American Heart Association

Executive Director

Location US-MA-Boston
Posted Date 1 month ago(5/19/2022 4:55 PM)
Requisition ID
2022-8649
Job Category
Field Campaigns
Additional Locations
US-MA-Waltham
Position Type
Full Time

Overview

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.

Responsibilities

The American Heart Association (AHA) has an excellent opportunity for an Executive Director covering the Boston Ma area with an office located in Waltham. The Executive Director is responsible for the implementation of assigned development projects and fundraising revenue.  This position will oversee leadership of a Volunteer Board and Volunteer Committees as necessary to implement and successfully complete assigned development projects.  Will provide coaching and supervision to a team of 4 direct staff, with oversite of the team of 15 including fundraising, community impact, and communications staff. The fundraising events in the assigned markets include Gala Heart Ball, Go Red for Women Luncheon, Heart Walk, Lawyers Have Heart, and add-on events and campaigns.

 

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 VP of Development, VP of Health, Communications Director and Office Manager level staff implementing campaigns and Community Health actions.  The Executive Director will supervise staff who will lead events while adhering to specific AHA “Best Practices”. This includes building collaborative partnerships in the Boston metro market.

 

Essential Job Duties:

  • Guide and direct team to achieve event and revenue goals. Accountable for hiring, directing, training, evaluating, and terminating staff under his/her supervision.
  • Develop profiles on the top businesses within the assigned market areas, build relationships with key corporate leaders who can support initiatives, create a documented plan for company engagement in both revenue and community impact. 
  • Guide and direct team to achieve campaign, revenue, and health impact goals.
  • Develop and manage a 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 events.
  • Responsible for staff follow-up and monitoring of assigned fundraising activities.

Qualifications

Want to help get your resume to the top?   Take a look at the experience we require:

  • 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. This experience may also count towards satisfying this position’s educational requirement.
  • Must have at least 2 years of experience in a management capacity. This experience may occur within the 3-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.
  • Proven success building relationships in the Boston market with community leaders and c-suite business leaders.

  • 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% (contingent on environment).
  • Must have at least basic knowledge and skill with Microsoft Office 2010 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

Salary:

Pay is commensurate with experience; geographic differentials may apply.

Benefit Plans:

Our Rewards & Benefits package not only gives you the total benefits you want, but also goes above and beyond with innovative programs to develop your skills – helping you grow and thrive at the American Heart Association. To learn more about our benefit offerings please visit: https://heart.jobs/rewards-and-benefits/

 


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.

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