Mar 27, 2019

Sales/Fundraising Development Director, Youngstown, OH

  • American Heart Association
Development Health Care

Job Description

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.

We have an excellent opportunity for a Heart Ball Director in our Youngstown office. Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Heart Ball Director implements several events; two Heart Balls; both the  Tri-County (Youngstown) and Mercer/Lawrence events + a golf event and to meet and exceed goals in excess of $250,000.





Essential duties:

  • Cultivating and securing corporate sponsorships and individual donors to meet aggressive fundraising goals.
  • Recruiting and managing high profile community leaders and c-level executive volunteers to serve as Heart Ball committee members.
  • Responsible for the live and silent auction the night of the event, and the recruitment and management of the auction committee.
  • Managing logistics for these black-tie events.
  • Builds strong relationships with donors and volunteers
  • Must achieve or exceed monthly and fiscal goals ensuring best practices are adhered to.

Supervisory Responsibilities:  May include indirect supervision of administrative staff supporting the event.


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

  • BA or BS degree in related field or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of two to five years relevant work experience, including proven success in fundraising/sales and staff/volunteer management.
  • Strong professional communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to successfully navigate corporate cultures and build relationships with c-suite executives.
  • Successful track record and thrives on the competition of making the ‘ask’, negotiating and successfully closing large corporate sponsorships and individual gifts.
  • Strong volunteer recruitment and management skills; demonstrated ability to provide a high level of customer service and motivation to business and social leaders.
  • Ability to plan, work independently and adhere to budget and timeline expectations
  • Excellent strategic, analytical, organizational and follow-up skills.
  • Demonstrated professional and mature interaction and collaboration with other staff and leadership volunteers, sponsors, donors and others to engage them toward the achievement of fundraising and mission goals.
  • Proven background and willingness to work in a high-demand, fast-paced atmosphere requiring flexibility and change.
  • Excellent computer skills.
  • Ability to travel and work 75% in the territory, occasional overnight travel and the ability to lift at least 20 lbs from the ground to waist level with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Ability and willingness to work irregular hours including attending evening and weekend meetings or events as appropriate.

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