American Heart Association Metro Executive Director in West Des Moines, Iowa
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 (AHA) is where you can make an extraordinary impact.
We have an excellent opportunity for a Metro Executive Director in Des Moines .
The position is primarily responsible for our corporate event revenue generating operation in the Des Moines, Ft. Dodge, and Ames areas. The revenue accountability is approximately $1.6M. Will provide coaching and supervision to seven staff, including fundraising, community impact, and administrative staff.
The fundraising events in the assigned markets include two Heart Balls, two Go Red for Women Luncheons, one Heart Walk, and one CycleNation.
To help you be successful you will have access to our award-winning learning platform the Heart U as well as various other training and support mechanisms locally and through our National Center.
Guide and direct team to achieve event, revenue, and health impact goals.
Develop and manage a volunteer Board of Directors, consisting of top-level corporate executives.
Create, monitor, and evaluate an annual working plan with dollar and volunteer recruitment goals, budget and timelines for the events.
Develop profiles on the top businesses within the assigned market areas and build relationships with key corporate leaders who can support initiatives.
4+ years of experience in fundraising or outside sales or in a non-profit organization in a similar capacity. This experience may also count towards satisfying this position’s educational requirement.
2+ year of experience in a management capacity. This experience may occur within the 4-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.
Bachelor’s or some college plus experience. 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.
Experience in management a volunteer board preferred.
Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills, including large and small group presentations, group facilitation, and training. Skill in written communications to include clear and concise narrative reports, evaluations and similar narrative pieces.
Ability to read, comprehend and analyze number goals, as well as fundraising reports. Skill in use of spreadsheet/database analysis.
Ability to do daily travel up to 75% and overnight travel up to 35%.
Must have at least basic knowledge and skill with Microsoft Office 2010 or higher used for word processing, email, presentations, and spreadsheets. Advanced knowledge and skill with these programs is preferred. These skills are subject to testing.
Ability to lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.
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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EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities
Requisition ID 2019-4186
Job Family Group Fundraising
Job Category Fundraising/Sales