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American Heart Association Vice President, Corporate Development in Chicago, Illinois


Are you ready to join an organization where you can make anextraordinary impactevery 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 (AHA) is where you can make an extraordinary impact.

We are seeking an inspiring leader to drive the strategy and execution of corporate revenue and health impact goals for the Chicago metro market.


The Vice President, Corporate Development will handle development, oversight and evaluation of all corporate fundraising campaigns in the metro Chicago area. Will coach and manage a team of approximately sixteen staff, including four direct reports, who handle our fundraising events. The revenue accountability is approximately $11+ million.

  • Ensure that assigned market is successful in achieving the annual campaign goal.

  • Lead and manage the corporate development team including recruitment and selection, performance management and development, and succession planning.

  • In collaboration with the Chicago Metro Executive Director and VP of Health Strategies, provide vision and direction for the assigned market’s unified health and revenue efforts. Oversee implementation of plans and strategy as appropriate.

  • Recruit and engage medical and non-medical volunteer leadership in partnership with the Chicago Metro Executive Director.

  • Develop, implement and evaluate an integrated approach to strategically-aligned community health and development planning consistent with market, affiliate and association-wide goals.


  • 4+years of experience in outside sales or related fundraising. This experience may also count towards satisfying this position’s educational requirement.

  • Bachelor’s or some college plus experience. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university preferred. College coursework combined with related experience may be substituted for a degree. Related experience may be substituted as follows: 1 ½ years’ experience equates to 1 full-time year of higher education.

  • 4+years of experience in working with and managing high-level volunteers preferred.

  • 2+years of experience in staff management. Experience managing fundraising staff preferred. 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.

  • Demonstrated strategic thinking skills in assessing the local market environment and available resources to successfully implement new and existing programs.

  • Demonstrated ability to productively participate in a multi-disciplinary team environment working toward common goals with internal and external clients. Ability to influence team members without supervisory authority.

  • Ability to do daily and overnight travel as needed.

  • Must have at least basic knowledge and skill with Microsoft Office 2010 or higher used for word processing, email, presentations, and spreadsheets. Advanced knowledge and skill with these programs is preferred. These skills are subject to testing.

  • Ability to lift and/or move up to 20 pounds with the expectation that items in excess of 20 pounds would be broken down into smaller components or additional assistance is required before lifting and/or moving.

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 2019-4856

Job Family Group Fundraising

Job Category Fundraising/Sales

American Heart Association
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