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


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The American Heart Association (AHA) has an exciting job opportunity for an experienced fundraising or sales professional for a Youth Market Director in Los Angeles to implement the Kids Heart Challenge! fundraising/education program. In this position you manage K-12 school accounts, working with school-based volunteers, to achieve both a fundraising and school recruitment goal. The territory includes 100+ schools in the Coastal Los Angeles area and requires a “road warrior” type position where you will be out in your territory about 75%+ of your time.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Achieve an established fundraising goal of $500,000

  • Recruit and manage school accountsin Los Angeles County to implement the AHA’s Kids Heart Challenge!

  • Secure cash sponsorships for local events

  • Manage 100+ school accounts/events.This includes both existing and new school accounts

  • Recruit, train, coach and motivate volunteersin Youth Market products and services

  • Build strong relationships with volunteers including School Districts, Principals, Teachers and Parent Teacher Associationsthrough 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 Applicationsand 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(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

  • Closing cash sponsorship

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Job Family Group Fundraising

Job Category Fundraising/Sales