American Heart Association Fundraising (Sales) Director, Youth Market - Greater Los Angeles in Los Angeles, California

Fundraising (Sales) Director, Youth Market - Greater Los Angeles

Job Locations US-CA-Los Angeles Posted Date 2 weeks ago (2 weeks ago) Requisition ID 2018-3009 Job Family Group Fundraising Job Category Fundraising/Sales


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.


The American Heart Association (AHA) has an excellent job opportunity for a Fundraising (Sales) Director, Youth Market in the Greater Los Angeles market. In this road warrior position, you work directly with 125 schools, existing and new, in a large geographic territory, with school accounts concentrated in Simi Valley, Santa Clarita, Hollywood/West Hollywood, Glendale and Arcadia.

Key responsibilities include prospecting and recruiting schools to participate in the AHA Kids Heart Challenge fundraising activities; securing cash sponsorship; training and coaching school volunteers to set and meet fund raising goals; providing excellent customer service to all accounts; and ensuring overall success of the program.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Achieve an established fundraising goal

  • Recruit and manage K-12 school accounts (existing and new) to participate in Kids Heart Challenge within the assigned geographic territory

  • Secure cash sponsorships

  • Recruit, train, coach and motivate volunteers in Youth Market products and services

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


W ant 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 (up to 30+ school visits per week). 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

  • Lives within territory served

Click on “Apply for this job online” to submit your online application or “Log back in!” if you are a returning applicant. Only those candidates deemed most qualified by the hiring manager will be contacted to interview.

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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