American Heart Association Director of Development in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina


Are you ready to join an organization where you can make an extraordinary impact every day?

Imagine 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 day. Is it easy? No. Is it worthwhile? Absolutely.

This is satisfying and challenging work that makes a real difference in people's lives. We are where you can achieve professional growth with personal fulfillment. We are where you can connect people to making a lifesaving impact. We are where you can partner with individuals, schools, lawmakers, healthcare providers and others to ensure everyone has access to healthier lifestyle choices and proper healthcare. The American Heart Association is where you can make an extraordinary impact.

The American Heart Association (AHA) has an excellent opportunity for a Director of Development in our Myrtle Beach, SC office! The Director will manage the Heart Walk and Heart Ball events by overseeing fundraising, volunteer recruitment and management, and event logistics.


  • Coordinates, plans and implements activities and resources necessary to achieve event campaign goals and fundraising objectives in the assigned territory.

  • Provides staff support, in the areas of volunteer recruitment, event logistics, year-round planning, sponsorship solicitation, and evaluation of the assigned events.

  • Provides expertise in Heart Walk and Heart Ball policies, procedures, and programs.

  • Responsible for volunteer recruitment and management and ensures adequate volunteer staffing for day/night of events.

  • Recruits, develops, manages and cultivates corporate accounts and sponsorships to support the Heart Walk and Heart Ball events.

  • Supports corporate partners and team leaders effectively.

  • Manages events to provide adequate customer service, trouble shooting, day of event logistical support and completion.

  • Supports and ensures execution of National and Affiliate policies, procedures, standards, best practices, benchmarks and guidelines.

  • Confirms thorough, timely and accurate data entry of relevant information.

  • Utilizes existing national and affiliate event materials, products and recruitment tools including running and reviewing reports to support campaign management.

  • Ensures the integrity and security of donor information and adheres to the Affiliate’s Special Event Cash Handling policies.

  • Collaborates with other AHA staff and volunteers as needed to promote and support local initiatives and to optimize the events market strategy and consistency

  • Directly supports administrative staff in work necessary to achieve objectives.

  • Other duties and projects may be assigned to the role, which provide general assistance as needed to support the mission of the American Heart Association.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of fundraising principles, practices, techniques and current trends.

  • Experience in event planning, organizing, consultation, and volunteer management.

  • Ability to recruit, manage and evaluate high level volunteers for appropriate utilization.

  • Demonstrated skills in written and oral communication, including large and small group presentations, group facilitation and training.

  • Ability to organize and prioritize large events and multiple projects.

  • Ability to read, comprehend and analyze number goals and fundraising reports.

  • Ability and willingness to travel extensively throughout assigned geographical territory and to work occasional evenings and weekends.

  • Ability to use relevant tools (e.g., word processing, spreadsheet, e-mail and database programs and voice mail)

Required Experience:

  • BA or BS degree or equivalent experience.

  • Minimum 2+ years of experience in fundraising or outside sales or in a non-profit organization in a similar capacity. This experience may also county towards satisfying this position's eduational requirement.

  • Sales and nonprofit fundraising experience preferred.#LI-AS1

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Requisition ID 2018-3435

Job Family Group Fundraising

Job Category Fundraising/Sales