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American Heart Association Vice President of Development in Arlington, Virginia


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.


Are you ready to put your dynamic skills as a leader of sales or fundraising professionals to the test? If so, read on to learn how you can join our team of hardworking development staff as we lead the charge in funding critical research, advocacy and educational programs to raise awareness about heart disease and stroke.

Is it about the money? Sure, but it’s about so much more. To continue the fight against the number 1 and number 5 causes of death in the world, we need dedicated staff who can engage and motivate our past, present and future volunteers, donors and staff to become passionate about our important mission and fundraising strategies.

If you have the desire to take your career to the next level, apply now to join our team as the Vice President of Development for the Greater Washington DC Region. This position will be responsible for some of the largest special events and work with the highest-level executives in the territory while supervising a team of 6 direct reports.

The VP of Development is responsible for

  • operationalizing the vision, management of staff, and implementation of strategic priorities, and volunteer and employee engagement plans;

  • leading an overall strategy for fundraising, managing timelines, and holding staff accountable;

  • preparing and managing the operating budget for the region;

  • for meeting specific financial targets;

  • building a network of meaningful volunteer partnerships to advance our mission

  • participating in community and corporate functions that will provide networking and visibility opportunities and facilitate generating new business contacts.

You will report to the Executive Director and will be based in our Arlington, VA office. (Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)


Want to move your resume to the top so that you can become a “Relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives” ? Here are some things to consider:

  • while a bachelor’s degree or some college coursework combined with related experience is helpful;

  • having at least seven years of experience in non-profit fundraising and volunteer management in combination with seven years of managerial experience leading fundraising staff is highly desirable;

  • you should have a consistent track record of meeting sales/fundraising goals;

  • you have experience in securing corporate donations through participating in and leading top-level sponsorship asks;

  • you know how to cultivate major donors, secure city-wide sponsorships, and recruit new companies and donors;

  • you are willing to work outside of standard hours in support of events, sponsors and volunteers including evenings and weekends as needed;

  • you are able to travel within your territory daily as well as occasional travel to other locations?

If you believe this describes you then apply now for immediate consideration.

To help you be successful you will have access to our award-winning learning platform the Heart U as well as our sales training & relationship development program- Building Powerful Partnerships which received a 2017 Learning! 100 Award from Elearning! Media Group, and various other training and support mechanisms locally and through our National Center.


Attracting hardworking, 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.

Our Rewards & Benefits package not only gives you the total benefits you want, but also goes above and beyond with creative programs to develop your skills – helping you grow and thrive at the American Heart Association.

While we can only contact those applicants deemed most qualified for the position, we do appreciate all applicants for their interest and effort in applying.

You can expect to hear from us within one week from the receipt of your application in most cases.

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 2019-4065

Job Family Group Fundraising

Job Category Fundraising/Sales

American Heart Association
Equal Opportunity Employer