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American Heart Association Development Director, School Engagement in Tampa, Florida


Now is the time to join us and make a difference. Be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. Here at the American Heart Association, you matter and so does your career.

We are looking to fill a Development Director of School Engagement open in the Southeast. This person must be located in American Heart Association's Southeast Region (North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Louisianna, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee).

The Development Director, School Engagement works with select School Engagement Directors to procure meetings for new prospects that would eventually register for the American Heart Association’s Kids Heart Challenge/American Heart Challenge program.

The Association offers many resources to help you maintain work-life harmonization through your changing needs and life situations. To help you be successful, you will have access to Heart U, our award-winning corporate university, as well as training and support locally and through our National Center.

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Some of your responsibilities will include (but not limited to):

In this role, you will report to the Senior Vice President, School Engagement and will work alongside other Directors to meet the overall revenue goal for the Southeast.

  • Serves as lead staff member responsible for new school outreach for select staff throughout the eight-state region.

  • This includes (but is not limited to) researching, vetting, calling, emailing and/or direct messaging (via social media) cold calls to prospects at each new school.

  • These prospects could be (but not limited to) Principals, Assistant Principals and/or PE Teachers that would be responsible for making the decision to participate in the American Heart Association’s Kids Heart Challenge/American Heart Challenge programs.

  • Assist with new school recruitment outreach and assist with scheduling Planning Meetings for registered schools.

  • Coordinate recruitment and follow-up procedures with a list of schools during different parts of the School Engagement Sales Cycle.

  • Fill in as School Engagement Director as needed.

  • Creating the systems, processes and procedures at scale that are needed establish support and implementation for the entire region.

  • Create and run reports from internal databases and systems. Ensure that outreach targets are met, and weekly reports are timely, clear, and effective in meeting leadership needs related to outreach reporting. Ensure accuracy and adherence to the latest policies and practices of the American Heart Association as they relate to fiscal and event financials.

  • Prepare and maintain fundraising materials and presentations as well as event collateral and marketing material.

  • Prepare and communicate schedules, meetings and ensure deadlines are met.

  • Perform administrative duties as required or requested.

  • May assist with collecting and depositing donations.

  • May assist with the on-site distribution of collateral materials and volunteer access to AHA systems.

  • Limited Travel may be required (less than 10%).

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 of the requirements:


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

  • At least one year of work experience in outside sales, preferably in territory sales and/or nonprofit fundraising.

  • Assertiveness and confidence are required in obtaining meetings with a school decision-maker.

  • Excellent listening skills, including verbal and non-verbal communicating, active listening, negotiating, problem-solving and decision-making

  • Knowledge of school system is a plus

  • Presentation skills for small and large groups, specifically teachers, Principals, and sometimes, school-aged audiences

  • Highly effective organizational skills, time management, responsibility, leadership, and motivation

  • Ability to plan and work independently and thrive in a fast-paced and competitive environment

  • Ability to set and exceed aggressive dollar goals using skills and abilities in volunteer/customer relationship management

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook

Compensation & Benefits

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  • Compensation – Our goal is to ensure you have a competitive base salary. That’s why we regularly review the market value of jobs and make adjustments, as needed.

  • Performance and Recognition – You are rewarded for achieving success by merit increases and incentive programs, based on the type of position.

  • Benefits – We offer a wide array of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance, along with a robust retirement program that includes an employer match and automatic contribution. As a mark of our commitment to employee well-being, we also offer an employee assistance program, employee wellness program and telemedicine, and medical consultation.

  • Professional Development – You can join one of our many Employee Resource Groups (ERG) or be a mentor/mentee in our professional mentoring program. HeartU is the Association’s national online university, with more than 100,000 resources designed to meet your needs and busy schedule.

  • Work-Life Harmonization – The Association offers Paid Time Off (PTO) at a minimum of 16 days per year for new employees. The number of days will increase based on seniority level. You will also have a total of 12 paid holidays off each year, which includes several days off at the end of the year.

  • Tuition Assistance - We support the career development of all employees. This program provides financial assistance to employees who wish to further their education and career in relation to their current duties and responsibilities, or for potential future positions in the organization.

The American Heart Association’s 2024 Goal: Every person deserves the opportunity for a full, healthy life. As champions for health equity, by 2024, the American Heart Association will advance cardiovascular health for all, including identifying and removing barriers to health care access and quality.

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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Location US-NC-High Point

Posted Date 3 weeks ago (5/8/2023 4:28 PM)

Requisition ID 2017-1899

Job Category Field Campaigns

Additional Locations Diversity Distribution Southeast

Position Type Full Time

Location: FL-Tampa