American Heart Association Youth Market Director in Plainview, New York


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The Founders Affiliate of the American Heart Association is recruiting to fill a Youth Market Director position created by an impending retirement. In this role the Youth Market Director will work with the Nassau County, NY school systems.

Come join our Youth Market team as we celebrate 40 years in schools with the kickoff of our new Kids Heart Challenge at TM at . The Kids Heart Challenge TM is anchored by two core events, jumping rope and basketball skills, with NEW cardio-pumping activations, dance and warrior (completing obstacle courses). Our Youth Market programs reach more than 18 million students each year and our goal is to help students develop heart-healthy habits through physical activity and learn the value of community service by raising funds for the American Heart Association to help kids with special hearts.

As the Youth Market Director for this region some or your responsibilities will include (but not be limited to):

  • Overall achievement of the $530,000 net revenue goal for this market;

  • planning, monitoring, coordination, and promotion of Kids Heart Challenge TM , American Heart Challenge, and Wear Red Day and other Youth Market activities within the schools in your territory;

  • providing orientation, training and consultation to volunteers for all activities related to Kids Heart Challenge TM ;

  • achieving all goals and objectives relating to program numbers and revenue generation;

  • adherence to all national and affiliate Youth Market policies, guidelines and procedures;

  • working with appropriate volunteer task forces;

  • collaborating with Affiliate counterparts in other areas of the Affiliate and Nationally.

In this role, you will report to the VP of Youth Market and will be supported by our Plainview, NY office. This position will be home-office based with the ideal candidate living within the Nassau county region covered by this position, as daily travel to schools throughout your assigned market is required.


If you want to join our team as the Youth Market Director and be a “Relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives”, review the preferred skills we are looking for below: ( Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

  • the ability to navigate the assigned territory mapping the best routes to schools assigned to you;

  • the ability to engage school leaders and PE teachers to develop a passion for holding our events in their districts and schools;

  • presentation skills for small and large groups to address school assemblies;

  • the ability to work as part of an integrated team;

  • the ability to travel in your territory 80% of the day on a daily basis

  • the ability and willingness to work outside standard hours as needed, including occasional evenings and weekends.

To help you be successful you will have access to our award-winning learning platform Heart U, as well as our sales training & relationship development program- Building Powerful Partnerships which received a 2017 Learning! 100 Award from Elearning! Media Group, and various other training and support mechanisms locally and through our National Center.

Education: 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: 1½ years’ experience equates to 1 full time year of higher education.

Experience: Experience in sales or fundraising within schools or school districts; experience with physical education programs and/or working in school districts would be a plus but is not required. This experience may also count towards satisfying this position’s educational requirement.


Attracting talented, committed employees means offering a competitive benefits package, ongoing professional development and training, and a diverse and inclusive environment in which to work and grow. And we do.

Our Rewards & Benefits package not only gives you the total benefits you want, but also goes above and beyond with innovative programs to develop your skills – helping you grow and thrive at the American Heart Association.

If you have questions about the position or want to know the available salary before you apply for this position, please feel free to e-mail me at .

While we can only contact/interview those applicants deemed most qualified for the position, w e do appreciate all applicants for their interest and effort in applying. In most cases you can expect to hear from us within one week from the receipt of your completed application.

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Requisition ID 2018-3619

Job Family Group Fundraising

Job Category Fundraising/Sales