American Heart Association

Executive Director

Location US-AR-Fayetteville
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(5/29/2024 5:18 PM)
Requisition ID
2024-12454
Job Category
Field Campaigns
Position Type
Full Time

Overview

As we celebrate our Centennial year, we invite you to join us in shaping the next century of impact. Be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. Here at the American Heart Association, you matter and so does your career.

 

We’re hiring an Executive Director in Fayetteville, AR. This position serves in a pivotal leadership role within the community and reports to the Senior Vice President, Development. The Executive Director works with the highest-level executives in the Northwest Arkansas area with responsibilities for staffing volunteer Board of Directors and fostering volunteer engagement and development to meet revenue and health goals. This leadership role provides strategic direction and management to group of fundraisers and support staff with overall responsibility for an $8 - $10M revenue goal. As part of fostering an engaged community, this position will participate in community and corporate functions that allow for networking and generating new contacts to be part of the Association’s mission and fundraising efforts.

 

We have a fast-paced sales type of environment with the main responsibility of driving revenue in support of our mission.  We offer a base salary with the potential to earn an incentive up to 25% of your base pay. The potential incentive is based on achieving certain revenue targets and triggers. 

 

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, equity & 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, X (formerly Twitter), and at heart.jobs.

Responsibilities

Some of the responsibilities include:

  • Accomplish results through strong volunteer recruitment and management.
  • Build meaningful relationships in the community to drive revenue and health impact.
  • Build and leverage corporate relationships that contribute to the growth plans of the market.
  • Guide and lead team to achieve revenue goals. 
  • Accountable for hiring, directing, training, evaluating and staff development.
  • Create a business plan that shows the path to achieve the annual revenue goal.
  • Develop, monitor, and evaluate an annual strategy plan for revenue, volunteer and community impact growth.
  • Own and lead the division budget and campaign timelines. 
  • Secure 6- and 7-figure sponsorships and individual gifts.
  • Coordinate all division activities including conducting gap analysis and strategy meetings with volunteer leadership to support goal achievement.
  • Identify and analyze data to supervise trends and increase return on investment.

 

Want to move your resume to the top so that you can become a “Relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives?” Here are some of the requirements:

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience preferred.
  • 5 years successful experience in non-profit fundraising, volunteer management or similar experience.
  • 3 years of managerial experience ideally with a sales team or fundraising team in a similar organization.
  • Direct knowledge of special event fundraising tactics is crucial.
  • Solid understanding of how to engage and work with philanthropic communities.
  • Ability to travel the Northwest Arkansas territory approximately 75%; requires access to reliable transportation at all times on an immediate basis.

 

Compensation & Benefits

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, our mission is to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, religion, age, language, sexual orientation, national origin and physical or cognitive abilities. We're committed to ensuring our workforce, workplace culture and mission have a shared impact across a diverse set of backgrounds.

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