Fundraising Director
American Heart Association - Milwaukee, WI

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What's your motivation? Want satisfying work that makes a real difference in people's lives? At the American Heart Association our mission is building healthier lives free of cardiovascular disease and stroke.

Join an organization that was voted "One of the Best NonProfits to Work For" since 2010.

We have an excellent opportunity for a Fundraising Director serving the Milwaukee and Racine areas . Director will be based in our Milwaukee office.

We are seeking a motivated and results-oriented outside sales professional or fundraiser to help advance the mission of the American Heart Association – building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke – by obtaining corporate sponsorships.

The Director will work on the overall planning and implementation for two events, a Heart Ball in Milwaukee and a Heart Walk in Racine. Responsibilities include: achieve financial goal by obtaining corporate sponsorships and auction items through face-to-face solicitation; promote corporate walk team participation; develop volunteer committees; build strong relationships throughout the community, particularly the corporate community; event coordination and execution, including budget management.

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.

The American Heart Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/V/D. The AHA is committed to diversity and inclusiveness in its volunteers, staff and programs.

Required Skills

Must have strong outside sales, cold-calling and relationship-building skills

Team leader able to work well in a team driven environment

Demonstrated knowledge of Milwaukee and/or Racine area businesses and philanthropic communities preferred

Ability to do regular daily travel and overnight travel as needed

Must have at least basic knowledge and skill with Microsoft Office 2007 or higher used for word processing, email, presentations, and spreadsheets

Required Experience

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

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: 1 ½ years experience equates to 1 full-time year of higher education

Must be at least 18 years old

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The American Heart Association (AHA) is a not-for-profit organization devoted to the fight against heart disease and stroke (both among...