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American Heart Association Region SVP, Human Resources in Washington, District Of Columbia


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 as we remain devoted to a future of health and hope for everyone, everywhere. At the American Heart Association, your contribution matters, and so does your career.

We're hiring a Senior Vice President, Human Resources for our Eastern States Region which includes Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia,

Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, Vermont, and West Virginia. The ideal location for this position will be in Richmond or Arlington VA, Boston MA, District of Columbia (DC), or Pittsburgh PA.

The SVP will be a strategic and hands-on business partner to leaders and employees throughout the region and serve as a liaison between the region and our national HR and legal teams. This trusted individual will manage employee relations and partner with managers to develop and retain talent through targeted learning opportunities, while using total rewards, performance management, coaching, and talent development to achieve the goals and objectives of the association.

This position will collaborate with national HR Leaders and other region HR Partners to ensure resources and processes are in alignment.

This position will ideally be based in an AHA office within the territory, though the opportunity to work from home up to two days per week exists at this time.

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 additional training and support, locally.

#TheAHALife is our company culture, our way of life, reflecting our diversity, equity & 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, X (formerly Twitter), and at


Responsibilities include:

  • Partnering with region leaders and guiding region employees on matters related to Human Resources.

  • Ensuring appropriate application of employment and leave laws and regulations along with managing compliance requirements established by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, the American Heart Association, and other applicable parties (including grantor organizations).

  • Ensuring the advancement of the region’s workplace diversity, inclusion, and equity efforts in alignment with the association-wide vision and commitments.

  • Supervising the region’s human resource team and partnering with the assigned talent acquisition professionals to achieve the team’s objectives.

  • Leading the Affirmative Action Program for the region.

  • Managing and promoting employee engagement, including, but not limited to leading the region’s annual staff awards process and program, handling the employee engagement survey process, communications, and follow-up. Coordinates the preparation and submission for national staff awards.

  • Applying knowledge of the association and markets within the region to identify the optimal structure, talent and competency needs for both short and long-term.

  • Using total rewards with objective of attracting and retaining staff, including merit, incentives, and bonus programs.

  • Finding opportunities for employee development, mentoring, performance management, onboarding, and organizational planning.

  • Coordinating performance management processes and working with leaders to achieve goals and objectives of the organization.

  • Managing employee relation issues which include, and are not limited to, handling of employee complaints, ethics/fraud hotline reports, crucial conversations, coaching managers through corrective action, and conducting and documenting investigations.

  • Coordinating the region’s compensation program to effectively balance internal and external equity with available budget dollars and to differentiate rewards for top performers and to improve the impact of merit increases, incentives, and awards.

  • Collaborating with HR leaders throughout the organization on benefits, policies and procedures, learning & development, HR technology, and recruitment.

  • Providing timely and accurate content for the region newsletter and town halls to engage staff in transparent 2-way communication.

  • Assisting with other duties and projects as needed.


Requirements for Success:

  • Practical knowledge in leading and handling the execution of processes, projects and tactics within Human Resources while understanding the impact on other areas of the organization.

  • University/College Degree in Human Resources or related field or equivalent experience and knowledge. HR certification preferred (such as Senior Professional in Human Resources SPHR).

  • A minimum of 8 years prior relevant experience, and at least 5 years of supervisory experience.

  • Demonstrable experience collaborating with HR centers of excellence and translating for alignment within the region.

  • Strong organizational development experience, including manager coaching, organizational planning, and talent development.

  • Experience in administration, implementation, and monitoring of regional HR programs inclusive of multiple areas such as employee relations, compensation, and employee communications.

  • Knowledge of employment practices including recruiting strategies, selection techniques and compliance with state, and federal legislation.

  • Experience leading an affirmative action program preferred.

  • Validated experience in leading employee relations in a diverse and changing workforce.

  • Knowledge of training and development practices including identification of training needs.

  • Strong organization and project management skills with the ability to build and lead project teams.

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

  • Ability to communicate ideas and concepts live, via multimedia, in writing, and in scripting others, in a clear and compelling manner.

  • Ability to travel up to 10% throughout the region and the organization, including overnight stays periodically.

Compensation & Benefits

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, based on the type of position.

  • 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 (4/16/2024 9:30 AM)

Requisition ID 2024-13170

Job Category Human Resources

Position Type Full Time