American Heart Association Traveling Executive Director in United States

Overview

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.

Responsibilities

The American Heart Association (AHA) has an excellent opportunity for a Traveling Metro Director role in our office located anywhere in the United States.

The Traveling Metro Director will work in major metropolitan markets where AHA has a staff leadership opening. The Traveling Metro Director will lead the market for 60-90 days or until a permanent replacement has been hired. While working in the market, The Traveling Metro Executive Director will focus on 3-5 of the most pressing issues, working with staff and volunteer leaders to continue the critical work of the American Heart Association. These 3-5 critical issues could include work in the following areas: Strategic planning and overall operational execution, market goals and objectives, volunteer leadership recruitment, staff, work environment, local partnerships and relationships.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Market leader for the division and a member of the Senior Revenue Team, leads and implements a comprehensive strategic plan designed to produce aggressive growth in primarily unrestricted revenue with the expectation that revenue goals are met and exceeded on a sustainable basis. This includes leading and managing division direct and indirect reports, ensuring full alignment with and consistent execution of the organization’s mission and goals and collaborating with colleagues across the affiliate and organization to identify and maximize cross-functional/cross-market opportunities. Oversees and manages operations to ensure overall campaign goals are achieved/exceeded.

  • Responsible for the effective volunteer leadership recruitment, development and engagement. Drives the ongoing process of identifying, recruiting and activating an influential, financially strong and diverse volunteer leadership base to champion success of the AHA through their corporate and personal giving and influencing the involvement and giving of others. This includes Board and Executive Leadership Team recruitment and engagement, individual giving, corporate giving, corporate engagement, company acquisition and retention and revenue collaboration and mission impact

  • Sourcing, recruitment, selection, development, succession planning, supervision, management and leadership of staff to build and sustain a high performing, highly engaged and aligned staff team.

  • Creates and fosters an inclusive, professional work environment that promotes and values collaboration, trust, teamwork, empowerment, professionalism and diversity in which communication is open, staff willingly help each other, conflicts are quickly resolved, agreed-upon standards are respected and where disciplined individual and shared accountability are understood to be required for success.

  • Forges, manages and develops partnerships with key organizations and philanthropic individuals to maximize the AHA’s visibility, impact and financial resources and actively leads direct reports and others to do the same. Actively connects other AHA partners to most effectively steward relationships. Includes identifying and engaging top donor prospects and partnering with Mission Advancement/Philanthropy staff to transform Individual Giving.

  • Regularly evaluates and reports on campaign progress utilizing the campaign management tools and reporting systems available. Ensures the integrity and security of donor information and adheres to established policies and procedures. Operates in accordance with operational and financial standards and policies and all laws, regulations, policies and procedures.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in the related field

  • Proven leadership experience in a comparable non-profit or sales organization with 7+ years’ professional experience in setting and achieving aggressive goals on a sustained basis through effective teams of staff and volunteers.

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

  • Demonstrated ability to influence volunteers, staff and other partners to action through creating a shared vision and sense of ownership and accountability.

  • Established track record in establishing and executing a strategic plan across functional areas and disciplines in a complex and highly dynamic environment, effectively translating strategies to measurable goals and plans.

  • Demonstrated strategic agility, utilizing market data and surveying key external and internal trends to lead sustained growth in fundraising and mission effectiveness.

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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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