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Executive Director

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San Diego, CA, USASan DiegoCAUSA

The American Heart Association (AHA) has an excellent opportunity for an Executive Director to lead our San Diego Division.

The Executive Director is responsible for leading and managing the overall Division and ensuring effective delivery of revenue and health goals.Through developing highly engaged volunteer leadership and staff, the Executive Director has bottom-line accountability for achieving an overall net revenue goal of $3 million and identified health impact goals to transform the health of our communities.

Areas of Responsibility: 
  • Leads the San Diego Division to successful achievement of identified goals and objectives through ensuring effective leadership recruitment and engagement, Board recruitment and engagement, planning and execution of corporate sponsorship, special events/campaigns, individual giving, workplace initiatives, revenue collaboration and mission impact.
  • Aligns and executes a comprehensive strategic plan to include a robust development strategy to produce aggressive growth through each fundraising campaign in primarily unrestricted revenue with the expectation that revenue goals are met and exceeded on a sustainable basis.
  • Ensures the achievement of health impact goals and effectively drives success in collective impact work as well as other goals identified to improve the health of the residents of the communities served. Fosters collaboration with Affiliate and National Center partners to ensure key health strategies are well-understood and effectively executed.
  • Assesses, builds, develops and maintains the infrastructure and talent critical to achieving goals on a sustained basis, effectively strengthening the Division's overall capacity with growth in unrestricted revenue and mission integration.
  • Demonstrates the AHA’s leadership competencies and employs effective management techniques in the sourcing, recruitment, selection, coaching, management and development of staff to achieve professional growth and organizational objectives.
  • Drives the ongoing identification, recruitment and engagement process of an influential 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.
  • 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 internal departments across the organization, provides management expertise, coaching, and strategic and tactical guidance for fundraising events ensuring balanced, sustained campaign growth.
  • Regularly evaluates and reports on progress to goals utilizing the data 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 standards,policies and all applicable laws, regulations and policies.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a comparable non-profit or sales organization
  • Experience recruiting, engaging and activating executive level corporate and medical volunteers
  • Demonstrated track record in developing effective, high performing teams of staff and volunteers with experience managing a field-based team
  • Demonstrated track record in setting, owning and achieving aggressive goals on a sustained basis
  • Ability to influence others to action through creating a shared vision and sense of ownership and personal accountability
  • Ability to 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
  • Ability and willingness to travel across the communities served and to work evenings and weekends as needed
  • Experience with the American Heart Association or similar nonprofit organization is helpful

Organization Info

American Heart Association | American Stroke Association

Dallas, TX, United States
Annual Budget : 
More than $500M
About Us

The American Heart Association's mission is to build healthier lives free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke, America's No. 1 and No. 5 killers.

Founded in 1924, our organization now includes more than 30 million volunteers and supporters. We fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide critical tools and information to save and improve lives.

Listing Stats

Post Date: 
May 13 2019
Active Until: 
Jun 13 2019
Hiring Organization: 
American Heart Association | American Stroke Association