American Heart Association Vice President, Active Events in Irving, Texas


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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.


Due to staff promotions, the AHA is looking for a proven sales management individual to fill the Vice President Development – Heart Walk position in the Irving office. This candidate will be responsible for directing and collaborating with internal staff, corporations, and community leaders to maximize efficiency, effectiveness, and fundraising efforts for the Dallas area. Accountable for managing top corporate accounts, securing cause sponsorships, identifying and recruiting volunteer leadership, and for holding others accountable to their fundraising goals and objectives.

This position is responsible for raising $6.5M through - 2 Heart Walks. Funds will be raised via corporate sponsorship, individual donors and point of sale campaigns in the Dallas territory.

Job duties include:

  • Oversee the entire annual Heart Walk campaign process – including recruiting volunteers, soliciting corporate sponsorship, setting corporate/personal fundraising goals, soliciting individual gifts.

  • Identifying and securing new multi-year six-figure corporate sponsorship.

  • Cultivation of individual donors to secure six-figure personal gifts.

  • Ability to accomplish results through strong volunteer recruitment and management, proven track record in meeting sales/fundraising goals.

  • Lead regular strategic campaign discussions

  • Must be able to support forecasting by maintaining trend and forecasting reports and analysis.

  • Manage/supervise assigned staff. Recruit, interview, hire, orient, provide training as appropriate, evaluate, counsel, provide discipline as needed, and terminate as necessary. Campaign volunteer leadership recruitment and management.


Required Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university preferred.

  • Must have at least 8 years of experience in fundraising, outside sales or in a non-profit organization in a similar capacity.

  • Must have at least 5 years of experience in a management capacity. This experience may occur within the 5 years related experience.

  • Organization, communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills are a must.

  • Background in walk, run, cycling fundraising space.

  • Candidates must be results driven with the ability to multi task and must also be willing and able to travel within the assigned territory up to 75%.

  • Must be at least 18 years old.

  • Ability to lead, guide and inspire staff and volunteers to achieve goals and objectives.

  • Ability and willingness to work irregular hours and attend meetings beyond the framework of the normal working schedule.

  • Skill in effective oral communications including conversing by telephone and conducting presentations to large and small groups.

  • Skill in effective written communications, including business writing, clear and concise narrative reports, evaluations and other narrative pieces.

  • Must have the ability to lift at least 20 lbs. from the ground to waist level with or without reasonable accommodation.

  • Must have at least basic knowledge and skill with Microsoft Office 2010 used for word processing, email, presentations, and spreadsheets.

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Requisition ID 2018-3401

Job Family Group Fundraising

Job Category Fundraising/Sales