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American Heart Association Development Director, Waco in Waco, 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.


The American Heart Association has an excellent opportunity for a Corporate Development Director to fill a home-office based position in our Waco/Bell County, TX market . In this role you will report to the Regional VP while raising funds and building powerful partnerships for local AHA events. This role builds relationships with corporate partners, medical and community leaders, and volunteers in the community to raise awareness of heart disease and stroke. If you have a strong fundraising or sales background OR you have an event coordination background coupled with sales or fundraising, we want to hear from you! The goal for this position is: $250,000. The Development Director must live in the Waco/Bell County area.

Job duties include:

  • Revenue generation in the form of corporate sponsorships, event tickets sales, corporate and community team fundraising.

  • Conducting sales calls to generate new business and manage existing companies.

  • Developing and growing relationships with volunteers, sponsors, key corporate & community leaders.

  • Goal setting with corporate companies and individuals to raise funds and awareness, and networking within the local area.

  • Event management and logistics.

  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.


Required Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university preferred.

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

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

  • Organization, communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills are a must.

  • Be results driven with the ability to multi-task and must also be willing and able to travel within the assigned territory up to 75% and occasionally to other AHA offices.

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

  • Have basic knowledge and skill with Microsoft Office 2010 used for word processing, email, presentations, and spreadsheets.

  • 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-Waco

Posted Date 3 months ago (8/25/2021 11:02 AM)

Requisition ID 2021-7392

Job Family Group Fundraising

Job Category Field Campaigns

Location: Waco, TX