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American Heart Association Development Specialist in Fayetteville, Arkansas


Are you ready to join an organization where you can be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives?

Envision 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 single day. Is it easy? No. Is it worthwhile? you bet!

This is satisfying work that makes a real difference in people's lives. You can achieve professional growth with personal fulfillment. You will connect with people and make a lifesaving impact. You will partner with individuals, schools, lawmakers, healthcare providers and others to ensure everyone has access to healthier lifestyle choices and proper healthcare.


We have an excellent opportunity for a Development Specialist in our Fayetteville office. Under the direction of the Executive Director, this position supports all campaign activities, event budgets and logistics for all fundraising activities for the Northwest Arkansas area, to include: Heart Ball, NWA Sweethearts, Heart Walk, Go Red for Women, CycleNation, and other supporting events, including all Northwest Arkansas Office Activities.

Job duties include:

  • Supports the Executive Director and the Board of Directors to organize, coordinate, and track activities to achieve Gold Standard Board. Work in parallel with office leadership (event leads & Executive Director.

  • Handles customer and campaign information utilizing AHA systems (E1, Dynamics, Greater Giving, Luminate, etc.) accurately, timely and in full compliance with established AHA business standards and data guidelines.

  • Leads financial support for the market to include invoicing, collections and contract uploads. As well as, monitors and tracks direct and indirect expenses for fiscal year and end of year across events.

  • Assists in the overall timeline management, planning, implementation, and evaluation of night of event logistics and auction procurement for both live and silent auctions and sponsor activation

  • Work with event leads to achieve their overall look and feel of the events, helps with all design elements of the event; this includes the creation of print and digital marketing collateral – signage, invitations, etc.

  • Volunteer recruitment and management as they relate to event logistics and On-Site Volunteer management and determine the amount of volunteer support for each event and build job descriptions.

  • Attend all team meetings and strategy for successful meetings when event logistics are involved.

  • Other duties as assigned by Supervisor.


Required Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in marketing, public relations, or related field preferred. College coursework combined with related experience may be substituted as follows: 1 ½ years’ experience equates to 1 full-time year of higher education.

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

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of meeting management.

  • Excellent verbal and written business communication skills.

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

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs required (subject to testing) Knowledge of Greater Giving or similar donor database programs is helpful. Basic Photoshop skills preferred.

  • Ability to work evenings/weekends when necessary.

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

  • Must be at least 18 years old.

  • AHA is a non-smoking environment.

Click on “New Resume” (or “Existing Resume” if you have previously applied to AHA positions) to submit your online application. Only those deemed most qualified will be contacted to interview.

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Location US-AR-Fayetteville

Posted Date 2 months ago (12/11/2019 6:18 PM)

Requisition ID 2019-5482

Job Family Group Fundraising/Direct Sales

Job Category Administrative/Clerical

Location: Fayetteville, AR