American Heart Association Regional Vice President Development-South Region in Austin, Texas

Regional Vice President Development-South Region

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Job Description

Are you ready to join an organization where you can make an extraordinary impact every day? Do you want to:

  • feel GOOD about your contribution to your local community?

  • be PROUD to tell others where you work?

  • be given a lot of RESPONSIBILITY ?

  • and be an AMBASSADOR for an incredible mission?

Imagine all Americans enjoying ideal cardiovascular health free of heart disease and stroke. At the American Heart Association (AHA) and American Stroke Association, we get to work toward that goal every day. Is it easy? No. Is it worthwhile? Absolutely.

The SouthWest Affiliate Regional Vice President Development – South Region, directs and manages event-based revenue generation efforts in the South Region territory covering Beaumont, Waco, Bryan/College Station, Temple, Permian Basin, San Angelo and El Paso. Events include Heart Walks, Heart Balls, and Go Red for Women Luncheons, working three days minimum a week out in the field on key meetings. You will assure that Affiliate policies are adhered to in the field territories and goals are achieved in a timely fashion while consistently monitoring, evaluating and trouble-shooting Development & Field Support activities throughout the assigned territory to ensure appropriate contingency plans are identified and implemented.

The location for this position is flexible within the assigned territory, with Austin being preferred.

So you say you would like some more details? Here are a few:

  • Develop and implement agreed-upon goals and objectives for the area in order to enhance the efficiency of the revenue generation, programs, and community mobilization activities of the Affiliate.

  • Direct and manage programs, revenue generation and volunteer development. In conjunction with field staff, oversee the activities of the area.

  • Monitor and evaluate territory income performance through development of monthly campaign reports, the annual fundraising campaign plan, end of year reports, and needed campaign monitoring tools.

  • Manage/supervise assigned staff. Recruit, interview, hire, orient, provide training as appropriate, evaluate, counsel, provide discipline as needed, and terminate as necessary.

  • Partner with Staff in the field in recruiting key volunteers, helping to steward and recruit to level corporate sponsors and individual donors.

  • Meet with staff on a regular basis to review the status of goals and objectives and to recommend changes or approaches which will enhance the efficiency and the effectiveness of its program activity, revenue generation and public information efforts.

  • Act as staff liaison between assigned field territory and the Affiliate in order to ensure implementation of common goals and to promote a harmonious working relationship.

  • Serve as a member of the Affiliate’s Management Team (AMT). Attend meetings and provide leadership and guidance.

Required Experience

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

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration or related field, a plus. 5+ years’ experience in sales or fundraising with at least 2 years managing sales staff.

  • Knowledge of voluntary health agency administration including fund raising, program planning, community mobilization and research.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of fund raising principles, practices and techniques and current trends in fund raising.

  • Knowledge of AHA fund raising programs, guidelines and policies.

  • Understand basic community mobilization principles, practices and techniques.

  • Knowledge of the fundamentals of management, budget development, leadership and human relations.

  • Comprehend the principles, practices and techniques of interviewing, supervising, training and appraising staff.

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of planning, budgeting and consulting in the fundraising area.

  • Lead, guide and inspire staff and volunteers to achieve goals and objectives.

  • Participate in meetings, works in a team environment and interacts with all levels of AHA staff, volunteers and the public.

  • Develop long-term and short-term goals, follows them through and develops performance objectives to support them.

  • Conceptualize, reason through problems, make effective decisions and develop alternative solutions.

  • Train and supervise staff.

  • Maintain a rigorous goal-oriented management approach.

  • Ability and willingness to travel extensively throughout assigned field territories. Approximately 60% travel.

  • Willingness to work irregular hours and attend meetings beyond the framework of the normal working schedule.

  • Ability to lift at least 20 lbs. from the ground to waist level with or without reasonable accommodation.

  • Moderate knowledge and skill with Microsoft Office used for word processing, email, presentations, and spreadsheets.

  • Must be at least 18 years old.

Attracting talented, 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.

So, are you ready to work for the largest voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases? Click on “New Resume” (or “Existing Resume” if you have previously applied to AHA positions) to submit your online application. Only those candidates deemed most qualified by the hiring manager will be contacted to interview.

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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Job Location

Austin, Texas, United States

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Job Category: Fundraising/Sales

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