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American Heart Association Development Director - GRFW in Irving, 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.


Are you ready to put your dynamic skills as a corporate sales or fundraising professional to the test? If so, read on to learn how you can join our team as we lead the charge in funding critical research, advocacy and educational programs to raise awareness about heart disease and stroke. If you have the desire to take your career to the next level, apply for the Development Director - Go Red For Women position we have available in our Dallas, TX office. As a GRFW Development Director, you will be responsible for a goal of $525,000 which can be achieved by:

  • Developing and maintaining relationships with corporate and community partners;

  • Driving new business development through selling sponsorships and generating participant income for the assigned campaign;

  • Developing new company and volunteer recruitment plans as well as driving income goals;

  • Recruiting and stewarding c-suite volunteer leaders based on nationally established methodologies;

  • Driving peer-to-peer fundraising;

  • Establishing relationships with affluent individual donors and foundations and achieving dollar results;

  • Monitoring participant fundraising trends and implementing proven strategies to improve income;

  • Building a network of significant volunteer partnerships to advance our mission.


Want to move your resume to the top? Here are some things to consider:

  • possessing a bachelor’s degree or some college coursework and/or at least 3 years of corporate sales or fundraising experience is important;

  • having demonstrated success in achieving assigned revenue goals;

  • have the knowledge and ability to successfully identify, cultivate, recruit, and manage relationships with top-level level volunteers/customers;

  • we would like you to have excellent interpersonal, communication, negotiation, and social skills; you are a self-starter who makes things happen;

  • your experience in understanding and navigating corporate cultures to achieve goals will be invaluable; you are willing to work outside of standard hours in support of your events, sponsors and volunteers which may involve some evening and/or weekend work as needed;

  • your ability to travel within your territory daily as well as occasional travel to other locations.

(Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Salary/Benefits: 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. 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.

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-Irving

Posted Date 3 days ago (10/13/2021 6:19 PM)

Requisition ID 2021-6842

Job Family Group Fundraising

Job Category Field Campaigns

Location: Irving, TX