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Senior Development Director in Irving, Texas


Now is the time to join us and make a difference. Be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. Here at the American Heart Association, you matter and so does your career.

We have an opportunity for a Senior Development Director – Heart Challenge in Dallas, TX.

As a member of the Dallas Heart Challenge team, you will work in conjunction with the Vice President of Heart Challenge to expand the success of the Dallas Heart Walk, CycleNation, and Field Day campaigns across the market. There is a focus on new business development to optimally achieve an overall fundraising goal of $1 million plus through corporate sponsorship and driving participant income.

This position will work out of the Irving, TX office. Competitive salary with incentive potential is offered.

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 training and support locally and through our National Center.

#TheAHALife is our company culture, our way of life, reflecting our diversity and inclusion, our focus on work-life harmonization and our Guiding Values. Discover why you will Be Seen. Be Heard. Be Valued™ at the American Heart Association by following us on LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and at


As the Senior Director you will be responsible to:

  • Drive new business development through sponsorship and corporate fundraising. High focus on developing relationships with new companies.

  • Develop relationships with volunteers, sponsors, and key corporate/community leaders to optimally drive participation in Heart Challenge events.

  • Run peer-to-peer fundraising in participating Heart Challenge companies to achieve revenue goals.

  • Work with other directors in the market to grow revenue through the Cor Vitae Society (major giving program) by cultivating, stewarding, and renewing major gift donations of $5,000 to $50,000.

  • Lead your team in the identification, cultivation and recruitment of C-suite and executive volunteer leaders.

  • Maintain an ongoing pipeline of potential sponsors, donors, and volunteer leadership to advance our mission.

  • Develop and implement a plan of revenue growth through key fundraising events, strategic market partnerships and philanthropic donors.

  • Perform donor/fundraiser data entry and generate donor/fundraising reports (Luminate, Dynamics.

  • Supervise participant fundraising trends and implement proven strategies to increase revenue for all Heart Challenge events in Dallas.

  • Proactively provide event support for priority revenue generation.

  • Prioritize and build the American Heart Association account team contacts, sponsorship contacts, proposals, letters of agreement, sponsorship payments, presentations and benefits delivered.

  • Ensure successful collaboration and implementation of National Heart Challenge strategies.

  • Coach and mentor your direct reports to ensure their success.

  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Want to move your resume to the top so that you can become a “Relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives?” Here are some of the requirements:


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university preferred.

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

  • 1 year of direct staff managerial experience preferably with a sales or fundraising team in a similar organization.

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

  • Excellent organization, communication, negotiation, and social skills.

  • Results driven with the ability to multitask. Willing and able to travel within the assigned territory up to 75.

  • Ability to lift at least 20 lbs. from the ground to waist level.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office including Excel, Outlook, Word, and PowerPoint.


Compensation & Benefits

The American Heart Association invests in its people. Here are the main components of our total rewards package. Visit Rewards & Benefits to see more details.

  • 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.

  • 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. Heart U 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.

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, 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 4 months ago (8/15/2022 8:25 AM)

Requisition ID 2022-8924

Job Category Field Campaigns

Position Type Full Time

Location: TX-Irving