American Heart Association

Sr. Mission Advancement Advisor

Location US-NY-New York
Posted Date 1 month ago(5/15/2024 5:05 PM)
Requisition ID
Job Category
Individual & Institutional Giving
Position Type
Full Time


As we celebrate our Centennial year, we invite you to join us in shaping the next century of impact. Be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives as we remain devoted to a future of health and hope for everyone, everywhere. At the American Heart Association, your contribution matters, and so does your career.


The American Heart Association has an excellent opportunity for a Sr. Mission Advancement Advisor, with a portfolio of individual principal gift prospects and donors focused on the on New York Metropolitan Region of the U.S.


This position will work in a hybrid setting (in the office 1-3 days a week and as needed) in our New York office.


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 cultivating relationships with both current and past American Heart Association donors who have a proven interest in our impact-centered mission, with a focus on individuals.  Responsible for closing $2.5 million+ annually from individuals, this position serves as a subject matter expert on the American Heart Association’s fundraising priorities and engages individuals and their philanthropy representatives in the mission of the Association while cultivating, soliciting and stewarding donations in the seven-figures and higher range.  Collaborative work, relationship-building, proposal writing, budget development, strong presentations, and experience in programmatic fundraising is central to this role.


Essential Job Duties

  • Complete a minimum of 100 meaningful interactions with donors and prospective donors each fiscal year, developing and managing a portfolio of approximately 50 individual donors across the New York Metropolitan area with giving capacity in the seven-figure range.
  • Conduct solicitation of 24 seven-figure gifts annually for restricted and unrestricted purposes.
  • Collaborate with field directors on strategies and opportunities to identify and cultivate principal gift prospects to support market, regional, and national priorities. 
  • Create and execute customized engagement strategies for donors and prospects in portfolio to ensure growth of donor relationships.  Work with Mission Advancement team to secure appropriate project information, including budgets, and create presentations and proposals that will be used to secure gifts.
  • Maintain accurate and timely records of all activities in donor database (Salesforce CRM).  Report plans, activity, trends, progress and results to Mission Advancement leadership and other various internal audiences on a regular basis. 
  • Participate in training activities and work with other team members to develop programs and strategies to advance revenue development for the Association.



  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience.
  • Five (5) years of experience.
  • Experience in fundraising with at least three years focused on individual major and principal gifts (high six-figures and up) or large accounts, preferably supporting large. scale research on health and/or community issues.
  • Experience in planning and implementing engagement opportunities that align with organizational mission, goals and strategies at national and local levels.
  • Demonstrated experience working with complex philanthropic donors or clients with proven fundraising results at the six-figure and higher gift ranges.
  • Demonstrated collaborative skills with all levels of staff, prospects, volunteers and donors.
  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills, preferably with respect to translation of scientific information for lay-audiences.
  • Ability to travel up to 30% locally and 10% overnight.


Preferred Experience:


  • Knowledge of or experience working in one or more of the following fields: public health, healthcare, medicine, community health, scientific research.
  • Knowledge of the philanthropic landscape.
  • Experience using donor relationship management software, such as Salesforce CRM, Blackbaud, Dynamics and/or Raiser’s Edge.



Compensation & Benefits

Salary minimum to the midpoint of the range is $120,000.00 - 159,000.00. This position is incentive eligible based on achieving certain targets. Pay is commensurate with experience; geographic differentials to the pay range may apply.


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, 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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