American Heart Association Mission Advancement Specialist in Los Angeles, California


Are you ready to join an organization where you can make an extraordinary impact every day?

Imagine 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 day. Is it easy? No. Is it worthwhile? Absolutely.

This is satisfying and challenging work that makes a real difference in people's lives. We are where you can achieve professional growth with personal fulfillment. We are where you can connect people to making a lifesaving impact. We are where you can partner with individuals, schools, lawmakers, healthcare providers and others to ensure everyone has access to healthier lifestyle choices and proper healthcare. The American Heart Association is where you can make an extraordinary impact.


The American Heart Association has an excellent opportunity for a Mission Advancement Specialist to support our Foundation Relations team! This position can be located within our western or southern terriorty (Los Angeles, CA, Irvine, CA or Dallas, TX.). This individual will be responsible for managing administration, donor communication, and Customer Relationship Management database (Blackbaud) for the assigned development team. Responsible for maintaining professionalism and collegiality in support of the team, managing conflict free calendar and travel for the National Team Leader, processing invoices and expenses, and assisting donors and potential donors.

  • Provide administrative support to a National Executive Lead and corresponding team which may include scheduling and processing travel and expenses, calendar and event participation, team meetings, professional development workshops or related planning and logistics

  • Acts as Blackbaud super user to develop and distribute pipeline movement and management updates. Audits data for accuracy and integrity for assigned region and serves as liaison to Mission Advancement prospect operations

  • Coordinates internal and external donor meetings with the highest level of professionalism and communication techniques

  • Conducts research on prospective donors and gathers information for Mission Advancement Advisors. Records donor plans and activity in Blackbaud CRM and provides reports as requested

  • Formats and prepares proposals, solicitation letters, reports, presentations, correspondence or face-to-face meeting support materials

  • Develops understanding and knowledge of AHA Mission and goals to effectively communicate with donors

  • Participates in Mission Advancement team projects and initiatives as requested


  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • At least two (2) years of work related experience

  • Experience providing administrative support for development teams in a nonprofit, hospital, research or academic institution

  • Experience working with high net worth donors

  • Ability to initiate support and collaborate with all levels of staff, prospects, volunteers and donors. Comprehensive ability to prepare written communications and orally present information to a variety of audiences or individuals

  • Ability to travel within respected territory

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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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