Development Consultant

Denver, CO
United States

Experience Required
Degree Required
Employment Type
Work Schedule

Job Description


Are you ready to join an organization where you can be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives?

Envision 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 single day. Is it easy? No. Is it worthwhile? you bet!

This is satisfying work that makes a real difference in people's lives. You can achieve professional growth with personal fulfillment. You will connect with people and make a lifesaving impact. You will partner with individuals, schools, lawmakers, healthcare providers and others to ensure everyone has access to healthier lifestyle choices and proper healthcare.


We have an excellent opportunity for a Development Consultant. The Development Consultant is responsible for advancing the American Heart Association’s mission by assisting fundraising staff to plan and execute successful corporate revenue-generating campaigns as well as other fundraising activities from which mission-related research and community impact activities are funded. Ensures effective implementation of region development plans and policies within assigned markets. Proactively collaborates with staff across the region and across the nation to optimally enhance the success of the AHA. The location is flexible provided the location allows for cost effective and efficient travel within the SouthWest region which consists of Arkansas, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas and Wyoming.


  • Must be knowledgeable on the planning and execution of all campaigns around P2P fundraising, Individual Giving and sponsorships in assigned markets.

  • Provides expertise, coaching, and strategic guidance for fundraising campaigns to ensure aggressive revenue growth.

  • Drives a culture of innovation through supporting and developing new fundraising strategies.

  • Willingness to work alongside national organization on larger group consultation as well as represent the SouthWest on national task forces, as requested.

  • Works and develops, alongside VP of Product Development and Training to develop and execute region-wide training sessions to accelerate the implementation of new fundraising strategies

  • Ensure integration and collaboration across functions and markets. This includes but is not limited to Development, Health Strategies, Communications, Advocacy, and Mission Advancement.

  • Identifies opportunities to scale to regional and national level revenue opportunities.

  • Analyzes campaign reports weekly to identify trends for overall progress in key markets overseeing. Communicates these trends and strategies to senior leadership. Develops and manages to these strategies which, based on data, will immediately impact revenue.

  • Conducts regular strategy meetings (combination of in-person and virtual) with assigned markets to ensure best practices and timelines are being followed. Gaps and campaign risks are identified, and strategies are developed to overcome barriers and increase results.

  • Willingness to work with staff in the field on volunteer on-boarding, as well as request for funding either by an individual or corporation.

  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.


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

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred. College coursework combined with related experience may be substituted for a degree.

  • Ten years fundraising experience overseeing $1m+ in revenue, along with recruiting and managing volunteers.

  • Previous experience managing a team (or consulting) is preferred.

  • Proven experience in key fundraising strategies – including but not limited to business partner campaigns, c-suite volunteer management, six figures+ sponsorship/marketing proposals, as well as mission integration in key requests.

  • Strong organizational and analytical skills with the proven ability to analyze numbers to impact campaign trends and build strategies on where to pivot to impact future results.

  • Skill in synthesizing data succinctly.

  • Excellent influencing skills - experience in consultation to staff over which there is no reporting relationship.

  • Ability to form and develop strategic relationships and ability to learn and follow the strategic direction of the AHA. Quick learning and adaptability skill are required.

  • Proven ability to understand and navigate corporate cultures with the ability to plan and conduct meetings.

  • Strong skills in organizational communication, process management, team building, conflict resolution, mental flexibility and multi-tasking are critical for success in this role.

  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written.


Attracting hardworking, 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.

Our Rewards & Benefits package not only gives you the total benefits you want, but also goes above and beyond with creative programs to develop your skills – helping you grow and thrive at the American Heart Association. To help you be successful you will have access to our award-winning learning platform the Heart U! This position is eligible for our full benefits and retirement packages, generous PTO accrual, paid holidays in addition to the week of December 25th off!

While we can only contact applicants, who are most qualified for the position, we do appreciate all applicants for their interest and effort in applying.

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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EOE Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities

Location US-Anywhere

Posted Date 14 hours ago (12/10/2020 7:24 PM)

Requisition ID 2020-6431

Job Family Group Fundraising

Job Category Field Campaigns


Location: Denver,CO