American Heart Association Director, EVP Operations in Dallas, Texas


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.


Responsible for developing and establishing volunteer and cross-association committees or advisory teams. Responsible for integrating Community Development/Health business strategy and development objectives for EVP. Responsible for identifying and prioritizing current projects, as well as developing business case, timeline and resource requirements for new initiatives. Also, responsible for overseeing department operations including budget, development revenue, campaign reporting, and cross-association collaborations on technology.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Researches, evaluates, and identifies volunteer advisory needs. Establishes committees or volunteer round-tables dedicated to producing enhancements and growth in fundraising events or campaigns.

  • Counsels executive level volunteers and secures engagements in AHA’s mission.

  • Collaborates with appropriate internal staff and departments to develop an integrated business strategy and prioritization plan.

  • Provides resource recommendations and develops systems and processes to support all activities.

  • Assesses new development opportunities or programs and builds business case, project team or other related resources to bring initiatives to realization.

  • Oversees budget and financial reporting, EVP reports and presentations, team meetings, strategic planning, and collaboration with other departments to access needed resources.

  • Designs measurements to communicate success of projects and ensures project team meets milestones and deadlines. Ensures project and revenue requirements are captured accurately.

  • Analyzes department results and trends to build meaningful reports on donor experiences and digital fundraising campaigns.

  • Collaborates with department leadership to set priorities and improve relatable data. ​​


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience

  • Eight (8) years of experience in business development, building project plans or business cases

  • Eight (8) years of experience facilitating or establishing volunteer committees with corporate leadership participation

  • Six (6) years in development and execution of strategic plans, setting priorities and meeting deadlines

  • Four (4) years of experience with budgeting, resource allocation and financial reporting

  • Demonstrated skill in project management including management of multiple concurrent projects

  • Ability to lead cross-functional teams and build relationships with volunteers

  • Ability to analyze data, recognize trends and recommend initiatives to improve outcomes.

This position is eligible for an employee referral bonus, subject to the terms of AHA policy.

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 2017-1565

Job Family Group Business Operations

Job Category Fundraising/Sales