American Heart Association Associate Development Director, Heart Walk in Denver, Colorado


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.


Responsible for planning, coordinating and managing logistics for a single major fundraising event or smaller multiple events. Also responsible for securing sponsorships and managing relationships to provide beneficial outcomes; recruiting, managing and motivating volunteers; planning and executing logistics of auxiliary fundraising events; maintaining donor or sponsor databases; coordinating event administration, schedules and meetings; controlling inventory of marketing, presentation, or fundraising materials; and preparing financial or operations reports.


Essential Job Duties

Authority to negotiate vendor contracts for a large fundraising event or smaller multiple events such as Heart Walk, Go Red for Women and Heart Ball including site contracts, infrastructure, lighting, sound, food and beverage, etc. Oversee the vendor contract process for assigned events to ensure that each site is following American Heart Association best practices, guidelines and procedures. Ensure vendors adhere to contractual obligations and perform as agreed upon, and negotiate remedies if obligations are not met. Evaluate and manage vendor relationships in order to ensure service levels are maintained or exceeded.

Plan and facilitate volunteer event committee and volunteer activities. Assist committee with recruiting, scheduling and tracking volunteers and volunteer activities. Train volunteers and manage assignments on-site during event. Act as volunteer liaison.

Independently, conducts exploratory meetings, sales calls, and create strategies to develop current and new donors. Secure sponsorships and manage relationships to provide beneficial outcomes. Maintains a fundraising goal ranging from $25,000 – 150,000. Prepares and maintain fundraising materials and presentations.

Creates and runs reports from internal databases and systems. Ensure that income targets, goals, weekly reports are timely, clear and effective in meeting leadership needs related to revenue. Track and report on sponsorship income, pledged dollar amounts and event donation information for events. Ensure accuracy and adherence to the latest policies and practices of the AHA as they relate to fiscal and event financials.

Develop, track and adhere to event budget. Manage invoicing, expenses, and peripheral accounts for event.

Develop schedule, plan strategy, and execute against timeline for meeting deadlines.

Perform administrative duties as required or requested.

Travel required

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience

2 years of experience with public event planning

2 years of experience working with and managing volunteer staff

2 years of experience with promotions, sales, or fundraising strategies

2 years of experience in negotiating services and managing service level agreements

Proficient with Microsoft Office applications and Customer Relationship Management systems

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Requisition ID 2018-3447

Job Family Group Fundraising/Direct Sales

Job Category Administrative/Clerical