Development Director, Heart Walk

American Heart Association in Chicago, IL

  • Industry: Executive Management - Marketing/Public Relations
  • Type: Full Time
  • Compensation: $122,260.00 - 195,330.00 / Year*
position filled

**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 Director, Heart Walk** based in our **Chicago** office.


The Director will be part of a seven-person team who oversee the fundraising, walk team/volunteer recruitment and management, and event logistics for our Chicago Heart Walk.

The main accountability of the Director is to drive revenue for the event.

+ Handle the annual walk team cycle including securing corporate participation, goal setting, recruitment of team captains, and motivating team members.

+ In conjunction with the Heart Walk team, recruit and manage executive volunteer leadership, volunteer committees, and day of the event volunteers.

+ Develop profiles on the top businesses within the Chicago area with a documented plan to secure their involvement.

+ Assist with event logistics based on national best practices as appropriate.


+ 2+ years of experience in fundraising or outside sales or in a non-profit organization in a similar capacity. This experience may also count towards satisfying this position's educational requirement.

+ Bachelor's or some college plus experience. 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: 1 ? years experience equates to 1 full-time year of higher education.

+ Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills, including large and small group presentations, group facilitation, and training. Skill in written communications to include clear and concise narrative reports, evaluations and similar narrative pieces.

+ Ability to read, comprehend and analyze number goals, as well as fundraising reports. Skill in use of spreadsheet/database analysis.

+ Ability to do daily travel up to 75% and overnight travel up to 25%.

+ Must have at least basic knowledge and skill with Microsoft Office 2010 or higher used for word processing, email, presentations, and spreadsheets. Advanced knowledge and skill with these programs is preferred. These skills are subject to testing.

+ Ability to lift and/or move up to 20 pounds with the expectation that items in excess of 20 pounds would be broken down into smaller components or additional assistance is required before lifting and/or moving.

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.

**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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**Location** _US-IL-Chicago_

**Posted Date** _1 week ago_ _(3/13/2020 4:56 PM)_

**_Requisition ID_** _2020-5891_

**_Job Family Group_** _Fundraising_

**_Job Category_** _Field Campaigns_

**Location:** Chicago, IL
Associated topics: alumni, business, demand generation, government, major gift, public, regulatory, solicitation, stewardship, university relationship

* Estimated salary

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