Updated 3 days ago

Sr Director, Heart Challenge

Irving, TX 75014
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$9.13 - $21.70
Full-time, Part-time


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.


We have an excellent opportunity for a Sr . Development Director - Heart Challenge in our Dallas, TX office. The selected candidate will have the opportunity to work in conjunction with the VP of Heart Challenge to expand the success of the Dallas CycleNation, Heart Walk, & Field Day campaigns across the market.

This position will be a part of the Heart Challenge team with a focus on new business in Dallas and successfully achieving an overall fundraising goal through corporate sponsorship, individual giving, and participant income. The market goal is $10.5M. The individual goal range is $1.25M-$2.5M

Your Key Responsibilities and Outcomes:

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

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

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

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

  • Monitor participant fundraising trends and implement proven strategies to maximize revenue for all Heart Challenge events in Texas.

  • Serve as internal point person alongside VP of Heart Challenge to manage the Heart Challenge Leadership Team Kickoff, Executive Leadership Team meetings, Executives with Heart,

  • Proactively provides event support for priority revenue generation.

  • Organize and create AHA account team contacts, sponsorship contacts, proposals, letters of agreement, sponsorship payments, presentations and benefits delivered.

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

  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.


Required Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university preferred. College coursework combined with related experience may be substituted for a degree.

  • 3 + years of experience in fundraising, outside sales or in a non-profit organization in a similar capacity. This experience may also count towards satisfying this position's educational requirement.

  • 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, proven track record in meeting sales/fundraising goals.

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

  • Candidates must be results driven with the ability to multitask and must also be willing and able to travel within the assigned territory up to 75.

  • Must have the ability to lift at least 20 lbs. from the ground to waist level with or without reasonable accommodation.

  • Must have at least basic knowledge and skill with Microsoft Office 2010 used for word processing, email, presentations, and spreadsheets.

(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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