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Development Director, Heart Walk

Indianapolis, IN, USA | American Heart Association

  • Industry:
    Non-Profit / Social Enterprise
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    Business Development
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Job Description:
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Research, identify, and acquire companies as sponsors of Heart Walk.Build relationships with corporate sponsors to retain and upgrade their financial commitment. Work with sponsors to use their advertising efforts to carry American Heart Association logos and partnership references.

Manage and persuade employers toward establishing recruitment and monetary goals based on market potential and their role in achieving goals.

Manage and mobilize CEO’s to serve on Heart Walk committees.Recruit and coach corporate teams with goals and activities to support their heart walk initiatives.  

Prioritize current corporate customers into A, B, C and based on employees, current financial support, and relationship with the American Heart Association.

Build relationships with key corporate leaders through frequent face-to-face meetings according to the Heart Walk timeline and business plan.

Recruit and manage volunteers and volunteer committees to implement and successfully complete assigned activities.

Work closely with the Communications Director to develop and manage a promotion and communications plan.


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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 1½ years experience equates to 1 full-time year of higher education.

Must have at least 2 years of experience in fundraising, outside sales or in a non-profit organization in a similar capacity. This experience may also count towards satisfying this position’s educational requirement.

Knowledge of community organization, sales, fundraising, and marketing principles, practices, techniques, and trends.

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.

Knowledge of forming strategic alliances/partnerships with Fortune 1000 companies or similar type organizations.

Ability to do daily travel up to 75% and overnight travel up to 10%.

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