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American Heart Association Development Specialist-Social Events 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.


We have an excellent opportunity for a Development Specialist in our Denver, CO office. The Development Specialist provides support for the Socials team by providing on-going project management, auxiliary fundraising events and maintaining complex databases. This position will have a fundraising goal of $100k. Other responsibilities include managing, motivating, and working with volunteers, while collaborating with AHA staff.

Your Key Responsibilities and Outcomes:

  • Serve as internal point person alongside the VP of Social Events to manage all logistics for the Go Red for Women Luncheon and the Heart Ball and events leading up to the both events. This includes Executive Team Meetings, STEM event, Event Kick Offs, the Chef Event and Auction Preview Party and the Drop Red Fashion Show. Proactively provides event support for priority revenue generation and health improvement activities. Plan event’ s logistics (i.e.: securing venue, reviewing vendor contracts and proof of insurance, van/truck rentals.

  • Provide administrative support through scheduling meetings, managing RSVP lists, organizing mailings, report generation, and managing expenses. Attend committee meetings and record minutes as needed. Arrange for meeting space, room set-up, meals, equipment, etc.

  • Organize and create AHA account team contacts, sponsorship contacts, proposals, letters of agreement, sponsorship payments, presentations, and benefits delivered.

  • Effectively manages and completes projects in an accurate manner within established timelines.

  • Manage the budget.

  • Maintain all revenue reports.

  • Perform donor/fundraiser data entry and generate donor/fundraiser reports (Greater Giving & Dynamics.

  • Manage annual Email Campaign and maintain external the Go Red for Women Luncheon and the Heart Ball websites as needed.

  • Manage post-event feedback.

  • Support fundraising Directors with day to day administrative tasks.

  • Position will require periodic travel throughout the designated local markets.

  • Responsible for leading and facilitating our Passion Committee.

  • The Development Specialist will have a fundraising goal of $100k tied directly to the development and activation of community teams.


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

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university preferred. College coursework combined with related experience may be substituted for a degree. Related experience may be substituted as follows: 1½ years’ experience equates to 1 full time year of higher education.

  • 2+ years of experience in a similar role. This experience may also count towards satisfying this position’s educational requirement.

  • Able to lift at least 20 lbs. from the ground to waist level with or without reasonable accommodation.

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of complex meeting management.

  • Excellent verbal and written business communications skills.

  • Ability to anticipate and satisfy customer needs; to work independently and take initiative; to creatively and effectively solve problems; to meet and interact with all levels of AHA staff and volunteers.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, knowledge database programs a plus.

  • Ability to work evenings/weekends when necessary with reliable transportation.

  • Must be at least 18 years old.

  • Non-smoking environment.

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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Requisition ID 2019-4678

Job Family Group Fundraising/Direct Sales

Job Category Administrative/Clerical

American Heart Association
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