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American Heart Association VP Development Metro Birmingham in Birmingham, Alabama


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- Metro Development in our Birmingham, AL office. This position is responsible for managing a dynamic fundraising team, as well as collaborating with corporate and community leaders to maximize efficiency andeffectivenessoffundraising efforts. The VP-Metro is accountable for revenue generation and community development activities for themetro Birmingham area. In addition, the VP-Metro is responsiblefor managing top corporate accounts, identifying and recruiting volunteer leadership and holdingvolunteerleaders and staff accountable to their fundraising goals and objectives of approximately $2.4M.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Recruit, manage, train, coach, lead and evaluatestaff and high-level volunteers to reach established goals.

  • Increase overall market revenue by implementing and setting Best Practices.

  • Drive new business recruitment, and aggressively grow the number of new corporations supporting the work of the American Heart Association.

  • Engage top employers, Fortune 1000 companies, and major medical institutions in strategic partnerships with the American Heart Association.

  • Drive sponsors to be fully engaged partners with the American Heart Association.

  • Achieve Best Practices in volunteer recruitment: i.e., committee structure inplace 18 months prior to event.

  • Secure three-year commitment of Event Chairs for each event.

  • Recruit and manage a high-level board of directors of 15-20 top volunteers in the corporate and medical community.

  • Engage potential national sponsors in a relationship with the American Heart Association.


  • BA/BS Degree.

  • Minimumthree (3)to five (5)years' work experience in fundraising or outside sales experience, preferably with a voluntary health agency.

  • Minimum one (1)year of management experience in a progressively responsible position within fundraising and/or outside sales.

  • Knowledge of community organization, sales, fundraising, and marketing principles, practices, techniques and trends.

  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills, including large and small group presentations, group facilitation and training.

  • Skill in written communications to include clear and concise narrative reports, evaluations and similar narrative pieces.

  • Ability to comprehend and analyze number goals, as well as fundraising reports. Skilled in the use of spreadsheet/database analysis.

  • Ability to function independently with minimal supervision.

  • Ability to maintain a rigorous, goal-oriented management approach.

  • Ability to delegate and accomplish goals through volunteers.

  • Ability to organize and coordinate large and small functions for varied groups.

  • Ability to work in a team environment and interact with all levels of American Heart Association staff, volunteers and the public.

  • Proven background and willingness to work in an atmosphere requiring flexibility and change.

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 2019-4519

Job Family Group Fundraising

Job Category Fundraising/Sales

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