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American Heart Association Vice President of Development in Metairie, Louisiana


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.

Offices will be reopening October 11, 2021. On this date the position will resume to being based in the local office and work will continue in the field with donors, volunteers and partners as the job requires. The American Heart Association is providing flexibility on the return to the office with a hybrid work schedule.


We are looking to fill a Vice President of Development in the New Orleans, LA market. This position will lead the success of large fundraising campaigns in the market through staff management and networking with the highest-level executives in the territory to engage them as volunteers and corporate partners. The VP of Development will have direct fundraising responsibilities for the New Orleans Heart Walk campaign.

As the Vice President of Development, you will be responsible for:

  • Operationalizing the vision, management of staff, and implementation of strategic priorities, and volunteer and employee engagement plans.

  • Owning the overall strategy for successful fundraising, adherence to prescribed timelines, Best Practices, and staff accountability.

  • Recruiting and leading high-level volunteers and volunteer leadership committees to implement and successfully complete assigned revenue goals and activities.

  • Achieving financial targets while managing multiple revenue channels.

  • Driving new business development and growing the number of new partnerships supporting the work of the AHA.

  • Preparing the operating budget for the region and ensuring expenditures are reasonable.

  • Growing overall market revenue by implementing organizationally identified Best Practices.

  • Participating in community and corporate functions that will provide networking and visibility opportunities to facilitate generating new business contacts.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

In this role, you will report to the Executive Director and will lead a team of 3 fundraising directors. Daily travel within the market is required.

Want to move your resume to the top so that you can become a “Relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives?" Here are some things to consider:


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.

  • 5-7 years of experience in non-profit fundraising and volunteer management, plus 5-7 years of managerial experience preferably with fundraising staff in a similar organization.

  • Knowledge and skills in fundraising principles, practices, and techniques.

  • Ability and experience recruiting, training, and encouraging top-level donors and volunteers.

  • Excellent listening skills, including verbal and non-verbal communication, active listening, negotiating, problem-solving and decision-making.

  • Highly effective organizational skills, time management, responsibility, leadership, and motivation.

  • Ability to work outside of standard hours which may involve some evenings and/or weekends.

  • Ability and willingness to travel extensively throughout assigned geographical territory.

Compensation & Benefits

The American Heart Association offers programs to help you maintain work/life satisfaction according to 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 various other training and support mechanisms locally and through our National Center.

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Our Rewards & Benefits package not only gives you the total benefits you want, but also goes above and beyond with innovative programs to develop your skills – helping you grow and thrive at the American Heart Association.

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.

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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EOE/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities

Location US-LA-Metairie

Posted Date 2 months ago (10/19/2021 2:13 PM)

Requisition ID 2021-7626

Job Family Group Fundraising

Job Category Field Campaigns

Additional Locations US-LA-New Orleans

Location: Metairie, LA