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Development Specialist

Lexington, KY | Other
9 Days Ago

Job Description


Now is the time to join us and make a difference. Be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives.  Here at the American Heart Association, you matter and so does your career.


We have an excellent opportunity for a Temporary, Part-Time Development Specialist in Lexington.  The Specialist will work approximately 20-25 hours per week.The primary responsibility will be to handle corporate fundraising, volunteer recruitment and management, and event logistics for our corporate fundraising campaigns in the Lexington market.


The Association offers many resources to help you maintain work-life harmonization through your changing needs and life situations. To help you be successful, you will have access to Heart U, our award-winning corporate university, as well as training and support locally and through our National Center.


#TheAHALife is our company culture, our way of life, reflecting our diversity and inclusion, our focus on work-life harmonization and our Guiding Values. Discover why you will Be Seen. Be Heard. Be Valued™ at the American Heart Association by following us on LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and at


  • Focus on renewing corporate teams for Heart Walk and setting/leading goal-setting meetings, as needed.
  • Supporting the auction for our Heart Ball event, including assisting with recruiting and managing a volunteer committee.
  • Assisting in securing individual giving donations, focusing on recommits and Open Your Heart gifts for events.
  • Providing overall support for event logistics based on national best practices.


  • Experience in fundraising or outside sales or in a non-profit organization in a similar capacity.
  • High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Ability to thrive in a results-driven and collaborative environment with highly effective organization, multi-tasking, communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Must have at least basic knowledge and skill with Microsoft Office.


Compensation & Benefits

The American Heart Association invests in its people. Here are the main components of our total rewards package.  Visit Rewards & Benefits to see more details.


  • Compensation – Our goal is to ensure you have a competitive base salary. That’s why we regularly review the market value of jobs and make adjustments, as needed.
  • Performance and Recognition – You are rewarded for achieving success by merit increases and incentive programs, based on the type of position.
  • Benefits – We offer a wide array of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance, along with a robust retirement program that includes an employer match and automatic contribution. As a mark of our commitment to employee well-being, we also offer an employee assistance program, employee wellness program and telemedicine, and medical consultation.
  • Professional Development – You can join one of our many Employee Resource Groups (ERG) or be a mentor/mentee in our professional mentoring program. HeartU is the Association’s national online university, with more than 100,000 resources designed to meet your needs and busy schedule.
  • Work-Life Harmonization – The Association offers Paid Time Off (PTO) at a minimum of 16 days per year for new employees. The number of days will increase based on seniority level.  You will also have a total of 12 paid holidays off each year, which includes several days off at the end of the year.


The American Heart Association’s 2024 Goal: Every person deserves the opportunity for a full, healthy life. As champions for health equity, by 2024, the American Heart Association will advance cardiovascular health for all, including identifying and removing barriers to health care access and quality.

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.This position not a match with your skills?  Click here to see other opportunities.

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Company Overview

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  • Headquarters WALTHAM, MA
  • Size 7,500 - 15,000
  • Founded 1930
  • Type
  • Revenue $500M - $1B
  • Industry Edu., Gov't. & Nonprofit
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