American Heart Association

Vice President Development

Location US-TX-Irving
Posted Date 1 month ago(5/17/2024 1:58 PM)
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Job Category
Field Campaigns
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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.


We’re hiring a Vice President, Development (VP) in Dallas, TX.


The VP Development is responsible for leading, managing, inspiring, and implementing the Dallas fundraising campaigns through strategic direction and management of a team of fundraising leaders and support staff. The campaigns include Heart Challenge, Cotes du Coeur, Collin County Heart Fest, and the Go Red For Women Luncheon.


We have a fast-paced sales type of environment with the main responsibility of driving revenue in support of our mission. We offer a base salary with the potential to earn an incentive up to 25% of your base pay. The potential incentive is based on achieving certain revenue targets and triggers. This position offers a hybrid schedule. The office is in Irving, TX.


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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Some of the responsibilities include: 

  • Work alongside Sr. Vice President Dallas (SVP) on stewarding key donor relationships and strategizing on how to deepen impact.
  • Work alongside SVP on mid- to large company prospecting, sales process, and onboarding. This will include assisting with top 30 prospect list management and first-class service when bringing on a new corporate partner.
  • Have the principal responsibility of securely positioning the market for aggressive growth in unrestricted revenue on an increasing and sustainable basis through building a dynamic development staff and volunteer leadership talent and capabilities.
  • Have a “Drive for Results” mentality that not only pushes themselves but others as well.
  • Lead three direct reports (Associate VP of Heart Challenge, Associate VP of Go Red for Women, and Associate VP of Cotes du Coeur/Collin County).
  • Lead from a position of collaboration across campaigns, with the best interest of the donor as the top priority.
  • Will aggressively work with three direct reports and development staff on new company growth and development, both in revenue and leadership engagement/recruitment.
  • Provide direct reports leadership direction on setting transformational goals and hold team accountable to their goals and activities to achieve them.
  • Partner and continually build a network of meaningful volunteer partnerships to advance the mission of the Association. Through campaign voluntary leadership, will help provide timely direction, framework, and resources for volunteers to realize campaign goal success.
  • Work with SVP and direct reports to maintain a minimum of three years of “transformational” Chairs for each campaign and its events, therefore growing the divisions revenue and volunteer engagement.


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.
  • Minimum of 5 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 3 years of management experience. Expertise in the coaching and developing fundraising staff is required.
  • Demonstrated track record of setting, achieving, and exceeding aggressive goals on a sustainable basis.
  • Demonstrated track record of influencing others to action through communicating a shared vision.
  • Ability to establish and implement strategic plans in a highly dynamic, fast paced environment.
  • Ability to communicate vision to a team.
  • Demonstrated skills in written and oral communication, including large and small group presentations, group facilitation, and writing clear, concise reports and evaluation.
  • Must quickly be able to learn existing donor relationships and partner with direct reports and development staff to deepen and grow in financial and volunteer impact.
  • Ability to travel locally approximately 75%; requires access to reliable transportation at all times on an immediate basis.

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.  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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