**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 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.
**Want to help get your resume to the top? Take a look at the experience we require: **
+ You have the ability to accomplish results through strong volunteer recruitment and management
+ You have a solid track record in meeting sales/fundraising goals
+ You are able to secure corporate donations through participating in and leading top-level sponsorship asks
+ You have proven skills in cultivating major donors, securing large corporate sponsorships (of $25,000 or more), and identifying and securing foundation gifts
+ You have a 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.
While we can only contact those applicants deemed most qualified for the position, we do appreciate all applicants for their interest and effort in applying. You can expect to hear from us within one week from the receipt of your application in most cases.
**Salary/Benefits: ** 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 give 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.
**Required Experience: **
+ 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
To help you be successful you will have access to our award-winning learning platform the Heart U as well as our sales training & relationship development program- Building Powerful Partnerships which received a 2017 Learning! 100 Award from Elearning! Media Group, and various other training and support mechanisms locally and through our National Center. **If you believe this describes you then apply now for immediate consideration.**
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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