American Heart Association (AHA)

Vice President (Development)

American Heart Association (AHA)

Job Description

This job opportunity is located in 

Atlanta, Georgia


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.

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.

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.

#TheAHALife is our company culture, our way of life, reflecting our diversity and inclusion, our focus on work-life harmonization and our Guiding Values. Discover why you will Be Seen. Be Heard. Be Valued™ at the American Heart Association by following us on LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and at


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 American Heart Association,

  • Growing overall market revenue by implementing organizationally identified best practices

  • Will aggressively work with market 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 American Heart Association colleagues and 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.

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


  • 5 years of relevant experience in fundraising, sales, or equivalent type experience

  • 5 years in building effective teams of staff and volunteers preferred.

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

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

  • University/College degree or equivalent experience, preferred.

  • 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.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.

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-GA-Atlanta

Posted Date 1 hour ago (7/20/2023 1:30 PM)

Requisition ID 2023-10896

Job Category Field Campaigns

Position Type Full Time

Location: GA-Atlanta

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