American Heart Association Vice President of Heart Ball in Birmingham, Alabama


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The American Heart Association (AHA) has an excellent opportunity for a Vice President of Heart Ball . Working out of our Birmingham, AL office, the primary responsibility will be to lead, manage and direct fundraising efforts for the market’s Heart Ball event. It will include managing a fundraising staff of (2) Heart Ball Development Director and Event Specialist . Cultivating and growing corporate and community partnerships and sponsorships. Will also be accountable for identifying, cultivating and recruiting a volunteer executive leadership committee and increasing revenue generation and community development activities. Will serve in a player/coach capacity. Overall net fundraising goal of approximately $ 1.7 Million .


  • Lead and manage team to achieve event and revenue goals, which includes directly implementing the Heart Ball and related activities.

  • Proven experience with all areas of cultivation, solicitation, and closing sales or fundraising of large scale gifts.

  • Experience in identifying and developing major giving and/or engagement opportunities that align with organizational mission, goals, and strategies at national and local levels

  • Demonstrated proactive, collaborative skills with all levels of staff, prospects, volunteers, and donors

  • Develop, monitor, and evaluate an annual working plan with dollar and volunteer recruitment goals.

  • Establish a budget and timeline for event and related activities.

  • Develop contingency plans as needed to successfully complete fundraising activities and goals.

  • Assume bottom line responsibility for the Birmingham Heart Ball income goals.

  • Build relationships with key corporate leaders who can support initiatives and involve them as appropriate.

  • Cultivate, secure and enhance sponsorships.

  • Recruit and manage volunteers and volunteer leadership committees to implement and successfully complete assigned revenue goals and activities.

  • 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!


  • Qualified candidates will have a BA/BS degree (or equivalent combination of education and experience) with 3+ years successful experience in a professional fundraising role. Prior supervisory experience is preferred.

  • Must be goal driven and have a proven track record of meeting and exceeding revenue goals.

  • Solid networking and negotiation skills are essential.

  • Must be a strong communicator with the ability to effectively interact with corporate leaders, individual donors, and volunteers.

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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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