American Heart Association Heart Ball Director - Tampa Bay, FL in St. Petersburg, Florida
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The American Heart Association (AHA) has an excellent opportunity for a Heart Ball/Gala Fundraising Director in our St. Petersburg, FL office.The Gala Director organizes, directs and implements assigned Social Market Event/s in the Tampa Bay market. Primary focus will be on the Heart Ball implementation through Event Chair recruitment, solicitation of sponsorship, volunteer committee recruitment, auction production and overall event coordination with a fundraising goal.Works in close partnership with local fundraising and events staff, volunteers and other staff members. Provides year-round servicing, maintenance and operation of assigned events.
Solicits and maintains high-level corporate & patron sponsors by developing year-round cultivation plan ensuring superior customer relations
Instrumental in building recruitment committees and executive leadership committees to solicit high level event Chairs and working committees
Planning, development, maintenance, implementation and evaluation of assigned fundraising events according to best practices and event timelines
Volunteer recruitment, orientation and training
Works as part of a team to consult with staff and volunteers in all aspects of event fund raising including managing live and silent auction
Helps prepare an annual budget to support event plans and activities
Assists in the development & maintenance of appropriate statistical reports, evaluations, and data gathering for volunteers, the local office, and the affiliate
Maintains timely communication with all staff at local and affiliate levels, and helps ensure all information requests deadlines are met
Performs other duties as assigned
Willingness and ability to work evenings and weekends and travel throughout the market, the affiliate and to the national center as needed
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
2-4 years successful sales and or fundraising experience Knowledge and skills in fund raising principles, practices and techniques
Ability and experience to recruit, train, counsel, and manage volunteer groups and to develop long range organizational goals and follow through with them
Ability to lead a team but also to work independently
Ability to apply sound judgment and problem-solving skills to conflicts
Skill in making presentations to large and small audiences
Ability to write clear and concise narratives
Demonstrated skills in negotiation and motivation.
Knowledge of the Tampa Bay market preferred.
Ability and willingness to travel and to work evenings and weekends on occasion
Proficient in use of Microsoft Office tools and databases#LI-KB1
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EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities
Requisition ID 2019-4207
Job Family Group Fundraising
Job Category Fundraising/Sales