American Heart Association National Market Development Director in United States


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 National Market Development Director who can be based anywhere in the United States. The primary responsibility of the Market Development Director, in partnership with the local SVP/Executive Director, will be to drive accelerated mission and revenue growth to the market. Some of the responsibilities include:

  • Ensure that affiliates financial goals are achieved and strategic priorities are aligned with those of the association

  • Oversee an annual strategic evaluation and planning processes for markets

  • Help markets focus on the highest impact priorities in order to drive goal achievement, while effectively balancing a strategic (big picture) focus with day-to-day execution

  • Work with internal and external partners to develop strategies to significantly increase AHA’s community impact and community change

  • Work with affiliate and market leaders to develop a highly engaged, high performing staff team committed to understanding and achieving the health, revenue and volunteerism goals of the association

  • Monitor and analyze external and internal trends and develop benchmarks, best practices, priorities and focus areas for top markets

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


Required Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Marketing, or Advertising

  • Minimum of Seven (7) years of fundraising experience in volunteer and staff management, managing a major/market territory and strategic planning

  • Previous experience as an Executive Director for a major non-profit organization

  • High level of staff management and leadership experience

  • Ability to travel up to 50% local and overnight stay

This position is elibgle for an employee referal bonus, subject to the terms of AHA policy.

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 2018-3615

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Job Category Fundraising/Sales