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American Heart Association Vice President of Development in Hollywood, 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 September 2021. This position will resume to being based in the local office.


We are looking to fill a Vice President of Development in Hollywood, FL to serve Greater Miami/Fort Lauderdale. The VP of Development 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.

As the Vice President of Development, you will be responsible for:

  • Lead and manage staff to reach established goals, while managing an overall strategy for fundraising, managing timelines, and holding staff accountable for key fundraising campaigns – Heart Walk, 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 managing multiple revenue channels.

  • Driving new business development and growing the number of new partnerships supporting the work of the AHA.

  • 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 best practices.

  • 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.

In this role, you will report to the Executive Director, Greater Miami/Fort Lauderdale and will lead a team of three (3) fundraising directors. 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.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proven track record in meeting sales/fundraising goals.

  • Demonstrated ability to secure corporate donations through participating in and leading top-level sponsorship asks.

  • Demonstrated efforts to recruit and cultivate major individual donors, secure city-wide sponsorships, and recruit new companies and volunteer leaders.

  • Direct knowledge of special event fundraising tactics essential.

  • Ability to articulate American Heart Association’s mission to donors and prospects in a way that both educates and compels them to give.

Required Experience:

  • 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 managing executive-level volunteers.

  • At least 1 year of managerial experience preferably with fundraising staff in a similar organization.

  • Strong knowledge of the assigned territory business, medical, and philanthropic communities, or the ability to quickly become acclimated.

  • 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.

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.

Click on “New Resume” (or “Existing Resume” if you have previously applied to AHA positions) to submit your online application. Only those deemed most qualified will be contacted to interview.

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-Hollywood

Posted Date 1 month ago (6/23/2021 10:57 AM)

Requisition ID 2019-5472

Job Family Group Fundraising

Job Category Field Campaigns

Location: Hollywood, FL