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American Heart Association Vice President Walk - Atlanta, GA in Atlanta, Georgia


Are you ready to join an organization where you can be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives?

Envision 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 single day. Is it easy? No. Is it worthwhile? you bet!

This is satisfying work that makes a real difference in people's lives. You can achieve professional growth with personal fulfillment. You will connect with people and make a lifesaving impact. You will 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 has an immediate opening for a Vice President Development, (Heart Walk) . Working out of our Atlanta, GA office, the primary responsibility will be to lead, manage and direct fundraising efforts for the Heart Walk. This will include managing a fundraising staff and cultivating and growing corporate and community partnerships and sponsorships. Will also be accountable for identifying, cultivating and recruiting a volunteer executive leadership committee for and increasing revenue generation and community development activities. Will serve in a player/coach capacity.

Key responsibilities:

  • Lead and develop team to achieve event and revenue goals, which includes directly implementing the Heart Walk and related activities.

  • Hire, coach, evaluate and lead staff.

  • Develop, monitor, and evaluate an annual working plan with dollar and volunteer recruitment goals.

  • Establish a budget and timeline for event(s.

  • Develop contingency plans as needed to successfully complete fundraising activities and goals.

  • Assume bottom line responsibility for the Heart Walk income goals. $4+m

  • Build relationships with key corporate leaders who can support initiatives and involves them as appropriate.

  • Cultivate, secure and enhance sponsorships.

  • Recruit and manage volunteers and volunteer leadership committees to implement and successfully complete assigned revenue goals and activities.

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!


  • You will have a BA/BS degree (or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • 4+ years successful experience in a professional fundraising or outside sales role.

  • 2 years' supervisory experience.

  • You will be goal driven and have a proven track record of meeting and exceeding revenue goals.

  • Solid networking and negotiation skills are essential.

  • Must be a strong communicator with the ability to effectively interact with corporate leaders, individual donors, and volunteers.

  • You are computer literate with proficiency utilizing MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint

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Click on “New Resume” (or “Existing Resume” if you have previously applied to AHA positions) to submit your online application. Only those deemed most qualified 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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Requisition ID 2019-4993

Job Family Group Fundraising

Job Category Fundraising/Sales