American Heart Association

Mission Advancement Individual Giving Advisor

Location US-TX-Houston
Posted Date 2 months ago(3/15/2023 2:52 PM)
Requisition ID
Job Category
Individual & Institutional Giving
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!

The American Heart Association has an excellent opportunity for an Mission Advancement Advisor in Houston, TX within our Southwest Region!


This position can be home based.


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.


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This individual will focus on establishing relationships with an assigned portfolio of American Heart Association's top donors, securing donations of $100,000 or more while moving donors to their highest level of dedication and involvement.  An integral member of the regional team, the Advisor is also responsible for qualifying potential American Heart Association donors and developing engagement opportunities across many programs and initiatives of the Association to further their connections and advance contributed support to the mission.


  • Complete minimum of 100 face-to-face donor and prospective donor visits each fiscal year to develop and handle an individual portfolio of approximately 40 individual donors across the assigned region with the ability to give $100 thousand or more.  Responsible for closing between $500 thousand and $1.5 million minimum annually from individual donors through a variety of giving mechanisms including but not limited to outright, stock, family foundation grants, Qualified Charitable Distributions and deferred mechanisms
  • Conduct a minimum of 24 solicitations per year, focused on six and seven figure gifts for restricted and unrestricted purposes
  • Collaborate with Field Directors on strategies and opportunities to identify, cultivate and solicit major gift prospects to support field events and initiatives. Serve as a resource and leader in redefining donor and volunteer relationships across field campaigns. Build and use customized cultivation events in select markets to advance donor relationships. Attend and support mission related events that help drive the Association’s overall unrestricted revenue campaign
  • Serve as a content authority on funding opportunities for priority initiatives, using available training, templates and other resources to develop customized strategies, and prepare presentations and proposals for donor consideration
  • Maintain accurate and timely records of all activities in CRM database, which will be used to communicate market, regional and broader results and for performance evaluation purposes  
  • Participate in training activities and work with other team members to develop programs and strategies to advance the Major Gifts effort


  • Bachelor’s Degree from a four-year college or university
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience:
    • Donor-centered fundraising with at least one year focused on major gifts or large accounts, preferably supporting large scale research on health and/or community issues
    • Identifying and developing major giving and/or engagement opportunities that align with organizational mission, goals and strategies at national and local levels
  • Minimum of two (2) years of previous experience working with sophisticated donor scenarios representing $100,000 or more in revenue or philanthropy with validated fundraising results at the six- and seven-figure level
  • Validated collaborative skills with all levels of staff, prospects, volunteers and donors
  • Validated verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to make polished, professional presentations    
  • Must be able to travel overnight approx. 10% of the time with an additional 60% local/daily travel within your territory


Here are some of the preferred skills we are looking for:


  • Knowledge of the philanthropic landscape
  • Experience using donor relationship management software, such as Salesforce CRM, Blackbaud Enterprise CRM, Raiser’s Edge or Microsoft Dynamics


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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