American Heart Association Associate Director in Houston, Texas

Associate Director

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Job Description

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

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.

We have an excellent opportunity for an Associate Director in our Houston office. The selected candidate will have fundraising responsibilities for the Shop With Heart Card program which provides an opportunity for individuals to give to the AHA by purchasing a discount card and receiving a 20% discount at over 500 participating retailers during a 10-day shopping period. The net fundraising goal for this position is $250,000. Last year the campaign raised $180,000. If you have a strong fundraising or sales background OR if you have an event coordination background coupled with sales or fundraising we want to hear from you!

Key Responsibilities and Outcomes:

  • Revenue generation and volunteer management and sponsorships.

  • Mobilizing volunteers in the Houston Metro area to support and raise funds for the Shop With Heart Card campaign.

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

  • Expanding our reach into the philanthropic community of individuals participating in our Guild of Houston to raise funds and awareness.

  • Developing and monitoring an annual working plan with dollar and volunteer recruitment goals, budget and timelines for the events. Develop contingency plans as needed to successfully meet fundraising goals.

  • Leading cultivation opportunities to strengthen relationships with volunteers, sponsors & key corporate & community leaders to advance our mission.

  • Ensure that event management and logistics for the Shop With Heart Card kickoff events are completed.

  • Data entry and tracking philanthropic giving and individual card sales.

  • All other duties as assigned.

Required Experience

Want to help get your resume to the top? Take a look at the experience we require:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university preferred. College coursework combined with related experience may be substituted for a degree. Related experience may be substituted as follows: 1 ½ years’ experience equates to 1 full time year of higher education.

  • 1+ years’ of experience in a similar role. This experience may also count towards satisfying this position’s educational requirement.

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

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of meeting management.

  • Excellent verbal and written business communications skills.

  • Ability to anticipate and satisfy customer needs; to work independently and take initiative; to creatively and effectively solve problems; to meet and interact with all levels of AHA staff and volunteers.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, required knowledge of Greater Giving or similar donor database programs.

  • Ability to work evenings/weekends when necessary.

  • Candidates must be results driven with the ability to multi task, and must also be willing and able to travel (no overnight) within Houston up to approximately 75% of the time.

  • Must be at least 18 years old.

Attracting talented, 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.

So, are you ready to work for the largest voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases? Click on “New Resume” (or “Existing Resume” if you have previously applied to AHA positions) to submit your online application. Only those candidates deemed most qualified by the hiring manager will be contacted to interview.

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.

Be sure to connect with us to see what it is like to work for the American Heart Association and why so many people #ExploreAHA and stay connected with what we do! You can also click here at to see other opportunities with the American Heart Association.

Job Location

Houston, Texas, United States

Position Type


Job Category: Fundraising/Sales

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