American Heart Association

Region Sr. Vice President / Executive Director

Location US-TX-Houston
Posted Date 8 months ago(1/30/2023 9:55 AM)
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.


We're hiring a Sr. Vice President for our Greater Houston area. The Senior Vice President – Development for Greater Houston is responsible for ensuring that multimillion-dollar revenue and program goals are met within the Greater Houston area. This position ensures the implementation of effective programs in community service, education, development, and communications by providing inspirational leadership, sound coaching, supervision, mentorship, and support to staff to reach market potential and beyond. Works to ensure teamwork and is accountable for revenue generation and community impact activities for the assigned territory.


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 training and support locally and through our National Center.


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In this role, you will be responsible to:

  • Identify, recruit, develop and activate diverse leadership of both medical, corporate and lay volunteers in all phases of revenue generation activities and health impact goals.
  • Build meaningful relationships in the community to drive revenue and health impact.
  • Guide and lead team to achieve revenue goals. 
  • Accountable for hiring, directing, training, evaluating and staff development under their supervision.
  • Direct supervision of the current Vice President Community Impact, Vice President of Development, Vice President of Gulf Coast and Sr. Director Marketing Communications.
  • Develop, monitor, and evaluate an annual working plan with revenue, volunteer and community impact goals.
  • Own and lead the division budget and campaign timelines. 
  • Review the fiscal records of the territory to evaluate operations and report on successes and concerns to the Associate Executive Vice President.
  • 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.
  • Serve as a member on the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) and Region Management Team (RMT).
  • Serve as the SouthWest representative for National initiatives, as appropriate.
  • Willingness to accept other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Associate Executive Vice President.


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:




  • Bachelor’s degree in health education, administration, business/marketing, social science, or a related field or equivalent work experience highly preferred.
  • Minimum of 8 years work experience in fundraising or outside sales experience, preferably with a voluntary health agency. Experience in closing six to seven figure gifts is required.
  • Minimum of 3 years of management experience. Expertise in mentoring and developing fundraising staff is required.
  • Strong ability to establish and implement a strategic plan across functional areas and disciplines in a sophisticated and highly dynamic environment, successfully translating strategies to measurable goals and plans.
  • Thoughtfully read, comprehend and analyze goals, as well as fundraising reports. Skilled in use of spreadsheet/database analysis.
  • Delegate and accomplish goals through volunteers.
  • Shown background and willingness to work in an atmosphere requiring flexibility, creativity and adaptability.


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, 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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