American Heart Association (AHA)

Associate Vice President (Heart Challenge)

American Heart Association (AHA)

Job Description

This job opportunity is located in 

Irving, Texas


Now is the time to join us and make a difference. Be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. Here at the American Heart Association, you matter and so does your career.

The American Heart Association (AHA) is looking for a proven sales leader to fill the Associate Vice President Heart Challenge position in our Dallas regional office. This candidate will be responsible for directing and collaborating with internal staff, corporations, C-Suite executives, and community leaders to maximize Fundraising efforts for the Dallas area. Accountable for securing and managing top corporate accounts, securing six-figure sponsorships and personal gifts, identifying, and recruiting volunteer leadership, and for holding others accountable to their fundraising goals and objectives.

This position is charged with growing Dallas Heart Challenge from $6.5M to $10M through: Heart Walk, Cycle Nation and Field Day. Funds will be raised via corporate sponsorship, individual donors and point of sale campaigns in the Greater Dallas Area.

The Association offers many resources to help you maintain work-life harmonization through your changing needs and life situations. To help you be successful, you will have access to Heart U, our award-winning corporate university, as well as additional training and support, locally.

#TheAHALife is our company culture, our way of life, reflecting our diversity and inclusion, our focus on work-life harmonization and our Guiding Values. Discover why you will Be Seen. Be Heard. Be Valued™ at the American Heart Association by following us on LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and at


  • Ability to accomplish results through strong volunteer recruitment and management, proven track record in meeting sales/fundraising goals.

  • Expanding the AHA’s reach into the philanthropic community of individuals to raise funds and awareness.

  • Support strategic planning and forecasting by maintaining trend and forecasting reports and Analysis.

  • Campaign volunteer leadership (event chairs) recruitment and management.

  • Revenue generation and volunteer management for sponsorships supporting Heart Challenge.

  • Identify, cultivate and secure multi-year six and seven figure sponsorships.

  • Conducting sales calls to generate new business resulting in sponsorship, peer to peer fundraising, personal gifts and Life is Why We Give (AHA’s point of sale campaign).

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

  • Participate as a member of the Dallas Senior Leadership team.

  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Required Experience:

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

  • Must have at least 8 years of experience in fundraising, outside sales or in a non-profit organization in a similar capacity.

  • Must have at least 5 years of experience in a management capacity. This experience may occur within the5 years related experience.

  • Organization, communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills are a must.

  • Candidates must be results driven with the ability to multitask and must also be willing and able to travel within the assigned territory up to 75.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Must be at least 18 years old.


Compensation & Benefits

The American Heart Association invests in its people. Here are the main components of our total rewards package. Visit Rewards & Benefits to see more details.

  • Compensation – Our goal is to ensure you have a competitive base salary. That’s why we regularly review the market value of jobs and make adjustments, as needed.

  • Performance and Recognition – You are rewarded for achieving success by merit increases and incentive programs, based on the type of position.

  • Benefits – We offer a wide array of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance, along with a robust retirement program that includes an employer match and automatic contribution. As a mark of our commitment to employee well-being, we also offer an employee assistance program, employee wellness program and telemedicine, and medical consultation.

  • Professional Development – You can join one of our many Employee Resource Groups (ERG) or be a mentor/mentee in our professional mentoring program. HeartU is the Association’s national online university, with more than 100,000 resources designed to meet your needs and busy schedule.

  • Work-Life Harmonization – The Association offers Paid Time Off (PTO) at a minimum of 16 days per year for new employees. The number of days will increase based on seniority level. You will also have a total of 12 paid holidays off each year, which includes several days off at the end of the year.

  • Tuition Assistance - We support the Career Development of all employees. This program provides Financial Assistance to employees who wish to further their education and career in relation to their current duties and responsibilities, or for potential future positions in the organization.

The American Heart Association’s 2024 Goal: Every person deserves the opportunity for a full, healthy life. As champions for Health Equity, by 2024, the American Heart Association will advance cardiovascular health for all, including identifying and removing barriers to health care access and quality.

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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Location US-TX-Irving

Posted Date 1 hour ago (5/18/2023 11:54 AM)

Requisition ID 2021-7125

Job Category Field Campaigns

Position Type Full Time

Location: TX-Irving

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