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American Heart Association Vice President of Development in Jacksonville, Florida


Are you ready to join an organization where you can be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives?

Does your experience include leading fundraising (or sales) teams to achieve revenue goals? If so, read on to learn how you can join our hardworking development team as we lead the charge in funding critical research, advocacy and educational programs to raise awareness about heart disease and stroke, and work towards building a culture of health in our communities.

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 willing to engage and motivate our past, present and future volunteers, donors and staff to become passionate about our important mission and fundraising strategies.


We are looking to fill a Vice President of Development in Jacksonville, FL. This position will lead the success of large fundraising campaigns in the region through staff management and networking with the highest-level executives in the territory to engage them as volunteers and corporate partners.

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

  • 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 high-level volunteers and volunteer leadership committees to implement and successfully complete assigned revenue goals and activities.

  • 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.

  • Preparing the operating budget for the region and ensuring expenditures are reasonable.

  • Growing overall market revenue by implementing organizationally identified Best Practices.

  • 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 and will lead a team of three 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.


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 things to consider:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.

  • 5-7 years of experience in non-profit fundraising, executive volunteer management, and/or sales with 3+ years 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.

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.

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-Jacksonville

Posted Date 4 weeks ago (3/24/2021 4:23 PM)

Requisition ID 2021-6717

Job Family Group Fundraising

Job Category Field Campaigns

Location: Jacksonville, FL