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American Heart Association Vice President of Development in Atlanta, Georgia


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.


Reporting to the Metro Atlanta Senior Vice President (SVP), the Vice President (VP) of Development is responsible for leading, managing, inspiring, and executing the Metro Atlanta core fundraising campaigns (Heart Ball, Heart Walk, and Go Red For Women Luncheon). The VP will embrace and carry the metro Atlanta vision to be a $10M market by fiscal year 2024.

As the Vice President of Development, you will be responsible for:

  • Work alongside SVP on key donor relationships, not only stewarding them, but also strategizing on how to deepen impact in time, talent, and treasure.

  • Work alongside SVP on mid to large company prospecting, sales process, and onboarding. This will include assisting with Top 25 Prospect List management and first class service when bringing a new company into the Metro Atlanta Market.

  • Have the principal responsibility of securely positioning the Market for aggressive growth in unrestricted revenue on an increasing and sustainable basis thru building a dynamic development team and volunteer leadership talent and capabilities.

  • Operationalizing the vision, management of staff, and implementation of strategic priorities, and volunteer and employee engagement plans

  • Achieving financial targets while leading multiple revenue channels,

  • Driving new business development and growing the number of new partnerships supporting the work of the AHA,

  • Growing overall market revenue by implementing organizationally identified best practices

  • Will aggressively work with three direct reports and development staff on new company growth and development, both in revenue and leadership engagement/recruitment.

  • Foster a professional work environment that promotes and values collaboration, trust, teamwork, empowerment, professionalism, and diversity where communication is open, staff celebrates each other’s successes, and conflicts are identified and quickly resolved.

  • Work with SVP and direct reports to maintain a minimum of three (3) years of “transformational” Chairs for each core campaign and its events

  • Partner with Southeast Region and National AHA resources to provide management expertise, coaching, and monitoring for fundraising events to ensure the aggressive growth of events and focused year-round attention by monitoring internal reports and management of development staff.

  • Participating in community and corporate functions that will provide networking and visibility opportunities to facilitate generating new business contacts.

  • Travel within the market is required for donor and partner meetings.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Want to move your resume to the top so that you can become a “Relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives” ?


  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Minimum of 5 years leadership experience in a comparable non-profit or sales organization

  • Minimum of 5 years in building effective teams of staff and volunteers

  • Demonstrated track record of setting, achieving, and exceeding aggressive goals on a sustainable basis

  • Demonstrated track record of influencing others to action thru communicating a shared vision

  • Ability to establish and execute strategic plans in a highly dynamic, fast paced environment

  • Ability to communicate vision to a team

  • Demonstrated skills in written and oral communication, including large and small group presentations, group facilitation, and writing clear, concise reports and evaluation.

Compensation & Benefits

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.

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Our Rewards & Benefits package not only gives you the total benefits you want, but also goes above and beyond with innovative programs to develop your skills – helping you grow and thrive at the American Heart Association.

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/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities

Location US-GA-Atlanta

Posted Date 1 hour ago (8/15/2022 3:39 PM)

Requisition ID 2021-7012

Job Category Field Campaigns

Position Type Full Time

Location: GA-Atlanta