Aug 28, 2019

Business Development Director in Los Angeles, California

  • American Heart Association
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
Development Healthcare / clinics Medical and Disability Research

Job Description

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.

Responsibilities

We have an exciting opportunity for a Business Development Director to help grow our Heart Walk campaign across Greater Los Angeles County. The Heart Walk is 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.

In this role, you will be an integral member of the team responsible for managing the Los Angeles Heart Walk to achieve an overall team fundraising goal of $2.5M through securing corporate sponsorships, managing community teams and generating participant income – all while inspiring meaningful connections with our lifesaving mission.

This position is based in our Downtown Los Angeles office with a regional focus on the Westside.

Additional key responsibilities include:

  • Ongoing identification, recruitment and activation of an influential, financially strong and inclusive volunteer leadership base to support the campaign.

  • Leading effective engagement strategies for team captains and walkers.

  • Ongoing new business development and management of corporate sponsorship accounts and community involvement.

  • Managing peer-to-peer fundraising in participating Heart Walk companies to help achieve revenue goals.

  • Ongoing management, implementation and evaluation of events and activities within Heart Walk campaign.

  • Development of year-round pipelines and cultivation plans for corporate accounts.

  • Active networking and outreach through 10+ face-to-face meetings on weekly basis with donors, volunteers and sponsor prospects.

  • Management of timely communication with the internal team and external customers.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum three years’ successful experience in fundraising, sales or marketing

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

  • Strong results-orientation with the ability to thrive in a highly dynamic and partner-focused environment

  • Ability to recruit, train and manage volunteers

  • Ability to delegate and accomplish goals through volunteers

  • Ability and willingness to travel and to work evenings and weekends on occasion

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience managing and cultivating high-level leaders at the c-suite level

  • Knowledge of corporate and community networks

  • Knowledge of AHA’s mission and programs

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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EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities

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

Title / Level of Responsibility

Director

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