American Heart Association

Senior Executive Director, Los Angeles County

Location US-CA-Los Angeles
Posted Date 2 months ago(3/23/2023 7:05 PM)
Requisition ID
Job Category
Field Campaigns
Position Type
Full Time


Now is the time to join us and make a difference. Be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives.  Here at the American Heart Association, you matter and so does your career.


The American Heart Association has an excellent opportunity for a Region Senior Vice President, Senior Executive Director to lead Development and Community Health in Los Angeles.


The Association offers many resources to help you maintain work-life harmonization through your changing needs and life situations. To help you be successful, you will have access to Heart U, our award-winning corporate university, as well as additional training and support, locally.

#TheAHALife is our company culture, our way of life, reflecting our diversity and inclusion, our focus on work-life harmonization and our Guiding Values. Discover why you will Be Seen. Be Heard. Be Valued™ at the American Heart Association by following us on LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and at


The Region Senior Vice President, Senior Executive Director for the Los Angeles County Division serves as the market leader to champion health equity through driving engagement with our mission, health impact and revenue in both proven and innovative ways. If you are a leader who is personally invested in achieving maximum impact in equitable health and well-being for all people across Los Angeles County and beyond, this is an outstanding opportunity to be that catalyst!


  • As a member of the Western States Executive Team and the market leader for the Los Angeles County division, leads and implements a comprehensive strategic plan to produce bold growth in unrestricted and total revenue on a consistent and sustainable basis. This includes leading and managing a broad staff team, ensuring full alignment with and consistent execution of the organization’s mission and goals and collaborating with colleagues across the region and organization to identify and maximize cross-functional/cross-market opportunities.
  • Leads the division to successfully achieve and build upon identified revenue and health impact goals and objectives through effective volunteer leadership recruitment, development, and engagement and optimal integration and collaboration across American Heart Association departments.
  • Drives the ongoing process of identifying, recruiting, and activating an influential, financially strong, and diverse volunteer leadership base to champion success of the Association through their corporate and personal giving and influencing the involvement and giving of others.
  • Fosters the culture and talent critical to advancing our mission in the most compelling way. This includes attracting, engaging and developing a diverse, highly engaged staff team that values collaboration, trust, communication, continuous learning and accountability.
  • Personally forges and cultivates partnerships with key organizations and philanthropic individuals to maximize the Association’s visibility, impact and financial resources and empowers team members to do the same. Actively connects other Association partners to effectively steward relationships. Includes identifying and engaging top donor prospects in collaboration with Mission Advancement/Philanthropy and Corporate Relations staff to maximize opportunities.
  • Regularly evaluates and reports on progress to goals utilizing the campaign management tools and reporting systems available. Ensures the integrity and security of donor information and adheres to established policies and procedures. Oversees and manages operations to ensure compliance with policies, standards and legal requirements.

Qualified candidates will be leaders who blend innovation, collaboration, and the knack for inspiring others with a strong results-orientation.


Experience that supports success includes eight (8) years+ of leadership experience in a comparable non-profit or sales organization with a consistent track record of:

  • Recruiting, engaging, and cultivating executive level corporate and medical volunteers.
  • Building effective, collaborative teams of staff and volunteers who are representative of Los Angeles County with diverse experiences, styles, backgrounds and perspectives.
  • Setting and achieving bold goals on a sustained basis.
  • Ability to learn and adapt quickly when facing new situations and lead others to do the same.
  • Ability to influence others to action through creating a shared vision and sense of ownership and personal accountability.
  • 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 to credibly establish and execute a strategic plan across functional areas in a complex and highly dynamic environment, effectively translating strategies to measurable goals and plans.
  • Demonstrated skills in written and oral communications with individuals and groups - presenting clear, concise, compelling information, listening attentively, and adjusting to fit the audience and message.

Here are some of the preferred skills we are looking for:

  • Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in Business Administration, Non-Profit Management, Communications and Marketing or related field.
  • Knowledge of American Heart Association’s principles and practices.

Compensation & Benefits

Expected pay range will be $143,220 to $190,960. Pay is commensurate with experience; geographic differentials to the pay range may apply. The American Heart Association reserves the right to pay more or less than the posted range. This position is incentive eligible based on achieving certain targets. The American Heart Association invests in its people. Here are the main components of our total rewards package.  Visit Rewards & Benefits to see more details.


  • Compensation – Our goal is to ensure you have a competitive base salary.  That’s why we regularly review the market value of jobs and make adjustments, as needed.

  • Performance and Recognition – You are rewarded for achieving success by merit increases and incentive programs, based on the type of position.

  • Benefits – We offer a wide array of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance, along with a robust retirement program that includes an employer match and automatic contribution.  As a mark of our commitment to employee well-being, we also offer an employee assistance program, employee wellness program and telemedicine, and medical consultation.

  • Professional Development – You can join one of our many Employee Resource Groups (ERG) or be a mentor/mentee in our professional mentoring program.  HeartU is the Association’s national online university, with more than 100,000 resources designed to meet your needs and busy schedule.

  • Work-Life Harmonization – The Association offers Paid Time Off (PTO) at a minimum of 16 days per year for new employees.  The number of days will increase based on seniority level.  You will also have a total of 12 paid holidays off each year, which includes several days off at the end of the year.

  • Tuition Assistance - We support the career development of all employees.  This program provides financial assistance to employees who wish to further their education and career in relation to their current duties and responsibilities, or for potential future positions in the organization.


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.

This position not a match with your skills? 
Click here to see other opportunities.

EOE/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities




Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.
Share on your newsfeed