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American Heart Association Sr. Corporate Development Director, Heart Walk in Houston, Texas


Are you ready to join an organization where you can make an extraordinary impact every day?

Imagine 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 day. Is it easy? No. Is it worthwhile? Absolutely.

This is satisfying and challenging work that makes a real difference in people's lives. We are where you can achieve professional growth with personal fulfillment. We are where you can connect people to making a lifesaving impact. We are where you can 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 where you can make an extraordinary impact.


We have an excellent opportunity for a Senior Corporate Development Director, Heart Walk in our Houston, TX office. In this role, you will be responsible for identifying and securing development prospects for the Houston Heart Walk. 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. The fundraising goal for this role is 1.2 Million. You will also have the opportunity to 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 in addition to managing one Corporate Development Director.


  • Work strategically with AHA staff in multiple campaigns and volunteer teams charged with the Heart Walk campaign to accomplish results.

  • High level corporate volunteer recruitment.

  • Revenue generation through corporate sponsorships.

  • Conduct sales calls to generate new business and upgrade existing company partnerships by engaging them in the mission of the AHA.

  • Develop and manage relationships with volunteers, sponsors and key corporate & community leaders.

  • Track, report and manage results using a variety of database and campaign management systems with a proven track record in meeting sales/fundraising goals.

  • Event management including but not limited to planning, logistics, implementation, volunteer partnerships and evaluation post-event for constant improvements.

  • Supervision of 1 Corporate Development Director, Heart Walk staff member. This involves, coaching, development, training, engagement and ensuring this employee is set up for success in accomplishing their goals.

  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.



  • A proven track record in meeting sales/fundraising goals.

  • The ability to secure corporate donations through participating in and leading top-level sponsorship asks.

  • Demonstrated skills in cultivating major donors, securing large corporate sponsorships (six figures), and identifying and securing foundation gifts.

  • Have a collaborative approach to working with other internal partners, such as with Heart Ball, Go Red For Women, Health Strategies and Youth Market Teams to help drive specific AHA cause initiatives in defined markets.

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university preferred. College coursework combined with related experience may be substituted for a degree.

  • 3 + 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 position’ s educational requirement.

  • 1 year of direct staff managerial experience preferably with a sales or fundraising team in a similar organization is preferred.

  • Excellent organization, communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills are a must.

  • Results driven with the ability to multitask.

  • Direct knowledge of special event fundraising tactics is essential.

  • Strong knowledge of Houston area business, medical, and philanthropic communities.

  • Willing and able to travel within the Greater Houston market to accomplish goals approximately 75% of the time. A large portion of this daily travel will consist of time spent outdoors in Houston for active events.

  • Able to work non-standard hours such as early starts and/or late endings to the workday as needed.

  • Able to lift at least 25 lbs. from the ground to waist level with or without reasonable accommodation.

  • Intermediate knowledge and skill with Microsoft Office used for word processing, email, presentations, and spreadsheets.

  • Must be at least 18 years old.

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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EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities


Location US-TX-Houston

Posted Date 5 months ago (7/2/2019 11:49 PM)

Requisition ID 2018-3445

Job Family Group Fundraising

Job Category Fundraising/Sales

Location: Houston, TX