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Sales/Fundraising Heart Walk Director, Harrisburg

Job Description


What's your motivation? Opportunity. Creativity. Contribution. It's all part of working for the American Heart Association...where you can contribute professional growth with personal fulfillment. So if you're considering a rewarding career, consider the American Heart Association. We have an excellent opportunity for a Fundraising/Sales Heart Walk Director in our Harrisburg office.


Be a part of our life saving mission of building healthier lives free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.


Accountable for the implementation of the Heart Walk and the My Heart My Life Cause to meet and exceed the aggressive event goals of $500,000. Builds relationships with companies, customers, sponsors and donors. Works with volunteer committees related to event activities. Tracks progress and reports to Metro Executive Director to ensure goals are met and best practices are adhered to. This position is a goal oriented and requires strong sales/professional fundraising experience.


Accountability for the implementation of events based on nationally established best practices for the Heart Walk and My Heart My Life program.


Develops written plans including timetables, volunteer and staff responsibilities, income goals and expense budgets and seeks review and approval from Metro Executive Director.

  • Builds positive strategic business relationships with key decision makers in the defined market. Implements a 3 year Walk business plan to maximize revenue and build brand identity.
  • Responsible for recognition of volunteers.
  • Reports on progress to affiliate management team as needed.

Job Requirements


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.


The successful candidate will have the willingness and ability to travel throughout the market, the affiliate and to the national center as needed; to work evenings and weekends as needed around event schedules; hold a valid driver's license, proof of at least minimum state required automobile liability insurance; ability to plan and conduct meetings; the ability to use Microsoft products, computer software, run reports and maintain accurate data.

In addition, candidates must have the knowledge and demonstrated ability to successfully identify, cultivate, recruit, and maintain relationships with top level volunteers from identified companies; proven ability to understand and navigate corporate cultures to achieve goals; the ability to pass a satisfactory background check including motor vehicle and criminal history; the ability to close face to face sales and sponsorships; the ability to show proven success with achieving sales/fundraising goals.


Required Skills

  • Possess strong selling and negotiation skills.
  • Demonstrated skills in fundraising or successful outside sales
  • Demonstrated skills in written and oral communication at all organizational levels.
  • Strong volunteer recruitment and management skills, demonstrated ability to provide a high level of customer service and motivation to business and social leaders.
  • Excellent planning, organizational and follow-up skills
  • Strong computer skills, proficient with MS Office suite.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Experience Required

  • 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 have at least two 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.

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

No hard copy or emailed resumes accepted. No phone calls please.


EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Job Snapshot

Post Date 8/8/2014
Location Wormleysburg, PA
Employment Type Full-Time
Job Type Sales
Education 4 Year Degree
Experience At least 2 year(s)
Manages Others Not Specified
Industry Not for Profit - Charitable
Required Travel Road Warrior
Job ID 2844
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