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Development Director

Company: American Heart Association
Location: Youngstown
Posted on: June 6, 2021

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.

We have an excellent opportunity for a Development Director based in the Tri-County area. The primary responsibility will be to oversee corporate fundraising, volunteer recruitment and management, and digital experience/event management for our local Go Red for Women and Heart of Tri-County (Youngstown) campaigns. The campaigns include our Go Red for Women Luncheon and Heart Ball signature events respectively. Will also fundraise for our Life Is Why We Give, STEM, and individual giving programs/initiatives under the two campaigns. This position will have a home office set-up.This is a fast paced sales type of position with the main accountability of driving revenue.

To help you be successful you will have access to our award-winning learning platform the Heart U as well as various other training and support mechanisms locally and through our National Center.Due to the current pandemic, daily travel is minimal and voluntary to ensure the health and safety of staff. There is no overnight travel currently. In the future, this position may resume daily and/or overnight travel. *Position is posted in the Youngstown and Akron, OH and Mercer, PA locations.


  • Prospect and secure local corporate sponsorships, individual donations, and auction items.
  • Identify, recruit and manage executive volunteer leadership including implementing a year-round cultivation plan.
  • Develop profiles on the top businesses within the Tri-County (Youngstown) market with a documented plan to secure their involvement.
  • Execute digital experience/event logistics based on national best practices.
  • Work closely with a Communications Director to develop and manage a promotion/communications plan for the campaigns.


  • 2+ years experience in fundraising or outside sales or in a non-profit organization in a similar capacity.
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university preferred.
  • Ability to thrive in a results-driven and collaborative environment with highly effective organization, multi-tasking, communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to recruit, train, and manage high level volunteers to accomplish established goals.
  • Skill in making oral presentations to large and small audiences and ability to write clear and concise narratives.
  • Ability to do daily travel up to 75% and overnight travel up to 15%.
  • Must have at least basic knowledge and skill with Microsoft Office 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.

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.This position not a match with your skills? Click here to see other opportunities.

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EOE/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities

Keywords: American Heart Association, Youngstown , Development Director, Other , Youngstown, Ohio

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