American Heart Association Executive Director in Rochester, New York
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 covering the Rochester and Buffalo NY area . The Executive Director is responsible for the implementation of assigned development projects and fundraising revenue. This position will oversee leadership of two volunteer Boards and volunteer committees as necessary to implement and successfully complete assigned development projects. Will provide coaching and supervision to 3 staff, including fundraising, community impact, and administrative staff. The fundraising events in the assigned markets include Heart Ball, Go Red for Women Luncheon, Heart Walk, Cycle Nation and add-on events.
The Executive Director will also oversee the execution of the markets’ Community Health Impact strategy in the areas of hypertension, cholesterol, nutrition, obesity, and physical activity. Effectively integrate population health strategies focusing on collaboration with Development, Quality & Systems Improvement, Advocacy and Communications & Marketing partners.
We are seeking an inspiring leader to drive the strategy and execution of corporate revenue and health impact goals for the market. Provides coaching and supervision for Director level staff implementing events and Community Health actions. The Executive Director will supervise staff who will lead events while adhering to specific AHA “Best Practices”.
Due to the current pandemic, daily travel is minimal and voluntary to ensure the health and safety of staff. There is no overnight travel currently. In the future, this position may resume to extensive daily travel and minimal overnight travel. All staff are currently working from home. In the future, this position will resume to being based in the local office.
Guide and direct team to achieve event, revenue, and health impact goals. Accountable for hiring, directing, training, evaluating, and terminating staff under his/her supervision.
Develop, monitor, and evaluate an annual working plan with dollar and volunteer recruitment goals, budget, and timelines for the event. Develop contingency plans, as needed to successfully complete fundraising activities.
Develop profiles on the top businesses within the assigned geographic area with a documented plan to secure their involvement. Complete company goal setting worksheets and prioritizes companies by their potential.
Develop and manage two volunteer Board of Directors, consisting of top-level corporate executives.
Create, monitor, and evaluate an annual working plan with dollar and volunteer recruitment goals, budget, and timelines for the events.
Develop profiles on the top businesses within the assigned market areas and build relationships with key corporate leaders who can support initiatives.
Responsible for staff follow-up and monitoring of assigned fundraising activities.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university preferred.
Must have at least 4+ years of experience in fundraising, outside sales or in a nonprofit organization in a similar capacity.
Must have at least 2 years of experience in a management capacity. This experience may occur within the 2-year related experience requirement. Experience gained through direct internal work on AHA projects/priorities may substitute for this requirement and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Knowledge of community organization, sales, fundraising, and marketing principles, practices, techniques, and trends.
Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills, including large and small group presentations, group facilitation, and training. Skill in written communications to include clear and concise narrative reports, evaluations and similar narrative pieces.
Ability to read, comprehend and analyze number goals, as well as fundraising reports. Skill in use of spreadsheet/database analysis.
Ability to function independently with minimal supervision.
Ability to delegate and accomplish goals through volunteers.
Ability to do daily travel up to 75% and overnight travel up to 25%. (Travel is currently limited due to the pandemic, but will resume to these amounts when safe to do so.)
Must have at least basic knowledge and skill with Microsoft Office used for word processing, email, presentations, and spreadsheets.
Must be able to lift and/or move up to 20 pounds with the expectation that items in excess of 25 pounds would be broken down into smaller components or additional assistance is required before lifting and/or moving.
Compensation & Benefits
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.
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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Posted Date 1 month ago (5/15/2021 4:31 PM)
Requisition ID 2021-6894
Job Family Group Fundraising
Job Category Field Campaigns
Location: Rochester, NY