American Heart Association

Development Director

Location US-TX-Tyler 
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(1/6/2022 8:50 PM)
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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 is seeking a high energy, competitive, and achievement driven Corporate Development Director to be part of the Mid-Market North Region Team in the Tyler-Longview Area! This position requires someone who has experience with large fundraising goals and large events. 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! Responsible for planning, coordinating and managing logistics for a single major fundraising event or smaller multiple events. Also responsible for securing sponsorships and managing relationships to provide beneficial outcomes; recruiting, managing and motivating volunteers; planning and executing logistics of auxiliary fundraising events; maintaining donor or sponsor databases; coordinating event administration, schedules and meetings; controlling inventory of marketing, presentation, or fundraising materials; and preparing financial or operations reports.



  • Revenue generation and volunteer management for Tyler-Longview events.
  • Event management and logistics.
  • Conducting sales calls to generate new business and manage existing companies.
  • Developing relationships with volunteers, sponsors & key corporate & community leaders.
  • Goal setting with corporate companies and individuals to raise funds and awareness.
  • Authority to negotiate vendor contracts for a large fundraising event or smaller multiple events such as Heart Walk, Go Red for Women and Heart Ball including site contracts, infrastructure, lighting, sound, food and beverage, etc. Oversee the vendor contract process for assigned events to ensure that each site is following American Heart Association best practices, guidelines and procedures. Ensure vendors adhere to contractual obligations and perform as agreed upon, and negotiate remedies if obligations are not met. Evaluate and manage vendor relationships in order to ensure service levels are maintained or exceeded.
  • Plan and facilitate volunteer event committee and volunteer activities. Assist committee with recruiting, scheduling and tracking volunteers and volunteer activities.  Train volunteers and manage assignments on-site during event. Act as volunteer liaison.
  • Independently conducts exploratory meetings, sales calls, and create strategies to develop current and new donors. Secure sponsorships and manage relationships to provide beneficial outcomes.  Achieves 2019-2020 fiscal net fundraising goal of $460k. Prepares and maintains fundraising materials and presentations.
  • Creates and runs reports from internal databases and systems. Ensure that income targets, goals, weekly reports are timely, clear and effective in meeting leadership needs related to revenue. Track and report on sponsorship income, pledged dollar amounts and event donation information for events. Ensure accuracy and adherence to the latest policies and practices of the AHA as they relate to fiscal and event financials.
  • Develop, track and adhere to event budget. Manage invoicing, expenses, and peripheral accounts for event.
  • Develop schedule, plan strategy, and execute against timeline for meeting deadlines.
  • Travel required.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.


Want to help get your resume to the top?   Take a look at the experience we require:

  • 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.
  • Must have at least 2 years of experience with public event planning, working with and managing volunteer staff and 2 years of experience with promotions, sales, or fundraising strategies.
  • 2 years of experience in negotiating services and managing service level agreements is preferred.
  • 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.
  • Candidates must be results driven with the ability to multitask and must also be willing and able to travel within the assigned territory up to 75%.
  • Must have at least basic knowledge and skill with Microsoft Office used for word processing, email, presentations, spreadsheets and Customer Relationships Management systems.
  • Must have the ability to lift at least 20 lbs. from the ground to waist level with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Must be at least 18 years old.


Attracting talented, 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.


Compensation & Benefits



Pay is commensurate with experience; geographic differentials may apply. 


Benefit Plans:

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.  To learn more about our benefit offerings please visit:


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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