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American Heart Association Associate Vice President - Business Development in Irving, Texas


As we celebrate our Centennial year, we invite you to join us in shaping the next century of impact! Be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives as we remain devoted to a future of health and hope for everyone, everywhere. At the American Heart Association, your contribution matters, and so does your career.

We are currently seeking a highly motivated and experienced Associate Vice President (AVP) of New Business Development to join our team in the field of fundraising. This individual will be responsible for identifying and securing new business opportunities across North Texas to support our organization's mission and goals. As the AVP, you will play a crucial role in growing our supporter base and ensuring the success of our mission impact.

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in fundraising and a deep understanding of the non-profit sector. You will possess strong networking skills and the ability to build and maintain relationships with potential donors and funding organizations. Additionally, you will be responsible for developing and implementing creative fundraising strategies to engage supporters including mission impact solutions in alignment with our issue based fundraising strategies.

We offer a base salary with the potential to earn an incentive up to 25% of your base pay. The potential incentive is based on achieving certain revenue targets.

This is an office-based position that offers a hybrid schedule in a fast-paced environment with the main responsibility of driving revenue in support of our mission.

The Association offers many resources to help you maintain work-life harmonization through your changing needs and life situations. To help you be successful, you will have access to Heart U, our award-winning corporate university, as well as additional training and support, locally.

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  • Develop and implement a comprehensive new business development plan with a vision to raise $5M across the North Texas landscape.

  • Grow new company engagement by 25% to 50.

  • Identify and cultivate prospective corporate supporters

  • Build and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders.

  • Build and maintain a portfolio of corporations with a goal of securing a minimum of seven figures annually and obtaining 75% portfolio penetration within 2 years.

  • Drive the organization's fundraising efforts and achieve financial targets.

  • Oversee and recruit strategic committees designed to assist in the growth and strategic opportunities across the territory

  • Work alongside our issue based fundraising team to create compelling proposals and presentations to inspire support.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure requests for support are vetted and built to the fully capacity.

  • Monitor and evaluate division income performance through analysis of weekly, quarterly, and annual reporting.

  • Stay up-to-date with industry trends and developments.

  • Work alongside market boards in Tarrant and Dallas Counties to ensure growth in pipelines and develop volunteer integrated plans.

  • Learn and be well-versed in the mission and work in tandem with our VP of Community Health for potential funding needs.

  • Develop strong pipelines of six and seven figure opportunities.

  • Develop corporate stewardship plan across core campaigns and above.

  • Accountable for the management and development of staff members toward market goals.


  • Bachelor's degree preferred.

  • 5 years of experience in fund-raising or new business development, preferably in the non-profit sector.

  • Proven track record of successfully implemented six and seven figure requests for support.

  • Strong knowledge of fundraising principles and strategies.

  • Excellent networking and relationship-building skills.

  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

  • Results-driven and goal-oriented mindset.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and CRM software.

  • Ability to travel locally approximately 70%; requires access to reliable transportation at all times on an immediate basis.

Compensation & Benefits

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  • Compensation – Our goal is to ensure you have a competitive base salary. That’s why we regularly review the market value of jobs and make adjustments, as needed.

  • Performance and Recognition – You are rewarded for achieving success by merit increases and incentive programs, based on the type of position; this position is incentive eligible based on achieving certain targets.

  • Benefits – We offer a wide array of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance, along with a robust retirement program that includes an employer match and automatic contribution. As a mark of our commitment to employee well-being, we also offer an employee assistance program, employee wellness program and telemedicine, and medical consultation.

  • Professional Development – You can join one of our many Employee Resource Groups (ERG) or be a mentor/mentee in our professional mentoring program. HeartU is the Association’s national online university, with more than 100,000 resources designed to meet your needs and busy schedule.

  • Work-Life Harmonization – The Association offers Paid Time Off (PTO) at a minimum of 16 days per year for new employees. The number of days will increase based on seniority level. You will also have a total of 12 paid holidays off each year, which includes several days off at the end of the year.

  • Tuition Assistance - We support the career development of all employees. This program provides financial assistance to employees who wish to further their education and career in relation to their current duties and responsibilities, or for potential future positions in the organization.

The American Heart Association’s 2024 Goal: Every person deserves the opportunity for a full, healthy life. As champions for health equity, by 2024, the American Heart Association will advance cardiovascular health for all, including identifying and removing barriers to health care access and quality.

At American Heart Association | American Stroke Association, our mission is to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, religion, age, language, sexual orientation, national origin and physical or cognitive abilities. We're committed to ensuring our workforce, workplace culture and mission have a shared impact across a diverse set of backgrounds.

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Posted Date 3 months ago (4/18/2024 9:13 AM)

Requisition ID 2024-13125

Job Category Field Campaigns

Position Type Full Time