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American Heart Association Executive Director in Virginia Beach, Virginia


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.


We are looking to hire an Executive Director in the Virginia Beach market. In this position some of the key responsibilities you have will include:

  • supervising, developing and mentoring the territory’s fundraising implementers on standard methodologies;

  • be responsible for achieving set revenue goals;

  • leads the development, implementation, integration and evaluation of strategies and plans to achieve the region’s health impact goals;

  • developing and supporting community wide strategies to support the creation of a culture of health in the market;

  • support the achievement of the unrestricted field campaign through health asset sponsorships/activations and other means;

  • serving as the staff lead for the advisory Board of Directors and committees to impact mission engagement, revenue goals and leadership recruitment for campaigns;

  • leading the organizations efforts to achieve mission and revenue initiatives to improve the cardiovascular health of our community;

  • developing and implementing a business plan of market growth through strategic market partnerships, key fundraising events, and philanthropic donors;

  • understanding and utilizing our policies, standard methodologies, technology and systems.

In this role, you will report to the Senior VP of Development and will supervise the staff responsible for mission and fundraising initiatives in the region. This position is based in our Virginia Beach office.


Want to move your resume to the top and have the opportunity to become a “ Relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives ”? Here are some of the experience and skills you should bring:

  • a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university is helpful;

  • at least 4 years of experience in fundraising or corporate sales is preferred;

  • a minimum of 1-year supervising sales or fundraising staff with the skills to recruit, train, direct and supervise multiple staff in a team environment;

  • experience working with community/public health issues;

  • ability to build powerful partnerships with corporate leaders and senior level volunteers;

  • be a strong manager able to coach and mentor to our standard methodologies, timelines and volunteer engagement practices to ensure that revenue targets are reached;

  • you can accomplish results through strong volunteer recruitment and management;

  • have a track record of exceeding sales/fundraising goals;

  • possess the knowledge and ability to successfully identify, cultivate, recruit, and manage relationships with top-level volunteers/customers;

  • have outstanding interpersonal, communication, negotiation, and social skills;

  • have the ability to understand and navigate corporate cultures to achieve goals;

  • you are willing to work outside standard hours as needed, including early morning, evenings and weekends;

  • you will need to be able to travel within your territory daily as well as occasional travel to other locations for meetings or training.

To help you be successful you will have access to our award-winning learning platform Heart U, as well as our sales training & relationship development program- Building Powerful Partnerships which received a 2017 Learning! 100 Award from Elearning! Media Group, and various other training and support mechanisms locally and through our National Center.


Attracting hardworking, committed employees means offering a competitive benefits package, ongoing professional development and training, and a diverse and inclusive environment in which to work and grow. And we do. Our Rewards & Benefits package not only gives you the total benefits you want, but also goes above and beyond with creative programs to develop your skills – helping you grow and thrive at the American Heart Association.

While we can only contact/interview those applicants deemed most qualified for the position, we do appreciate all applicants for their interest and effort in applying. In most cases you can expect to hear from us within one week from the receipt of your completed 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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Requisition ID 2019-4775

Job Family Group Fundraising

Job Category Fundraising/Sales

American Heart Association
Equal Opportunity Employer