Development Coordinator – American Heart Association – Seattle, WA


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.

The American Heart Association (AHA) has an excellent opportunity for a Development Coordinator within our Western States Region located in Seattle, Washington.

The Development Coordinator advances the mission of the American Heart Association through supporting the Development team’s goal to maximize fundraising and constituent engagement. Working under the direct supervision of the Events Planning Manager and under the general guidance of the Development Team, this position will maintain and update constituent record information for individuals and organizations, oversee data quality and integrity, analyze data as requested, and assist with integrating other constituent-related systems as the need arises.

The Development Coordinator will also assist the Events Planning Manager with the planning, coordination, and implementation of assigned fundraising campaign(s) and events in collaboration with internal and external partners to achieve overall team and region goals. This includes providing administrative and logistics support to internal and external partners and involves significant organization and planning, attention to detail, timeline management and facilitating effective communication across team members.


Essential Job Duties:

  • Manage event, donation and customer information utilizing AHA systems accurately, timely and completely in accordance with established guidelines.
  • Provides a wide variety of skilled logistical, administrative, clerical and data management support to assigned core markets, ensuring all programs and office functions run efficiently. Ensures a high quality of service is provided to all staff, volunteers, and other external and internal customers.
  • Responsible for accurate, timely processing of donations in accordance with established requirements and standards.
  • With the Events Planning Manager, plans, coordinates, implements, and evaluates fundraising events including coordinating the logistics according to best practices, timelines and budget. Procures necessary resources and in-kind donations. Recruits, manages, and engages event volunteers. Provides day-of-event support.
  • With the Business Development team, implements year-round pipelines and cultivation plans for corporate accounts, ensuring sufficient depth for revenue generation and excellent customer relations.
  • Creates correspondence and event collateral with precise attention to detail.
  • Proactively ensures timely communication with internal and external partners and customers, supporting collaboration in account management and activities to achieve shared goals.
  • Participates in accounting and cash receipts management and serves as the back-up Affiliate Accounting Liaison. Completes income and expense processing for the division. Maintains all financial information in accordance with AHA policies and regulatory requirements.

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


  • Minimum of two (2) years:
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and attention to detail and ability to organize and prioritize multiple projects.
  • Demonstrated track record in project management with ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet specified timelines.
  • Demonstrated administrative expertise with complex clerical responsibilities and data management.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Effective interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to develop collaborative working relationships internally and externally.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, especially Excel.

Here are some of the preferred skills we are looking for:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Database management experience.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Dynamics.
  • Knowledge of corporate and community networks.
  • Knowledge of AHA’s mission and programs.

So, are you ready to work for the largest voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases?


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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