American Heart Association

Associate Director Development

Location US-TX-Fort Worth
Posted Date 1 month ago(3/12/2021 10:47 AM)
Requisition ID
Job Family Group
Fundraising/Direct Sales
Job Category
Field Campaigns


Are you ready to join an organization where you can be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives?


Envision 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 single day. Is it easy? No. Is it worthwhile? you bet!


This is satisfying work that makes a real difference in people's lives. You can achieve professional growth with personal fulfillment. You will connect with people and make a lifesaving impact. You will 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 has an excellent opportunity for an Associate Director Development (ADD) in our Fort Worth, TX office. The ADD provides support for the Go Red for Women and Heart Ball teams by providing on-going project management, auxiliary fundraising events and maintaining complex databases. This position manages event budgets and assists in campaign and fundraising activities and other fundraising aspects of the Go Red and Heart Ball campaigns. Fundraising goal for this position is $200,000.


Key Responsibilities and Outcomes:

  • Interact with corporate contacts and volunteers via phone and face to face.
  • Ability to close face to face outside corporate sales and/or sponsorships.
  • Strong relationship building skills with demonstrated ability to provide a high level of customer service, leadership and motivation to business and social leaders.
  • Assist in event/sponsorship activation.
  • Organize AHA account team contacts, sponsorship contacts, proposals, letters of agreement, sponsorship payments, presentations, and benefits delivered.
  • Perform administrative work to include file maintenance, data collection, data entry, and report generation (i.e. gross/net income and completed events), processing expense vouchers, managing check requisition process, and processing invoices.
  • Data entry and tracking Corporate Relations activities in Dynamics and Greater Giving.
  • Coordinate all event logistics.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.


Your Experience Includes:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university preferred.
  • 1+ year of experience in a similar role. This experience may also count towards satisfying this position’s educational requirement.
  • Able to lift at least 20 lbs from the ground to waist level with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of meeting management.
  • Excellent verbal and written business communications skills.
  • Ability to anticipate and satisfy customer needs; to work independently and take initiative; to creatively and effectively solve problems; to meet and interact with all levels of AHA staff and volunteers.
  • Intermediate to Excellent skills in Microsoft Office programs, required knowledge of CRM systems, Greater Giving knowledge preferred or similar donor database programs. These skills will be tested.
  • Ability to work evenings/weekends when necessary.
  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • AHA is a non-smoking environment.

(Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)


Attracting hardworking, committed employees means offering a competitive benefits package, ongoing professional development and training, and a diverse and inclusive environment in which to work and grow. And we do.


Our Rewards & Benefits package not only gives you the total benefits you want, but also goes above and beyond with creative programs to develop your skills – helping you grow and thrive at the American Heart Association. To help you be successful you will have access to our award-winning learning platform the Heart U as well as our sales training & relationship development program- Building Powerful Partnerships which received a 2017 Learning! 100 Award from Elearning! Media Group, and various other training and support mechanisms locally and through our National Center. This position is eligible for our full benefits and retirement packages, generous PTO accrual, paid holidays in addition to the week of December 25th off!


While we can only contact applicants, who are most qualified for the position, we do appreciate all applicants for their interest and effort in applying.



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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