American Heart Association Development (Fundraising) Director - San Luis Obispo in San Luis Obispo, California


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.


The American Heart Association (AHA) has an excellent opportunity for a Development (Fundraising) Director in our Central Coast Division . The Director, in collaboration with volunteers and staff, plans and implements assigned campaigns to more deeply and broadly engage our communities in advancing our life-saving mission.

This is a remote (home-officed) position based in the Central Coast / San Luis Obispo County currently up through June 2019.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Achieves an established fundraising goal through a combination of corporate sponsorship and participant/individual giving, working to maintain and grow established donor accounts and generating new business

  • Drives the ongoing process of identifying, recruiting and activating executive leadership volunteer committees in both the corporate and medical communities

  • Provides staff support in planning, development, maintenance, implementation and evaluation of fundraising campaigns according to best practices, benchmarks and timelines to achieve the overall net fundraising goal

  • Demonstrates strong customer focus and attention to detail in delivering exceptional account management

  • Conducts active community and B2B networking and outreach through 10+ face to face meetings on weekly basis with donors, volunteers and sponsors


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

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

  • 2+ years successful experience in fundraising, sales or marketing

  • Proven ability to recruit, train, and manage volunteers to achieve established goals

  • Ability to work independently in a collaborative team environment

  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written, including skill in making presentations to large and small audiences

  • Ability and willingness to travel and to work evenings and weekends as needed

Here are some of the preferred experience/skills we are looking for:

  • Experience with the American Heart Association or similar non-profit experience in a fundraising position

  • Experience in closing corporate sponsorship

  • Bilingual proficiency in English and Spanish

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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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