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American Heart Association Executive Director in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma


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.


We have an exciting opportunity for the Executive Director of our Oklahoma City Office. The candidate will serve in a pivotal leadership role, and reports to the Senior Vice President. This position works with the highest-level executives in the Central Oklahoma area.

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for meeting specific fundraising goals in Oklahoma City. We are looking for someone with a competitive drive who hungers to achieve the goal.

  • Recruit volunteers for the Board of Directors and event leadership committees. Engage volunteers in fundraising and the AHA mission.

  • Accountable for providing strategic direction and management of staff in corporate fundraising and event execution.

  • Participate and serve as AHA representative at community and corporate functions that will provide networking and visibility opportunities and facilitate generating new business contacts.

  • Work under remote supervision with latitude for independent judgment and decision-making within prescribed areas of authority.

  • The net fundraising responsibility for this position is approximately $2.5 million and will be raised through the Heart Walk, Heart Ball, Paint the Town Red and Go Red for Women Luncheon.

  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.


Want to help get your resume to the top? Take a look at the experience we require:

  • Bachelor'sdegree or equivalent experience.

  • 5+years successful experience in sales, non-profit fundraising or similar experience.

  • 3+ years of managerial experience preferably witha sales team or fundraising team in a similar organization.

  • Directknowledge of special event fundraising tactics essential.

  • Strongknowledge of Oklahoma City and surrounding area business, medical and philanthropic communities.

  • Abilityto accomplish results through strong volunteer recruitment and management.

  • Proventrack record in meeting sales/fundraising goals.

  • Demonstratedability to secure corporate donations through identifying and leading top-level sponsorship asks.

  • Demonstratedefforts to cultivate major donors, secure large corporate sponsorships (of $25,000 or more), and identify and secure foundation gifts.

  • Abilityto prepare and manage operating budget.

  • Collaborativeapproach to working with internal partners, such as Health Strategies Team, Communications and Marketing, Youth Market Team, our National Center and other affiliate partners to help drive specific AHA cause initiatives in defined markets.

  • Candidatesmust be results driven with the ability to multitask and must also be willing and able to travel within the Central Oklahoma area with some over nights in nearby states for training.

  • Organization, communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills are a must.

  • Musthave the ability to lift at least 20lbs from the ground to waist level with or without reasonable accommodation.

  • Mustbe proficient with Microsoft Office used for word processing, email, presentations and spreadsheets.

Click on “New Resume” (or “Existing Resume” if you have previously applied to AHA positions) to submit your online application. Only those deemed most qualified will be contacted to interview.

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Requisition ID 2019-4866

Job Family Group Fundraising

Job Category Fundraising/Sales

American Heart Association
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