American Heart Association Mission Advancement Specialist in Dallas, Texas


Are you ready to join an organization where you can make an extraordinary impact every day?

Imagine 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 day. Is it easy? No. Is it worthwhile? Absolutely.

This is satisfying and challenging work that makes a real difference in people's lives. We are where you can achieve professional growth with personal fulfillment. We are where you can connect people to making a lifesaving impact. We are where you can partner with individuals, schools, lawmakers, healthcare providers and others to ensure everyone has access to healthier lifestyle choices and proper healthcare. The American Heart Association is where you can make an extraordinary impact.


The Ameican Heart Association has an excellent opportunity for a Mission Advancement Specialist based out of our National Center office located in Dallas, TX! This individual will be responsible for managing administration, donor communications, society member materials and donor relationship management as appropriate for the National Giving Societies team and other key Mission Advancement leads. Responsible for maintaining professionalism and collegiality in support of the team, managing conflict free calendar and travel for the National Executive Lead of Giving Societies and Senior Vice President of Individual Giving for Mission Advancement, processing invoices and expenses, and assisting donors and potential donors.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Provides administrative support to a National Executive Lead(s) and corresponding team which may include scheduling and processing travel and expenses, calendar and event participation, team meetings, professional development workshops or related planning and logistics

  • Partners with National Giving Societies team to help drive national society reports, member communications, materials ordering & warehouse management and oversee the Giving Societies team budget

  • Manages Mission Advancement donor guest lists, especially related to national events (Sessions, ISC, RDC)

  • Coordinates with Operations team as needed to help drive data accuracy in donor mailings and communications as appropriate

  • Coordinates internal and external donor meetings with the highest level of professionalism and communication techniques

  • Leads special projects as identified by the National Executive Lead of Giving Societies

  • As needed, formats proposals, presentations, correspondence or face-to-face meeting support

  • Develops understanding and knowledge of AHA Mission and goals to effectively communicate with donors

  • Participates in Mission Advancement team projects and initiatives as requested


  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Two (2) to five (5) years of work-related experience

  • Experience providing administrative support for development teams in a nonprofit, hospital, research or academic institution

  • Experience working with high net worth donors

  • Ability to travel up to 10% local and overnight stay

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 Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities

Requisition ID 2018-3414

Job Family Group Fundraising/Direct Sales

Job Category Administrative/Clerical