American Heart Association (AHA)

SVP/Executive Director

American Heart Association (AHA)

Job Description

This job opportunity is located in Los Angeles, California Overview

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.

The American Heart Association (AHA) has an excellent opportunity for an SVP/Director" id="link" class="link">Executive Director within our Western States Region located in Los Angeles, California.

Reporting to the Associate EVP, this position serves as the market leader for the Los Angeles County Division. The principal responsibility is to securely position the division and the region for aggressive growth in unrestricted and total revenue on an increasing and sustainable basis through building and strengthening staff and volunteer capabilities. Key functions include establishing, developing, evaluating, and managing the infrastructure and talent necessary to achieve aggressive revenue and health impact goals on a sustained basis, systematically and effectively strengthening the AHA’s overall impact across the communities served and forging collaborative and interdependent partnerships to achieve shared goals.

Due to the current pandemic, daily travel is minimal and voluntary to ensure the health and safety of staff. There is no overnight travel currently. In the future, this position may resume daily and/or overnight travel. All AHA offices are closed and staff are currently working from home. Offices will be reopening in September 2021; this position will resume to being based in the local office.


Essential Job Duties:

  • As the market leader for the division, leads and implements a comprehensive strategic plan designed to produce aggressive growth in primarily unrestricted revenue with the expectation that revenue goals are achieved on a consistent and sustainable basis. This includes leading and managing division direct and indirect reports, ensuring full alignment with and consistent execution of the organization’s mission and goals and collaborating with colleagues across the region and organization to identify and maximize cross-functional/cross-market opportunities. Oversees and manages operations to ensure compliance with policies and standards.
  • Leads the division to successfully achieve and build upon identified revenue and health impact goals and objectives through effective volunteer leadership recruitment, development, and engagement. Drives the ongoing process of identifying, recruiting, and activating an influential, financially strong, and diverse volunteer leadership base to champion success of the AHA through their corporate and personal giving and influencing the involvement and giving of others. This includes Board and ELT recruitment and engagement, individual giving, corporate giving, corporate engagement, company acquisition and retention and revenue collaboration and mission impact.
  • Models the AHA leadership competencies, values, and behaviors in effectively managing performance. Includes sourcing, recruitment, selection, development, succession planning, supervision, management, and leadership of staff to build and sustain a high performing, highly engaged, and aligned staff team. Creates and fosters an inclusive, professional work environment that promotes and values collaboration, trust, teamwork, empowerment, professionalism, and diversity in which communication is open, staff willingly help each other, conflicts are quickly resolved, agreed-upon standards are respected and where disciplined individual and shared accountability are understood to be required for success.
  • Personally forges, manages, and develops partnerships with key organizations and philanthropic individuals to maximize the AHA’s visibility, impact and Financial Resources and actively leads direct reports and others to do the same. Actively connects other AHA partners to effectively steward relationships. Includes identifying and engaging top donor prospects and partnering with Mission Advancement/Philanthropy staff to transform Individual Giving.
  • Regularly evaluates and reports on campaign progress utilizing the campaign management tools and reporting systems available. Ensures the integrity and Security of donor information and adheres to established policies and procedures. Operates in accordance with operational and financial standards and policies and all laws, regulations, policies, and procedures.
Want to help get your resume to the top? Take a look at the experience we require:


  • Minimum of eight (8) years of leadership experience in a comparable non-profit or sales organization with:
  • Experience recruiting, engaging, and activating executive level corporate and medical volunteers.
  • Demonstrated track record in building effective teams of staff and volunteers.
  • Demonstrated track record in setting and achieving aggressive goals on a sustained basis.
  • Demonstrated skills in written and oral communications, including large and small group presentations, group facilitation and training and writing clear, concise narrative reports and evaluations.
  • Ability to influence others to action through creating a shared vision and sense of ownership and personal accountability.
  • Ability to credibly establish and execute a strategic plan across functional areas and disciplines in a complex and highly dynamic environment, effectively translating strategies to measurable goals and plans.
  • Proven ability to think strategically, analyze market data, identify key trends, and have participated in the strategy development and execution of initiatives to achieve Fundraising and operational goals.
Here are some of the preferred skills we are looking for:

  • Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in Business Administration, Non-Profit Management, Communications and Marketing or related field
  • Knowledge of AHA’s principles and practices
So, are you ready to work for the largest voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases? 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.

  EOE/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities Location US-CA-Los Angeles Posted Date 11 hours ago (7/21/2021 7:11 PM) Requisition ID 2021-7274 Job Family Group Fundraising Job Category Field Campaigns Location: Los Angeles, CA American Health Associasion (AHA) does not indicate an expiration date for vacancies. Please apply timely not to miss an opportunity.

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