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American Heart Association Associate Director, Events (Temporary Position) in Houston, Texas


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.


This position's duties will include management of outside vendor relations that requires the ability to make decisions about elements of events including venue negotiations, signage production, premium orders, etc. in addition of logistical support for Go Red For Women (GRFW) Luncheons, Heart Ball(s), Heart Walk(s) and the Paul “Bear” Bryant Awards. These duties will include the need to make independent decisions regarding decorations, room and site set-up, production material orders, etc.; management of the production timeline and schedule for collateral materials in the office, e.g., invitations, brochures, etc. This will require the ability to negotiate with outside vendors on pricing, paper, print quality, quantities, etc.; this role is a part of the Events Team managing events that will raise over $10 million for the AHA.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Vendor and Venue Management - researches and negotiates to secure the most appropriate and cost-effective relations with outside vendors

  • Budget Management - tracking direct expenses for FY and EY across all events

  • Timeline Management - responsible for overall communication timing and schedules and collateral timelines and deadlines for all events

  • Volunteer Management - determine amount of volunteer support for each event and create job descriptions, on-site Volunteer management, work with event chairs to achieve their overall look and feel of the event

  • Contractor Management - work closely with independent contractors on all specific logistics

  • Other duties assigned by supervisor


Required Qualifications:

  • At least 3 years of experience in event logistics and management

  • Vendor management

  • Volunteer management

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.

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Location US-TX-Houston

Posted Date 2 months ago (11/26/2019 4:27 PM)

Requisition ID 2019-5415

Job Family Group Fundraising/Direct Sales

Job Category Marketing/Communications

Location: Houston, TX