American Heart Association Vice President of Development - Education Sector in Denver, Colorado

Vice President of Development - Education Sector

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Job Description

Sales Management, is that what you do? 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.

Looking for the next career opportunity that combines successful sales experience and the opportunity to coach and train others? The American Heart Association, the premiere research and development organization for heart disease and stroke, is looking for a talented individual with experience in sales and management to join our team.

We have an excellent opportunity for a Vice President of Development - Education Sector for Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming. In this role you will lead a team of 6 fundraising directors who are responsible for managing K-12 accounts throughout Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming. You will also coach and develop staff to exceed aggressive fundraising goals – these are critical competencies as well as creating a vision and translating it into specific action plans for each team member.

You will actively work with each team member to grow existing accounts, secure new ones and expand the volunteer base. As VP, you will also spend three quarters of your time in area schools with the team interacting with teachers, principals, superintendents, and parents. Your success will be measured by your ability to leverage relationships into successful fundraising campaigns.

The AHA provides world class systems, customized training, and management support to help our staff succeed.

Preferred location for the selected candidate is Denver, CO, however consideration will be given to other location within Colorado, New Mexico or Wyoming.

Required Experience

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

  • At least 2 years experience leading a fundraising or sales team to achieve financial goals

  • At least 4 years experience as a highly successful senior fundraiser OR senior outside sales representative

  • College degree - or some college combined with experience beyond the minimums

  • Experience recruiting, managing new and existing volunteers

  • Experience managing a team across a large geographic area.

  • Experience working in the non-profit industry Knowledge of the educational sector in Colorado, Wyoming and New Mexico, a plus

  • Ability and willingness to daily travel up to 25% - limited overnight travel to NM and WY

  • Ability to work non-standard hours such as early starts and/or late endings to the work day

Competitive benefits package, ongoing professional development and training, and a diverse and inclusive environment in which to work and grow is what we offer! Candidates must apply online at as the AHA's recruitment process does not include the utilization of faxed or hard copy resumes. The American Heart Association is a drug, alcohol and tobacco-free workplace. EOE M/F/V/D

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.

Be sure to connect with us to see what it is like to work for the American Heart Association and why so many people #ExploreAHA and stay connected with what we do! You can also click here at to see other opportunities with the American Heart Association.

Job Location

Denver, Colorado, United States

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Job Category: Fundraising/Sales

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled