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American Heart Association Vice President of Development, Colorado in Denver, Colorado


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 VP, Development Colorado reports to the Senior Vice President Colorado and is responsible for driving revenue growth, volunteer recruitment and management, management of fundraising staff, and organizational leadership. The Vice President, Development is responsible for advancing the mission of the American Heart Association through the planning, management and implementation of balanced campaigns in collaboration with internal and external volunteers and other partners in achieving overall market and affiliate goals. This includes ensuring that market revenue goals are achieved, active collaboration in driving towards health impact goals and effectively engaging volunteers and staff across functional areas.

Essential Functions:

  • Increase overall market revenue by implementing and setting Best Practices. Drive new business recruitment. Achieves campaign growth through the cultivation, stewardship, renewal and acquisition of companies and donors. Drives the engagement of the top companies through both volunteer leadership engagement and direct business development.

  • Directly manages the fundraising campaigns and staff teams to achieve aggressive revenue targets through strategic campaign development and effective volunteer and staff management. Management includes identifying and driving toward goals, performance standards, coaching and counseling staff; interviewing, hiring and training staff; evaluating staff performance and empowering team members to lead and champion the revenue and health needs of the market.

  • Identifies, recruits, orients, engages and develops campaign chairs and corporate committee members to achieve campaign financial and mission impact goals.

  • Identifies, recruits, orients, engages and develops medical and non-medical volunteer partners and leadership, ensuring the volunteer leadership represents and provides the diversity, community influence and personal affluence to champion the fundraising success of all campaigns through their personal and corporate giving and securing the involvement and giving of others. With the VP, Health and the SVP responsible for the Board objectives and is a conduit and contact for Board volunteers.

  • As a member of the market's management team, consistently models the AHA's leadership competencies and values in advancing the AHA mission and achievement of revenue and health impact goals. Promotes collaboration with development and health strategies staff around revenue and mission related goals.

  • Continually seeks out opportunities to more deeply engage event donors through Cor Vitae. Actively working to identify aspirational donors and collaborating with Mission Advancement partners.

  • Frequent written and oral communications, including large and small group presentations, group facilitation and training and writing clear, concise narrative reports and evaluations. Ability to negotiate, interact and communicate with customers, and to clearly and concisely exchange ideas, facts and information. Ability to train, manage, guide, motivate volunteers and/or staff to achieve objectives. 

  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.


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. 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.

  • Must have at least 5 years of experience in outside sales or in a non-profit organization in a similar capacity. This experience may also count towards satisfying this position’s educational requirement.

  • Must have at least 3 years of experience in a management capacity. This experience may occur within the 5-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.

  • Ability to read and interpret event guidelines and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of volunteers and employees of the organization. Ability to effectively communicate with staff who report to this position.

  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written or oral form. Ability to deal with problems involving several variables in standardized situations.

  • Demonstrated ability to recruit, organize, train, manage and utilize staff and volunteers effectively and volunteer/board management experience.

  • Self-motivated, highly effective organization and multi-tasking, communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills.

  • 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.

  • Strong communication, presentation and relationship-building skills.

  • Ability to organize and prioritize multiple priorities.

  • Attention to details and strong data analytic stills. Ability to interpret date and translate results into strategic plans to achieve goals.

  • Ability to identify gaps in campaign and develop strategies to achieve goals

  • Skill in making oral presentations to large and small groups.

  • Ability and willingness to travel and work nights, weekends, etc., as required.

  • Normal internal office environment and traveling between appointments/meetings/events. Requires the ability to travel within the affiliate territory and travel outside the territory to attend training sessions and related activities related to professional programs including overnight stays and weekends including outdoor events.

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 2019-4808

Job Family Group Fundraising

Job Category Fundraising/Sales

Location: Denver, CO