American Heart Association VP National Corporate Relations in Dallas, Texas


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.


The American Heart Association (AHA) has an excellent opportunity for a Vice President, National Corporate Relations at our National Center office located in Dallas, TX .

The Vice President, National Corporate Relations is the leader and the coordinator of American Heart Association’s current and prospective nationwide corporate relationships with new and existing corporate partners across various industry sectors, including but not limited to healthcare, medical technology, and pharmaceutical. You will be an integral member of our National Corporate Relations Leadership Team, ensuring a coordinated, strategic approach to our most significant corporate partnerships.

You will be a leader internally, who is able to get the best out of colleagues, as well as an ambassador and relationship manager externally, being a main interface with existing trusted relationships and presenting AHA with conviction and skill to new clients. Your role will also work together with other corporate relations leaders across the Association, especially in the field and global channels.

Finally, you will have revenue goals which you will be expected to secure and deepen nationwide corporate relationships. These relationships will build awareness of the mission and achieve key impact strategies by targeting multiple potential sources of corporate funding (marketing, medical education, research and development, foundations, employee giving, community support, etc.). Some of your other responsibilities include:

  • Cultivating innovative relationships with new and existing corporate partners across various industry sectors, including but not limited to healthcare, pharmaceutical, biotech, etc.

  • Creating opportunities of long-term value for our corporate partners that align their business needs, strategies and goals with AHA Impact Goals and strategies.

  • Being a leader on the American Heart Association’s Corporate Relations Leadership Team that shapes and coordinates our engagement with top corporate supporters.

  • Recommending and implementing comprehensive short and long-term account growth strategies that focus on longstanding partnerships

  • Reviewing and improving approaches to and processes of business development and member retention continually.

  • Developing business plans to seek new and innovative relationships; develops prospect pipeline

  • Leading National Corporate Relations in the development of proposals to secure large multi-year, multi-million with nationwide corporations in support of AHA mission related programs and projects.

  • Building the strategy and leadership for National Corporate Relations’ market segment penetration, planning, programs and exceeding revenue goals.

  • Managing a collaborative staff team that works effectively with national and field leaders to achieve high levels of performance.

  • Maintaining strong business relationships with key stakeholder at all levels inside and outside the organization.

  • Working seamlessly across multiple AHA departments to achieve results.


Want your resume to be at the top of the list? Here are the key successes we are looking for in your resume:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Marketing or a related degree

  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in corporate relations, or related role for a non-profit organization

  • At least five (5) years of successful people management

  • Proven experience in the following areas:

  • Relationship/account management and business development

  • Owning and delivering on organizational budgets

  • Building and maintaining cohesive and strategic partner relationships to grow the business.

  • Ability to ask questions, listen and learn, and engage people in constructive conversation about the key issues facing their organizations

  • Strong leadership qualities, organizational skills and ability to communicate effectively within organizational structure, as well as externally, and at various levels.

  • Excellent communications, both written and verbal, and demonstrated interpersonal skills

  • Demonstrated competence and success in prior assignments, proven team leadership and personal integrity are absolute requirements.

  • Ability to cultivate an atmosphere of trust and transparency.

  • Demonstrated ability in coaching, team-building, and achieving through others

  • Extensive travel, up to 50% of the time is required.

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 2018-3024

Job Family Group Direct Sales

Job Category Fundraising/Sales