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American Heart Association Development Director, School Engagement in Little Rock, Arkansas


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 are hiring a Development Director, School Engagement on our Development Strategies team. This can be a home-office position, or the candidate may office in one of the local market offices. This position may require travel including occasional overnights to meetings, conferences, etc.

In this position, you will be responsible for helping develop programs and drive revenue in school districts, secondary schools, colleges and with streaming / social media platforms. The primary focus will be to grow the District Heart Challenge program. This is an employee wellness program offered by the American Heart Association to School District staff. This position will help drive revenue and peer-to-peer fundraising while also providing wellness opportunities. This position will also manage and help develop and implement new strategies to drive revenue and engagement to reach our $3M annual goal.

This is a fully remote position.

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 team revenue targets.

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


In this role, you will be responsible to:

  • Share in the development of fundraising programs including innovation and critical thinking to overcome obstacles and anticipate program gaps.

  • Create collateral materials to support the development and growth of these programs.

  • Help build the pipeline to achieve $3M annual goal.

  • Work with existing school districts who partner with the American Heart Association through District Heart Challenge employee wellness program.

  • Recruit new school districts to participate in District Heart Challenge.

  • Increase engagement in District Heart Challenge and increase peer-to-peer fundraising.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite of products including Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word.

  • Familiar with gaming/streaming platforms including TwitchTV, TikTok, Instagram, YouTube, etc. preferred

  • Must be comfortable making phone calls, reaching out via email, etc.

  • Ensure adherence to all national and regional Youth Market policies, guidelines and procedures.

  • Collaborate with regional counterparts in other areas of the organization.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

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:


  • 2 years of experience in sales or fundraising in a similar capacity.

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.

  • Understanding of school district structure.

  • Experience in peer-to-peer fundraising.

  • Demonstrated community organization skills with the ability to recruit, train and manage volunteers effectively.

  • Excellent written communications skills, particularly consumer-oriented writing

  • Project management - demonstrated track record of meeting deadlines

  • Excellent design and creative communication development skills

  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the willingness to work with all social strata, occupations, and diverse backgrounds.

  • Presentation skills for small and large groups.

  • Ability to work as part of an integrated team.

  • Willingness and ability to travel within the region and to National Center as needed.

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


Compensation & Benefits

Expected pay range will be $55,350 to $85,580. This position is incentive eligible based on achieving certain targets. Pay is commensurate with experience; geographic differentials to the pay range may apply. American Heart Association reserves the right to pay more or less than the posted range.

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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.

  • 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, 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 8 months ago (7/28/2022 4:26 PM)

Requisition ID 2021-7479

Job Category Field Campaigns

Additional Locations US-TX-Irving | US-TX-Houston | US-TX-Austin | US-CO-Denver | US-TX-San Antonio | US-TX-Fort Worth | Diversity Distribution SouthWest

Position Type Full Time

Location: AR-Little Rock