Senior Business Development Director in Seattle, WA

$80K - $100K(Ladders Estimates)

American Heart Association   •  

Seattle, WA 98160

Industry: Healthcare


Less than 5 years

Posted 46 days ago

The Senior Heart Walk Director is responsible for advancing the American Heart Association's mission through the planning, management and implementation of the annual Heart & Stroke Walk campaign – 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.

Under direction of the Puget Sound Vice President of Development, the Senior Heart Walk Director will lead a team of four Heart Walk Directors and one event manager in driving two major Heart Walk events in Seattle and Tacoma. This player/coach will be responsible for leading the cultivation of corporate sponsorships, individual donors and volunteer recruitment to meet an overall team fundraising goal of $3M

Additional key responsibilities include:

  • Leads staff in identifying and recruiting a group of influential, financially strong and inclusive volunteer leadership members to support campaign

  • Leads a team of staff and volunteers to leverage and manage relationships to achieve event sponsorship and participant income

  • Develops and implements year-round cultivation plans ensuring superior donor relations, with a strong focus on driving new business.

  • Oversees and motivates Heart Walk team in driving participant income by recruiting and leading team captains, participants and executive level volunteers, providing effective orientation, training, development, activation and customer service

  • Drives organizational change through employers to build a culture of health by adopting AHA workplace health initiatives

  • Attends and participates in frequent internal meetings focused on strategies to meet fundraising and mission goal

  • Day-to-day management of the Heart Walk team, including onboarding, training, professional development, performance management and coaching

  • Communicates timely with VP of Development, Executive Director and internal and external customers


Key Qualifications:

  • Minimum 3-5 years of successful experience in fundraising, sales or in a non-profit organization in a similar capacity

  • Minimum 1 year of experience in a management capacity. Must have experience in managing team of fundraising or outside sales professionals

  • Demonstrated track record in building effective, collaborative teams of staff and/or volunteers

  • Proven ability to think strategically, analyze market data and identify key trends

  • Ability and willingness to travel locally and to work evenings and weekends on occasion

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree

  • Experience managing and cultivating high-level leaders at the c-suite level

  • Experience managing a large portfolio of sales

  • Knowledge of corporate and community networks

  • Knowledge of AHA's mission and programs

Valid Through: 2019-10-30