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American Heart Association Executive Director in Tucson, Arizona


Are you ready to join an organization where you can be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives?

Envision 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 single day. Is it easy? No. Is it worthwhile? you bet!

This is satisfying work that makes a real difference in people's lives. You can achieve professional growth with personal fulfillment. You will connect with people and make a lifesaving impact. You will 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) has an excellent opportunity for an Executive Director to lead our Southern Arizona Division.

As a key member of the Executive Team, you will be responsible for leading and managing the overall Division and ensuring effective delivery of revenue and health goals. Through developing highly engaged volunteer leadership and staff, the Executive Director has bottom-line accountability for achieving an overall fiscal year net revenue goal of $1.375 million and identified health impact goals to transform the health of our communities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the Division to achieve goals through ensuring effective volunteer leadership recruitment and engagement, masterful planning and execution of corporate sponsorship, special events/campaigns, individual giving, workplace initiatives, and mission integration.

  • Align and execute a comprehensive strategic plan to include a robust development strategy to produce consistent growth through each fundraising campaign in primarily unrestricted revenue with the expectation that revenue goals are met and exceeded on a sustainable basis.

  • Assess, build, and develop the team and talent critical to achieving goals on an ongoing basis, effectively strengthening the Division's overall capacity with growth in unrestricted revenue and mission integration.

  • Demonstrate the AHA’s leadership competencies and employ effective management techniques in the sourcing, recruitment, selection, coaching, management and development of staff to achieve professional growth and organizational objectives.

  • Drive the ongoing identification, recruitment and engagement process of an influential and inclusive volunteer leadership base to champion the success of the AHA through their corporate and personal giving and influencing the involvement and giving of others.

  • Directly develop partnerships with key organizations and philanthropic individuals to maximize the AHA's visibility, impact and financial resources and actively lead direct reports and others to do the same across the diverse communities we serve.

  • In collaboration with internal departments across the organization, provide management expertise, coaching, and strategic and tactical guidance for fundraising events ensuring balanced, sustained campaign growth.

  • Regularly evaluate and report on progress to goals utilizing the data management tools and reporting systems available. Ensure the integrity and security of donor information.

  • Ensure compliance with operational and financial policies and procedures and within the approved operating budget. Operate in accordance with the AHA's fiscal standards, policies and all applicable laws, regulations and policies.


  • Are you ready to put your professional expertise to work to make longer, healthier lives possible?

  • Do you thrive in a highly dynamic, results-oriented environment?

  • Are you energized by continuously learning and staying on the leading edge?

These qualities are core to success along with:

  • 5 years' experience in a comparable non-profit or sales organization

  • Experience recruiting, engaging and activating executive level corporate and medical volunteers

  • Demonstrated track record in developing effective, high performing teams of staff and volunteers with experience managing a field-based team

  • Demonstrated track record in setting, owning and achieving bold goals on a sustained basis

  • Ability to influence others to action through inspiring a shared vision and sense of ownership and personal accountability

  • Ability to establish and deliver a strategic plan across functional areas and disciplines in a complex and highly dynamic environment, effectively translating strategies to measurable goals and plans

  • Proven ability to think strategically, analyze market data, identify key trends and have participated in the strategy development and execution of initiatives to achieve fundraising and operational goals

  • Ability and willingness to travel across the communities served and to work evenings and weekends as needed

  • Experience with the American Heart Association or similar nonprofit organization is helpful

Click on “New Resume” (or “Existing Resume” if you have previously applied to AHA positions) to submit your online application.

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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This position is eligible for the Western States Affiliate Employee Referral Program. Details are available to current American Heart Association employees in the Employee Manual and from HR.

Requisition ID 2019-4986

Job Family Group Fundraising

Job Category Fundraising/Sales