American Heart Association (AHA)

Vice President (Development)

American Heart Association (AHA)

Job Description

This job opportunity is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 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 has an exciting opportunity in a newly created position as Vice President, Development in our Pittsburgh, PA market. In this role, you will report to our Director" id="link" class="link">Executive Director and manage the market’s development team along with your own portfolio of donors and sponsors. You will be responsible for ensuring that market revenue goals are achieved through engaging volunteers and staff in mission-based Fundraising campaigns, as a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives.

The VP of Development will be responsible for managing a dynamic fundraising team and coaching them to achieve their fundraising goals and objectives, while building a network of meaningful Volunteer partnerships with corporate and community leaders to maximize fundraising efforts. He/she will engage volunteers in opportunities to utilize their passion and expertise to further the mission of the organization in a meaningful way.

The American Heart Association believes that every person deserves the opportunity for a full, healthy life. As champions for Health Equity, the American Heart Association is advancing cardiovascular health for all, including identifying and removing barriers to health care access and quality. The revenue generated by our development team propels our work in addressing the drivers of health disparities, including the social determinants of health, structural racism, and rural health inequities.

Major Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Overall achievement of the $3.3 million goal for the Pittsburgh market.
  • Directly managing the development/fundraising campaigns and staff teams to achieve aggressive revenue targets through strategic campaign development and effective volunteer and staff management.
  • Identify, recruit, orient, engage and develop medical and non-medical volunteer partners and leadership, ensuring the volunteer leadership represents and provides the diversity, community influence and personal affluence to champion the fundraising success of all campaigns through their personal and corporate giving and securing the involvement and giving of others.
  • In partnership with the Executive Director and VP, Community Impact, responsible for supporting the Board priorities and serving as a resource and contact for Board volunteers.
  • Increasing overall market revenue by implementing and setting Best Practices; driving new business recruitment and achieving campaign growth through the cultivation, stewardship, renewal and acquisition of companies and donors.
  • Model the AHA's leadership competencies and values in advancing the AHA's mission and achievement of revenue and health impact goals.
  • Promote collaboration with development and health strategies staff around revenue and mission related goals.
  • Seek out opportunities to more deeply engage event donors through Major Gifts opportunities.
  • Build powerful partnerships with corporate leaders and senior level volunteers.
  • Outstanding written and Oral Communication skills, including large and small group presentations, group facilitation and training and writing clear, concise narrative reports and evaluations.
Ability to negotiate, interact and communicate with customers, and to clearly and concisely exchange ideas, facts and information.


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

  • A bachelor’s degree or some college coursework combined with related experience.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in non-profit fundraising preferred and volunteer management in combination with 2 to 3 years of managerial experience leading fundraising staff is highly desirable.
  • Proven track record of meeting and exceeding sales/fundraising goals.
  • Experience securing corporate donations through participating in and leading top-level sponsorship asks.
  • Experience cultivating major donors, securing city-wide sponsorships, and recruiting new companies and donors.
  • Must be willing to work outside of standard hours in support of events, sponsors and volunteers including evenings and weekends as needed.
  • You should have the ability to accomplish results through strong volunteer recruitment and management.
  • Demonstrated ability to recruit, train, direct and supervise multiple staff in a team environment.
  • Possess the knowledge and demonstrated ability to successfully identify, cultivate, recruit, and maintain relationships with top level volunteers/customers.
  • Have great organizational, communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Have a proven ability to understand and navigate corporate cultures to achieve goals.
  • Be willing and able to travel to meetings and events throughout the market daily with occasional overnight travel.
So, are you ready to work for the largest voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting heart disease, stroke, and other cardiovascular diseases? Compensation & Benefits

Employees scheduled to work at least 20 hours per week are eligible to participate in the medical, dental, and vision plans the first of the month following 30 days of service. AHA subsidizes the medical and dental cost to ensure benefits are affordable. Eligible dependents under AHA’s group benefit plans include legal spouse, domestic partner, children under the age of 26 or who are disabled. AHA offers additional benefits like an EAP, telehealth benefit for general medical and behavioral health, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, and disability.

Retirement Plans: AHA retirement plans offer employees a way to start saving after their first paycheck. The retirement plans provide employer contributions after two years of service. If you have previous 501(c)(3) non-profit experience, within the last 5 years, at a national health agency, an institution of higher learning or a medical institution, that experience may count towards the two-year waiting period. Employees are 100% vested in employee and employer contributions.

Paid Days Off: Regular full-time and part-time employees earn Paid Time Off (PTO) based on years of service. PTO begins accruing on date of hire. Full time employees receive one paid Community Service time off day per year and are encouraged to participate in projects, programs and organizations which contribute to the health and vitality of their communities. AHA also offers 12 paid holidays per year.

Leaves of Absence: AHA offers both Short Term and Long-Term Disability benefits which replace earnings if you are unable to work due to a non-work-related illness or injury. Employees are eligible for Short Term Disability after 90 days of service and are eligible for Long Term Disability after being disabled for 90 days or more. Eligible employees can take up to 12 weeks off of work for a qualified leave of absence under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), intermittent FMLA leaves and leave as an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act as Amended (ADAAA.

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.

  EOE/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities Location US-PA-Pittsburgh Posted Date 2 hours ago (11/4/2021 12:32 PM) Requisition ID 2021-7740 Job Family Group Fundraising Job Category Field Campaigns Location: Pittsburgh, PA American Health Associasion (AHA) does not indicate an expiration date for Vacancies. Please apply timely not to miss an opportunity.

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