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Sr. Corporate Development Director, Heart Walk

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We have an excellent opportunity for a Senior Corporate Development Director, Heart Walk in our Houston, TX office. In this role, you will be responsible for identifying and securing development prospects for the Houston Heart Walk. This campaign brings together corporate partners, medical leaders, community leaders, and volunteers of the community to bring awareness and spread the mission of the American Heart Association. The fundraising goal for this role is 1.2 Million. You will also have the opportunity to plan, implement and evaluate the event. This role will create a vision and strategy translating it into specific action plans for each account. You will actively work with team members to grow existing accounts, secure new ones and expand the volunteer base of the organization in addition to managing one Corporate Development Director.

Areas of Responsibility: 
  • Work strategically with AHA staff in multiple campaigns and volunteer teams charged with the Heart Walk campaign to accomplish results.
  • High-level corporate volunteer recruitment.
  • Revenue generation through corporate sponsorships.
  • Conduct sales calls to generate new business and upgrade existing company partnerships by engaging them in the mission of the AHA.
  • Develop and manage relationships with volunteers, sponsors and key corporate & community leaders.
  • Track, report and manage results using a variety of database and campaign management systems with a proven track record in meeting sales/fundraising goals.
  • Event management including but not limited to planning, logistics, implementation, volunteer partnerships and evaluation post-event for constant improvements.
  • Supervision of 1 Corporate Development Director, Heart Walk staff member. This involves, coaching, development, training, engagement and ensuring this employee is set up for success in accomplishing their goals.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Educational Background: 
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university preferred. College coursework combined with related experience may be substituted for a degree.
  • A proven track record in meeting sales/fundraising goals.
  • The ability to secure corporate donations through participating in and leading top-level sponsorship asks.
  • Demonstrated skills in cultivating major donors, securing large corporate sponsorships (six figures), and identifying and securing foundation gifts.
  • Have a collaborative approach to working with other internal partners, such as with Heart Ball, Go Red For Women, Health Strategies and Youth Market Teams to help drive specific AHA cause initiatives in defined markets.
  • 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 is preferred.
  • Excellent organization, communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills are a must.
  • Results driven with the ability to multitask.
  • Direct knowledge of special event fundraising tactics is essential.
  • Strong knowledge of Houston area business, medical, and philanthropic communities.
  • Willing and able to travel within the Greater Houston market to accomplish goals approximately 75% of the time.
  • Able to work non-standard hours such as early starts and/or late endings to the workday as needed.
  • Able to lift at least 20 lbs. from the ground to waist level with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Intermediate knowledge and skill with Microsoft Office used for word processing, email, presentations, and spreadsheets.
  • Must be at least 18 years old.

Organization Info

American Heart Association | American Stroke Association

Dallas, TX, United States
Annual Budget : 
More than $500M
About Us

The American Heart Association's mission is to build healthier lives free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke, America's No. 1 and No. 5 killers.

Founded in 1924, our organization now includes more than 30 million volunteers and supporters. We fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide critical tools and information to save and improve lives.

Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Jul 11 2019
Active Until: 
Aug 11 2019
Hiring Organization: 
American Heart Association | American Stroke Association