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American Heart Association Sr Vice President, Development - Dallas in Dallas, 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 Senior Vice President, Development for Dallas is responsible for achieving revenue and program goals in excess of $12M within the greater Dallas area. This position reports to the Executive Vice President and is responsible for the implementation of effective programs in community service, education, development, and communications by providing inspirational leadership, sound coaching, supervision, guidance, and support to staff to reach market potential and beyond. Works in collaboration with staff and volunteers and is accountable for revenue generation and community impact activities for assigned territory while ensuring that assigned markets have the right talent and skills, along with volunteer resources, to achieve goals. Maintains compliance with American Heart Association and region policies.


  • Guide and direct team to achieve event and revenue goals. Accountable for hiring, directing, training, evaluating and developing staff under his/her supervision.

  • Direct supervision of the current senior team.

  • Develop, monitor, and evaluate an annual working plan with dollar and volunteer recruitment goals, budgets, and timelines for events.Develop contingency plans, as needed to successfully complete fundraising activities. Assume bottom line responsibility for territory area income goals.

  • Communicate with the Executive Vice President on a regular basis to review status of territory.

  • Review the fiscal records of the territory to evaluate operations and report on successes and concerns to theExecutive Vice President.

  • Meet with the staff to review programs and policies, and to recommend changes to enhance division efficiency and effectiveness.

  • Build and maintain relationships with key C Suite corporate leaders as well as high level volunteers who can support initiatives and involve them at the appropriate time.

  • Encourage diverse leadership of both medical and lay volunteers in all phases of revenue generation activities and health impact goals.

  • Build meaningful relationships in the community to drive revenue and health impact.

  • Secure 6- and 7-figure sponsorships and individual gifts.

  • Coordinate all division activities including conducting gap analysis and strategy meetings with volunteer leadership to support goal achievement.

  • Work with Finance staff to design and monitor money handling procedures.

  • Develop, modify, and distribute performance objectives for staff.

  • Identify and analyze data to track trends and increase return on investment.

  • Direct the design, delivery and evaluation of support materials and content with appropriate staff.

  • Ensure that divisions and activities function within the parameters of American Heart Association and SouthWest policies.

  • Integrate community health/educational/advocacy programming.

  • Utilize existing national and regional materials, products and recruitment tools.

  • Serve as a member to the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) and Region Management Team (RMT.

  • Communicate campaign status report to SLT and other regional development managers.

  • Serve as the SouthWest representative for National initiatives, as appropriate.

  • Provide SouthWest and National Center with detailed results for effective tracking. Maintain timely communication with the region and National Center, seeing that all information requests are responded to in a timely manner and the region and National Center information is shared across the territory.

  • Willingness to accept other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Executive Vice President.

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.

Salary/Benefits: 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.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in health education, administration, business/marketing, social science, or a related field or equivalent work experience highly preferred.

  • Minimum of eight years work experience in fundraising or outside sales experience, preferably with a voluntary health agency. Experience in closing six to seven figure gifts is required.

  • Minimum of three years of management experience. Expertise in the coaching and developing fundraising staff is required.

  • Establish and execute a strategic plan across functional areas and disciplines in a complex and highly dynamic environment, effectively translating strategies to measurable goals and plans.

  • Knowledge of community organization, sales, fundraising, and marketing principles, practices, techniques, and trends.

  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills, including large and small group presentations, group facilitation, and training. Skilled in written communications to include clear and concise narrative reports, evaluations and similar narrative pieces.

  • Thoughtfully read, comprehend and analyze goals, as well as fundraising reports. Skilled in use of spreadsheet/database analysis.

  • Must function independently with minimal supervision.

  • Maintain a rigorous, goal-oriented management approach.

  • Delegate and accomplish goals through volunteers.

  • Organize and coordinate large and small functions for varied groups.

  • Effectively work in a team environment while interacting with all levels of American Heart Association staff, volunteers and the general public.

  • Proven background and willingness to work in an atmosphere requiring flexibility, creativity and adaptability.

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. Visit and click 'benefits' for more information.

Click on “New Resume” (or “Existing Resume” if you have previously applied to AHA positions) to submit your online application. Only those deemed most qualified 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.

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EOE Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities

Location US-TX-Dallas

Posted Date 2 months ago (7/17/2020 5:39 PM)

Requisition ID 2020-6120

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