American Heart Association Vice President, Development in Fort Worth, Texas


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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.


Looking for the next career opportunity that combines successful sales experience and new business relationship development? The American Heart Association, the premiere research and development organization for heart disease and stroke, is looking for a talented individual with experience in sales and management to join our team.

The Vice President, Development in Tarrant County reports to the Executive Director of Tarrant County in Fort Worth, TX. The Vice President, Development provides organizational leadership to advance the mission of the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association through the planning, management and implementation of fundraising campaigns in collaboration with internal and external volunteers and to achieve overall market and affiliate goals. This includes ensuring that market revenue goals are achieved, active collaboration in driving towards the revenue and health impact goals of North Texas, the Southwest Affiliate Region and Nationwide, and effectively engaging volunteers and staff across functional areas.

Some of your duties include:

  • Increase overall market revenue by implementing best practices. Achieves campaign growth through the cultivation, stewardship, renewal and acquisition of companies and donors.

  • Drives the engagement of the top companies through both volunteer leadership engagement and direct business development.

  • Directly manages the development/fundraising campaigns and staff teams to achieve aggressive revenue targets through strategic campaign development and effective volunteer and staff management. Management includes identifying and driving toward goals, performance standards, coaching and counseling staff; interviewing, hiring and training staff; evaluating staff performance and empowering team members to lead and champion the revenue of the market.

  • Identifies, recruits, orients, engages and develops campaign chairs and committee members to achieve campaign financial and mission delivery goals.

  • Identifies, recruits, orients, engages and develops medical and non-medical volunteer partners and leadership, to champion the fundraising success of all campaigns through their personal and corporate giving and securing the involvement and giving of others. With the Executive Director responsible for the Board objectives and is a conduit and contact for Board volunteers.

  • As a member of the market's management team, consistently models the AHA's leadership competencies and values in advancing the AHA/ASA's mission and achievement of revenue and health impact goals. Promotes collaboration with development and health strategies staff around revenue and mission related goals.

  • Continually identifies, cultivates and solicit donors to join Cor Vitae ($5,000) and adding to the Southwest Affiliate and Nationwide Major Gifts portfolio, working in collaboration with Mission Advancement partners.

  • Frequent written and oral communications, including large and small group presentations, group facilitation and training and writing clear, concise narrative reports and evaluations. Ability to negotiate, interact and communicate with customers, and to clearly and concisely exchange ideas, facts and information. Ability to train, manage, guide, motivate volunteers and/or staff to achieve objectives. 


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

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university. Master’s degree preferred.

  • Must have at least 7-years of experience in soliciting corporate sponsorships and partnership or in a non-profit organization in a fundraising/development capacity.

  • Must have at least 5 years of experience in a management capacity. This experience may occur within the 5-year related experience requirement. Experience gained through direct internal work on AHA projects/priorities may substitute for this requirement and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

  • Ability to read and interpret event guidelines and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of volunteers and employees of the organization. Ability to effectively communicate with staff who report to this position.

  • Ability to deal with problems involving several variables in standardized situations.

  • Normal internal office environment (or home based) and traveling between appointments/meetings/events. Requires the ability to travel within the affiliate territory and travel outside the territory to attend training sessions and related activities related to professional programs including overnight stays and weekends including outdoor events.

  • Demonstrated ability to recruit, organize, train, manage and utilize staff and volunteers effectively and volunteer/board management experience.

  • Self-motivated, highly effective organization and analytical skills, multi-tasking, communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to productively participate in a multi-disciplinary team environment working toward common goals with internal and external clients.

  • Ability to influence team members without supervisory authority.

  • Strong communication, presentation and relationship-building skills.

  • Ability to organize and prioritize multiple priorities.

  • Ability to identify gaps in campaign and develop strategies to achieve goals

  • Ability and willingness to travel and work nights, weekends, etc., as required.

  • Must be at least 18 years old.

  • Non-smoking environment.

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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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