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Executive Director

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We have an exciting opportunity for an Executive Director of our Dallas Office located in Irving, TX. The Executive Director partners with volunteers and staff to deliver philanthropic revenue for the organization. This pivotal leadership role works with the highest-level executives in Dallas and provides strategic direction, leadership, management and development expertise for the staff to ensure execution toward our strategic and regional business plans.

Under the direction of the Senior Vice President of North Texas, the Executive Director serves as a highly engaged and collaborative leader for staff to provide comprehensive, strategic, and proactive support for development initiatives and campaigns in the Dallas/Collin County region. This role will also be responsible for ensuring qualified staff are hired, trained, supervised, evaluated and developed on a consistent, frequent basis.

Areas of Responsibility: 
  • Develop and implement a successful annual unrestricted revenue campaign and multi-year Business Plan for Dallas, incorporating specific strategies to guarantee activation and dramatic impact towards development goals.
  • Recruits and leads volunteer and strategic alliances/partnerships to support the activities of the market. Ensures that strategies are implemented to develop and manage key relationships, including the responsibility of volunteer orientation, training and recognition for medical and non-medical volunteers. Provides timely direction, framework and resources to volunteers while at the same time relying on their expertise, abilities and willingness to use their networks to drive the goals of the organization.
  • Meets Board objectives and acts as the main conduit and contact for the markets Board volunteers. Including but not limited to, recruiting and managing volunteers for the Board of Directors and event leadership committees (Chairs) and engaging volunteers in fundraising for the AHA mission. Advancing and/or maintaining a Board of Directors based on the recommended criteria and best practices for an AHA Gold Standard Board.
  • Accountable for providing strategic direction in corporate fundraising, individual donor retention and event execution. Holding each other accountable, both volunteers and staff, while being accessible and building collaborative staff-volunteer partnerships that are based on a foundation of mutual trust. Build a collaborative environment where staff from various functions work together to achieve results across health, revenue and volunteerism goals.
  • Collaborate in identifying short- and long-range issues that need to be addressed and develop options for resolution as part of business plans, objectives and strategies to ensure successful attainment of financial goals for the Market. Participate in the development, design and execution of strategic development plans to drive profitable and sustainable year over year growth in all divisions and at the Market level.
  • Collaborates with AHA subject matter experts such as Health Strategies/Community Impact Teams, Communications and Marketing, Youth Market Teams, our National Center and other SouthWest partners to help drive specific cause initiatives. This includes goal setting, planning, implementation and evaluation of local campaigns.
  • As the market’s senior leader, consistently models the leadership competencies and values in advancing the AHA/ASA's mission and achievement of revenue and health impact goals. Promotes collaboration among and between all functions and across divisions. Integrates and collaborates with all staff across the market and functions to most effectively support and achieve initiatives and priorities.
  • Management of local staff includes identifying and driving toward goals, performance standards, mentoring and counseling staff; interviewing, hiring and training staff; evaluating staff performance and empowering team members to lead and champion the health and revenue needs. Lead and coach team members in researching prospects’ needs, concerns and objectives to write and present effective sponsorship proposals.
  • Aligns the mission with revenue goals for maximum organizational reach and impact. Finds opportunities for driving greater revenue based on the health work being conducted in the market. Develop and deliver sales presentations to educate and inform top-level constituents or prospects.
  • Responsible for the operations of the Dallas market facilities, the delegation of responsibility within and the establishment of formal means of accountability in order to ensure meeting all business objectives in a cost-effective manner.
  • Participate and serve as AHA representative at community and corporate functions that will provide networking and visibility opportunities and facilitate generating new business contacts.
  • Work under remote supervision with latitude for independent judgment and decision-making within prescribed areas of authority.
  • The net fundraising responsibility for this position is $13 Million and will be raised through campaigns such as Heart Walks, Heart Balls/Galas and Go Red For Women.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Educational Background: 
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.
  • 10 + years successful experience in sales, non-profit fundraising or similar experience.
  • 10 + years of managerial experience preferably with a sales team or fundraising team in a similar organization.
  • Direct knowledge of special event fundraising tactics essential.
  • Strong knowledge of Dallas and surrounding area business, medical and philanthropic communities.
  • Ability to accomplish results through strong volunteer recruitment, mobilization and management experience.
  • Recruitment and Management of C-Level Volunteers experience, including the management of a Board of Directors.
  • Proven critical thinking skills.
  • Proven ability to conduct and lead effective meetings with internal and external clients.
  • Strong Interpersonal skills. Self-motivated and highly effective organization, communication and analytical skills.
  • Skilled negotiator and shows managerial courage.
  • Ability to build effective teams and manage through change leadership.
  • Demonstrated ability to secure corporate donations through identifying and leading top-level sponsorship asks. Demonstrated efforts to cultivate major donors, secure large corporate sponsorships (six figures and higher) and identify and secure foundation gifts. A consistent record in meeting sales/fundraising goals.
  • Ability to prepare and manage operating budgets.
  • Collaborative approach to working with internal partners.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office used for word processing, email, presentations and spreadsheets.
  • Results driven with multitasking ability and willing and able to travel within the Dallas area with some over nights in nearby states for training.
  • The ability to lift at least 20lbs from the ground to waist level with or without reasonable accommodation.

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: 
Sep 1 2019
Active Until: 
Oct 1 2019
Hiring Organization: 
American Heart Association | American Stroke Association