Development Director, Go Red For Women

American Heart Association Columbus , OH 43216

Posted 3 months ago


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 excellent opportunity for a Development Director, Go Red For Women (sales/fundraising) in our Columbus, OH office. Reporting to the Sr. Director, the Director is responsible for event implementation through event chair recruitment, solicitation of sponsorships, individual giving, executive leadership volunteer committee recruitment, auction production and overall event coordination.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Achievement of the Go Red For Women event financial goal(s)

  • Serves as staff lead for STEM Goes Red event, which includes securing corporate sponsorships

  • Oversees additional c-suite volunteer & donor cultivation events

  • Conducts revenue generation-focused meetings/calls daily and appropriately document scheduled appointments and results

  • Develops and cultivate mutually satisfying relationships with corporations and top-level donors by utilizing consultative approach to match donor interests with AHA mission and priorities

  • Leads volunteer recruitment and engagement. Ensuring the right profile event and executive leadership team chairpersons and other volunteers are recruited and provided effective orientation, training and development and activation

  • Delegates to Administrative Associate who is responsible for event logistics including, but not limited to, event promotions, entertainment, live and silent auctions.

  • Plans, executes, monitors and evaluates event and related year-round activities.


Want to help get your resume to the top? Take a look at the experience we require:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience

  • At least two years of experience with a non-profit organization in a fund-raising position, or two years proven success in marketing, sales, event planning, fundraising or new business development.

  • Demonstrated skills in negotiation and motivation

  • Proven outside sales experience, business-to-business experience preferred

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

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

  • Ability to work in a team atmosphere, but also to work independently

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

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

  • Applied knowledge and intermediate skills in windows applications such as Word, Excel and Outlook

  • Demonstrated skills in written and oral communication including large and small group presentations, group facilitation, and training, ability to speak publicly

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

Click on "Apply for this job online" to submit your online application or "Log back in!" if you are a returning applicant. Only those candidates deemed most qualified by the hiring manager will be contacted to interview.

At American Heart Association | American Stroke Association, diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity applies to both our workforce and the communities we serve as it relates to heart health and stroke prevention.

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Development Director, Go Red For Women

American Heart Association