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American Heart Association Associate Vice President, Development in Houston, Texas


As we celebrate our Centennial year, we invite you to join us in shaping the next century of impact! Be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives as we remain devoted to a future of health and hope for everyone, everywhere. At the American Heart Association, your contribution matters, and so does your career.

We’re hiring an Associate Vice President, Development (AVP) in Houston. The AVP is responsible for generating revenue for the Socials campaigns. These campaigns include our signature Heart Ball and Go Red For Women events. The campaign goal is currently around $5 million annually and is expected to increase year over year reflecting portfolio & market growth.

This position reports to the Vice President Development Houston. This is an office-based position that offers a hybrid schedule in a fast-paced environment with the main responsibility of driving revenue in support of our mission.

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 team revenue targets.

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, equity & 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, X (formerly Twitter), and at


In this role, you will be responsible for directing and collaborating with internal staff, corporations, and community leaders to maximize efficiency, effectiveness, and fund-raising efforts. You will be accountable for revenue generation and community development activities for the Greater Houston area as well as leading top corporate accounts, securing cause sponsorships, identifying and recruiting volunteer leadership, board development, and for holding others accountable to their fundraising goals and objectives.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Develop and implement agreed-upon goals and objectives for the area in order to enhance the efficiency of revenue generation, programs, and community mobilization activities of the region.

  • Direct and lead programs, revenue generation and volunteer development. In conjunction with field staff, supervise the activities of the area.

  • Monitor and evaluate territory income performance through development of monthly campaign reports, the annual fundraising campaign plan, end of year reports, and needed campaign monitoring tools.

  • Supervise assigned staff. Recruit, interview, hire, orient, provide training as appropriate, evaluate, counsel, provide correction as needed, and terminate as necessary.

  • 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 region in order to ensure implementation of common goals and to promote a harmonious working relationship.

  • Consistently monitor, evaluate and trouble-shoot development activities throughout assigned territory to ensure appropriate contingency plans are identified and implemented.

  • Assure that the American Heart Association policies are adhered to in the field territories and goals are achieved in a timely fashion.

  • Perform other duties and special assignments as assigned.

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 preferred.

  • At least 5 years of experience in fundraising, outside sales or in a non-profit organization in a similar capacity.

  • At least 3 years of experience in a management capacity.

  • Proven track record of soliciting gifts in the six and seven-figure range in development/fundraising for a non-profit, or in sales and relationship development, event based fundraising for a similar organization is a plus.

  • Skilled in organization, written and verbal communications, negotiation, and interpersonal skills.

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

  • Ability to lift and/or move large objects (such as boxes) with the expectation that heavier items would be broken down into smaller components or requesting additional assistance may be required before lifting and/or moving.

  • At least basic knowledge and skill with Microsoft Office.

  • Travel locally 75% of the time; requires access to reliable transportation at all times on an immediate basis.

Compensation & Benefits

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  • 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, our mission is to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, religion, age, language, sexual orientation, national origin and physical or cognitive abilities. We're committed to ensuring our workforce, workplace culture and mission have a shared impact across a diverse set of backgrounds.

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Posted Date 2 weeks ago (5/29/2024 5:13 PM)

Requisition ID 2024-13354

Job Category Field Campaigns

Position Type Full Time