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American Heart Association Senior Development Director, School Engagement in Houston, 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.

We are hiring a Senior Development Director, School Engagement working with schools and school districts in Houston, TX.

In this position, you will report to the Vice President of Youth Market. This position plans, coordinates, monitors, and evaluates Youth Market programs throughout the assigned territory of Northeast Houston including Aldine, Conroe, Humble, Houston and Spring Independent School Districts among other districts.

The candidate must reside within the Northeast Houston territory. This can be a home-officed position or the candidate may office out of the Houston office. This position will require daily travel within the assigned territory and may include occasional overnight travel for meetings, conferences, etc.

We offer a competitive salary with the potential to earn an incentive.

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 training and support locally and through our National Center.

#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


In this role, you will be responsible to:

  • Implement the American Heart Association's Kids Heart Challenge / American Heart Challenge programs with school-based coordinators (typically PE teachers, student groups, school principals, and superintendents) to raise funds through our educational fundraising programs elementary through high school.

  • Sell our lifesaving mission to local schools through prospecting and securing school participation while providing tools and training to help schools establish and meet their fundraising goals, recruiting and managing strong relationships with volunteers, while ensuring overall success of the programs.

  • Present program information at school assembly events, virtually or in-person, to school-aged kids to teach about the Association and the program.

  • Achieve income and school recruitment goals through the management of existing customers and school accounts, and prospecting and cultivating new school accounts.

  • Coordinate, plan, and implement activities and resources necessary to achieve campaign goals and fundraising objectives in the assigned territory.

  • Maintain and track all related fundraising data.

  • Recruit volunteers to develop and manage school-wide events, while building new relationships and providing ongoing support to volunteers in each school.

  • Partner with school district employees to support wellness programs and fundraise for the Association and works with other Youth Market staff for implementation.

  • Develop effective customer relationships, through time management, persuasion, organization, competitiveness, and persistence.

  • Provide exceptional customer service and volunteer management.

  • Ensure adherence to all national and regional Youth Market policies, guidelines, and procedures.

  • Travel throughout assigned geographical territory as well as engage in virtual visits with early morning start times.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Want to move your resume to the top so that you can become a “Relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives” ? Here are some of the requirements:


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.

  • 4+ years of experience in outside sales or in a non-profit organization in a similar capacity.

  • Proven leadership and management skills, demonstrated by the ability to organize, plan, implement, and evaluate.

  • Demonstrated community organizational skills with the ability to recruit, train and manage volunteers effectively.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the willingness to work with all social strata, occupations, and a diverse set of backgrounds.

  • Presentation skills for small and large groups.

  • Ability to work as part of an integrated team.

  • Intermediate knowledge and skill with Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word.

  • Ability to lift at least 20 lbs. from the ground to waist level.

  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills.

  • Ability to travel within assigned territory.


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. Heart U 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.

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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EOE/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities

Location US-TX-Houston

Posted Date 6 months ago (8/8/2022 9:15 AM)

Requisition ID 2021-7587

Job Category Field Campaigns

Position Type Full Time

Location: TX-Houston