American Heart Association

Regional Director

Location US-LA-Lafayette
Posted Date 7 days ago(8/5/2022 3:35 PM)
Requisition ID
Job Category
Field Campaigns
Position Type
Full Time


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.


Is it about the money? Sure, but it’s about so much more. To continue the fight against the Number 1 and Number 5 causes of death in the world, we need dedicated staff who can engage and empower our past, present and future volunteers and donors to become passionate about our important mission and fundraising strategies.


We are looking to fill a Regional Director for our Greater Acadiana Market market. The director will represent the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association in the community, recruit and manage a team of local executive volunteers, cultivate and solicit corporate sponsorships and individual donors, and build employee fundraising efforts for the annual Greater Acadiana Heart Walk and Go Red For Women Luncheon.

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

  • Setting and achieving assigned revenue goals by developing and maintaining relationships with corporate and community partners, high-level decision-makers, and community leaders.
  • Driving new business development by soliciting sponsorships and generating participant income through developing year-round business and cultivation plans.
  • Driving peer-to-peer fundraising by supporting corporate partners and team leaders effectively.
  • Recruiting, orientation, and managing executive volunteer leadership chairs and committees based on nationally established methodologies.
  • Maintaining an ongoing pipeline of potential sponsors, donors, and volunteer leadership.
  • Monitoring participant fundraising trends and implementing proven strategies to improve income.
  • Planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating assigned fundraising event(s) according to standard methodologies and event timeline.
  • Confirming detailed, timely and accurate data entry of relevant information.
  • Collaborating with other staff and volunteers as needed to promote and support local initiatives and to optimize event market strategy.

Note: this is a work-out-of-your home position.


In this role, you will report to the Senior Development Director and will work with other directors to meet the overall revenue goal for the greater Louisiana market. Daily travel within the market is required.


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, or equivalent experience.
  • At least two years of work experience in fundraising, or outside sales.
  • 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 evenings and/or weekends.
  • Ability and willingness to travel extensively throughout assigned geographical territory.


Compensation & Benefits

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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