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American Heart Association Development Specialist in Houston, 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.


We have an excellent opportunity for a Development Specialist in our Houston office . The Development Specialist provides support for the Houston Go Red for Women and Paul “Bear” Bryant Awards campaigns. Work involves research and report development via Greater Giving and Dynamics and website development through Greater Giving.

Key Responsibilities and Outcomes:

  • 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.

  • 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. Related experience may be substituted as follows: 1 ½ years ’ experience equates to 1 full time year of higher education.

  • 1+ years’ of experience in a similar role. This experience may also count towards satisfying this position’s educational requirement.

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

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of meeting management.

  • Excellent verbal and written business communications skills.

  • Ability to anticipate and satisfy customer needs; to work independently and take initiative; to creatively and effectively solve problems; to 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.

  • Ability to work evenings/weekends when necessary.

  • Must be at least 18 years old.

  • AHA is a non-smoking environment.

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 2019-4042

Job Family Group Fundraising/Direct Sales

Job Category Administrative/Clerical

American Heart Association
Equal Opportunity Employer