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American Heart Association Sr Vice President, Development - Dallas in Dallas, Texas


Are you ready to join an organization where you can be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives?

Envision all Americans enjoying ideal cardiovascular health free of heart disease and stroke. At the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association, we get to work toward that goal every single day. Is it easy? No. Is it worthwhile? You bet!

This is satisfying work that makes a real difference in people's lives. You can achieve professional growth with personal fulfillment. You will connect with people and make a lifesaving impact. You will partner with individuals, schools, lawmakers, healthcare providers and others to ensure everyone has access to healthier lifestyle choices and proper healthcare.


The Senior Vice President, Development for Dallas is responsible for achieving multimillion-dollar revenue and program goals within the greater Dallas area. This position reports to the Executive Vice President and is responsible for the implementation of effective programs in community service, education, development, and communications by providing inspirational leadership, sound coaching and guidance to reach market potential and beyond. Works in collaboration with staff and volunteers and is accountable for revenue generation and community impact activities for assigned territory while ensuring that assigned markets have the right talent and skills, along with volunteer resources, to achieve goals.


  • Guide and direct team to achieve event and revenue goals. Accountable for hiring, directing, training, evaluating and developing staff under his/her supervision. Direct supervision of the current senior team.

  • Develop, monitor, and evaluate an annual working plan with dollar and volunteer recruitment goals, budgets, and timelines for events. Develop contingency plans, as needed to successfully complete fundraising activities. Assume bottom line responsibility for territory area income goals.

  • Build and maintain relationships with key C Suite corporate leaders as well as high level volunteers who can support initiatives and involve them at the appropriate time.

  • Encourage diverse leadership of both medical and lay volunteers in all phases of revenue generation activities and health impact goals.

  • Build meaningful relationships in the community to drive revenue and health impact.

  • Secure 6- and 7-figure sponsorships and individual gifts.

  • Coordinate all division activities including conducting gap analysis and strategy meetings with volunteer leadership to support goal achievement.

  • Provide SouthWest and National Center with detailed results for effective tracking.

  • Willingness to accept other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Executive Vice President.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in health education, administration, business/marketing, social science, or a related field or equivalent work experience highly preferred.

  • Minimum of eight years work experience in fundraising or outside sales experience, preferably with a voluntary health agency. Experience in closing six to seven figure gifts is required.

  • Minimum of three years of management experience. Expertise in the coaching and developing fundraising staff is required.

  • Establish and execute a strategic plan across functional areas and disciplines in a complex and highly dynamic environment, effectively translating strategies to measurable goals and plans.

  • Thoughtfully read, comprehend and analyze goals, as well as fundraising reports. Skilled in use of spreadsheet/database analysis.

  • Delegate and accomplish goals through volunteers.

  • Proven background and willingness to work in an atmosphere requiring flexibility, creativity and adaptability.

While we can only contact those applicants deemed most qualified for the position, we do appreciate all applicants for their interest and effort in applying. You can expect to hear from us within one week from the receipt of your application in most cases.

Salary/Benefits: Attracting hardworking, 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.

Click on “New Resume” (or “Existing Resume” if you have previously applied to AHA positions) to submit your online application. Only those deemed most qualified will be contacted to interview.

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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EOE Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities

Location US-TX-Dallas

Posted Date 3 weeks ago (10/5/2020 7:09 AM)

Requisition ID 2020-6120

Job Family Group Fundraising

Job Category Field Campaigns

Location: Dallas, TX