American Heart Association Youth Market Director (sales) in Portland, Oregon
Are you ready to join an organization where you can be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives?
Envision 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 single day. Is it easy? No. Is it worthwhile? you bet!
This is satisfying work that makes a real difference in people's lives. You can achieve professional growth with personal fulfillment. You will connect with people and make a lifesaving impact. You will partner with individuals, schools, lawmakers, healthcare providers and others to ensure everyone has access to healthier lifestyle choices and proper healthcare.
We have an exciting opportunity for a Youth Market Fundraising (Sales) Director in our Oregon & Southwest Washington Division. In this road warrior position, you will work directly with school and corporate partners, existing and new, in a territory that includes Portland, Beaverton, Southwest Washington and surrounding areas.
You will be responsible for implementing the AHA's Kids Heart Challenge TM event as the liaison with school-based coordinators, (typically PE Teachers/school principals/superintendents) to raise funds through our educational fundraising program. The Kids Heart Challenge TM keeps kids moving with jump rope competitions, basketball, dance and “warrior” obstacle courses. In addition to taking the healthy pledge, students learn how their hearts work and raise money to keep other hearts working.
This position will be directly responsible for meeting an overall fundraising goal of $400K. This is a field position that requires extensive local travel but will be based in our Portland office.
Achieve fundraising goal through providing exceptional customer service, account management, initiative and follow-through
Recruit and manage K-12 school accounts (existing and new) to participate in Kids Heart Challenge within the assigned geographic territory
Prospect and secure corporate sponsorships; develop and implement year-round pipelines and cultivation plans for sponsorship accounts
Recruit, train, coach and motivate volunteers in Youth Market products and services
Identify, recruit and build strong relationships with volunteers including School Districts, Principals, Teachers and Parent Teacher Associations
Manage customer and campaign information utilizing AHA systems accurate, timely and completely
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience and training, preferably heavy direct sales experience
Minimum 2 years’ experience in outside sales or fundraising position with a proven track record in meeting sales/fundraising goals
Ability to work evenings on occasion and drive locally approximately 75% of the time
Strong cold-calling, relationship-building and customer service skills
Ability to accomplish results through strong volunteer coaching and management and ability to work independently
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.
Comfort with public speaking, specifically in front of large crowds including K-12 students
Willing and able to travel extensively within the territory. Must have valid driver’s license, auto insurance and personal vehicle or other reasonable form of transportation
Ability to lift 15-20 pounds to transport supplies and materials
Bilingual proficiency in English and Spanish
Knowledge of school market a plus
Experience in K-12 school sales or fundraising, educational sales
Track record with corporate sponsorship sales
Click on “New Resume” (or “Existing Resume” if you have previously applied to AHA positions) to submit your online application. Only those deemed most qualified will be contacted to interview.
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Requisition ID 2019-4933
Job Family Group Fundraising
Job Category Fundraising/Sales