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American Heart Association

Development Director, School Engagement

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Charitable Organizations
Field Campaigns
  • Austin, TX


Now is the time to join an organization that enables you to 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 are hiring a Development Director who will work with schools and school districts in the Central Texas area.

This position will report to the Sr. Development Director, School Engagement for the SouthWest region. This position plans, organizes, monitors, and evaluates School Engagement programs throughout the assigned territory of Leander, Killeen, Belton, Temple, Waco, College Station, and surrounding areas. The ideal candidate must live in North Austin, Killeen, Belton/Temple, or Waco.

This is a home office based position which requires daily travel within the assigned territory and may include occasional overnight travel for meetings, conferences, etc.

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.

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.

#TheAHALife is our company culture, our way of life, reflecting our diversity and inclusion, our focus on work-life satisfaction, and our Guiding Values – Check out this hashtag on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter today!


In this role, you will be responsible to:

  • Implement the American Heart Association’s Kids Heart Challenge / American Heart Challenge programs with school-based coordinators (typically PE teachers, student groups, school principals, and superintendents) to raise funds through our educational fundraising programs elementary through high school.
  • Sell our lifesaving mission to local schools through prospecting and securing school participation while providing tools and training to help schools establish and meet their fundraising goals, recruiting and managing strong relationships with volunteers, while ensuring overall success of the programs.
  • Present program information at school assembly events, virtually or in-person, to school-aged kids to teach about the American Heart Association and the program.
  • Achieve income and school recruitment goals through the management of existing customers and school accounts, and prospecting and cultivating new school accounts.
  • Coordinate, plan, and implement activities and resources necessary to achieve campaign goals and fundraising objectives in the assigned territory.
  • Maintain and track all related fundraising data.
  • Recruit volunteers to develop and manage school-wide events, while building new relationships and providing ongoing support to volunteers in each school.
  • Partner with school district employees to support wellness programs and fundraise for the American Heart Association and work with other staff for implementation.
  • Develop effective customer relationships, through time management, persuasion, organization, competitiveness, and persistence.
  • Provide exceptional customer service and volunteer management.
  • Ensure adherence to all national and regional School Engagement policies, guidelines, and procedures.
  • Travel throughout assigned geographical territory as well as engage in virtual visits with early morning start times.
  • Perform other duties 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.
  • 3 years of experience in outside sales or in a non-profit organization in a similar capacity.
  • Proven leadership and management skills, demonstrated by the ability to organize, plan, implement, and evaluate.
  • Demonstrated community organizational skills with the ability to recruit, train and manage volunteers effectively.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the willingness to work with all social strata, occupations, and diverse backgrounds.
  • Presentation skills for small and large groups.
  • Ability to work as part of an integrated team.
  • Intermediate knowledge and skill with Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word.
  • Ability to lift at least 20 lbs. from the ground to waist level.
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to travel within assigned territory with early morning start times.

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, 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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Location US-TX-Killeen

Posted Date 5 months ago (4/12/2023 1:49 PM)

Requisition ID 2021-6980

Job Category Field Campaigns

Additional Locations US-TX-Temple | US-TX-Austin | US-TX-Waco | US-TX-Round Rock

Position Type Full Time

Location: TX-Austin

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