American Heart Association

Development Director

Location US-TX-Houston
Posted Date 2 months ago(3/29/2023 1:36 PM)
Requisition ID
Job Category
Field Campaigns
Position Type
Full Time


Now is the time to join an organization that enables you to 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 a Development Director in Houston, TX. In this role, you will be responsible for identifying and securing development prospects for the Go Red For Women (GRFW) campaign with a focus on sponsorships, and peer-to-peer fundraising for the Woman of Impact initiative.

This is an office-based position that offers a hybrid schedule in a fast-paced environment with the main responsibility of driving revenue in support of 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 team revenue targets.


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!



In this role, you will be responsible to:

  • Achieve assigned revenue goals by developing and maintaining relationships with corporate and community partners.
  • Prospect and secure local corporate sponsorships with a focus on the Houston Go Red For Women campaign.
  • Drive peer-to-peer fundraising strategies to achieve overall revenue goals. Secure financial contributions by conducting exploratory meetings and revenue generation-focused sales calls. Appropriately document scheduled appointments and results.
  • Recruit, engage and recognize high-level volunteers for participation in local, competitive fundraising campaigns. Provide effective orientation, training, and ongoing coaching for recruited volunteers to maximize revenue and volunteer experience.
  • Identify and network with key donors and volunteers. Work collaboratively with volunteers and donors as well as internal staff to broaden the volunteer network and increase mission impact and campaign income.
  • Cultivate donors to increase engagement and giving. Organize local donor cultivation events and prospect high-impact donors and volunteers.
  • Work strategically with staff in multiple campaigns and volunteer teams charged with the Go Red For Women campaign to accomplish results.
  • Recruit high-level corporate and individual volunteers.
  • Conduct sales calls to generate new business and upgrade existing company partnerships by engaging them in our mission. 
  • Track, report and manage results using a variety of database and campaign management systems. 
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.


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 experience in fundraising, outside sales or in a non-profit organization in a similar capacity.
  • A consistent record in meeting sales/fundraising goals.
  • Strength in securing corporate donations through participating in and leading top-level sponsorship asks.
  • Collaborative approach to working with other internal partners to help drive specific cause initiatives in defined markets.
  • Excellent organization, communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Results driven with the ability to multitask.
  • Direct knowledge of special event fundraising tactics is important.
  • Solid understanding of Houston area business, medical, and philanthropic communities.
  • Willing and able to travel within the Greater Houston market to engage C-suite corporate executives to accomplish goals approximately 75% of the time.
  • Able to lift at least 20 lbs. from the ground to waist level. 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.


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.  HeartU 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.

  • Tuition Assistance - We support the career development of all employees.  This program provides financial assistance to employees who wish to further their education and career in relation to their current duties and responsibilities, or for potential future positions in the organization.



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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