American Heart Association Vice President of Corporate Development in Chicago, Illinois

Vice President of Corporate Development

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Job Description

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 VP of Corporate Development in Chicago .

The VP will handle development, oversight and evaluation of all corporate fundraising campaigns in the metro Chicago area. Will coach and manage a team of sixteen, including five direct reports, who handle our Heart Walk, Go Red for Women Luncheon, Heart Ball, CycleNation, and Heart Innovation Form events. The revenue accountability is approximately $10 million.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Ensure that assigned market is successful in achieving the annual campaign goal.

  • Lead and manage the corporate development team including recruitment and selection, performance management and development, and succession planning.

  • In collaboration with the Chicago Metro Executive Director and VP of Health Strategies, provide vision and direction for the assigned market’s unified health and revenue efforts. Oversee implementation of plans and strategy as appropriate.

  • Recruit and engage medical and non-medical volunteer leadership in partnership with the Chicago Metro Executive Director.

  • Develop, implement and evaluate an integrated approach to strategically-aligned community health and development planning consistent with market, affiliate and association-wide goals.

Required Experience

Want to Get Your Resume to the Top? Take a Look at the Experience We Require:

  • 7+ years of experience in related fundraising. This experience may also count towards satisfying this position’s educational requirement.

  • 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.

  • 5+ years of experience in working with and managing high-level volunteers.

  • 3+ years of experience in staff management. Experience managing fundraising staff preferred. 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.

  • Demonstrated strategic thinking skills in assessing the local market environment and available resources to successfully implement new and existing programs.

  • Demonstrated ability to productively participate in a multi-disciplinary team environment working toward common goals with internal and external clients. Ability to influence team members without supervisory authority.

  • Ability to do daily and overnight travel as needed.

  • 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 with the expectation that items in excess of 20 pounds would be broken down into smaller components or additional assistance is required before lifting and/or moving.

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 will be contacted to interview.

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Job Location

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Position Type


Job Category: Fundraising/Sales

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