American Heart Association Fundraising (Sales) Director, Youth Market in Portland, Oregon
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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 a great opportunity for a Fundraising (Sales) Director , Youth Market. As the Director, you apply proven sales techniques to acquire new and maintain existing schools accounts in Oregon and Southwest Washington to participate in Kids Heart Challenge/American Heart Challenge, the AHA's fundraising and educational school-based programs. This position is responsible for a fundraising goal of $468,000 this fiscal year.
A successful candidate will have fundraising or outside sales experience, a strong customer service orientation, expert organizational and time management skills, a high sense of personal and organizational accountability, and be detail oriented, computer proficient and self-motivated. With the extensive travel required to provide excellent customer service and account management, our Youth Market Directors are known as "road warriors".
Essential Job Duties:
Achieves a fundraising goal of $468,000 (gross) through the sales and service of the Youth Market products (Kids Heart Challenge/American Heart Challenge) to K-12 school accounts, both current and new, in assigned geographic territory.
Secures cash sponsorships through ongoing year-round pipeline development and cultivation
Recruits, trains, coaches and motivates volunteers in Youth Market products and services
Builds strong relationships with volunteers including School Districts, Principals, Teachers and Parent Teacher Associations through 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 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. 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
Familiarity with the geographic territory served
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Requisition ID 2018-3463
Job Family Group Fundraising
Job Category Fundraising/Sales