Senior Development Director - CT Shoreline (8137-415)

American Heart Association
Sep 28, 2017
Oct 07, 2017
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time
Are you ready to join an organization where you can make an extraordinary impact every day? The American Heart Association is where you can make an extraordinary impact.

The American Heart Association (AHA) has an excellent opportunity for a Senior Development Director ? CT Shoreline position based in our Founders Affiliate office in Wallingford, CT. Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Senior Director manages campaign activities, fundraising and provides leadership for American Heart Association programs, development, community organization and field based communication activities.

The Senior Director will oversee the:

* New Haven Heart Walk

* Fairfield County Heart Walk

* Go Red For Women Events (Southern CT)

* Direct staff including: Fairfield County and Eastern Connecticut Heart Walk Directors

* Other campaigns/duties as assigned

Job Duties:

Include, but are not limited to:

* Provides leadership for assigned American Heart Association programs, development, community organization and field based corporate and community activities.

* Develop and execute the Connecticut Shoreline Campaigns including strategies and best practices to achieve revenue goals. Monitors and evaluates event plans, tracks progress to goals, and evaluates campaigns.

* Recruit, manage and steward high-level volunteers and donors for short and long-term relationships.

* Adhere to, coach and monitor to AHA best practices, sales methodologies, timelines and volunteer engagement practices to ensure that revenue targets are reached.

* Build relationships with existing sponsors and prospect, cultivate and solicit new business partnerships-individual/company, to reach highest level of revenue generation.

* Develop and execute strategies to network with high level medical and corporate individuals and community leaders.

* Know, understand and communicate American Heart Association mission and programs to all customers.

* Responsible for the hiring, development, supervision, evaluation and management of staff.

* Manage and grow relationships with specific corporate partners and participants to retain and upgrade their commitment and involvement with the AHA.

* Oversee management and growth of customer relationships assigned to all staff in the territory.

* Encourage leadership of medical and non-medical volunteers in all phases of territory activities and provides direct staff support to regional volunteer groups.

* Serves as the chief staff liaison between the territory and the Executive Director including maintaining effective communications with staff and volunteers.

* Oversee with the Executive Director the direct and indirect expense budgets.

Required Experience


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

* Demonstrated ability to recruit, train, direct and supervise multiple staff in a team environment

* Skills in oral and written communications, consultation, and comprehensive planning

* Experience and understanding of volunteer recruitment, training and management

* Ability and willingness to travel throughout the Region and to Affiliate or National meetings as requested

* Ability and willingness to work irregular hours including attending evening and weekend meetings or events

* Ability to work harmoniously with people at all levels of the organization

* Ability to analyze and evaluate situations, make decisions and develop and implement solutions.

* Familiarity with Region's culture, community and local organizations

* Satisfactory background and reference checks upon offer of employment


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.


Must have at least 3 years of experience in fundraising/sales; ideally in the corporate arena 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.

Managerial Experience:

Must have at least 2 years of experience in a management capacity. This experience may occur within the 3 year related experience requirement. Experience gained through direct internal work on AHA projects/priorities may substitute for this requirement and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Attracting talented, committed employees means offering a competitive benefits package, ongoing professional development and training, and a diverse and inclusive environment in which to work and grow. And we do.

So, are you ready to work for the largest voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases? Click on "New Resume" (or "Existing Resume" if you have previously applied to AHA positions) to submit your online application. Only those candidates deemed most qualified by the hiring manager will be contacted to interview. We thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position.

Be sure to connect with us to see what it is like to work for the American Heart Association and why so many people #ExploreAHA and stay connected with what we do!

We like the following personality traits: Friendly, social, outgoing, positive, passionate, cool under pressure, detail-oriented, deadline oriented, quick learner, multi-tasker, great sense of humor. We're looking for people that love the opportunity to be involved in fundraising and mission engagement at the top levels of local organizations, but also aren't scared to get their hands dirty and do what needs to be done to make things happen! We move quickly, and our team doesn't know the meaning of "not my job." We want people that want to get things done and can check their ego at the door.SDL2017

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