American Heart Association, Inc.

The American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. Founded by six cardiologists in 1924, our organization now includes more than 22.5 million volunteers and supporters. We fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide critical tools and information to save and improve lives. Our nationwide organization includes 156 local offices and more than 3,000 employees. We moved our national headquarters from New York to Dallas in 1975 to be more centrally located. The American Stroke Association was created as a division in 1997 to bring together the organization’s stroke-related activities.

American Heart Association, Inc. New York, NY, USA
Oct 12, 2018
Full time
Overview Are you ready to join an organization where you can make an   extraordinary impact   every day? Imagine 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 day. Is it easy? No. Is it worthwhile? Absolutely. This is satisfying and challenging work that makes a real difference in people's lives. We are where you can achieve professional growth with personal fulfillment. We are where you can connect people to making a lifesaving impact. We are where you can 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 is where you can make an extraordinary impact. Responsibilities           The Founders Affiliate of the American Heart Association is recruiting for an  Event Support Coordinator  (administrative support) position to be based in our NYC, NY office  . Your Key Responsibilities will include (but not be limited to):  This position provides administrative and logistical support, customer service, and data management in support of our critical fund-raising events in the NYC Market. This is an hourly position and staff work a 37.5 hour work week. Administrative and data management: data entry into event management systems; processing invoices and payments; preparing correspondence and spreadsheets, informational materials and reports; supporting fundraising directors in meetings and at events as needed, (meeting minutes, administrative support). Event Logistics: coordinating event materials (invitations, brochures, tribute journals, gift bags); preparing attendee list and tracking registration; working with vendors; obtaining required permits; attending assigned events to help with set-up and tear down; acting as contact person at event site on event day; working with the event director to ensure all event related items are completed in a timely manner. In this role, you will report our Senior Director Heart Walk, and may support 2 or more Fund Raising Directors. Qualifications If this sounds like you, review the preferred skills we are looking for below:  (  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.) have at least 2 years of experience in administrative support; be able to work in a fast paced, time sensitive environment; be able to multi-task and organize a heavy workload with minimal supervision; possess excellent problem solving, communication and customer service skills; convey a positive and professional image. excellent written and verbal skills; above average communication and customer service skills; ability to compose correspondence in a professional and visually appealing manner; advanced skills in Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint are required; database experience is highly preferred. must be willing to travel to events and meetings as needed in support of the fundraising directors, (may include some work outside of standard hours including weekends). To help you be successful you will have access to our award-winning learning platform the Heart U as well as various other training and support mechanisms locally and through our National Center. Education:  Must have earned a high school diploma or GED. College degree or some college preferred. Related experience may be substituted as follows: 1 ½ years experience equates to 1 full time year of higher education. Experience:  Must have at least 2 years of experience in administrative support. Experience supporting multiple directors and/or supporting fundraising events is highly desirable. This experience may also count towards satisfying this position’s educational requirement. Salary/Benefits: 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. Our Rewards & Benefits package not only gives you the total benefits you want, but also goes above and beyond with innovative programs to develop your skills – helping you grow and thrive at the American Heart Association. If you have questions related to the salary for this position, please feel free to e-mail me at  .   While we can only contact/interview those applicants deemed most qualified for the position, we do appreciate all applicants for their interest and effort in applying. In most cases you can expect to hear from us within one week from the receipt of your completed application. 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. Be sure to follow us on Twitter to see what it is like to work for the American Heart Association and why so many people enjoy  #TheAHALife