Development Vice President

Reference: JOB1149
Employer: American Heart Association

The Greater Rivers Affiliate of the American Heart Association is seeking a Development Vice President in our Pittsburgh market. This position will own and drive the revenue goals and will be responsible for managing a dynamic fundraising team.  Along with the Executive Director, they will collaborate with corporate and community leaders to maximize efficiency and effectiveness through fund-raising and community impact.  In this role, you will report to the Pittsburgh Executive Director/Vice President. 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Own and drive the annual fiscal revenue campaign through the management of staff, and implementation of strategic priorities, and volunteer and employee engagement plans.
  • Manages the overall strategy for fundraising by overseeing timelines and holding staff accountable.
  • Responsible for meeting specific financial targets, including monthly trend goals, event goals and the overall fiscal year market goal of $4.1M.
  • Directly manages the development/fundraising campaigns and staff teams to achieve aggressive revenue targets through strategic campaign development and effective volunteer and staff management.
  • Achieve Best Practices in corporate sponsorship, individual giving, chair succession planning, and executive-level volunteer recruitment.
  • Drive new business recruitment and engagement by growing the number of new corporations supporting the work of the American Heart Association.
  • consistently model the AHA's leadership competencies and values in advancing the AHA/ASA's mission and achievement of revenue and health impact goals;
  • promote collaboration with development and health strategies staff around revenue and mission related goals;


If you want to join our mission to be a “Relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives”, review the preferred skills we are looking for: (Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.) 

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • 2-5 years of experience in a fast-paced, fundraising or sales management role;
  • proven ability to accomplish results through strong volunteer cultivation and management;
  • proven track record in exceeding sales/fundraising goals;
  • demonstrated ability to recruit, train, direct and supervise multiple staff in a team environment;
  • proven ability to understand and navigate corporate cultures to achieve goals;
  • demonstrated experience in building powerful partnerships with corporate leaders and senior level volunteers; interact and communicate clearly and concisely exchange ideas, facts and information;
  • proven ability to cultivate major donors, secure city-wide sponsorships, and recruit new companies and donors;
  • direct knowledge of special event fundraising tactics is essential; 
  • display exceptional organizational, communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills;
  • outstanding written and oral communication skills, including large and small group presentations;
  • ability to apply sound judgment in decision making;
  • possess problem-solving skills and be solution-oriented;
  • ability to work in a fast-paced environment;
  • ability and willingness to travel and work nights, weekends, etc., as required;
  • you must be willing to travel within your territory on a daily basis as well as occasional travel to other locations in the affiliate and to our National Center in Dallas, Texas for meetings or training.

Interested and qualified? Use this link to apply:

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posted February 18, 2019