American Heart Association Fundraising (Sales) Director, Youth Market - Anchorage in Anchorage, Alaska


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Imagine all Americans enjoying ideal cardiovascular health free of heart disease and stroke. At the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association, we get to work toward that goal every day. Is it easy? No. Is it worthwhile? Absolutely.

This is satisfying and challenging work that makes a real difference in people's lives. We are where you can achieve professional growth with personal fulfillment. We are where you can connect people to making a lifesaving impact. We are where you can partner with individuals, schools, lawmakers, healthcare providers and others to ensure everyone has access to healthier lifestyle choices and proper healthcare. The American Heart Association is where you can make an extraordinary impact.


The American Heart Association (AHA) has an excellent opportunity for a Fundraising (Sales) Director , Youth Market. As the Director, you apply proven sales techniques to acquire new and maintain existing schools accounts throughout the state of Alaska to participate in Kids Heart Challenge/American Heart Challenge, the AHA fundraising and educational school-based programs. You are responsible for a revenue goal of $376,500. This is a home office position based in the Anchorage area.

A successful candidate will have fundraising or outside sales experience, a customer service orientation, strong organizational and time management skills, high sense of accountability, detail oriented, good computer skills and self-motivated. Requires a “Road Warrior” attitude and spends about 80% of time in Anchorage and 20% in Fairbanks areas

Essential Job Duties:

  • Achieves a fundraising goal of $376,500 (gross) through the sales and service of the Youth Market products (Kids Heart Challenge/American Heart Challenge) to K-12 school accounts, both current and new, in assigned geographic territory.

  • Manages approximately 139 school accounts

  • Secures cash sponsorships through ongoing year-round pipeline development and cultivation

  • Recruits, trains, coaches and motivates volunteers in Youth Market products and services

  • Builds strong relationships with volunteers including School Districts, Principals, Teachers and Parent Teacher Associations through outstanding customer service


Want to help get your resume to the top? Take a look at the experience we require:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience and training

  • 2+ years outside sales or fundraising experience, with proven track record in achieving goals

  • Strong cold-calling, relationship-building and customer service skills

  • Ability to accomplish results through strong volunteer coaching and management

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Applications and ability to maintain a high volume of account data in a timely and accurate manner

  • Highly effective organizational, multitasking, communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently during irregular work hours

  • Willing and able to travel extensively within given territory. Must have valid driver’s license, auto insurance and personal vehicle or other reasonable form of transportation

  • Able to lift 15-20 pounds to transport supplies and materials

Here are some of the preferred experience/skills we are looking for:

  • Knowledge of school market a plus

  • Experience in K-12 school sales or fundraising, educational sales

  • Sponsorship sales

  • Strong familiarity with the geographic territory served

At American Heart Association | American Stroke Association, diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity applies to both our workforce and the communities we serve as it relates to heart health and stroke prevention.

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This position is eligible for the Western States Affiliate Employee Referral Program. Details are available to current American Heart Association employees in the Employee Manual and from HR.

Requisition ID 2018-3528

Job Family Group Fundraising

Job Category Fundraising/Sales