Mission Advancement Specialist

American Heart Association – Dallas, TX

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 American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) has a great opportunity for a Mission Advancement Specialist in the (Dallas, Texas) area!

This individual will beresponsible for managing administration, donor communication, and Customer Relationship Management database (I.e. - Blackbaud, Microsoft Dynamics) for the assigned development team. Responsible for maintaining professionalism and collegiality in support of the team, managing conflict free calendar and travel for the National Team Leader, processing invoices and expenses, and assisting donors and potential donors.

  • Provides administrative support to Corporate Relations team which may include scheduling and travel arrangements, event participation, team meetings, professional development workshops or related planning and logistics

  • Acts as a customer database super user to develop and distribute pipeline movement and management updates. Audits data for accuracy and integrity for assigned division and serves as liaison to Mission Advancement prospect operations

  • Organize and manage national and international congress strategy and attendance for Corporate Relations including calendar management, meeting preparations and briefings, logistical support and on-site duties when needed

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

  • Conducts research on prospective current and prospective funders and gathers information for Corporate Relations Directors

  • Records Funder plans and activity in customer database as needed

  • Provides leadership division specific financial updates, contract monitoring, and business intelligence

  • Formats and prepares proposals, solicitation letters, reports, presentations, correspondence or face-to-face meeting support materials

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

  • Participates in Mission Advancement team projects and initiatives as requested

  • Want to help get your resume to the top? Take a look at the experience we require:


  • 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 initiate support and collaborate with all levels of staff, prospects, volunteers and donors

  • Comprehensive ability to prepare written communications and orally present information to a variety of audiences or individuals

  • 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.

    Be sure to follow us on Twitter to see what it is like to work for the American Heart Association and why so many people enjoy #TheAHALife

    EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities

    Requisition ID 2019-4085

    Job Family Group Fundraising/Direct Sales

    Job Category Fundraising/Sales

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