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American Heart Association Development Specialist, - Knoxville, TN in Knoxville, Tennessee


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.


The Knoxville, TN office of the American Heart Association has an opening for a Development Specialist . This position will focus on logistical and administrative support for fundraising events. Responsibilities will include database management, financial reporting, assisting with creation of promotional materials, obtaining in-kind donations, recruiting volunteers, and interacting with corporate sponsors, executive committee members, and individual donors.

Primary functions to include :

  • Planning and tracking of event logistics (i.e.: securing venue, reviewing vendor contracts and proof of insurance, van/truck rentals)

  • Managing and tracking direct and indirect event expenses

  • Meeting deadlines for the development and management of respective annual budgets

  • Volunteer recruitment and management (External Partners)

  • Creating and/or coordinating AHA materials and packets

  • Managing and updating internal database systems (Blackbaud or Greater Giving)

  • Accountability of delivering sponsorship benefits

  • Securing auction items and in-kind donations

  • Managing post-event feedback

  • Supporting fundraising directors with day to day administrative tasks

Attracting talented, committed employees means offering a competitive benefits package, a smoke free working environment, ongoing professional development and training, and a diverse and inclusive environment in which to work and grow. And we do!


  • H.S. diploma/GED required. BA/BS degree preferred.

  • Must have 1 to 2 years’ prior event management/logistics experience, fundraising background a plus.

  • Must be a self-starter with an eye for detail, and the willingness and ability to work with, motivate, manage and recruit volunteers.

  • Advanced knowledge of MS Word, Excel & PowerPoint is essential.

  • Solid oral and written communication skills are also required.

  • This position will require periodic travel throughout the designated business

NOTE: Applicants must have a valid driver's license and reliable transportation. Must also be able to pass a criminal background check. Periodic travel within the designated market will be required.

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 2019-4031

Job Family Group Fundraising/Direct Sales

Job Category Administrative/Clerical

Additional Locations US-TN

American Heart Association
Equal Opportunity Employer