American Heart Association

Vice President, Development

Location US-FL-West Palm Beach
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(6/4/2024 2:35 PM)
Requisition ID
Job Category
Field Campaigns
Position Type
Full Time


As we celebrate our Centennial year, we invite you to join us in shaping the next century of impact. 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 are looking to fill a Vice President of Development in West Palm Beach, FL. The Vice President will be responsible for managing a dynamic fundraising team, as well as collaborating with corporate and community leaders to maximize efficiency and effectiveness of fundraising efforts. Accountable for revenue generation and community development activities. In addition, will be responsible for managing top corporate accounts, identifying, and recruiting volunteer leadership, and holding volunteer leaders and staff accountable to their fundraising goals and objectives. This position reports to the Executive Director.


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 additional training and support, locally.


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  • Lead and manage staff to reach established goals, while leading an overall strategy for fundraising, managing timelines, and holding staff accountable for key fundraising campaigns – Palm Beach Heart Walk, Palm Beach Heart Ball and Go Red For Women Luncheon.
  • Operationalizing the vision, management of staff, and implementation of strategic priorities, and volunteer and employee engagement plans.
  • Owning the overall strategy for successful fundraising, adherence to prescribed timelines, best practices, and staff accountability.
  • Recruiting and leading C-suite level volunteers and volunteer leadership committees to implement and successfully complete assigned revenue goals and activities.
  • Engage top employers, Fortune 1000 companies, and major medical institutions in strategic partnerships with the American Heart Association.
  • Achieve Best Practices in volunteer recruitment i.e., committee structure in place 18 months prior to the event, secure three-year commitments of Event Chairs for each event.
  • Achieving financial targets while handling multiple revenue channels.
  • Driving new business development and growing the number of new partnerships supporting the work of the American Heart Association.
  • Develop and manage key strategies for individual giving and donor engagement to include but not limited to Cor Vitae Society, the American Heart Association’s annual philanthropic giving society.
  • Preparing the operating budget for the region and ensuring expenditures are reasonable.
  • Growing overall market revenue by implementing organizationally identified standard processes.
  • In partnership with Executive Director identify and engage potential national corporate partners and top philanthropists in relationship with the American Heart Association.
  • Participating in community and corporate functions that will provide networking and visibility opportunities to facilitate generating new business contacts.



  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
  • At least 5 years of experience in non-profit fundraising and/or outside sales.
  • 3-5 years of experience leading executive-level volunteers.
  • At least 1 year of managerial experience preferably with fundraising staff in a similar organization.
  • Knowledge and skills in fundraising principles, practices, and techniques.
  • Ability and experience recruiting, training, and encouraging 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, and motivation.
  • 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.
  • Ability to do daily local travel up to 75%; requires access to reliable transportation at all times on an immediate basis.


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.

  • Tuition Assistance - We support the career development of all employees.  This program provides financial assistance to employees who wish to further their education and career in relation to their current duties and responsibilities, or for potential future positions in the organization.


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, our mission is to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, religion, age, language, sexual orientation, national origin and physical or cognitive abilities. We're committed to ensuring our workforce, workplace culture and mission have a shared impact across a diverse set of backgrounds.

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