American Heart Association National Consultant, Volunteerism in Dallas, Texas


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.


The American Heart Association has a great opportunity for a National Consultant, Volunteerism based out of our National Center office! This position can be remote but must be located near a major airport.

This individual will be responsible for developing organization-wide volunteerism strategies, resources, and tools. Responsible for researching best practices to produce a robust suite of volunteer opportunities that bring the end-to-end volunteerism initiative recommendations to life. Responsible for consulting with national and affiliate departments/teams to create a network of meaningful volunteer and staff partnerships and to drive the growth of the organization’s volunteer base including an excellent volunteer experience that meets people where they are.

  • Manage key nationwide volunteerism projects and initiatives, working in partnership with volunteer and staff committees and task forces. Create initiatives that will result in building a stronger, future-focused culture of volunteerism

  • Work with various departments and teams to build new volunteer opportunities that are relevant for a diverse range of people of all ages and backgrounds. Create a continuum of volunteer opportunities to provide something for everyone

  • Create compelling volunteer opportunities that engage key audiences such as youth, science, companies and workplaces of today and into the future, in a variety of ways such as group/team experiences that are social media “shareable,” micro-volunteering, skills-based and virtual opportunities. Ensure a robust portfolio of community opportunities

  • Create a process for ongoing development and refresh of engaging volunteer opportunities that are responsive to current external and internal needs. Assess current volunteer communications and develop a holistic plan

  • Ensure that AHA’s staff and systems support for volunteerism is embedded throughout the organization and used to its fullest capacity, including working with appropriate staff partners on technology solutions and developing needed resources

  • In partnership with other departments develop training and orientation materials to be used by all staff for various volunteer constituencies Provide advice, consultation and timely strategic planning for volunteerism

  • Develop goals and key performance indicators. Stay up-to-date on volunteerism trends to ensure AHA remains future focused, share trends to position AHA for success

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


  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • At least five years of relevant experience

  • Experience in high level volunteer leadership recruitment, board development and cultivation, volunteer career-pathing

  • Experience in a non-profit or fundraising role

  • Successful experience in development, marketing or health impact

  • Demonstrated passion for volunteerism including successful experience recruiting and managing volunteers

  • Knowledgeable about current and future volunteerism trends

  • Ability to travel add 10% local and overnight stay

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience in a broad range of volunteer initiatives preferred, including virtual, youth, corporate, micro, skills based and science opportunities

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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Requisition ID 2017-1639

Job Family Group Fundraising/Direct Sales

Job Category Fundraising/Sales