Director of Development - Walk

American Heart Association   •  

Baltimore, MD

Industry: Healthcare


Less than 5 years

Posted 101 days ago

This job is no longer available.

The American Heart Association (AHA) has an excellent opportunity for a Senior Director of Development - Heart Walk in our Baltimore, MD office!


  • Coordinates, plans and implements activities and resources necessary to achieve Heart Walk campaign goals and fundraising objectives in the assigned territory

  • Provides staff support, in the areas of volunteer recruitment, event logistics, year-round planning, sponsorship solicitation, and evaluation of the Heart Walk

  • Provides expertise in Heart Walk policies, procedures, and programs

  • Responsible for volunteer recruitment and management and ensures adequate volunteer staffing for day of event

  • Recruits, develops, manages and cultivates corporate accounts and sponsorships to support Heart Walk events

  • Supports corporate partners and team leaders effectively

  • Manages Heart Walk events to provide adequate customer service, trouble shooting, day of event logistical support and completion

  • Supports and ensures execution of National and Affiliate policies, procedures, standards, best practices, benchmarks and guidelines

  • Confirms thorough, timely and accurate data entry of relevant information

  • Utilizes existing national and affiliate Heart Walk materials, products and recruitment tools including running and reviewing reports to supportcampaign management

  • Ensures the integrity and security of donor information and adheres to the Affiliate’s Special Event Cash Handling policies

  • Collaborates with other AHA staff and volunteers as needed to promote and support local initiatives and to optimize Heart Walk market strategy and consistency

  • Effectively supervises and directs support administrative staff in work necessary to achieve objectives

  • Other duties and projects may be assigned to the role, which provide general assistance as needed to support the mission of the American Heart Association


  • 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

  • Ability and willingness to travel extensively throughout assigned geographical territory and to work occasional evenings and weekends

  • Ability to use relevant tools (e.g., word processing, spreadsheet, e-mail and database programs and voice mail)

Required Experience:

  • BA or BS degree or equivalent experience

  • Minimum 1-3 years’ work experience, preferably in special event fundraising, territory sales, or related field

    Requisition ID 2018-2162