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American Heart Association Regional Director - Sarasota, FL in St. Petersburg, Florida


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 Regional Fundraising Director hubbed out of our Southeast Region office in St. Petersburg, FL, but working from home, Primary responsibilities include developing and maintaining relationships with AHA corporate partners, selling sponsorships as well as cultivating donors for our key events, the annual Heart Walk, in Sarasota / Manatee and Charlotte counties.

Responsibilities include:

  • Setting and meeting aggressive fundraising goals

  • Recruiting and managing all levels of volunteers to achieve fundraising goals with an emphasis on the "C" Suite and working with volunteer executives who sit on the Heart Walk Cabinet to achieve fundraising goals including working with them to recruit new companies and sponsors to the Heart Walk.

  • Developing comprehensive fundraising plans with executive level volunteers and implementing them to ensure the success of a company’s Heart Walk goal through best practice strategies.

  • Identify creative ways to motivate and interact with Heart Walk Coaches and Walkers to ensure retention year over year for Heart Walk.

  • Maintain consistent communication with all levels of volunteers to drive fundraising efforts.

  • Securing/managing corporate sponsorships and individual giving.

  • Ability to keep a large group of customers on track and motivated to reach goals.

  • Expected to meet weekly, monthly and yearly fundraising goals and recruitment targets.

  • Maintaining an ongoing pipeline of potential sponsors and donors.

  • Adherence to best practices and event timelines is required. Successful candidates will ideally have a background in volunteer management, face to face sales or fundraisingas well as exceptional networking skills.

  • NOTE: This is a work out of your home position that requires daily travel throughout the designated territory.

Attracting talented, 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. Benefits include comprehensive health benefits, retirement plan with generous employer contributions, 12 paid holidays per year, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, and a Fit-Friendly work environment.


  • BA/BS degree or equivalent combination of work experience and college course work.

  • 2+ years of fundraising and/or outside sales experience.

  • Proven track record of meeting and exceeding revenue goals.

  • Solid networking and negotiation skills.

  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite (Outlook/Word/Excel)

Required Experience:

Qualified candidates should have a college degree or equivalent experience; minimum 3 years’ experience in volunteer management and/or managing community programs; demonstrated history of building and maintaining customer relationships; excellent presentation skills, including development of presentations and understanding of technology; skilled in written and oral communications and computer experience with proficiency in Microsoft Office products. Frequent travel required, including some overnights

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 Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities

Location US-FL-St. Petersburg

Posted Date 4 weeks ago (11/12/2019 11:04 AM)

Requisition ID 2018-3221

Job Family Group Fundraising

Job Category Fundraising/Sales

Location: St. Petersburg, FL