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Development Director-Impact Campaign

American Heart Association | Arlington, VA

Posted Date 11/21/2022



Now is the time to join us and make a difference. Be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. Here at the American Heart Association, you matter and so does your career.

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We are currently hiring for a Development Director for the Greater Washington Region.

This is a full time, benefits eligible opportunity.

The Director will be leading the Leaders for Life and Woman of Impact/Teen of Impact initiatives. This will include recruiting fundraising volunteers, securing financial contributions in support of our mission, individual donor cultivation, special event implementation and working collaboratively with internal development staff. Position will include regular daily travel. Competitive salary with incentive potential is offered.

  • Drive peer-to-peer fundraising strategies to achieve overall revenue goals. Secure financial contributions by conducting exploratory meetings and revenue generation-focused sales calls. Appropriately document scheduled appointments and results.

  • Recruit, engage and recognize high-level volunteers for participation in local, competitive fundraising campaigns. Provide effective orientation, training, and ongoing coaching for recruited volunteers to increase revenue and volunteer experience.

  • Build powerful partnerships externally and internally.

  • Identify and network with key donors and volunteers. Work collaboratively with volunteers and donors as well as internal staff to broaden the volunteer network and increase mission impact and campaign income.

  • Cultivate donors to increase engagement and giving.

  • Coordinate local donor cultivation events and prospect high-impact donors and volunteers. Lead event logistics - digitally and in-person.


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

  • 2+ years of experience in professional fundraising/development or outside sales, management of special event fundraising, sales, marketing and public relations functions

  • Validated ability to use interpersonal skills to secure donors and attract, recruit, and lead volunteers and collaborate internally and externally

  • Demonstrated skills in written and oral communication, including large and small group presentations, group facilitation and training

  • Ability to apply good judgment in decision making

  • Possess problem-solving skills and be solution-oriented

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

  • Ability to coordinate and prioritize multiple projects

  • Ability to read, comprehend and analyze number goals

  • Ability to use social media and other digital channels

  • Ability to travel daily up to 75% within the Greater Washington Region and overnight travel up to 5%

  • Must have basic knowledge and skill with Microsoft Office used for word processing, email, presentations, and spreadsheets. These skills are subject to testing.

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