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American Heart Association Sales/Development Vice President, Harrisburg in Allentown, Pennsylvania


Are you ready to join an organization where you can make an extraordinary impact every day?

Imagine 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 day. Is it easy? No. Is it worthwhile? Absolutely.

This is satisfying and challenging work that makes a real difference in people's lives. We are where you can achieve professional growth with personal fulfillment. We are where you can connect people to making a lifesaving impact. We are where you can partner with individuals, schools, lawmakers, healthcare providers and others to ensure everyone has access to healthier lifestyle choices and proper healthcare. The American Heart Association is where you can make an extraordinary impact.


This Development Vice President position is responsible for leading a field territory throughout Eastern and Northeast Pennsylvania (Harrisburg, Lancaster, Lehigh Valley, Lebanon, York, Northeast PA) to achieve annual revenue goals currently at $3.5 million. These dollars are primarily raised through special event fundraisers including Heart Walk, Heart Ball and Go Red for Women. These events are utilized as vehicles for engaging corporations, teams and individuals in charitable giving and heart-healthy living.

Additional revenue generation opportunities exist in Major Gifts, Workplace Giving, and Corporate Relations. VP inspires, trains, motivates and empowers volunteers and the staff throughout the territory in cause-based fundraising and is personally responsible for generating business, managing accounts, creating proposals, soliciting donations, overseeing event logistics, and ensuring goals are successfully achieved. This executive is responsible for ensuring the recruitment and engagement of leadership volunteers and providing partnership and leadership to ensuring strong collaboration and outcomes.

Location of this position is Harrisburg, PA .


The ideal candidate is a goal-oriented, inspiring and visionary leader, ability to manage details amongst many events, and a road warrior with demonstrated success in achievement of aggressive goals and success developing staff members to achieve their full potential.

Required Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university preferred.

  • Five years of experience in outside sales or in a non-profit organization in a similar capacity.

  • Three years of experience in a management capacity. 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.

  • Experience managing or serving on a high functioning fundraising board.

  • Communication, presentation, negotiation, relationship-building, networking and organizational skills with the capacity to manage details.

  • Ability to travel throughout five-state region and to national meetings. Expected overnight travel of up to five nights/quarter.

  • Holds a valid drivers’ license.

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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Requisition ID 2019-4194

Job Family Group Fundraising

Job Category Fundraising/Sales

Additional Locations US-PA-Allentown

American Heart Association
Equal Opportunity Employer