American Heart Association

Executive Director

Location US-TX-Fort Worth
Posted Date 3 months ago(7/6/2022 4:37 PM)
Requisition ID
Job Category
Field Campaigns
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 for an Executive Director in Fort Worth, TX.


The Executive Director serves in a pivotal leadership role in the community and reports to the Senior Vice President, Development. This position works with the highest-level executives in the Fort Worth/Tarrant County area with responsibilities for staffing volunteer Boards of Directors and fostering volunteer engagement and development.


The Executive Director also provides strategic direction and management to a group of committed fundraisers and support staff with overall responsibility for the revenue goals for Heart Ball, Heart Walk and Go Red for Women events. As part of foster an engaged community, the Executive Director will participate in community and corporate functions that allow for networking and generating new contacts to be part of the AHA mission and fundraising efforts.


We offer competitive salary with the potential to earn an incentive.


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.


#TheAHALife is our company culture, our way of life, reflecting our diversity and inclusion, our focus on work-life harmonization and our Guiding Values. Discover why you will Be Seen. Be Heard. Be Valued™ at the American Heart Association by following us on LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and at




 In this role, you will be responsible to:


  • Accomplish results through strong volunteer recruitment and management.
  • Strong track record in meeting sales/fundraising goals.
  • Secure corporate donations through participating in and leading top-level sponsorship asks.
  • Cultivate major donors, securing large corporate sponsorships (of $25,000 or more), and identifying and securing foundation gifts.
  • Collaborative approach when working with other internal partners, such as our Health Strategies and Youth Market teams to help drive specific AHA cause initiatives in defined markets.



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 or equivalent experience.
  • 5 years successful experience in non-profit fundraising, volunteer management or similar experience, 3 years of managerial experience ideally with a sales team or fundraising team in a similar organization
  • Direct knowledge of special event fundraising tactics crucial
  • Ability to travel the Fort Worth/Tarrant County territory daily
  • Solid understanding of how to engage and work with philanthropic communities
  • Should be able to lift at least 20lbs from the ground to waist level


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. Heart U 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.#AHAIND1



Click on “New Resume” (or “Existing Resume” if you have previously applied to AHA positions) to submit your online application. Only those deemed most qualified 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.

 This position not a match with your skills? Click here to see other opportunities.

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