American Heart Association (AHA)

Corporate Development Director (Heart Challenge)

American Heart Association (AHA)

Job Description

This job opportunity is located in Austin, Texas Overview

Are you ready to join an organization where you can be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives?

Envision 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 single day. Is it easy? No. Is it worthwhile? you bet! This is satisfying work that makes a real difference in people's lives. You can achieve professional growth with personal fulfillment. You will connect with people and make a lifesaving impact. You will partner with individuals, schools, lawmakers, healthcare providers and others to ensure everyone has access to healthier lifestyle choices and proper healthcare.


We have an excellent opportunity for a Corporate Development Director, Heart Challenge in our Austin Division. The selected candidate will have Fundraising responsibilities tied to corporate sponsorship and participant income for the Heart Challenge campaigns in Austin and San Marcos. Heart Challenge campaigns brings together corporate partners, medical leaders, community leaders, and volunteers within the community to raise awareness of heart disease and stroke, the number #1 and #5 killer in America. The Austin Heart Challenge team has an overall goal of $1.26M for 2022, and this position will have a planned fundraising goal of $400k - $600k annually. If you have a strong fundraising or sales background OR if you have an event Coordination background coupled with sales or fundraising, we want to hear from you! Job duties include:
  • Revenue generation and Volunteer management for Heart Challenge campaigns (Austin Heart and Stroke Walk, Austin CycleNation, Hays and Caldwell County Heart Walk)
  • Conducting sales calls to generate new business and manage existing companies.
  • Developing relationships with volunteers, sponsors and key corporate and community leaders.
  • Goal setting with corporate companies and individuals to raise funds and awareness.
  • Working alongside the Heart Challenge and Logistics team to coordinate event efforts and meet company needs to deliver on promised activations.
  • Networking within the local area and recruiting and retaining our valued volunteers.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Required Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university preferred.
  • Have at least 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.
  • Organization, communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills are a must.
  • Ability to accomplish results through strong volunteer recruitment and management.
  • Proven track record in meeting sales/fundraising goals.
  • Candidates must be results driven with the ability to multitask.
  • Must have strong knowledge and skill set within Microsoft Office Suite including but not limited to managing emails in Outlook, developing reports in Excel, creating presentations in PowerPoint and crafting letters in Word.
  • Must have the ability to lift at least 20 lbs. from the ground to waist level with or without reasonable accommodation.
  • Must also be willing and able to travel within the assigned territory up to 75.
Compensation & Benefits


Pay is commensurate with experience; geographic differentials may apply.

Benefit Plans:

Our Rewards & Benefits package not only gives you the total benefits you want, but also goes above and beyond with innovative programs to develop your skills – helping you grow and thrive at the American Heart Association. To learn more about our benefit offerings please visit: Click on “New Resume” (or “Existing Resume” if you have previously applied to AHA positions) to submit your online application. Only those deemed most qualified 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.

  EOE Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities Location US-TX-Austin Posted Date 1 day ago (11/16/2021 8:42 AM) Requisition ID 2019-5137 Job Family Group Fundraising Job Category Field Campaigns Location: Austin, TX American Health Associasion (AHA) does not indicate an expiration date for Vacancies. Please apply timely not to miss an opportunity.

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