American Heart Association Fundraising Professional for Training and Development in Irving, Texas

Fundraising Professional for Training and 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.

The American Heart Association (AHA) has an excellent opportunity for aFundraising Professional for Training and Development in our Dallas office. This position isresponsible for affiliate-wide training on Heart Walk, Heart Ball and Go Red for Women fundraising events. TheFundraising Professional for Training and Developmentdevelops, plans and conducts yearly event specific training as well as yearly training for generalist development staff. This position plans and coordinates the logistics for monthly training calls at event appropriate times during the year and also works with new development staff to ensure they understand AHA best practices, affiliate priorities, and areas of focus for “Boot Camp” training. This position also coordinates Event 2.0 for staff who have been in role for 1 ½ to 2 years to further event success and creates and distributes tools to be used by field staff for their fundraising responsibilities

The preferred location for the selected individual is the Dallas office. However, alternate locations may be considered depending upon candidate qualifications.


Train New Development Staff

  • Ensure new staff receive the tools they need when upon hire.

  • Have regular touch points with new staff, especially in the first year to help set staff up for success. This can be one on one or in small “huddle” groups.

  • Be a resource to new staff in talking through challenges and helping them prioritize workloads.

  • Plan and lead training, topics of training include: best practices and affiliate priorities as well as specifics related to each staff person’s event and its timing.

  • Building tools for staff to use in the field such as new sponsorship proposal templates, stewardship calendars, donor letters and much more.

  • Help staff get through their first year and then transition into taking the event to the next level.

Train Existing Staff

  • Take affiliate priorities and best practices and build trainings and tools to ensure staff are aware and competent on implementing and executing in the field.

  • Workplace Giving – liaison between the field and Vice President Workplace Giving/Corporate Relations to help ensure staff have the information and tools necessary when out in the field.

  • Works across all three events as well as incorporating Health Strategies and Workplace Giving into tools, training, and support for field development staff.

Required Experience

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

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, at least 3 years of successful experience in fundraising, 5 years preferred. At least 2 years volunteer and/or staff management preferred

  • Strong organizational and analytical skills

  • Demonstrated fundraising success

  • Knowledge of proven fundraising/sales strategies

  • Strong negotiation skills

  • Ability to travel, overnight, up to 50%

  • Experience in consultation to staff over which there is no reporting relationship

  • Ability to form and develop strategic relationships

  • Proven ability to understand and navigate corporate cultures

  • Ability to learn and follow the strategic direction of the AHA

  • Able to plan and conduct meetings

  • Strong bottom-line mentality

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

  • Strong skills in organizational communication, process management, team building, conflict resolution, mental flexibility and multi-tasking are critical for success

  • Excellent skills in oral and written communication

  • Must be willing and able to travel through a 6 state affiliate including overnight stays

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

Irving, Texas, United States

Position Type


Job Category: Fundraising/Sales

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