American Heart Association Fundraising Director-Educational Sector in Little Rock, Arkansas
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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 Director-Educational Sector (Youth Market Director) in our SouthWest affiliate office in Little Rock, Arkansas. You will be responsible for implementing the AHA's Kids Heart Challenge events as the liaison with school based coordinators, (typically PE Teachers/school principals/superintendents) to raise funds through our educational fundraising program. 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 $250-400K. 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 80% of your time while driving to approximately 5 schools a day. You will also be presenting to school assemblies with 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.
Here are some of the experiences we are looking forward to reviewing in your resume:
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 80% 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 2019-3865
Job Family Group Fundraising
Job Category Fundraising/Sales