Development Director - Heart Walk (Orange County)
American Heart Association - Irvine, CA

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Development Director (Heart Walk)-American Heart Association

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 disease and stroke. We have an excellent opportunity for a Development Director – Heart Walk in our Orange County Division.

Director will be part of a staff and volunteer team that is responsible for the overall planning and implementation of the Heart Walk , a major fundraising event that promotes physical activity and a healthy lifestyle.

Primary responsibility is the overall team fundraising goal of $1,650,000 net . In addition, responsibilities include: identify, cultivate and recruit leadership volunteers to assist in obtaining corporate participation through sponsorships and company teams ; promote corporate and community walker participation ; maintain strong relationships with volunteers and volunteer committees; and event execution . Director is expected to complete 15 face to face meetings on a weekly basis.

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 accomplish results through strong volunteer recruitment, training and management

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

Thrive in a culture of accountability

Willing and able to travel within local area and to work evenings and weekends on occasion

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” 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...