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American Heart Association National Executive Lead, Heart Ball in Dallas, Texas


Now is the time to join us and make a difference. Be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. Here at the American Heart Association, you matter and so does your career.

The National Executive Lead, Heart Ball is at the helm of one of our most important signature core campaigns for the organization and is responsible for the success, growth and evolution of this legacy campaign.

This leader will direct our efforts nationally through campaign management and oversight, the creation and execution of the sales strategy, product and campaign development, training and consulting. In addition, the National Executive Lead will work directly with regional and market leadership and inspire staff and volunteers across the country to ensure the Heart of [City] and Heart Ball campaign continues to showcase the impact our mission has in communities throughout the country.

The Association offers many resources to help you maintain work-life harmonization through 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 additional training and support, locally.

#TheAHALife is our company culture, our way of life, reflecting our diversity and inclusion, our focus on work-life harmonization and our Guiding Values. Discover why you will Be Seen. Be Heard. Be Valued™ at the American Heart Association by following us on LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and at


  • Campaign Management:

  • Ensure consistent execution of strategies to reduce variance of performance across markets and regions, with a focus on year-round campaign efforts.

  • Provide excellent campaign analysis that uses lead indicators and data to drive performance.

  • Manage to the playbook for success to grow our Heart of [City] and Heart Ball campaigns with a focus on leading with community issues and building relationships with C-Suite leadership, community leaders, and major funders. Continue to evolve the playbook to ensure it is directing staff to proven and relevant campaign strategies.

  • Drive national relationships and partnerships with Fortune 1000 companies, corporate relations, and Heart Ball team.

  • Provide formal feedback to regional and national senior leadership on opportunities and challenges including monthly reports

  • Product and Campaign Development:

  • Monitor and analyze external and internal trends and data to develop benchmarks, standard methodologies, priorities and focus areas

  • Create the best-in-class donor and volunteer experience for the future

  • Drive adoption of innovation and new revenue strategies

  • Work with internal and external partners to develop strategies to significantly increase American Heart Association’s revenue and impact

  • Work with a top experience design company to refresh the Heart Ball experience

  • Market Consultation and Training:

  • Work directly with top markets to provide direct consultation

  • Work collaboratively with Mission Advancement staff to drive individual giving strategies resulting in prospecting, closing and retain major gift donors and Cor Vitae Society members

  • Develop content for and deliver bi-monthly training calls and newsletters


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher

  • Nine (9) years’ experience in a similar role or in a role leading a multi-million-dollar campaign with year over year growth

  • Seven (7) years of experience working with and leading volunteers

  • Five (5) years of experience coaching and influencing national leadership to achieve goals and meet organizational objectives

  • Proven record of success in corporate sponsorship and fundraising

  • Proven record of success in major gift development

  • Proven record of success in leading cross-functional teams

  • Proven record of success in leading c-suite level volunteers

  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic environment

  • Skilled in planning projects and working against deadlines to provide end product

  • Skilled in campaign oversight and reporting

  • Ability to travel overnight up to 20%

Compensation & Benefits

The American Heart Association invests in its people. Here are the main components of our total rewards package. Visit Rewards & Benefits to see more details.

  • Compensation – Our goal is to ensure you have a competitive base salary. That’s why we regularly review the market value of jobs and make adjustments, as needed.

  • Performance and Recognition – You are rewarded for achieving success by merit increases and incentive programs, based on the type of position.

  • Benefits – We offer a wide array of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance, along with a robust retirement program that includes an employer match and automatic contribution. As a mark of our commitment to employee well-being, we also offer an employee assistance program, employee wellness program and telemedicine, and medical consultation.

  • Professional Development – You can join one of our many Employee Resource Groups (ERG) or be a mentor/mentee in our professional mentoring program. HeartU is the Association’s national online university, with more than 100,000 resources designed to meet your needs and busy schedule.

  • Work-Life Harmonization – The Association offers Paid Time Off (PTO) at a minimum of 16 days per year for new employees. The number of days will increase based on seniority level. You will also have a total of 12 paid holidays off each year, which includes several days off at the end of the year.

  • Tuition Assistance - We support the career development of all employees. This program provides financial assistance to employees who wish to further their education and career in relation to their current duties and responsibilities, or for potential future positions in the organization.

The American Heart Association’s 2024 Goal: Every person deserves the opportunity for a full, healthy life. As champions for health equity, by 2024, the American Heart Association will advance cardiovascular health for all, including identifying and removing barriers to health care access and quality.

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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Location US-TX-Dallas

Posted Date 3 months ago (7/6/2023 11:54 AM)

Requisition ID 2023-10777

Job Category Field Campaigns

Position Type Full Time

Location: TX-Dallas