Business Development Director in Seattle, WA

$80K - $100K(Ladders Estimates)

American Heart Association   •  

Seattle, WA 98160

Industry: Healthcare


Less than 5 years

Posted 34 days ago


We have an exciting opportunity for a Business Development Director to help manage our Heart & Stroke Walk campaign within our Puget Sound Division. The Heart & Stroke Walk is 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.

In this role, you will be responsible for managing the Seattle Heart Walk campaign with an overall team goal of $3M, and working alongside three other directors - under supervision of our Senior Director - on selling corporate sponsorships, working with corporate leaders, managing corporate and community teams and generating participant income.

You will be based in our Seattle office.

Additional key responsibilities include:

  • Ongoing identification, recruitment and activation of an influential, financially strong and inclusive volunteer leadership base to support the campaign.
  • Leading effective engagement strategies for team captains and walkers.
  • Ongoing management of corporate sponsorship accounts and community involvement.
  • Managing peer-to-peer fundraising in participating Heart Walk companies to help achieve revenue goals.
  • Ongoing management, implementation and evaluation of events and activities within Heart Walk campaign.
  • Development of year-round pipelines and cultivation plans for corporate accounts.
  • 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 the Senior Business Development Director, VP of Development, Executive Director and internal and external customers.


Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum two years' successful experience in fundraising, sales or marketing
  • Bachelor's degree 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

Valid Through: 2019-11-7