American Heart Association

  • Corporate Development Director-Heart Ball

    Location US-TX-Houston
    Posted Date 3 months ago(3/4/2019 11:00 AM)
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    Are you ready to join an organization where you can make an extraordinary impact every day?

    Imagine 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 day. Is it easy? No. Is it worthwhile? Absolutely.

    This is satisfying and challenging work that makes a real difference in people's lives. We are where you can achieve professional growth with personal fulfillment. We are where you can connect people to making a lifesaving impact. We are where you can partner with individuals, schools, lawmakers, healthcare providers and others to ensure everyone has access to healthier lifestyle choices and proper healthcare. The American Heart Association is where you can make an extraordinary impact.



    We have an excellent opportunity for a Corporate Development Director- Heart Ball in our Houston, TX office. The selected candidate will have fundraising responsibilities for the Houston Heart Ball campaign by bringing together corporate partners, medical leaders, community leaders, and volunteers of the community to raise awareness of heart disease and stroke, the #1 and #5 killer in America. The net fundraising goal is $850,000. Last year the event raised close to $3.5 million and there were over 800 attendees at the gala.  If you have a strong fundraising or sales background where you traveled in an assigned territory OR if you have an event coordination background coupled with sales or fundraising, we want to hear from you!


    Job duties include:  

    • Mobilizing CEO’s, President’s, upper level executives and Philanthropists in the Houston area to build an effective Executive Leadership Team to raise funds for the Heart Ball campaign.
    • Developing pipelines of top businesses to ensure revenue generation through corporate sponsorship for Heart Ball. 
    • Conducting sales calls to generate new business and manage existing corporate sponsors and individual donors.
    • Developing and monitoring an annual working plan with dollar and volunteer recruitment goals, budget and timelines for the events. Developing contingency plans, as needed to successfully meet fundraising goals.
    • Leading cultivation opportunities to strengthen relationships with volunteers, sponsors & key corporate & community leaders to advance our mission.
    • Expanding our reach into the philanthropic community of individuals participating in our Open Your Heart (personal giving) campaigns to raise funds and awareness. 
    • Networking within the local area and recruiting and retaining our valued volunteers.
    • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.


    Required Skills:

    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university preferred. College coursework combined with related experience may be substituted for a degree. Related experience may be substituted as follows: 1 ½ years experience equates to 1 full time year of higher education. 
    • Must have at least 2 years of experience in fundraising, outside sales or in a non-profit organization in a similar capacity. This experience may also count towards satisfying this positions educational requirement.
    • Ability to accomplish results through strong volunteer recruitment and management, proven track record in meeting sales/fundraising goals.
    • Organization, communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills are a must.
    • Demonstrated skills in written and oral communication.
    • Ability to work outside standard hours as needed including occasional evenings and weekends.
    • Candidates must be results driven with the ability to multi task and must also be willing and able to travel (no overnight) within Houston up to 75%.
    • Must have the ability to lift at least 20 lbs. from the ground to waist level with or without reasonable accommodation. 
    • Must have at least basic knowledge and skill with Microsoft Office 2010 used for word processing, email, presentations, and spreadsheets. 
    • Must be at least 18 years old. 


    Click on “Apply for this job online” to submit your online application or “Log back in!” if you are a returning applicant. Only those candidates deemed most qualified by the hiring manager will be contacted to interview.


    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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