American Heart Association Senior Vice President, Mid-Metro Markets in Irving, Texas


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The SouthWest Affiliate Senior Vice President of Mid-Metro Markets is responsible for ensuring that revenue and mission goals are exceeded within his or her assigned markets (Tulsa, Little Rock, Fayetteville, Oklahoma City). This territory has great potential and we are looking for a visionary leader to lead these markets to breakout growth. This position ensures the implementation of effective revenue generation, health impact and communications by providing inspirational leadership, sound coaching, supervision, guidance, and support to staff to reach market potential and beyond. She or he works to ensure collaboration and is, accountable for volunteer recruitment and community development activities for each assigned market. He or she ensures the assigned markets have the right staff talent, skills, and volunteer resources to achieve goals. The successful candidate may live in one of the aforementioned cities in Oklahoma or Arkansas, or in the Dallas/Fort Worth area while covering the Arkansas and Oklahoma territories, and will work from one of our offices in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Dallas, or Fort Worth. This position reports to the Affiliate Executive Vice President.


  • Serve as a member of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) and Affiliate Management Team (AMT).

  • Guide and direct teams to achieve and exceed revenue goals.

  • Hire, train, mentor, motivate, and evaluate staff under her/his supervision.

  • Develop, monitor, and evaluate an annual and multi-year plan with revenue and volunteer recruitment goals, budget, and timelines for all events.Develop contingency plans, as needed to successfully complete fundraising activities. Assume bottom line responsibility for territory income goals.

  • Communicate with Executive Vice President and Affiliate Development Officer on a regular basis to review status of territory and report on successes and concerns.

  • Build relationships with key corporate leaders who can support initiatives and involve them at the appropriate time.

  • Focus on recruiting future leadership – 3+ years of chairs and elevating boards of directors.

  • Work to leverage relationships across territory and the affiliate to secure regional opportunities.

  • Encourage diverse leadership of both medical and lay volunteers in all phases of revenue generation and mission activities.

  • Work with teams to secure corporate sponsorships and individual gifts.

  • Elevate corporate relationships to secure Life is Why Market Level Sponsors and platform sponsors.

  • Communicate campaign status report to SLT and other affiliate development leaders.

  • Serve as SouthWest Affiliate representative for National initiatives, as appropriate.

  • Provide SouthWest Affiliate and National Center with detailed results for effective tracking. Maintain timely communication with the affiliate and National Center, seeing that all information requests are responded to in a timely manner and the affiliate and National Center information is shared across the territory.

  • Work in conjunction with Finance staff to design and monitor money handling procedures.

  • Develop, modify, and distribute affiliate performance objectives for staff under management.

  • Identify and analyze data to track trends and increase return on investment.

  • In conjunction with appropriate staff, direct the design, delivery and evaluation of support materials and content.

  • Utilize existing national and affiliate materials, products and recruitment tools.

  • Willingness to travel 60% or more as needed to serve the territory.

  • Willingness to accept other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Executive Vice President.

  • Conduct gap analyses and strategy meetings with staff and with volunteer leadership to support goal achievements.

  • Ensure that divisions and activities function within the parameters of American Heart Association and SouthWest Affiliate policy

  • Integrate Educational/Advocacy Programming/Health Strategies



  • 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 numerical goals, as well as fundraising reports.

  • Skill in use of spreadsheet/database analysis.

  • Ability to function independently with minimal supervision.

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, science, liberal arts, or a related field or equivalent work experience.

  • 7+ years work experience in fundraising or outside sales experience, preferably with a voluntary health agency.

  • 5+ years of management experience and demonstrated competency.

  • Experience managing remote employees and multiple teams is desired.

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

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

  • Access to reliable transportation and ability to maintain valid driver’s license and auto insurance.

  • Ability to transport materials and other supplies to and from meetings and events.

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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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