American Heart Association Affiliate Consultant in Irving, Texas

Affiliate Consultant

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Job Description

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

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 foran AffiliateConsultant with location flexible within the SouthWest Affiliate provided the location allows for cost effective and efficient travel within the affiliate. The SouthWest Affiliate Consultant is responsible for affiliate-wide consulting to Heart Walk, Heart Ball and Go Red for Women fundraising campaigns. Serves as a liaison in communicating and training on Heart Walk, Heart Ball and Go Red for Women best practices including revenue generation and volunteer structure and management. Provides all material support for Heart Walk, Heart Ball and Go Red income sources. In conjunction with an event’simplementation/managementteam; assists in tracking, reporting and monitoring campaign revenue and assists in developing strategies and identifying and responding to training needs around closing affiliate campaign gaps. Supports corporate partners and strategic alliances involved in Heart Walk, Heart Ball and Go Red for Women and other cause campaigns as defined by the AHA.


Consult for HW, HB, and GR Campaigns

  • You conduct quarterly strategy meetings with assigned markets to ensure best practices are being followed and timelines are being adhered to – gaps and potential issues are identified in these meetings.

  • You have a leadership role in all strategy meetings. You keep them focused on specific actions and plans that will move them to goal.

  • With awareness of each market staff dynamic, you have regular touch points with event staff (primarily) and ED and VP (less often) outside of the strategy meetings to ensure that there is a flow of information and that items from the strategy meeting are being executed. You follow up with the SVP to recap action items, concerns, and focus areas.

  • Your interactions with market staff lead them to view you as a resource they actively seek out for support and guidance.

  • You identify trends and develop strategies to achieve fundraising goals for each event.

Monitor Campaign Revenue

  • You regularly (weekly or daily) review reports and indicators to identify red flags for overall affiliate progress or specific event progress. Red flags are communicated within the Development team staff for appropriate next steps in moving this information to staff, EDs, VP, and or SLT members for action.

Create Tools & Resources

  • Through working with market staff, you identify tools that would be helpful. Examples include draft communications, job descriptions for volunteers, sponsorship templates, stewardship plans (in coordination with IG team), etc…

Develop & Train Staff

  • You lead the monthly Socials Calls by identifying focus areas for each month, recruiting speakers to share successes, working with the SEMS team to ensure they have a role in these calls as well.

  • You participate in annual training for Mid-Market staff by identifying needs and leading sections of the actual training.

Required Experience

Want to help get your resume to the top? Take a look at the experience we require:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, at least 3 years of successful experience in fundraising, 5 years preferred. At least 2 years volunteer and/or staff management preferred

  • Strong organizational and analytical skills

  • Demonstrated fundraising success

  • Knowledge of proven fundraising/sales strategies

  • Strong negotiation skills

  • Experience in consultation to staff over which there is no reporting relationship

  • Ability to form and develop strategic relationships

  • Proven ability to understand and navigate corporate cultures

  • Ability to learn and follow the strategic direction of the AHA

  • Able to plan and conduct meetings

  • Strong bottom-line mentality

  • Ability to conceptualize, reason through problems, make effective decisions and develop alternative solutions

  • Strong skills in organizational communication, process management, team building, conflict resolution, mental flexibility and multi-tasking are critical for success

  • Excellent skills in oral and written communication

  • Must be willing and able to travel through a 6 state affiliate including overnight stays up to 50% of the time.

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

Irving, Texas, United States

Position Type


Job Category: Fundraising/Sales

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