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American Heart Association Development Specialist, Heart Challenge in Houston, 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.


We have an excellent opportunity for a Development Specialist in our Houston, TX office . The Development Specialist provides support for the Houston Heart Challenge events. Work involves research and report development via Greater Giving and Dynamics and website development through Greater Giving. This role also supports planning, coordinating and managing logistics for multiple events related to fundraising.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Data entry and tracking Corporate and Donor Relations activities.

  • Provide administrative support through scheduling meetings, organizing mailings, company and philanthropic research, and managing expenses.

  • Prepare materials and print and bind presentations for meetings.

  • Interact with corporate and individual donor contacts via the phone, email and face to face.

  • Provide administrative and organizational support to team members.

  • Benchmark our fundraising/giving opportunities against other organizations.

  • Assist in event sponsorship activation.

  • Organize AHA account team contacts, sponsorship contacts, proposals, letters of agreement, sponsorship payments, presentations, and benefits delivered.

  • Perform administrative work to include file maintenance, data collection, data entry, and report generation (i.e. gross/net income and completed events), processing expense vouchers, managing check requisition process, and processing invoices.

  • The recruiting, managing and motivating of volunteers will be required

  • Assisting with the planning and executing logistics of auxiliary fundraising events and event administration, schedules and meetings.

  • Maintaining donor or sponsor databases as needed.

  • Controlling inventory of marketing, presentation, or fundraising materials; and preparing financial or operations reports as needed.

  • Other duties as assigned by supervisors.


Your Experience Includes:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university preferred. College coursework combined with related experience may be substituted for a degree.

  • 1+ years of experience working with and managing volunteer staff is preferred.

  • Experience with promotions, sales, or fundraising strategies is preferred.

  • Excellent verbal and written business communications skills.

  • Ability to anticipate and satisfy customer needs; work independently and take initiative; creatively and effectively solve problems; meet and interact with all levels of AHA staff and volunteers.

  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, preferred knowledge of Greater Giving or similar donor database programs. MS Office skills are subject to testing.

  • Ability to work evenings/weekends when necessary.

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of meeting management.

  • Able to lift at least 20 lbs from the ground to waist level with or without reasonable accommodation.

If you believe this describes you then please apply for immediate consideration!


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! 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.

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EOE/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities

Location US-TX-Houston

Posted Date 2 months ago (1/8/2021 10:58 AM)

Requisition ID 2020-6379

Job Family Group Fundraising/Direct Sales

Job Category Administrative Support

Location: Houston, TX