American Heart Association

Development Director

Location US-TX-Irving
Posted Date 1 month ago(6/28/2022 8:14 PM)
Requisition ID
Job Category
Field Campaigns
Position Type
Full Time


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 opportunity for a Development Director, Go Red For Women (GRFW) in Dallas, TX.


In this role, you will be responsible for identifying and securing development prospects for the Dallas Go Red For Women Movement. This campaign brings together corporate partners, medical leaders, community leaders, and volunteers of the community to bring awareness and spread the mission of the American Heart Association. You will also plan, implement, and evaluate the event. This role will create a vision and strategy translating it into specific action plans for each account. You will actively work with team members to grow existing accounts, secure new ones, and expand the volunteer base of the organization.


The American Heart Association offers programs to help you maintain work/life satisfaction according to 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 various other training and support mechanisms 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 satisfaction, and our Guiding Values - check out this hashtag on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter today!


As the GRFW Development Director, you will be responsible for a goal of $650,000 which can be achieved by:

  • Developing and maintaining relationships with corporate and community partners.
  • Driving new business development through selling sponsorships and generating participant income for the assigned campaign.
  • Developing new company and volunteer recruitment plans as well as driving income goals.
  • Recruiting and stewarding c-suite volunteer leaders based on nationally established methodologies.
  • Establishing relationships with affluent individual donors and foundations and achieving dollar results.
  • Monitoring participant fundraising trends and implementing proven strategies to improve income.
  • Building a network of significant volunteer partnerships to advance 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.


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


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.
  • 3 years of corporate sales or fundraising experience.
  • Demonstrated success in achieving assigned revenue goals.
  • Knowledge and ability to successfully identify, cultivate, recruit, and manage relationships with top-level level volunteers /customers.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, negotiation, and social skills; a self-starter who makes things happen.
  • Understanding and navigating corporate cultures to achieve goals will be invaluable.
  • Basic knowledge in Microsoft Office applications, including Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word.
  • Willingness to work outside of standard hours in support of your events, sponsors and volunteers which may involve some evening and/or weekend work as needed.
  • Ability to travel within your territory daily as well as occasional travel to other locations.
  • Able to lift at least 20 lbs. from the ground to waist level with or without reasonable accommodation. 


Compensation & Benefits

Our Rewards & Benefits package not only gives you the total benefits you want, but also goes above and beyond with innovative programs to develop your skills – helping you grow and thrive at the American Heart Association.



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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