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American Heart Association Executive Director, Nashville in Nashville, Tennessee


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 excellent opportunity for an Executive Director in Nashville, TN. This position will work with the highest-level corporate executives in the territory to become key leadership volunteers, corporate partners, and board members while supervising a team of field campaign development staff and community health staff.

As the Executive Director, you will be responsible for:

  • Supervising, developing, and mentoring fundraising implementers.

  • Achieving set revenue goals.

  • Developing, implementing, integrating, and evaluating strategies and plans to achieve the region’s health impact goals.

  • Developing and supporting community-wide strategies for the creation of a culture of health in the market.

  • Supporting the achievement of the unrestricted field campaign through health asset sponsorships/activations and other means.

  • Serving as the staff lead for the advisory Board of Directors and committees to impact mission engagement, revenue goals, and leadership recruitment for campaigns.

  • Achieving mission and revenue initiatives to improve the cardiovascular health of our community.

  • Developing and implementing a business plan of market growth through strategic market partnerships, key fundraising campaigns, and individual donors.

  • Understanding and utilizing our policies, standard methodologies, technology, and systems.

In this role, you will report to the Senior Vice President and will lead a team of 11 team members within the Greater Nashville market. Daily travel within the market is required when it is safe to do so.


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 of experience in non-profit fundraising, executive volunteer management, or corporate sales with 3 years of managerial experience preferably with fundraising staff in a similar organization.

  • Experience working with community/public health issues.

  • Ability to build powerful partnerships with corporate leaders and senior-level volunteers.

  • Strong leadership skills to coach and mentor to our standard methodologies, timelines, and volunteer engagement practices to ensure revenue targets are reached.

  • Track record of exceeding sales/fundraising goals and ensuring staff meet/exceed revenue goals.

  • Knowledge and ability to identify, cultivate, recruit, and maintain relationships with top-level volunteers and partners.

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, negotiation, and social skills.

  • Ability to understand and navigate corporate cultures to achieve goals.

  • Willingness to work outside standard hours as needed, including early mornings, evenings, and weekends.

  • Ability and willingness to travel within your territory daily as well as occasional travel to other locations for meetings or training.

To help you be successful, you will have access to our award-winning learning platform, Heart U, as well as our sales training and the award-winning relationship development program, Building Powerful Partnerships.

Attracting hardworking, committed employees means offering a competitive benefits package, ongoing professional development and training, and a diverse and inclusive environment in which to work and grow. And we do! Our Rewards and Benefits package not only gives you the total benefits you want, but also goes above and beyond with creative programs to develop your skills and help you grow and thrive at the American Heart Association.

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-TN-Nashville

Posted Date 3 weeks ago (4/16/2021 10:47 AM)

Requisition ID 2021-6868

Job Family Group Fundraising

Job Category Field Campaigns

Location: Nashville, TN