American Heart Association Vice President, Development - Orange County (Irvine) in Irvine, California


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 Development (Fundraising). The Vice President is responsible for leading and developing a high performing staff team in the overall planning, management and implementation of the major special event fundraising campaigns in the Orange County market with a revenue goal of $3M+ and reporting directly to the Executive Director. The office is in Irvine.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Ownership and bottom-line accountability for the overall revenue goal generated through special event campaigns including Heart Walk, Gala and Go Red For Women

  • Management and development of key fundraising staff teams

  • Identification, recruitment and management of key leadership volunteers in the corporate and medical fields

  • Direct oversight of special event overall operations, including adherence to established best practices


Want to help get your resume to the top? Take a look at the experience we require:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

  • 5+ years of fund raising experience in progressively responsible positions

  • 5+ years of experience working with and managing high level volunteers

  • 3+ years of staff management experience

  • Strong interpersonal, time management, communication (written and oral) skills

  • Demonstrated leadership ability including skills in budgeting, management and group dynamics

  • Ability and willingness to travel and to work evenings and weekends as needed

Here are some of the preferred experience/skills we are looking for:

  • Experience with the American Heart Association or similar non-profit experience

  • Successful corporate sponsorship and donor cultivation experience

  • Experience with high net revenue special event fundraising

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 2018-2861

Job Family Group Fundraising

Job Category Fundraising/Sales