Associate VP of Development in Chicago, Illinois
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We are currently hiring for an Associate Vice President, Heart Challenge in our Chicago office. The Associate VP will serve as a player/coach in a team of seven who oversee corporate partnerships, volunteer recruitment and management, and event logistics for the Chicago Heart Challenge suite of events: Heart Walk, Cycle Nation and Field Day. The main accountability of the Associate VP is to drive revenue for the event and ensure the team reaches its goals. The revenue accountability is approximately $5 million.
Competitive salary with incentive potential is offered. This position is available due to an internal promotion.
The Association offers many resources to help you maintain work-life harmonization through your changing needs and life situations. To help you be successful, you will have access to Heart U, our award-winning corporate university, as well as training and support locally and through our National Center.
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Provide direct coaching and supervision to two Senior Development Directors and one Development Coordinator. Will be the second level manager to three Development Directors.
Recruit and manage executive volunteer leadership.
Prospect and secure platform corporate sponsorships.
Lead the Citywide Executive Challenge/individual giving campaigns.
Support Heart Walk staff in handling the annual walk team cycle including securing corporate participation, goal setting, recruitment of team captains, and motivating team members.
Develop profiles on the top businesses within the Chicago area with a documented plan to secure their involvement.
Support Heart Walk staff in executing event logistics based on national best practices.
Work closely with a Communications Director to develop and manage a promotion/communications plan for the event.
4+ years of experience in fundraising or outside sales or in a non-profit organization in a similar capacity. This experience may also count towards satisfying this position’s educational requirement.
Bachelor’s or some college plus experience. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university preferred. College coursework combined with related experience may be substituted for a degree. Related experience may be substituted as follows: 1 ½ years’ experience equates to 1 full-time year of higher education.
2+ years of experience in a management capacity. This experience may occur within the 2-year related experience requirement. Experience gained through direct internal work on American Heart Association projects/priorities may substitute for this requirement and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
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 read, comprehend and analyze number goals, as well as fundraising reports. Skill in use of spreadsheet/database analysis.
Ability to do daily travel up to 50.
Must have at least basic knowledge and skill with Microsoft Office 2010 or higher used for word processing, email, presentations, and spreadsheets. Advanced knowledge and skill with these programs is preferred. These skills are subject to testing.
Ability to lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.
Compensation & Benefits
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Compensation – Our goal is to ensure you have a competitive base salary. That’s why we regularly review the market value of jobs and make adjustments, as needed.
Performance and Recognition – You are rewarded for achieving success by merit increases and incentive programs, based on the type of position.
Benefits – We offer a wide array of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance, along with a robust retirement program that includes an employer match and automatic contribution. As a mark of our commitment to employee well-being, we also offer an employee assistance program, employee wellness program and telemedicine, and medical consultation.
Professional Development – You can join one of our many Employee Resource Groups (ERG) or be a mentor/mentee in our professional mentoring program. HeartU is the Association’s national online university, with more than 100,000 resources designed to meet your needs and busy schedule.
Work-Life Harmonization – The Association offers Paid Time Off (PTO) at a minimum of 16 days per year for new employees. The number of days will increase based on seniority level. You will also have a total of 12 paid holidays off each year, which includes several days off at the end of the year.
The American Heart Association’s 2024 Goal: Every person deserves the opportunity for a full, healthy life. As champions for health equity, by 2024, the American Heart Association will advance cardiovascular health for all, including identifying and removing barriers to health care access and quality.
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Posted Date 4 weeks ago (11/10/2022 5:02 PM)
Requisition ID 2022-9555
Job Category Field Campaigns
Position Type Full Time