American Heart Association Corporate Development Director in Corpus Christi, 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.


The American Heart Association (AHA) has an excellent opportunity for a Corporate Development Director in our office located in Corpus Christi, Texas. This position brings together corporate partners, medical leaders, community leaders, and volunteers in the community to raise awareness of heart disease and stroke, the number #1 and #4 killers in America.The territory for this position is Corpus Christi and surrounding areas with a net fundraising goal of $250k.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Sales and fundraising with local corporations and community leaders with our Open Your Heart program.

  • Event management and logistics responsibilities for all social events.

  • Shared fundraising and expansion of new and current Heart Walk teams.

  • Work as part of a team to consult with staff and volunteers in all aspects of event fund raising.

  • Manage and grow our Auctions with the help of our volunteers.

  • Promote packages through preview events and host visits.

  • Assist with the training, managing and motivation of volunteers to achieve objectives through our Heart Walk Teams and Social Events such as Heart Ball & Go Red for Women.

  • Coordination of assigned events in accordance with timeline, expense and event guidelines.

  • Assist in the activation of our community sponsorships throughout the area.

  • Communicate, build relationships, gain trust and effectively work with internal and external partners.

  • Communicate strategic direction and provide consultation to volunteer committees.

  • Inspire change through volunteers.

  • Measure and increase engagement and motivation of volunteers.

  • Proactively and effectively communicate across diverse audiences of volunteers.

  • Instill sprit and feeling of belonging within our team and with our supporters and volunteers.

  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.


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. Related experience may be substituted as follows: 1 ½ years’ experience equates to 1 full time year of higher education.

  • 2+ 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.

  • Results and goal driven with the ability to manage and prioritize several projects to deadlines.

  • Willing and able to travel within the assigned territory up to 75% of the time.

  • Excellent relationship building skills to create long lasting partnerships.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Servicing clients (service industry experience is a plus).

  • Experience working in large complex organizations a plus.

  • Highly organized and customer focused.

  • Event planning experience is a plus.

  • Ability 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.

  • 18 years or older.

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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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