American Heart Association Vice President Corporate & Donor Development in Houston, Texas

Vice President Corporate & Donor Development

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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.

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.

Due to staff promotions, the AHA is looking for a proven sales management representative to fill the Vice President Corporate & Donor Development -Heart Walk position in our Houston office. This candidate will be responsible for directing and collaborating with internal staff, corporations, and community leaders to maximize efficiency, effectiveness, and fund raising efforts for the Houston Metro area. Accountable for managing top corporate accounts, securing cause sponsorships, identifying and recruiting volunteer leadership, and for holding others accountable to their fundraising goals and objectives.

The date of the next Heart Walk is Saturday, November 5, 2016. The goal for this year is $3M.

Job duties include:

  • Develop and implement agreed-upon goals and objectives for the area in order to enhance the efficiency of the revenue generation, programs, and community mobilization activities of the Affiliate.

  • Manage/supervise assigned staff. Recruit, interview, hire, orient, provide training as appropriate, evaluate, counsel, provide discipline as needed, and terminate as necessary.

  • Meet with staff on a regular basis to review the status of goals and objectives and to recommend changes or approaches which will enhance the efficiency and the effectiveness of its program activity, revenue generation and public information efforts.

  • Attend meetings and provide leadership and guidance.

  • Perform other duties and special assignments as assigned.

Required Experience

  • 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.

  • Must have at least 3 years of experience in outside sales or in a non-profit organization in a similar capacity. This experience may also count towards satisfying this position’s educational requirement.

  • Must have at least 1 year of experience in a management capacity. This experience may occur within the 4 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.

  • Daily travel 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 2013 used for word processing, email, presentations, and spreadsheets.

  • Must be at least 18 years old

  • Ability to lead, guide and inspire staff and volunteers to achieve goals and objectives.

  • Ability to participate in meetings, work in a team environment and interact with all levels of AHA staff, volunteers and the public.

  • Ability to develop long-term and short-term goals, follow them through and develop performance objectives to support them.

  • Ability to conceptualize, reason through problems, make effective decisions and develop alternative solutions.

  • Ability to train and supervise staff.

  • Ability to maintain a rigorous goal-oriented management approach.

  • Ability and willingness to travel extensively throughout assigned field territories.

  • Ability and willingness to work irregular hours and attend meetings beyond the framework of the normal working schedule.

  • Demonstrated experience, skills or aptitude in sales and/or marketing.

  • Skill in effective oral communications including conversing by telephone and conducting presentations to large and small groups.

  • Skill in effective written communications, including business writing, clear and concise narrative reports, evaluations and other narrative pieces.

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.

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Job Location

Houston, Texas, United States

Position Type


Job Category: Fundraising/Sales

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