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American Heart Association Market Development Director in Corpus Christi, Texas


Are you ready to join an organization where you can be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives?

Envision 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 single day. Is it easy? No. Is it worthwhile? you bet!

This is satisfying work that makes a real difference in people's lives. You can achieve professional growth with personal fulfillment. You will connect with people and make a lifesaving impact. You will 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 (AHA) has an excellent opportunity for a Market Development Director in our office located in Corpus Christi, Texas. This position brings together medical & community leaders, and volunteers in the community to raise awareness of heart disease and stroke, the number #1 and #5 killers in America. The territory for this position is Corpus Christi, TX and surrounding areas with a net fundraising goal of approximately $300K.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Sales and fundraising with medical leaders, volunteers 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 fundraising.

  • 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.

  • 2+ years of experience in fundraising, outside sales or in a non-profit organization in a similar capacity.

  • 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.

Attracting hardworking, 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. Our Rewards & Benefits package not only give you the total benefits you want, but also goes above and beyond with creative programs to develop your skills – helping you grow and thrive at the American Heart Association.

To help you be successful you will have access to our award-winning learning platform the Heart U as well as our sales training & relationship development program- Building Powerful Partnerships which received a 2017 Learning! 100 Award from Elearning! Media Group, and various other training and support mechanisms locally and through our National Center.

While we can only contact those applicants deemed most qualified for the position, we do appreciate all applicants for their interest and effort in applying. You can expect to hear from us within one week from the receipt of your application in most cases.

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/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities

Location US-TX-Corpus Christi

Posted Date 1 month ago (3/2/2021 5:00 PM)

Requisition ID 2020-6184

Job Family Group Fundraising

Job Category Field Campaigns

Location: Corpus Christi, TX