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American Heart Association Executive Director in Fort Worth, 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.


The American Heart Association has an opportunity for an Executive Director in Fort Worth, TX.

The Executive Director of our Fort Worth office serves in a pivotal leadership role in the community and reports to the Senior Vice President, Development. This position works with the highest-level executives in the Fort Worth/Tarrant County area with responsibilities for staffing volunteer Boards of Directors and fostering volunteer engagement and development.

The Executive Director also provides strategic direction and management to a fantastic group of committed fundraisers and support staff with overall responsibility for the revenue goals for our Heart Ball, Heart Walk and Go Red for Women events. As part of fostering an engaged community, the Executive Director will participate in community and corporate functions that allow for networking and generating new contacts to be part of the AHA mission and fundraising efforts.

The American Heart Association offers programs to help you maintain work/life satisfaction according to 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 various other training and support mechanisms locally and through our National Center.

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In this role, you will be responsible to:

  • Accomplish results through strong volunteer recruitment and management.

  • Solid track record in meeting sales/fundraising goals.

  • Secure corporate donations through participating in and leading top-level sponsorship asks.

  • Cultivate major donors, securing large corporate sponsorships (of $25,000 or more), and identifying and securing foundation gifts.

  • Collaborative approach when working with other internal partners, such as our Health Strategies and Youth Market teams to help drive specific AHA cause initiatives in defined markets.

We offer a base salary with the potential to earn an incentive up to 25% of your base pay. The potential incentive is based on achieving certain revenue targets.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Want to move your resume to the top so that you can become a “Relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives?” Here are some of the requirements:


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.

  • 5 years successful experience in non-profit fundraising, volunteer management or similar experience, 3 years of managerial experience ideally with a sales team or fundraising team in a similar organization

  • Direct knowledge of special event fundraising tactics crucial

  • Ability to travel the Fort Worth/Tarrant County territory daily

  • Solid understanding of how to engage and work with philanthropic communities

  • Should be able to lift at least 20lbs from the ground to waist level with or without reasonable accommodation

Compensation & Benefits

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.#AHAIND1

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.

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EOE Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities

Location US-TX-Fort Worth

Posted Date 1 month ago (7/6/2022 4:37 PM)

Requisition ID 2020-6189

Job Category Field Campaigns

Position Type Full Time

Location: TX-Fort Worth