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Development Director

American Heart Association

This is a Full-time position in Ocala, FL posted November 18, 2021.

Envision 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 single day.

Is it easy No.

Is it worthwhile you bet!

This is satisfying work that makes a real difference in peoples lives.

You can achieve professional growth with personal fulfillment.

You will connect with people and make a lifesaving impact.

You will partner with individuals, schools, lawmakers, healthcare providers and others to ensure everyone has access to healthier lifestyle choices and proper healthcare.


We are looking to fill a Development Director in Ocala, FL .

As the director, you will plan, coordinate, and implement activities and resources necessary to achieve fundraising goals and campaign objectives for the Ocala market, including the Heart Walk and Go Red For Women campaigns.

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

• Setting and achieving assigned revenue goals by developing and maintaining relationships with corporate and community partners, high-level decision-makers, and community leaders.

• Driving new business development by soliciting sponsorships and generating participant income through developing year-round business and cultivation plans.

• Driving peer-to-peer fundraising by supporting corporate partners and team leaders effectively.

• Recruiting, orientation, and managing executive volunteer leadership chairs and committees based on nationally established methodologies.

• Maintaining an ongoing pipeline of potential sponsors, donors, and volunteer leadership.

• Monitoring participant fundraising trends and implementing proven strategies to improve income.

• Planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating assigned fundraising event(s) according to standard methodologies and event timeline.

• Confirming detailed, timely and accurate data entry of relevant information.

• Collaborating with other staff and volunteers as needed to promote and support local initiatives and to optimize event market strategy.

Note this is a work-out-of-your home position.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

In this role, you will report to Vice President Development.

Daily travel within the Ocala market is required.

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


• At least two years of work experience in fundraising, sales, or equivalent experience.

• Knowledge and skills in fundraising principles, practices and techniques, notably peer-to-peer fundraising.

• Ability and experience recruiting, training, and cultivating 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 throughout Marion County.

• Bachelors degree preferred.

Compensation & Benefits

Competitive salary with incentive potential is offered.

The American Heart Association offers programs to help you maintain work/life satisfaction according to 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 various other training and support mechanisms locally and through our National Center.

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We offer a base salary with the potential to earn an incentive up to 25% of your base pay.

The potential incentive is based on achieving certain revenue targets.

Our Rewards & Benefits package not only gives you the total benefits you want, but also goes above and beyond with innovative programs to develop your skills – helping you grow and thrive at the American Heart Association.

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