American Heart Association Executive Director in Albany, New York


Are you ready to join an organization where you can make an extraordinary impact every day?

Imagine 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 day. Is it easy? No. Is it worthwhile? Absolutely.

This is satisfying and challenging work that makes a real difference in people's lives. We are where you can achieve professional growth with personal fulfillment. We are where you can connect people to making a lifesaving impact. We are where you can 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 is where you can make an extraordinary impact.


The Founders Affiliate of the American Heart Association is looking for an Executive Director to lead our Albany territory. The Executive Director role oversees/manages a team of fundraising staff that are responsible for fundraising events in the capital region. All fundraising staff have a revenue goal that ultimately rolls up to the Executive Director who also carries an individual revenue goal to achieve. This is a sales-oriented position with overall revenue/management responsibility for the assigned territory.

As the Executive Director some of the responsibilities you have will include:

  • Responsibility for leading fundraising campaigns to meet/exceed the fiscal year 2018/2019 revenue goal of $1,160,000 ;

  • providing leadership to staff and volunteers for American Heart Association mission and fundraising activities in the capital region;

  • developing and implementing a plan of revenue and mission growth through key fundraising events, strategic market partnerships and philanthropic donors;

  • leading the market Board of Directors to impact mission engagement, revenue goals and leadership recruitment for campaigns;

  • supervising, developing and coaching the territory’s fundraising implementers on best practice strategies ensuring they are meeting revenue goals.

In this role, you will report to the Senior VP of Development for our Eastern Region and will supervise the staff responsible for fundraising events in the capital region.


If you want to join our mission and be a “Relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives”, review the preferred skills we are looking for: ( Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

  • at least 4 years of experience in fundraising or corporate sales;

  • a minimum of 1 year of supervising sales or fundraising staff;

  • ability to build powerful partnerships with corporate leaders and senior level volunteers;

  • be a strong manager with the ability to coach and mentor to AHA best practices, sales methodologies, timelines and volunteer engagement practices to ensure that revenue targets are reached;

  • 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;

  • have a proven track record in exceeding sales/fundraising goals;

  • 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.

  • you must be willing to travel within your territory on a daily basis as well as occasional travel to other locations in the affiliate and to our National Center in Dallas, Texas for meetings or training.

To help you be successful you will have access to our award-winning learning platform Heart U, as well as our sales training & relationship development program- Building Powerful Partnerships which received a 2017 Learning! 100 Award from Elearning! Media Group, and various other training and support mechanisms locally and through our National Center.

Education: 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.

Experience: Must have at least 4 years of experience in fundraising, outside sales or in a non-profit organization in a similar capacity that includes at least 1 year of experience in a managing sales or fundraising staff. This experience may also count towards satisfying this position’s educational requirement.


Attracting talented, committed employees means offering a competitive benefits package, ongoing professional development and training, and a diverse and inclusive environment in which to work and grow. And we do.

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.

If you have questions about the position or want to know the available salary before you apply for this position please feel free to e-mail me at .

While we can only contact/interview those applicants deemed most qualified for the position, we do appreciate all applicants for their interest and effort in applying. In most cases you can expect to hear from us within one week from the receipt of your completed application.

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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Requisition ID 2018-3286

Job Family Group Fundraising

Job Category Fundraising/Sales