Development Director (Los Angeles/Orange County)
American Heart Association - Los Angeles, CA

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Development Director (Greater Los Angeles and Orange County)

What’s your motivation? Are you looking for a career that combines professional growth and personal fulfillment? If so consider the American Heart Association whose mission is building healthier lives free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. We have an excellent opportunity for a Development Director for our Greater Los Angeles and Orange County Divisions. The position could be based either in our Downtown Los Angeles or Orange County (Irvine) office .

The Director will work on fundraising campaigns for the 2 offices with a focus on managing and implementing the Start (Half Marathon) Training Program, including recruitment of program participants and volunteer coaches, to achieve the net fundraising goal of $230,000 .

Primary responsibilities for Start Training include: recruit and train volunteer coaches andother leadership volunteers ; recruits, trains and motivates participants to achieve or exceed fundraising minimum ; coordinates the ongoing logistics and planning of program. Other fundraising responisibilities may include volunteer recruitment, sponsorship solicitation, and event execution.

Required Skills

Required Experience

Qualified candidates need to have :
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

2-3 years successful fundraising, outside sales or marketing experience

Ability to recruit, train and manage volunteers; ability to delegate and accomplish goals through volunteers .

Highly effective organizational, communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills.

Detail oriented and ability to multi-task

Self-starter able to work well in a team driven environment

Willing and able to travel. Must have valid driver’s license, auto insurance and personal vehicle or other reliable means of transportation to effectively manage territory which includes Greater Los Angeles and Orange Counties.

Willing and able to work evenings and weekends as needed. Based on training schedule the position will work approximately 10 Saturdays within a 5-month period.

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. Visit our career section on and click 'Benefits' for more information.

Apply today and find out why the NonProfit Times has recognized the American Heart Association as one of the Best Non Profits to work for year after year.

Candidates must apply on-line as the AHA’s recruitment process does not include the utilization of fax or hard copy resumes. No phone calls please.

The American Heart Association is committed to enhancing the diversity of its volunteers and staff.


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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...