American Heart Association (AHA)

Region Vice President (Development, School Engagement)

American Heart Association (AHA)

Job Description

This job opportunity is located in 

Saddle Brook, New Jersey


Now is the time to join us and make a difference. Be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. Here at the American Heart Association, you matter and so does your career.

The American Heart Association has an excellent opportunity for a Region VP , Development, School Engagement in our Eastern States Region. The position will be Home Office based with the flexibility to be located in New Jersey or Delaware .

Under the direction of the SVP of Development, the VP is responsible for providing coaching and supervision to a team of 7 to 8 Development Directors and team revenue goal of approximately $3.25M. This position specializes in securing and activating sponsorship for our School Market, from corporations and healthcare organizations throughout the territory focusing on recruiting, goal setting and managing a team. You will mentor and have responsibility in volunteer recruitment and management, will work to leverage volunteers through committees and/or boards in the market, to make introductions to schools and districts and corporations to participate and/or sponsor the youth health movement. Hold each other accountable, both volunteers and staff, while being accessible and build collaborative staff-volunteer partnerships that are based on a foundation of mutual trust. Build a collaborative environment where staff from various functions work together to achieve results across health, revenue and volunteerism goals for the organization throughout NJ, DE and NYC.

The Association offers many resources to help you maintain work-life harmonization through 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 additional training and support, locally.

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Major Responsibilities:

  • Accept final responsibility for overall management, planning and development of School Engagement Development Market activities in assigned region. Guide and lead team to achieve goals. This will include traveling with your Directors in the field.

  • Accountable for hiring, directing, training, evaluating and terminating staff under their supervision.

  • Maintain the expense budget for your assigned region and the overall affiliate product budget for School Engagement Fundraising activities.

  • Participate in the planning and Coordination of affiliate-wide School Market conferences, strategic planning, advocacy initiatives, and goal development activities.

  • Accept final responsibility to plan, builds and executes a timeline for all School Engagement activities and team goals.

  • Work with the Senior Vice President of Development to reach National performance benchmarks, using identified Best Practices.

  • Coordinates, plans and implements activities and resources necessary to achieve School Market territory fundraising goal, with a focus on new Business Development.

  • Provides vision and strategy through best practices for Kids Heart Challenge and American Heart Challenge in school districts with high level health education and fundraising potential.

  • Prospects, pitches and secures corporate sponsorships from companies and healthcare organizations, and activates benefit plans with those sponsors.

  • Responsible for Kids Heart Challenge event volunteer and participant recruitment and engagement, training and management activities to reach income goals.

  • Key internal collaborator with accounts and volunteers across market and Board of Directors and opportunities to join national leadership task-force, around emerging strategies.

  • Accurate Data Entry into relevant databases to ensure reporting and campaign progress are tracked in a timely manner.

  • Ensure that divisions and activities function within the parameters of American Heart Association and Eastern State regional policies.


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

  • 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: 1½ years experience equates to 1 full time year of higher education.

  • Must have at least 4 years of experience in outside sales or in a non-profit organization in a similar capacity. This experience may also count towards satisfying this position’s educational requirement.

  • Must have at least 2 years of experience in a management capacity. This experience may occur within the 4 year related experience requirement. Experience gained through direct internal work on AHA projects/priorities may substitute for this requirement and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

  • Knowledge of Community Organization, sales, fundraising, and marketing principles, practices, techniques, and trends.

  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills, including large and small group presentations, group facilitation, and training. Skill in written communications to include clear and concise narrative reports, evaluations and similar narrative pieces.

  • Ability to do daily travel up to 75% and overnight travel up to 25.

  • Ability to function independently with minimal supervision.

  • Ability to maintain a rigorous, goal-oriented management approach.

  • Validated background and willingness to work in atmosphere requiring flexibility and change.

  • Access to reliable transportation and ability to maintain valid driver’s license and auto insurance.

  • Must have at least basic knowledge and skill with Microsoft Office 2016 used for word processing, email, presentations, and spreadsheets. Advanced knowledge and skill with these programs is preferred. These skills are subject to testing.

  • Must be at least 18 years old.

Compensation & Benefits

The American Heart Association invests in its people. Here are the main components of our total rewards package. Visit Rewards & Benefits to see more details.

  • Compensation – Our goal is to ensure you have a competitive base salary. That’s why we regularly review the market value of jobs and make adjustments, as needed.

  • Performance and Recognition – You are rewarded for achieving success by merit increases and incentive programs, based on the type of position.

  • Benefits – We offer a wide array of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance, along with a robust retirement program that includes an employer match and automatic contribution. As a mark of our commitment to employee well-being, we also offer an employee assistance program, employee wellness program and telemedicine, and medical consultation.

  • Professional Development – You can join one of our many Employee Resource Groups (ERG) or be a mentor/mentee in our professional mentoring program. HeartU is the Association’s national online university, with more than 100,000 resources designed to meet your needs and busy schedule.

  • Work-Life Harmonization – The Association offers Paid Time Off (PTO) at a minimum of 16 days per year for new employees. The number of days will increase based on seniority level. You will also have a total of 12 paid holidays off each year, which includes several days off at the end of the year.

  • Tuition Assistance - We support the Career Development of all employees. This program provides Financial Assistance to employees who wish to further their education and career in relation to their current duties and responsibilities, or for potential future positions in the organization.

The American Heart Association’s 2024 Goal: Every person deserves the opportunity for a full, healthy life. As champions for health equity, by 2024, the American Heart Association will advance cardiovascular health for all, including identifying and removing barriers to health care access and quality.

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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Location US-NJ-Saddle Brook

Posted Date 10 hours ago (4/19/2023 8:33 PM)

Requisition ID 2023-10348

Job Category Field Campaigns

Additional Locations US-DE-Newark

Position Type Full Time

Location: NJ-Saddle Brook

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