American Heart Association

Development Director - Go Red For Women Luncheon

Location US-FL-West Palm Beach
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(10/12/2021 9:42 AM)
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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, all AHA offices are closed and staff are currently working from home.  While offices are closed, daily travel is minimal and voluntary. There is no overnight travel currently.

Offices will be reopening October 11, 2021.  On this date the position will resume to being based in the local office and work will continue in the field with donors, volunteers and partners as the job requires.  



We are looking to fill a Development Director in West Palm Beach, FL. The director will coordinate, plan and implement activities and resources necessary to achieve fundraising goals and campaign objectives for the West Palm Beach market with a focus on the Go Red For Women Luncheon campaign.


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


  • Achieving assigned revenue goals by developing and maintaining relationships with corporate and community partners.
  • Driving new business development by soliciting and maintaining high-level corporate and patron sponsors by developing year-round business and cultivation plans.
  • Recruiting, orienting, and managing C-suite volunteer leadership based on nationally established methodologies.
  • Become fluent in our mission and lead with need in conversations with donors, supporters, etc. 
  • Maintaining an ongoing pipeline of potential sponsors, donors, and volunteer leadership.
  • Instrumental in building volunteer leadership committees.
  • Planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating assigned fundraising event(s) according to standard methodologies and event timeline.
  • Collaborating with other staff and volunteers as needed to promote and support local initiatives and to optimize event market strategy.


In this role, you will report to the Vice President of Development and will work alongside other directors to meet the overall revenue goal 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:




  • Bachelor's degree preferred
  • At least two years of work experience in sales and/or fundraising
  • Knowledge and skills in fundraising principles, practices and techniques, notably peer-to-peer fundraising
  • 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, and motivation
  • Ability to work outside of standard hours which may involve some evening and/or weekends
  • Ability and willingness to travel extensively throughout assigned geographical territory


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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