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American Heart Association Auction Development Director-Cotes du Coeur in Irving, 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.

Due to the current pandemic, daily travel is minimal and voluntary to ensure the health and safety of staff. There is no overnight travel currently. In the future, this position may resume daily and/or overnight travel. All AHA offices are closed and staff are currently working from home. Offices will be reopening in October 2021; this position will resume to being based in the local office.


We have an excellent opportunity for an Auction Development Director – Dallas Côtes du Coeur, the largest heart ball at the AHA, located in our Dallas regional office. You will be high energy, competitive, and an achievement driven individual to focus on our Dallas Cotes du Coeur event. You are responsible for leading this major part of revenue generation for the Cotes du Coeur campaign! The annual event needs you to have experience with large fundraising goals and large events. If you have a strong fundraising or outside sales background where you traveled in an assigned territory and are detail oriented or you have an event coordination background coupled with sales, or fundraising, we want to hear from you! Some knowledge of wine would be helpful.

Key Responsibilities and Outcomes:

  • Drive, oversee, and execute Auction and Wine Auction Committees while developing relationships with key volunteers, sponsors, private wine donors and community leaders

  • Revenue generation and volunteer management for the Dallas Côtes du Coeur Gala

  • Create a 12-month calendar on how to achieve procurement goal, working with Côtes du Coeur Gala team on each milestone that is set

  • Solicit and build out exciting high-end live and silent auction packages to maximize revenue growth

  • Provide and execute concierge service for auction winners throughout the year

  • Manage and run all logistics for the auction leading up to and during and post event

  • Read, comprehend and analyze number goals, as well as fund-raising reports

  • Conduct sales calls to generate new business and manage existing companies

  • Auction procurement will include coordination including an auction preview event prior to the Gala

  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor


Your Experience Includes:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university preferred.

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

  • Able to lift at least 20 lbs. from the ground to waist level with or without reasonable accommodation.

  • Successful experience with Executive Leadership recruitment.

  • Intermediate knowledge and skill with Microsoft Office used for word processing, email, presentations, and spreadsheets.

  • Attract, recruit, manage and evaluate high level volunteers.

  • Ability to work evenings/weekends when necessary and travel approximately 75% local daily travel.

  • Must be at least 18 years old.

(Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)


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 gives 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. This position is eligible for our full benefits and retirement packages, generous PTO accrual, paid holidays in addition to the week of December 25th off!

While we can only contact applicants, who are most qualified for the position, we do appreciate all applicants for their interest and effort in applying.

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-Irving

Posted Date 3 weeks ago (10/6/2021 5:11 PM)

Requisition ID 2021-7431

Job Family Group Fundraising

Job Category Field Campaigns

Location: Irving, TX