American Heart Association Senior Vice President of Human Resources in Glen Allen, Virginia

Senior Vice President of Human Resources

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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.

Senior Vice President of Human Resources . This individual will provide leadership in developing and executing Human Resources strategies in support of the overall business plan and direction of the organization, specifically in the areas of talent development (including succession planning), change management, and organizational and performance management. This role is responsible for creating and driving an effective Human Resource strategy, organizational model and engaged culture. The person in this role must demonstrate the combination of business acumen and strong Human Resource functional knowledge. This Senior Vice President Human Resources role provides strategic leadership and reports to the Executive Vice President of the Mid-Atlantic Affiliate.

Primary Functions:

  • Participates in the development of business plans and programs as a strategic partner with particular focus on the impact on employees, fundraising goals and other business initiatives

  • Translates strategic and tactical business plans into meaningful business practices

  • Evaluates and advises on the impact of new programs/strategies and how it relates to the attraction, motivation, development and retention of employees

  • Responsible for recognition and reward programs, and retention and talent management

  • Develops planning to prepare top talent and leaders for more significant responsibilities

  • Partners with leadership to drive a positive employee engagement environment through the effective use of survey results and other analytics to help drive affiliate business plans.

  • Represents the senior leadership team and all employees in order to respond fairly and credibly to issues, concerns, and needs

  • Responsible for prudent application and communication of HR practices consistent with current federal/state legislation and regulation (familiarity with Affirmative Action Regulations is a plus)

  • Manages employee compensation (merits, adjustments, incentives) and benefits

  • Ensures the implementation of performance management (standards, reviews and constructive discipline)

  • Sets the strategic vision for the Mid-Atlantic Affiliate Human Resource Department

  • Manages and monitors the budget and other financial measures of the Human Resource Department

  • Develops, mentors, leads and manages a team of Human Resource professionals, providing them with opportunities for professional and personal growth

  • Member of the Mid-Atlantic Affiliate Executive Cabinet and attends Board of Directors meetings

  • Participates on the National Human Resource Leadership Team and engages in HR projects and focus groups

  • Oversees plans and programs to ensure that the American Heart Association is One of the Best Places to Work

Required Experience

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

  • Bachelor’s Degree required

  • SPHR Certification preferred

  • Must have 5 to 8 years of prior Human Resource leadership experience

  • Must have proven skill in managing, building and developing a dynamic team

  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills and have the ability to be flexible and interact with all levels of staff and volunteers

  • Proficient knowledge and use of Microsoft Office, Excel, Outlook

  • Must be technologically savvy with the ability to master software such as PeopleSoft, Time & Attendance, E-1 Accounting, Open Hire Recruitment, etc

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

Glen Allen, Virginia, United States

Position Type


Job Category: Human Resources

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