American Heart Association

Mission Advancement Individual Giving Advisor

Location US-CA-Sacramento
Posted Date 6 months ago(11/14/2022 6:07 PM)
Requisition ID
Job Category
Individual & Institutional Giving
Additional Locations
US-OR-Portland | US-ID-Boise | US-UT-Salt Lake City | US-AK-Anchorage
Position Type
Full Time


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 Mission Advancement Advisor in our Mission Advancement department!


This position can be home based. Territory will cover Sacramento, CA, Portland, Nevada, Utah, Idaho and Alaska.


This leader will work with cross-functional and cross-departmental teams in the coordination, execution, monitoring and controlling of broad-reaching program/projects. This individual will ensure the development of an overarching plan(s) and help teams prioritize tactics to implement an effective and resource-efficient plan. This individual may also work internally with key stakeholders and externally with strategic alliances, as appropriate.


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.


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The Mission Advancement Advisor is a critical member of the fundraising team, responsible for securing donations of $100,000 or more while moving donors to their highest level of engagement with the mission. Focused on individuals and family foundations, the Advisor cultivates relationships and solicits support from current and past American Heart Association donors; and identifies and engages new prospective donors toward their support of our mission.  This individual is a highly collaborative position, providing leadership within their assigned area for major and principal giving, serves as a connection point for charitable estate planning and provides subject matter expertise on specific needs and funding opportunities for the mission of the American Heart Association.



  • Complete minimum of 150 face-to-face donor and prospective donor visits each fiscal year to develop and lead an individual portfolio of approximately 40 individual donors across the assigned region with the capacity to give six- and seven-figure gifts
  • Make at least 30 qualified asks for six and/or seven figure gifts annually for restricted and unrestricted purposes
  • Build and execute individual strategies for donors and prospects in portfolio to ensure growth of donor relationships.  Work with Mission Advancement operations team to secure appropriate project information, including budgets, and build offers, proposals and asks that will be used to secure gifts
  • Responsible for meeting personal fundraising goal, toward the team’s goal of $20M, and through a variety of giving mechanisms such as cash, gifts of stock, family foundation support, cryptocurrency, real estate or other ways to give; as well as deferred giving vehicles mechanisms, with the support of the charitable estate planning team
  • Collaborate with Field Directors on strategies and opportunities to identify, cultivate and solicit major gift prospects to support field events and initiatives.  Serve as a resource and leader in redefining donor and volunteer relationships across field campaigns. Leverage customized strategic events in select markets to cultivate donor relationships. Attend and support region and market activities and social events, mission-centered health events, and other hallmark events that drive the Association’s overall unrestricted revenue campaign
  • Responsible to ensure timely documentation of plans, opportunities and interaction results, and to ensure donor information for assigned portfolio is current, accurate, and complete, in our CRM database. Using CRM information, report activity, trends, progress and results to Region SVP Mission Advancement and other various internal audiences on a monthly basis
  • Participate in training activities and work with other Team members to develop programs and strategies to advance the Major and Planned Gifts effort


  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience
  • Three (3) years of successful track record in fundraising or sales with proven success on major gifts or large accounts at the six and seven-figure level
  • Three (3) years of experience in identifying and developing major giving and/or engagement opportunities that align with organizational mission, goals and strategies at national and local levels.
  • Three (3) years of experience with all areas of cultivation, solicitation and closing sales or fundraising
  • Proven collaborative skills with all levels of staff, prospects, volunteers and donors
  • Proven verbal and written communication skills    

Compensation & Benefits

Expected pay range will be $70,300.00 to $87,400.00. Pay is commensurate with experience; geographic differentials to the pay range may apply. American Heart Association reserves the right to pay more or less than the posted range.


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. This position is incentive eligible based on achieving certain targets.
  • 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, 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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