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American Heart Association Vice President, Development in Boston, Massachusetts


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 Eastern States Region of the American Heart Association has an exciting opportunity in a newly created position as Vice President, Development to be based in our Waltham, MA office. In this role, you will report to our Executive Director for the M etro Boston region and you will manage the development team in Boston. This includes ensuring that market revenue goals are achieved, active collaboration in driving towards Region Revenue and Health Impact Goals and effectively engaging volunteers and staff across functional areas.

The VP of Development will be responsible for managing a dynamic fundraising team and holding them accountable to their fundraising goals and objectives, as well as collaborating with corporate and community leaders to maximize efficiency and effectiveness of fundraising efforts. Accountable for revenue generation and community development activities for the metro Boston area. Responsible for partnering with volunteer leaders to engage them in the mission of the American Heart Association. Build a network of meaningful volunteer partnerships to advance the mission of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. Provide timely direction, framework, and resources to volunteers while at the same time relying on their expertise, abilities and willingness to leverage their networks to drive the goals of the organization. Share meaningful opportunities for volunteers so they can utilize their passion to further the mission of the organization. Give recognition to volunteers for their efforts to help ensure their success and drive satisfaction. Build collaborative staff-volunteer partnerships that are based on a foundation of mutual trust. Create a collaborative environment where staff from various functions work together to achieve results across health, revenue and volunteerism goals for the organization.

Major Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Overall achievement of the $3.6 million goal for the metro Boston 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 VP, Community Impact be responsible for the Board objectives and a main conduit 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 more deelply through Cor Vitae and adding to the Major Gifts portfolio.

  • 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 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.

  • 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.

So, are you ready to work for the largest voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting heart disease, stroke, and other cardiovascular diseases?

Compensation & Benefits


Pay is commensurate with experience; geographic differentials may apply.

Benefit Plans:

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.

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.

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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EOE/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities

Location US-MA-Waltham

Posted Date 7 days ago (5/10/2021 6:25 PM)

Requisition ID 2021-6671

Job Family Group Fundraising

Job Category Field Campaigns

Additional Locations US-MA-Boston

Location: Boston, MA