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American Heart Association Mission Advancement Foundation Advisor in Portland, Oregon


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.

The American Heart Association has an excellent opportunity for a Mission Advancement Advisor focused on Foundation Giving within our Western States territory.

This position can be home based.

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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The Mission Advancement Advisor is responsible for identifying, qualifying, and developing funding relationships with both current and past Assoication donors, with an emphasis on foundations, who have a proven interest in the mission. Responsible for being a subject matter expert on the American Heart Association’s restricted fundraising programs and unrestricted efforts. Prepares and submits highly compelling and competitive proposals and applications, securing revenue from a portfolio of major donors, defined as those giving gifts and grants above $100,000.

  • Establish, cultivate and steward relationships for the purpose of generating revenue for the Association, primarily with foundations and their respective decision makers and influencers. Identify donor and prospective donor interests and lead relationship strategies and tactics to achieve revenue and performance goals, working closely in collaboration with others to ensure alignment on implementation, recognition, and engagement expectations

  • Prepare presentations, proposals, customize reports and other well-written, compelling and consistent documents that meet the Association strategic direction and funding needs while aligning with donor goals. Utilize standard Funding Opportunity resources to initiate the process. Present agreed-upon number of proposals, both face-to-face and via online submissions, to achieve established performance goals

  • Provide consultation, resources and leadership in areas of expertise and assigned roles within Mission Advancement and across the region as appropriate

  • Maintain accurate and timely records of all activities in donor database (Salesforce CRM), as the primary source of plans/documentation, progress, activity and results related to relationship development, donor information and proposal progress. Salesforce CRM is the primary source for performance management

  • Participate in training activities and work with other team members to advance Mission Advancement objectives


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience

  • Two (2) to Five (5) experience

  • Experience in fundraising with at least two years focused on major gifts ($100k+) or large accounts, preferably supporting large scale research on health and/or community issues

  • Foundation grant research and writing experience along with foundation cultivation and relationship-building

  • Experience in cultivating major giving and/or engagement opportunities that align with organizational mission, goals and strategies at national and local levels

  • Demonstrated experience working with complex donors or clients representing $100k+ in revenue or philanthropy with proven fundraising results at the six- and seven-figure level

  • Demonstrated collaborative skills with all levels of staff, prospects, volunteers and donors

  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills, preferably with respect to translation of scientific information for lay-audiences

  • Ability to travel up to 25% travel local and overnight stay

Preferred Experience:

  • Knowledge of or experience working in one or more of the following fields: public health, healthcare, medicine, community health, scientific research

  • Knowledge of the philanthropic landscape

  • Experience using donor relationship management software, such as Salesforce CRM, Blackbaud, Dynamics and/or Raiser’s Edge

Compensation & Benefits

Salary minimum to the midpoint of the range is $70,300.00 to $85,000.00. This position is incentive eligible based on achieving certain targets. Pay is commensurate with experience; geographic differentials to the pay range may apply.

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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, 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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Location US-TX-Dallas

Posted Date 1 month ago (10/31/2023 2:20 PM)

Requisition ID 2023-11889

Job Category Individual & Institutional Giving

Additional Locations US-ID-Boise | US-OR-Portland | US-NV-Las Vegas | US-AZ-Tempe

Position Type Full Time

Location: OR-Portland