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American Heart Association Executive Director in Irvine, California


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 Executive Director within our Orange County/ Inland Empire Division based in Irvine, California.

Reporting to the Senior Vice President, the Executive Director is responsible for leading and managing the overall Orange County and Inland Empire Division and developing, executing, and evaluating the Division’s strategic plans aligned with the organization’s goals and objectives. The Executive Director has the principal responsibility for securely positioning the Division for aggressive growth in unrestricted revenue on an increasing and sustainable basis through effectively building staff and volunteer leadership talent and capabilities.

Primary responsibilities include establishing, developing, evaluating, and managing the infrastructure and talent necessary to achieve aggressive revenue goals on a sustained basis, systematically and effectively strengthening the Division’s overall fundraising capacity with growth across unrestricted revenue streams. As a member of the Western States Executive Team, the Executive Director ensures full alignment with and achievement of Affiliate and Association goals and objectives.


Essential Job Duties:

  • Demonstrates the AHA leadership competencies and employs effective management techniques in the sourcing, recruitment, selection, supervision, management, and leadership of staff to appropriately develop and engage staff to achieve organizational objectives. Creates and fosters a professional work environment that promotes and values collaboration, trust, teamwork, empowerment, professionalism, and diversity in which communication is open, staff help each other, conflicts are quickly resolved, newcomers are supported, agreed-on standards are observed through personal and shared accountability, and where interdependent collaboration is understood to be required for success.

  • Leads, develops, and implements a comprehensive strategic plan to include a robust, comprehensive strategy to produce balanced campaign growth through effective portfolio management and achievement of strategic health priorities. This includes ensuring full alignment with and consistent execution of the organization's mission and goals and effectively collaborating with colleagues across the region and the organization to identify and maximize cross-functional/cross-market opportunities. Oversees and manages division to ensure campaign and health impact goals are achieved/exceeded.

  • Leads the Division to successful achievement of identified goals and objectives through ensuring effective leadership recruitment and engagement, Board recruitment and engagement, direct implementation of special events/campaigns, individual giving, workplace initiatives, company acquisition and retention, revenue collaboration and mission impact:

  • Assesses, establishes, develops and maintains the infrastructure and talent necessary to achieve goals on a sustained basis and support the attainment of health impact goals, systematically and effectively strengthening the Division's overall fundraising capacity with growth in unrestricted revenue and mission integration.

  • Drives the ongoing process of identifying, recruiting and activating an influential, financially strong, diverse and inclusive volunteer leadership base to champion the success of the AHA through their corporate and personal giving and influencing the involvement and giving of others. Manages the Division's Board of Directors.

  • Personally forges, manages, and develops partnerships with key organizations and philanthropic individuals to maximize the AHA's visibility, impact, and financial resources and actively leading and managing direct reports and others to do the same across the diverse communities we serve.

  • In partnership with Western States and National resources, provides management expertise, coaching, and monitoring for fundraising campaigns and health impact to ensure goals are achieved.

  • Regularly evaluates and reports on campaign progress utilizing the database management tools and reporting systems available. Ensures the integrity and security of donor information and adheres to established policies and procedures.

  • Ensures compliance within appropriate operational and financial policies and procedures and within the approved operating budget. Operates in accordance with the AHA's Fiscal Standard policies and all applicable laws, regulations, policies, and standards

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


  • Minimum of five (5) years’ leadership experience in a comparable non-profit or sales organization with:

  • Demonstrated track record in building effective teams of staff and volunteers.

  • Demonstrated track record in setting and achieving aggressive goals on a sustained basis.

  • Experience recruiting, engaging, and activating executive level corporate and medical volunteers.

  • 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 may be preferred in supporting the required level of skill, knowledge and experience required.

  • 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.

  • Knowledge of corporate and community networks.

  • Knowledge of AHA’s mission and programs.

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

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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EOE/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities

Location US-CA-Irvine

Posted Date 2 months ago (11/30/2021 12:30 PM)

Requisition ID 2021-7787

Job Family Group Fundraising

Job Category Field Campaigns

Location: Irvine, CA