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American Heart Association Senior Director, Strategic Relationships in Tulsa, Oklahoma


As we celebrate our Centennial year, we invite you to join us in shaping the next century of impact. Be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. Here at the American Heart Association, you matter and so does your career.

We are hiring for a Senior Director, Strategic Relationships, reporting to the Senior Vice President, Executive/Business Operations in the SouthWest (SW) region.

This is a remote position located preferably within the borders of the SW region, but not required. The SW region includes the states of AR, CO, NM, OK, TX, and WY.

In this position, you will be responsible for growing and driving the volunteer leadership and relationships within the region. You will be responsible for collaborating with the markets and leadership to engage and deepen strategic relationships within the region and growing a robust volunteer development process. Working alongside the EVP, Associate EVP, and other region leadership to plan and carry out the region board meetings, lead the volunteer committees, logistics of the meetings, and ongoing engagement of the volunteers as well as the local board meeting coordination.

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.

#TheAHALife is our company culture, our way of life, reflecting our diversity and inclusion, our focus on work-life harmonization and our Guiding Values. Discover why you will Be Seen. Be Heard. Be Valued™ at the American Heart Association by following us on LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and at

The job application window is expected to close June 28, 2024.


Here are some of the job duties:

  • Collaborate with SW leadership on strategies and opportunities to identify, cultivate and develop volunteer talent within the region to support the mission and fundraising goals of the organization. Serve as a resource and leader in volunteer relationships across field campaigns.

  • Engage the region Board volunteer leadership, including developing content for meetings, logistics of the meetings, meaningful communication, and engagement of the board members between meeting, nomination committee and process, communication, and volunteer development.

  • Work with SW leadership to develop a volunteer pipeline for National, regional, and local boards and committees ensuring that major employers are included in future growth. Identifying key volunteers and ensuring we have engagement plans and career path for each of them to drive them closer to the organization – from local, region, and national.

  • Work with local, regional, and national leadership to create volunteer development and engagement plans to bring volunteers closer to the organization.

  • Develop a process to regularly get feedback from critical volunteers to help drive volunteer communication strategies.

  • Build and lead a process for our local boards in consistent and approved local board meetings to ensure quality and engagement at the local level. Ensuring that we are speaking with one voice throughout our volunteer levels within the region.

  • Assist with other duties and projects as needed.

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 of the requirements:


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.

  • 5 years successful experience in non-profit fundraising, volunteer management or similar experience.

  • 3 years of managerial experience ideally with a sales team or fundraising team in a similar organization.

  • Proven strength building and leveraging relationships at all levels both internally and externally.

  • Proven record of initiative and working in a nebulous environment (gray space.

  • Solid understanding of how to engage and work with high-level volunteers and donors.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build and lead project teams.

  • Ability to work well with diverse groups of people around the organization, including senior executives.

  • Ability to present ideas and concepts live or via multimedia in a clear and compelling manner.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word.

  • Ability to travel up to 20% local and overnight stay.

Compensation & Benefits

The expected pay range will be $70,300 to $98,800. Pay is commensurate with experience; geographic differentials to the pay range may apply.

American Heart Association reserves the right to pay more or less than the posted range.

The American Heart Association invests in its people. Here are the main components of our total rewards package. Visit Rewards & Benefits to see more details.

  • 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; this position is incentive eligible based on achieving certain targets.

  • 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.

  • Tuition Assistance - We support the career development of all employees. This program provides financial assistance to employees who wish to further their education and career in relation to their current duties and responsibilities, or for potential future positions in the organization.

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, our mission is to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, religion, age, language, sexual orientation, national origin and physical or cognitive abilities. We're committed to ensuring our workforce, workplace culture and mission have a shared impact across a diverse set of backgrounds.

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Posted Date 2 months ago (3/13/2024 2:18 PM)

Requisition ID 2022-9490

Job Category Field Campaigns

Position Type Full Time