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American Heart Association SVP/Executive Director in Los Angeles, California


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.

The American Heart Association (AHA) has an excellent opportunity for an Senior Vice President/Executive Director within our Western States Region located in Los Angeles, California.

The Senior Vice President/Executive Director for the AHA’s Los Angeles County Division serves as the market leader to champion health equity through driving engagement with our mission, health impact and revenue in both proven and innovative ways. If you are a leader who is personally invested in achieving maximum impact in equitable health and well-being for all people across Los Angeles County and beyond, this is an outstanding opportunity to be that catalyst!

Due to the current pandemic, daily travel is minimal and voluntary to ensure the health and safety of staff. There is no overnight travel currently. In the future, this position may resume daily and/or overnight travel. All AHA offices are closed and staff are currently working from home. Offices are planned to reopen in October 2021; this position will resume to being based in the local office.


  • As the market leader for the Los Angeles County division, leads and implements a comprehensive strategic plan to produce bold growth in primarily unrestricted revenue on a consistent and sustainable basis. This includes leading and managing a broad staff team, ensuring full alignment with and consistent execution of the organization’s mission and goals and collaborating with colleagues across the region and organization to identify and maximize cross-functional/cross-market opportunities.

  • Leads the division to successfully achieve and build upon identified revenue and health impact goals and objectives through effective volunteer leadership recruitment, development, and engagement.

  • Drives the ongoing process of identifying, recruiting, and activating an influential, financially strong, and diverse volunteer leadership base to champion success of the AHA through their corporate and personal giving and influencing the involvement and giving of others.

  • Fosters the culture and talent critical to advancing our mission in the most compelling way. This includes attracting, engaging and developing a diverse, highly engaged staff team that values collaboration, trust, communication, continuous learning and accountability.

  • Personally forges and cultivates partnerships with key organizations and philanthropic individuals to maximize the AHA’s visibility, impact and financial resources and empowers team members to do the same. Actively connects other AHA partners to effectively steward relationships. Includes identifying and engaging top donor prospects in collaboration with Mission Advancement/Philanthropy and Corporate Relations staff to maximize opportunities.

  • Regularly evaluates and reports on progress to goals utilizing the campaign management tools and reporting systems available. Ensures the integrity and security of donor information and adheres to established policies and procedures. Oversees and manages operations to ensure compliance with policies, standards and legal requirements.

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Qualified candidates will be leaders who blend innovation, collaboration, and the knack for inspiring others with a strong results-orientation.

Experience that supports success includes eight (8) years+ of leadership experience in a comparable non-profit or sales organization with a consistent track record of:

  • Recruiting, engaging, and cultivating executive level corporate and medical volunteers.

  • Building effective teams of staff and volunteers who are representative of Los Angeles County with diverse experiences, styles, backgrounds and perspectives.

  • Setting and achieving aggressive goals on a sustained basis.

  • Ability to learn and adapt quickly when facing new situations and lead others to do the same.

  • Ability to influence others to action through creating a shared vision and sense of ownership and personal accountability.

  • Ability to think strategically, analyze market data, identify key trends, and have participated in the strategy development and execution of initiatives to achieve fundraising and operational goals.

  • Ability to credibly establish and execute a strategic plan across functional areas in a complex and highly dynamic environment, effectively translating strategies to measurable goals and plans.

  • Demonstrated skills in written and oral communications with individuals and groups - presenting clear, concise, compelling information, listening attentively, and adjusting to fit the audience and message.

Here are some of the preferred skills we are looking for:

  • Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in Business Administration, Non-Profit Management, Communications and Marketing or related field

  • Knowledge of AHA’s principles and practices

So, are you ready to work for the largest voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases?

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-CA-Los Angeles

Posted Date 2 months ago (7/21/2021 7:11 PM)

Requisition ID 2021-7274

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Job Category Field Campaigns

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