Executive Director

Executive Director

Executive Director 150 150 contact@parentheartwatch.org
Parent Heart Watch
September 7, 2022
Remote - Work from Home
Job Type
Contact Name (not public)
Martha Lopez-Anderson
800-717-5828 ext 1


Do you see yourself in a role where saving kids’ lives is your primary goal while working with a fun, family-like team of change-makers from your own home?

Parent Heart Watch (PHW), a nonprofit organization founded in 2005, is the only national voice solely dedicated to protecting youth from sudden cardiac arrest and preventable sudden cardiac death. We are seeking a highly motivated and goal oriented professional with proven work experience in the nonprofit sector to join our team and lead the organization in achieving its vision of eliminating preventable deaths and disabilities from sudden cardiac arrest in youth by 2030.

PHW leads and empowers others by educating and advocating for change.

Salary Range: $65,000 - $75,000

Medical Benefits: Up to $7,500 annually

Report To: Board of Directors

Requirements & Skills:

  • 5 years of nonprofit experience as a program director where the position involved direct responsibility for fundraising, personnel management and financial management for that program within the parent organization
  • An understanding of sudden cardiac arrest and death in youth
  • Experience in fundraising and grant writing
  • Excellent influential writing, editing, speaking and inter-personal communication skills
  • Willingness and ability to travel as needed within the U.S.

Report To: Board of Directors

Development and Administration:

  1. Maintain a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in the field of sudden cardiac arrest prevention.
  2. Assure that the organization has a long-range strategy which achieves its mission, and toward which it makes consistent and timely progress.
  3. Provide leadership in developing and executing programs, organizational and financial plans with the Board of Directors and staff, and carry out plans and policies authorized by the board.
  4. Fundraise and develop other revenues necessary to support PHW’s mission through grant writing and appeal letters.
  5. Create and implement an annual development plan in conjunction with the fundraising committee.
  6. Maintain official records and documents, and ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations.
  7. Promote active and broad participation by volunteers in all areas of the organization's work.


  1. Maintain a pulse on sudden cardiac arrest prevention current and pending legislation as well as cases of SCA survival and death in youth.
  2. Engage, cultivate and support membership throughout the nation who create community programs that drive the groundswell of demand for sudden cardiac arrest prevention.
  3. Represent the organization in formal and informal coalitions, committees, networks and planning groups to achieve consensus and affect change.
  4. Maintain and expand organizational and issue-specific visibility with multiple stakeholders, including parents/guardians, elected officials, school officials and educators, other advocacy groups, industry, media, and the public at large.

Event Planning:

  1. Plan and execute all aspects for a successful annual conference including but not limited to site visits and selection, agenda, speakers, marketing, meals, giveaways, speaker gifts, awards, equipment rental, printed materials and signage.
  2. Work with Heart to Heart (conference) Steering Committee members in planning the event and the selection of award recipients.

Budget and Finance:

  1. Responsible for developing and maintaining sound financial practices.
  2. Work with the staff, Treasurer and Finance Committee in draft annual budget for board approval; see that the organization operates within budget guidelines.
  3. Ensure that adequate funds are available to permit the organization to carry out its work.
  4. Oversee the preparation and timely submission of reports for IRS; circulate 990s and other key documents to the board.
  5. Jointly, with the president and secretary of the board of directors, conduct official correspondence of the organization, and jointly, with designated officers, execute legal documents.


  1. See that the board of directors and medical advisory board is kept fully informed on the condition of the organization and all-important factors influencing it.
  2. Publicize the activities of the organization, its programs and goals.
  3. Establish sound working relationships and collaborations with like-minded local and national organizations, medical associations and government entities.
  4. Represent the programs and point of view of the organization to agencies, organizations, and the general public.
  5. Awareness of effective means to utilize social media strategies.

Staff & Volunteers:

  1. Be responsible for the recruitment, employment, and release of all personnel, both paid staff and volunteers.
  2. Ensure that job descriptions are developed, that regular performance evaluations are held, and that sound human resource practices are in place.
  3. See that an effective management team, with appropriate provision for succession, is in place.
  4. Encourage staff and volunteer development and education, and assist program staff in relating their specialized work to the total program of the organization.
  5. Maintain a climate that attracts, keeps, and motivates a diverse staff of top-quality people.

Board of Directors

  1. Partner with the Board Chair in preparing meeting agendas or other materials on request, prepare fundraising and program reports for the board in advance of its monthly meetings, and prepare special reports when warranted by events or requested by the board.
  2. Attend the periodic regular meetings and special meeting of the BOD as a non-voting, ex-officio member.
  3. Attend the duly called Meetings of the Executive Committee as a non-voting, ex-officio member as needed.
  4. Ensure that job descriptions are developed, that regular performance evaluations are held, and that sound human resource practices are in place.

How To Apply

Please use the link provided to complete the employment application and background check authorization form. A background check will only be performed on job finalists. Upon completion of these forms, you will be prompted to upload your resume.