American Heart Association Senior Corporate Development Director – Heart Walk in Austin, Texas

Senior Corporate Development Director – Heart Walk

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Job Description

Sales Management, is that what you do? 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.

Looking for the next career opportunity that combines successful sales experience and the opportunity to coach and train others? The American Heart Association, the premiere research and development organization for heart disease and stroke, is looking for a talented individual with experience in sales and management to join our team.

We have an excellent opportunity for a Senior Corporate Development Director, Heart Walk in our Austin, TX office. In this role, you will lead a team of 4 fundraising directors who are responsible for implementing and evaluating the event. This event brings together corporate partners, medical leaders, community leaders, and volunteers of the community to raise awareness of heart disease and stroke, the number #1 and #5 killer in America. The territory is the Austin area with a smaller Walk each spring in the Hays County, San Marcos community.

The date of the next Hays County Heart Walk is Saturday, April 8, 2017 and the Austin Heart & Stroke Walk is scheduled for Saturday, October 21, 2017. The combined goal for this year’s Walks is $1.5M.

You will also coach and develop staff to exceed aggressive fundraising goals – these are critical competencies as well as creating a vision and translating it into specific action plans for each team member. You will actively work with each team member to grow existing accounts, secure new ones and expand the volunteer base. As the Senior Corporate Development Director, you will also spend three quarters of your time leveraging relationships into successful fundraising campaigns with local corporate companies.

Some of your duties include:

  • Manage staff team members towards achieving established goals and objectives.

  • Ability to set strategic vision for the annual campaign and to communicate that vision with the staff and volunteer team charged with the Heart & Stroke Walk’s success.

  • Campaign volunteer recruitment of high-level corporate volunteers to serve on the campaign Executive Leadership Team and in the Chair role.

  • Revenue generation through corporate sponsorships for the Heart Walk and employee & community participation in team and individual fundraising.

  • Conduct sales calls to generate new business and manage existing companies.

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

  • Expand our reach into the philanthropic community of individuals to raise funds and awareness.

  • Coordinate and manage the staff team of four to encompass every aspect of the campaign and the logistics of the events in both Hays County and Austin.

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

The AHA provides world class systems, customized training, and management support to help our staff succeed.

Required Experience

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.

  • 4+ 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.

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

  • Results driven with the ability to multi task.

  • Willing and able to travel within the Hays County and Austin markets to accomplish goals approximately 75% of the time.

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

  • Able to lift at least 20 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.

  • Non-smoking environment.

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.

So, are you ready to work for the largest voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases? Click on “New Resume” (or “Existing Resume” if you have previously applied to AHA positions) to submit your online application. Only those candidates deemed most qualified by the hiring manager will be contacted to interview.

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.

Be sure to connect with us to see what it is like to work for the American Heart Association and why so many people #ExploreAHA and stay connected with what we do! You can also click here at to see other opportunities with the American Heart Association.

Job Location

Austin, Texas, United States

Position Type


Job Category: Fundraising/Sales

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