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American Heart Association National Lead Heart Challenge in Dallas, Texas


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.


Heart Challenge has three distinct campaign pillars: Heart Walk, CycleNation and Field Day. The Heart Challenge team works together to achieve the overall vision and goals. As the National Lead, Heart Challenge, you will be part of a dynamic national team of fundraising leaders, responsible for the strategic direction and positive revenue growth of the Heart Challenge campaign. The Heart Challenge pillars are currently raising $100M in revenue and with your unique skills we will continue to lead the peer to peer industry as the #2 fundraising campaign.

As a member of the National Heart Challenge team, you will help us ensure campaign management, customer experience and product development strategies will bring excitement and energy to American Heart Association field staff and corporate partners across the country.

In addition, you will work with region and market leaders to deliver successful implementation of our core strategies through training, strategic consultation and collaboration. Through this important alignment, you will help our regions and campaigns focus on the highest impact priorities in order to achieve goals while balancing a strategic (big picture) focus with day-to-day activities.

In this role you report to the National Executive Lead- Heart Challenge.

The American Heart Association (AHA) has an excellent opportunity for a National Lead, Heart Challenge, who can be based anywhere in the United States. The primary responsibility of the National Lead , in partnership with region leadership and SVP/Executive Directors, will be to drive accelerated mission and revenue growth Some of the responsibilities include:

Essential Job Duties:

  • Ensure that region financial goals are achieved, and strategic priorities are aligned with those of the association

  • Help regions and markets focus on the highest impact priorities in order to drive goal achievement, while effectively balancing a strategic (big picture) focus with day-to-day execution

  • Monitor and analyze external and internal trends and develop benchmarks, best practices, priorities and focus areas for top markets

  • Develop and implement the overall strategic direction and any project management for campaign pillars.

  • Work with internal and external partners to develop strategies to significantly increase AHA’s revenue and mission impact

  • Develop and execute the campaign playbook and execution in areas such as corporate recruitment, executive level management, large personal gifts, peer-to-peer revenue growth, volunteer leadership development, customer experience and campaign analysis for the National Heart Challenge team.

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


  • Bachelor’s degree

  • 2+ years’ experience in a similar role or in a role leading a similar campaign with year over year growth

  • Proven record of success in peer-to-peer fundraising and campaign management overall

  • Skilled in oral and written communications

  • Ability to get along with all levels of staff

  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic environment.

  • Strong customer service skills

  • Skilled in planning projects and working against deadlines to provide end product

  • Knowledge of Blackbaud Event Management System

  • Ability to travel overnight up to 50%

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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EOE/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities

Location US-TX-Dallas

Posted Date 1 month ago (1/20/2021 11:06 AM)

Requisition ID 2020-6249

Job Family Group Fundraising

Job Category Field Campaigns

Location: Dallas, TX