American Heart Association Executive Director in Wallingford, Connecticut
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.
This position is full-time.
The American Heart Association (AHA) has an excellent opportunity for an Executive Director covering our Connecticut market . The ideal candidate will be located in the Fairfield or New Haven Connecticut area. This will be a Home Office based position. The Executive Director is responsible for the implementation of assigned development projects and fundraising revenue. This position will oversee leadership of volunteer Boards and volunteer committees as necessary to implement and successfully complete assigned development projects. Will provide coaching and supervision to 3 development staff. The mission-based fundraising campaigns in the assigned markets include Go Red for Women Luncheon, Heart Walk, Heart Challenge, 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 revenue generating campaigns and Community Health actions. The Executive Director will supervise staff who will lead campaigns 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 daily travel and minimal overnight travel. All staff are currently working from home.
Guide and direct team to achieve campaign 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 market campaigns. 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 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 campaigns.
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 5%. (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.
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.
Compensation & Benefits
Pay is commensurate with experience; geographic differentials may apply.
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.
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 2 weeks ago (10/7/2021 8:40 PM)
Requisition ID 2021-6537
Job Family Group Fundraising
Job Category Field Campaigns
Additional Locations US-CT | US-CT
Location: Wallingford, CT