American Heart Association (AHA)

Sr. Director (Heart Challenge)

American Heart Association (AHA)

Job Description

This job opportunity is located in Fort Worth, 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.

Due to the current pandemic, daily travel is minimal and voluntary to ensure the health and safety of staff. There is no overnight travel currently. In the future, this position may resume daily and/or overnight travel. All AHA offices are closed and staff are currently working from home. Offices will be reopening in September 2021; this position will resume to being based in the local office.


The AHA has a fantastic opportunity for a Sr Director Heart, Challenge of Tarrant County. The selected individual will be responsible for the implementation of Heart Walk, CycleNation and Field Day events and will provide staff service to volunteer committees and volunteer coordinators, as necessary, to implement and successfully complete assigned Development Projects. The Sr Director will supervise staff who lead Heart Challenge events while adhering to specific “Best Practices” and report to the Executive Director in Ft. Worth, TX. The goal for this position is $1.25M.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Develop and implement agreed-upon goals and objectives for the Tarrant County/Fort Worth area to enhance the efficiency of the revenue generation, programs, and Community Mobilization activities of the SouthWest region.
  • Direct and manage programs, revenue generation and volunteer development. In conjunction with field staff, oversee the activities of the area.
  • Monitor and evaluate territory income performance through development of monthly campaign reports, annual fundraising campaign plan, end of year reports, and needed campaign monitoring tools.
  • Manage/supervise assigned staff. Recruit, interview, hire, and provide training as appropriate.
  • 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 program activity, revenue generation and public information efforts.
  • Serve as staff liaison between assigned field territory and the SouthWest region in order to ensure implementation of common goals and to promote a harmonious working relationship.
  • Serve as a member of the SouthWest region’s Senior Revenue Team (SRT) and Management Team (AMT). Attend meetings and provide leadership and guidance.
  • Consistently monitor, evaluate and trouble-shoot Development & Field Support activities throughout assigned territory to ensure appropriate contingency plans are identified and implemented.
  • Organize and coordinate large and small functions for varied groups.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and interact with all levels of American Heart Association staff, volunteers and the public.
  • Proven background and willingness to work in an atmosphere requiring flexibility and change.
  • Delegate and accomplish goals through volunteer engagement.
Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration or related field is preferred. Experience may be substituted for the educational preference
  • A minimum of five years’ experience with the American Heart Association or similar voluntary non-profit agency in development positions with progressive growth.
  • Knowledge of Community Organization, volunteer management, board management, sales, fundraising, and marketing principles, practices, techniques, and trends.
  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills, including large and small group presentations, group facilitation, and training. Skill in written communications to include clear and concise narrative reports, evaluations and similar narrative pieces.
  • Able to read, comprehend and analyze number goals, as well as fundraising reports. Skill in use of spreadsheet/database Analysis.

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

  • Proven experience in management, staff development and coaching, and volunteer management.
  • Extraordinary communication skills and Event Management experience is required.
  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • Must have the ability to lift at least 20 lbs. from the ground to waist level with or without reasonable accommodation.

Attracting hardworking, 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.

Our Rewards & Benefits package not only gives you the total benefits you want, but also goes above and beyond with creative programs to develop your skills – helping you grow and thrive at the American Heart Association. To help you be successful you will have access to our award-winning learning platform the Heart U as well as our sales training & relationship development program- Building Powerful Partnerships which received a 2017 Learning! 100 Award from Elearning! Media Group, and various other training and support mechanisms locally and through our National Center. This position is eligible for our full benefits and retirement packages, generous PTO accrual, paid holidays in addition to the week of December 25th off! While we can only contact applicants, who are most qualified for the position, we do appreciate all applicants for their interest and effort in applying.

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-Fort Worth Posted Date 1 hour ago (7/16/2021 9:30 AM) Requisition ID 2021-7261 Job Family Group Fundraising Job Category Field Campaigns Location: Fort Worth, 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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