American Heart Association Development Specialist, Walk in St. Petersburg, Florida


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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 St. Petersburg, FL office of the American Heart Association has an opening for a Development / Event Specialist . This position will focus primarily on administrative support and logistics for one main fundraising event (Heart Walk). Responsibilities will include database management, pulling reports, financial tracking, assisting with creation of promotional materials and interacting with corporate sponsors for the execution of the Heart Walk.

Primary functions to include :

  • Supporting fundraising directors with day to day administrative tasks.

  • Managing and tracking direct and indirect event expenses, with a responsibility to stay within the budget.

  • Managing and updating internal database systems (Team Raiser) on a daily basis.

  • Accountability and upkeep of sponsorship agreements.

  • Meeting deadlines for the development and management of respective annual budgets.

  • Volunteer recruitment and management (External Partners).

  • Creating and/or coordinating AHA materials and packets.

  • Planning of Heart Walk along with hired event company

  • Tracking of event logistics (i.e.: securing venue, reviewing vendor contracts and proof of insurance, van/truck rentals).

  • Managing post-event feedback.


  • High School Diploma/GED, Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent combination of education and experience) preferred

  • 1+ years of prior administrative and event planning and/or non-profit experience

  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks.

  • Attention to detail and drive for excellence

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Excellent computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe)

  • Ability to work independently and sometimes irregular hours

  • Ability to lift 20-30 pounds

  • Willingness and ability to travel throughout the designated market on a frequent basis.

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Job Family Group Fundraising/Direct Sales

Job Category Administrative/Clerical