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Executive Director (HI #1920-35)

City: Honolulu

State: Hawaii

The American Lung Association has a great opportunity for an Executive Director to join our incredible team in the Mountain Pacific Region. Working as a member of the Development and Health Promotion & Education Teams, you will join an outstanding group of professionals dedicated to our mission: to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, through research, education and advocacy.

In this role, you will be responsible for implementing key mission activities and fundraising initiatives that will help advance the association’s strategic imperatives with the support of local volunteers and staff.


Fundraising Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the lead development staff and ensure the effective implementation of all fundraising activities including, but not limited to, signature events and cause campaign, using nationwide, proven-effective best practices.
  • Manage, hire, train and evaluate fundraising support staff ensuring that the team is tracking to meet market revenue goals. Provide on-going development opportunities, feedback and course corrections when necessary.
  • Develop, cultivate and solicit a personal portfolio of local corporate prospects with an emphasis on meeting and/or exceeding corporate revenue goals in event sponsorship and cause related marketing.
  • Foster a culture of philanthropy amongst all staff and volunteers.
  • Provide effective support for volunteer fundraisers.
  • Evaluate market success and potential and, together with the CDO, develop plans which support market revenue growth and mission delivery.
  • Identify and foster corporate relationships for potential multi-region and/or nationwide engagement.

Volunteer Recruitment and Engagement:

  • Establish and build strategic and sustained relationships with key business leaders, individual donors, event participants, top government officials, members of the media and community leaders.
  • Identify and recruit a strong Leadership Board Chair and Vice Chair and work with them during their two-year term to foster a culture of philanthropy amongst all volunteer leadership.
  • Identify, recruit and engage a strong market Leadership Board of 12-18 members using Nationwide, proven-effective best practices. Leadership Board members must have the capacity and connectivity to leverage resources and influence support. Revenue raised as a result of Leadership Board member involvement will be tracked and measured against American Lung Association standards.
  • Serve as the staff lead to the Leadership Board, providing guidance, support, materials, reports and assistance in implementing annual work plans while ensuring the on-going development of a strong and participatory Leadership Board.
  • Provide an annual analysis of Board performance.
  • Responsible for the recruitment and engagement of corporate leaders to chair all event committees.
  • Together with the local Development Team support, manage and successfully engage a committee of corporate leaders for each signature event.


  • Cultivate community relationships.
  • Implement key health promotion and advocacy initiatives as directed by CMO
  • Provide feedback to the CMO on the local lung health needs
  • Develop excellent working relationships with local health care systems and establish Better Breather Clubs
  • Ensure that all grant deliverables are met or exceeded


  • Serve as the first point of contact in the market for constituents, media and general public, coordinating with the market staff team to best handle inquiries about the American Lung Association’s mission.
  • Respond to emerging needs alerting constituents of community action alerts.
  • Work with media to amplify messages in ALA signature reports.

Operational and Fiscal Management:

  • Provide a supportive, positive, collaborative working environment for staff and volunteers.
  • Foster a strong working relationship between mission and development
  • Operate within the approved budget for the (location) market ensuring maximum resource utilization and a positive financial position.
  • Provide a minimum of monthly reports to the CDO and CMO.
  • Participate in training opportunities and provide encouragement for the team in (location) to do the same.
  • Actively participate on regional and/or national work teams to collectively improve development outcomes.
  • Ensure that all contributions are correctly recorded in ROI and that donors are properly acknowledged in a timely fashion.
  • Oversee facilities management ensuring that all employees and volunteers have a safe environment in which to work.
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned by CDO and CMO


  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • A minimum of eight years in non-profit management with a successful track record in revenue generation through peer to peer special events and corporate development.
  • Ability to successfully leverage relationships and negotiate agreements.
  • Proven supervisory, leadership and team building skills.
  • Strong experience in volunteer recruitment and engagement.
  • Experience with individual donors a plus.
  • Ability to meet American Lung Association’s standards of excellence, professionalism and integrity.
  • Ability to work as a critical part of a larger, nationwide team, building a strong working relationship between the (location) market and the national office.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and frequently changing deadlines with ease and adaptability.
  • Proactive and service oriented with strong problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to travel (20%).
  • Ability to work weekends and evenings as needed.
  • Ability to lift 25 pounds.
  • High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office programs. Thorough understanding of information technology and the ability to use e-commerce and database platforms.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Consistent with its mission, the American Lung Association maintains a smoke-free work place, all employees must abstain from tobacco use in any form.


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