHA's mission and programs