Working at ForHearts Worldwide isn’t just another job where you punch in, punch out and collect a paycheck.

Being part of the organization is about “wanting to bring hope to more people” says Laura DeLise, ForHeart Worldwide’s Executive Director. And that desire is exactly what DeLise is looking for in the individual who will become her “right-hand person” as ForHearts Worldwide’s Non-profit Specialist.

The role encompasses a wide range of duties and responsibilities, from supporting our Executive Team, Board of Directors and Heart Centers around the globe, to event planning and fundraising. Two of our most successful fundraising events take place right here in the Tampa Bay area.

Event Planning and Promotion
The Sunset Music Festival (SMF) is one of the largest electronic music festivals in the southeast, held annually over Memorial Day Weekend at Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium. It is also one of ForHearts Worldwide’s most important annual fundraisers. After the 2020 edition was canceled due to COVID, SMF was back strong in 2021, with ForHearts Worldwide as a festival organizer and presenter. We’re already looking ahead to the 2022 Sunset Music Festival, taking place May 27 – 29, 2022.

Our inaugural Drive to Save Lives Golf Tournament last May was a smashing success, raising more than $30,000 through the tournament and accompanying silent auction, and seeing more than 100 players and guests in attendance at Carrollwood Country Club in Tampa. We can’t wait to hit the links again in 2022. Besides being an important fundraiser, the Drive to Save Lives Golf Tournament brings our community of supporters together and helps us establish new friendships, supporters and sponsors throughout Tampa Bay.  

The Non-profit Specialist will play an important role in organizing these events, including connecting with and securing sponsors and donated items, coordinating event logistics, and marketing and promoting the events.

Communication, Organization and Compliance Management
Supporting our Heart Centers, Executive Leadership and Board Members is the other, and most crucial, aspect of the Non-profit Specialist role.

ForHearts Worldwide’s Heart Centers and partner facilities are located across the globe. This makes communication vital, so managing correspondence and information is key to the role, including preparing and distributing memorandums, newsletters and criteria updates to the Heartbeat International Heart Centers and Database, as well as providing and tracking inventory and patient reports.

In communicating and working with a dispersed team of doctors and medical professionals located around the globe, Laura DeLise emphasizes the importance of being “culturally considerate,” noting that the Non-profit Specialist should be “open-minded with an appreciation for diversity.”

This also includes having ease in working with professionals at every level of the organization, from the office staff to the Executive Team and Board of Directors, taking on administrative duties of meeting, schedule and travel planning for the Executive Team and managing the activities and agendas for our Board of Directors meetings.

Organization and attention to detail are a must in executing these responsibilities, but are also essential in compliance management. In providing pacemaker insertion procedures at medical centers throughout the world, there are medical, government and device regulations ForHearts Worldwide and our Heart Centers must comply with.

It is this accountability to others we are looking for in our new Non-Profit Specialist, demonstrated through clear, confident communication; exacting organization and project management skills; and mature professionalism.

Could you or someone you know be Heartbeat International Foundation’s new Non-profit Specialist? Apply here.