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American Heart Association Region SVP, Mission Advancement 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 American Heart Association has an excellent opportunity for a Region Senior Vice President, Mission Advancement, Southwest Region!

This position can be home based but must live within our Southwest (SW) region and near a major airport.

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.

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This individual will be responsible for advising a regional team of five Individual Giving and Foundation Advisors in leading the strategy and cultivation of the SW region’s major and principal gift efforts. Responsible for driving results on a campaign goal of $8.5 million, and for partnering with the broader National Mission Advancement team to achieve an overall goal of $110 million through major, principal and mega gifts. In addition to directing your team, you will manage your own portfolio, including the cultivation, stewardship, and solicitation of individual and foundation donors with seven+ figure giving capacity.

In addition to achieving financial goals, the Southwest SVP will be measured on year-over-year pipeline development that demonstrates long-term, sustainable growth. You will serve as an active, present and engaged member of the Southwest region’s senior management/leadership team to implement vision through direct collaboration with the Regional Executive Vice President (EVP) and Associate Executive Vice President (AEVP.

Additional areas of focus include:

  • Lead team of Individual and Foundations Advisors remotely and through in-person visits, travelling approximately 25% of the time.

  • Lead and develop a culture of stewardship and cultivation that paths donors to give at their capacity.

  • Complete 40 face-to-face donor and prospective donor visits each fiscal year in order to develop and handle an individual portfolio of approximately 20 individual donors across the assigned region with the ability to give $1 million or more.

  • Support and collaborate on the portfolios of the Region States EVP and AEVP and collaborate with regional SVPs and Executive Directors to craft a major giving culture and get results.

  • Integrate subject matter expertise into existing trainings, strategy sessions, consulting services, and market meetings to equip other market leaders with the skills, confidence, and knowledge needed to identify and nurture a major giving culture within the region. Serve as Major Giving/Individual Giving authority to the Southwest Region and at the National level.

  • Lead by example in the maintenance of accurate and timely records of all activities in donor database (Salesforce), reporting activity, trends, progress and results to National SVP Mission Advancement.


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience.

  • Eight (8) to Twelve (12) years of relevant experience.

  • Experience in fundraising or sales.

  • Experience with all areas of cultivation, solicitation and closing sales or fundraising.

  • Ability to collaborate with all levels of staff, prospects, volunteers and donors.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Experience working with sophisticated donors or clients representing $1 million+ in revenue or philanthropy with validated fundraising or sales results at the six- and seven-figure level.

  • Experience focused on major gifts or large accounts, preferably supporting large scale research, policy and/or community issues.

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

  • Possess and consistently display sophisticated business acumen, outstanding conflict resolution and negotiation skills, crafted integrity, and an ability to recognize and align donor interest with organizational priorities.

  • Experience using donor relationship management software, such as Salesforce.

  • Ability to travel up to 35% local and overnight stay.

Preferred Experience:

  • Advanced degree.

Compensation & Benefits

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  • 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, our mission is to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, religion, age, language, sexual orientation, national origin and physical or cognitive abilities. We're committed to ensuring our workforce, workplace culture and mission have a shared impact across a diverse set of backgrounds.

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Location US-TX-Dallas

Posted Date 2 months ago (10/2/2023 5:37 PM)

Requisition ID 2023-11598

Job Category Individual & Institutional Giving

Additional Locations Diversity Distribution SouthWest

Position Type Full Time

Location: US-TX-Dallas