American Heart Association Associate Vice President - Heart Walk in Dallas, 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.


We have an excellent opportunity for an Associate Vice President – Heart Walk in our Dallas office. The selected candidate will have fundraising responsibilities for the Dallas Heart Walk by bringing 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. This position will share responsibility with the Vice President – Heart Walk for the entire fundraising goal of the Heart Walk through corporate sponsorship and individual donors through Executive Challenge and in the Dallas territory.

Job duties include:

  • Campaign chair recruitment and management.

  • Revenue generation and volunteer management for the Heart Walk and sponsorships.

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

  • Developing relationships with volunteers, sponsors & key corporate & community leaders.

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

  • Coordinating event efforts.

  • Networking within the local area, and recruiting and retaining our valued volunteers.

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

  • Manage 3 senior leaders towards achieving established goals and objectives.


Required Experience:

  • 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.

  • Must have at least 6 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.

  • Must have experience directly managing multiple fundraising/development or outside sales staff.

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

  • 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 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.

  • Must be at least 18 years old.

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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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