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American Heart Association Events Planning Manager in Seattle, Washington


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.


As an integral member of the Puget Sound Division, the Events Planning Manager is responsible for planning and managing all aspects of the Heart and Stroke Walk events in Seattle and Tacoma. Heart Walk is the American Heart Association’s the AHA’s premier event for raising funds to save lives from this country's No. 1 and No. 5 killers – heart disease and stroke. Join us and help inspire walkers, donors, volunteers and communities to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives.

Under broad supervision, this position is responsible for effectively developing, planning, managing and implementing events aligned with the Division's fundraising campaigns to ensure overall success of division revenue and volunteer engagement goals. Responsibilities include:

  • Year-round planning, development, management and implementation of events aligned with assigned campaigns. Includes all aspects of event planning: (1) appropriate integration and activation of sponsor benefits; (2) procurement of services and materials; (3) vendor management within purchasing and operating guidelines and budget; (4) design and production of campaign collateral and materials; (5) manages budget and reporting documents for campaigns and events.

  • Provides staff leadership in the areas of event volunteer recruitment, orientation and training and recognition.

  • Participates in the development of a strategic fundraising campaign through assessing and evaluating events to ensure optimal cost effectiveness and budget management.

  • Establishes and manages relationships, an effective database and cultivation plan with sponsors, vendors and other partners for ongoing financial and product support for the events.

  • Responsible for effective implementation of all related events within budget and timelines.

  • Manages customer and campaign information utilizing AHA systems accurately, timely and completely in accordance with established guidelines.

  • Proactively communicates and coordinates efforts and timelines with staff and volunteer partners to ensure maximum collaboration aligned with achieving campaign goals.


  • Corporate event planning experience with complex logistics and timelines

  • Effective oral and written communication skills

  • Effective interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to develop collaborative working relationships internally and externally

  • Effective project management skills

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications

Preferred qualifications include:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of fundraising principles, practices, techniques and current trends.

  • Experience in volunteer management, recruitment and activation.

  • Proficiency in social networking and developing web-based collateral.

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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This Western States Affiliate position is eligible for the Employee Referral Program. Please contact HR for details.

Requisition ID 2019-4061

Job Family Group Fundraising/Direct Sales

Job Category Administrative/Clerical

American Heart Association
Equal Opportunity Employer