American Heart Association Fundraising Director-Educational Sector in Houston, Texas

Overview

Are you ready to join an organization where you can make an extraordinary impact every day?

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.

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Responsibilities

The American Heart Association (AHA) has an excellent opportunity for a Fundraising Director-Educational Sector (Youth Market Director) in our SouthWest office in Houston, Texas. You will be responsible for implementing the AHA's Kids Heart Challenge event as the liaison with school-based coordinators, (typically PE Teachers/school principals/superintendents) to raise funds through our educational fundraising program with approximately 150+ schools in the Southeast area of Houston (Fort Bend ISD, Lamar CISD, Clear Creek ISD, Pearland ISD, Alvin ISD, etc.). Key responsibilities include selling our lifesaving mission to local schools through prospecting and securing school participation while providing tools and training to help schools establish and meet their fundraising goals; recruiting and managing strong relationships with volunteers; while ensuring overall success of the programs. Your position has a fundraising net goal this year of approximately $707,500 . You must exceed challenging fundraising goals by developing effective customer relationships, through time management, persuasion, organization, competitiveness, and persistence.

You will be out in your territory 75% of your time driving to 7-10 schools a day, recruiting schools during Recruitment Season, Planning Events with schools before the Winter Break and Presenting at 50+ school assemblies from January - March. Early morning start times. This could be a home or office-based position. We offer a yearly salary, a yearly incentive for exceeding the fundraising goals for the position, travel reimbursement and a great benefits package.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university preferred. College coursework combined with related experience may be substituted for a degree. Related experience may be substituted as follows: 1 ½ years’ experience equates to 1 full time year of higher education.

  • 3+ years of relevant work experience, including proven success in sales or fundraising required.

  • Ability to work evenings and drive locally approximately 75% of the time.

  • Ability to lift at least 20 lbs. from the ground to waist level with or without reasonable accommodation.

  • Proficient knowledge and skill with office-related computer programs used for word processing, email, and spreadsheets.

  • Must be at least 18 years old.

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Requisition ID 2018-3395

Job Family Group Fundraising

Job Category Fundraising/Sales