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American Heart Association Development Director - Ball in West Palm Beach, Florida


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.

Due to the current pandemic, daily travel is minimal and voluntary to ensure the health and safety of staff. There is no overnight travel currently. In the future, this position may resume daily and/or overnight travel. All AHA offices are closed and staff are currently working from home. Offices will be reopening in October 2021; this position will resume to being based in the local office.


We are looking to fill a Development Director in West Palm Beach, FL . This director will coordinate, plan, and implement activities and resources necessary to achieve campaign and community impact goals through our Heart Ball campaign. Additionally, your efforts will contribute to the overall revenue goals and objectives of the Greater West Palm Beach market .

Some of your responsibilities will include (but not limited to):

  • Achieving assigned revenue goals by developing and maintaining relationships through our mission based fundraising initiatives.

  • Driving new business development by soliciting and maintaining high-level corporate and individual donors’ support for our community impact needs and overall campaign revenue goals.

  • Adopting the AHA’s nationally established methodologies for recruiting, orienting, and managing both C-suite volunteer leadership and individual donors.

  • Maintaining and growing pipelines of potential sponsors, individual donors, and overall volunteer leadership.

  • Partnering with community impact, mission advancement, and development staff to achieve all mission impact and fundraising goals.

  • Become fluent in our mission and lead with need in conversations with donors, supporters, etc.

In this role, you will report to the Vice President of Development and will work alongside other market directors to meet the overall revenue and community impact goals for the West Palm Beach market. Daily travel within the market is required when it is safe to do so.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Want to move your resume to the top so that you can become a “Relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives?” Here are some of the requirements:


  • At least two years of work experience in sales and/or fundraising

  • Demonstrated success with securing individual gifts tied to mission related impact

  • Success working in a team environment with shared goals

  • Knowledge and skills in fundraising or sales principles, practices and techniques, major gift fundraising a plus

  • Ability and experience recruiting, training, and cultivating top-level donors and volunteers

  • Excellent listening skills, including verbal and non-verbal communication, active listening, negotiating, problem-solving and decision-making

  • Highly effective organizational skills, time management, responsibility, leadership, motivational approach to both internal and external audiences,

  • Ability to work outside of standard hours which may involve some evenings and/or weekends

  • Ability and willingness to travel extensively throughout assigned geographical territory

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience

To help you be successful, you will have access to our award-winning learning platform, Heart U, as well as our sales training and the award-winning relationship development program, Building Powerful Partnerships.

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 and Benefits package not only gives you the total benefits you want, but also goes above and beyond with creative programs to develop your skills and help you grow and thrive at the American Heart Association.

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.

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EOE/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities

Location US-FL-West Palm Beach

Posted Date 5 days ago (10/12/2021 9:42 AM)

Requisition ID 2021-7564

Job Family Group Fundraising

Job Category Field Campaigns

Location: West Palm Beach, FL