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American Heart Association Senior Vice President, Development Dallas in Irving, 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. Here at the American Heart Association, you matter and so does your career.

We're hiring a Senior Vice President / Senior Executive Director (SVP, Sr. Executive Director) of Development in Dallas, TX. The SVP is responsible for achieving multimillion-dollar revenue and program goals within the greater Dallas area. This position reports to the Region Senior Vice President of Development of the North Texas Territory and is responsible for the implementation of effective programs in community service, education, development, and communications by providing inspirational leadership, sound mentorship and guidance to reach market potential and beyond. Works in collaboration with staff and volunteers and is accountable for revenue generation and community impact activities for assigned territory while ensuring that assigned markets have the right talent and skills, along with volunteer resources, to achieve goals. The SVP, Sr. Executive Director plays a critical role in steering the Dallas market goals and ensuring its sustainability and impact.

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 the 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


1. Leadership and Vision:


  1. Provide transformational leadership and strategic direction for the organization.

  2. Develop and communicate the organization’s mission, values, and goals.

2. Management:

  • Supervise the day-to-day operations and ensure efficient functioning of the Dallas market.

  • Supervise and collaborate with staff, ensuring effective teamwork and high-performance standards.

  • Work alongside senior leadership to supervise day to day campaign management and financial statement.

  • Manage and provide strategic plans for revenue generation and volunteer recruitment.

3. Fundraising and Financial Management:

  • Develop and implement fundraising strategies to secure financial support for the organization, supporting a $20M budget.

  • Identify and solicit seven-figure gifts plus.

  • Work to grow the footprint through our corporate and healthcare channels.

  • Manage the market’s budget, financial resources, and ensure fiscal responsibility.

  • Ability to work with volunteers to recruit and build strong volunteer pipelines that support the future growth of the market.

4. Board Relations:

  • Work closely with the board of directors, providing regular updates and collaborating on strategic decisions.

  • Assist in the recruitment and orientation of new board members.

  • Identify and work with campaign leadership to grow their support as future legacy leaders for the organization.

5. Community Engagement:

  • Build and maintain positive relationships with stakeholders, including donors, volunteers, and community partners.

  • Represent the organization in the community and at public events.

  • Stay informed about trends and best practices in nonprofit management.

  • Encourage professional development opportunities for staff.


  • Bachelor’s degree in health education, administration, business/marketing, social science, or a related field or equivalent work experience highly preferred.

  • Minimum of eight years work experience in fundraising or outside sales, preferably with a voluntary health agency. Experience in closing six-figure and up gifts is required.

  • Minimum of five years of management experience. Expertise in mentoring and developing staff is required.

  • Establish and implement a strategic plan across functional areas and fields in a complex and highly dynamic environment, effectively translating strategies to measurable goals and plans.

  • Thoughtfully read, comprehend and analyze goals, as well as fundraising reports. Skilled in use of spreadsheet/database analysis.

  • Delegate and accomplish goals through volunteers.

  • Proven background and willingness to work in an atmosphere requiring flexibility, creativity and adaptability.

  • Ability to travel locally approximately 75%; requires access to reliable transportation at all times on an immediate basis.

Compensation & Benefits

The American Heart Association invests in its people. Here are the main components of our total rewards package. Visit Rewards & Benefits to see more details.

  • 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 5 months ago (1/26/2024 10:49 AM)

Requisition ID 2024-12526

Job Category Field Campaigns

Position Type Full Time