Executive Director, Preventive Health Partnership
American Heart Association - Washington, DC

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We have an excellent opportunity for an Executive Director, Preventive Health Partnership, the collaboration between the American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Association, and American Heart Association. This position reports to a Steering Committee comprised of senior staff from each of the three organizations and is responsible for representing the three organizations equitably across a platform of prevention initiatives and projects. The preferred location for this position will be in Washington, D.C.

The Executive Director, Preventive Health Partnership will provide strategic direction, leadership, and management to position the Preventive Health Partnership (PHP) of the American Cancer Society (ACS), American Diabetes Association (ADA) and American Heart Association (AHA) as a leader on prevention issues, using an integrated approach to leverage organizational assets, communications, and resources. This leadership role communicates with volunteers, staff, and constituencies from multiple organizations, and provides information management and strategic guidance in a collaborative, consultative, and positive manner.

Major Responsibilities Include:
Works with senior staff and volunteer leadership from all three organizations, provides strategic leadership and day-to-day management of the Partnership, including establishing strategic opportunities and priorities.

Develops and implements a business plan that integrates interdisciplinary and interorganizational assets and resources to achieve partnership priorities.

Secures and manages financial resources necessary to support the work of the Partnership. This includes significant direct responsibility and accountability for revenue generation, including obtaining appropriate government grants and other external financial support for partnership programs and activities. Establishes and manages budget for the Partnership.

Manages any necessary dedicated Partnership staff and coordinates collaboration efforts among the organizations’ staff.

Works with and leverages the involvement of senior staff and volunteer leadership from the three organizations, ensures the Partnership maintains a public presence and involvement with external collaborators and opportunities. This may include, on occasion, directly representing the three organizations and its various initiatives with the media, at conferences, business meetings and small group settings.

Manages partnership related meetings and conferences, includes senior staff and volunteer leadership meetings and staff collaboration across all Partnership functions and initiatives.

Develops, manages, and disseminates agendas, meeting minutes, data and reporting to document milestones and track progress across various initiatives

Required Qualifications Include:
Advanced degree in communications, public health, policy or a related field and 8 to 12+ years relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

5 years progressive executive management experience in a health-related field and nonprofits.

3 years of fundraising, including government grants management and administration.

At least 3 years of executive level experience with managing multi-organizational relationships and projects.

Track record of success in managing collaborative initiatives within coalitions and across multiple partner organizations.

Persuasive communication skills with high-level officials, executives, the scientific and academic communities, volunteers and the public at large.

Demonstrated exceptional oral and written communication skills.

This position has supervisory responsibilities.

Ability to set and deliver against a work plan in a fast-paced environment.

Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with volunteers, staff, and the public as part of a team.

Experience in volunteer management.

Demonstrated understanding and appreciation for the use of technology and information systems.

Ability to travel, including occasional evenings and weekends.

Attracting talented, 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.

To apply for this position or to see other opportunities with the American Heart Association please visit www.heart.org/careers . We no longer accept mailed, faxed or e-mailed resumes. Please apply for positions directly through our website. Only those candidates deemed most qualified by the hiring manager will be contacted to interview.

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The American Heart Association (AHA) is a not-for-profit organization devoted to the fight against heart disease and stroke (both among...