American Heart Association Senior Director of Development - Ball 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 has an excellent opportunity for a temporary, part-time Senior Heart Ball Director working out of our Myrtle Beach, SC office! This temporary position will coordinate, plan and implement activities and resouces necessasry to achieve Heart Ball campaign goals and objectives.


  • Coordinates, plans and implements activities and resources necessary to achieve Heart Ball campaign goals and objectives

  • Manages and persuades key community and corporate leaders toward establishing recruitment and monetary goals based on market potential in their role in achieving goals

  • Develops a profile on the top 50 businesses in the assigned geographic area with a written year-round relationship building plan to ensure their involvement in the Heart Ball event with a concentration on company goal setting and top volunteer development

  • Establishes and maintains an effective database and cultivation plan for corporate prospects, donors, and sponsors in support of Heart Ball events

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

  • Provides expertise in our social event policies, procedures, and programs

  • Supports corporate partners and team leaders effectively

  • Utilizes existing national and affiliate Heart Ball materials, products and recruitment tools

  • Confirms thorough, timely and accurate data entry of relevant information including running and analyzing reports to support campaign management

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

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


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Extensive knowledge of the local business community

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

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

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

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

  • Ability to effectively lead a small team

  • Ability to organize and prioritize large events and multiple projects

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

  • Ability to set aggressive goals with clients

  • Excellent computer skills (including MS Office, specifically Word, Excel, and Outlook)

Required Experience:

  • BA or BS degree or equivalent experience

  • 5+ years of work experience, preferably in special event fundraising or sales

  • 2+ years of leadership experience

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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Requisition ID 2018-3293

Job Locations US-SC-Myrtle Beach

Job Family Group Fundraising

Job Category Fundraising/Sales