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American Heart Association Youth Market Director (school based fundraising) in Roanoke, Virginia


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.

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Are you ready to put your dynamic skills as a school-based sales/fundraising professional to the test? If so, read on to learn how you can join our hardworking development staff as we lead the charge in funding critical research, advocacy and educational programs to raise awareness about heart disease and stroke and work towards building a culture of health in our communities.

Is it about the money? Sure, but it’s about so much more. To continue the fight against the number 1 and number 5 causes of death in the world, we need dedicated staff who can engage and motivate our past, present and future volunteers and donors to become passionate about our mission and fundraising strategies. 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 to help kids with special hearts.

We are looking to fill a Youth Market Director position to work with the school systems in the southwestern portion of Virginia covering Bedford County west to Lee County.

Some of your responsibilities will include (but not be limited to) :

  • Achievement of the registration and revenue goals for this market;

  • planning, monitoring, coordination, and promotion of Kids Heart Challenge TM , American Heart Challenge, 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 force groups;

  • collaborating with counterparts in other areas of the region and nationally.

In this role, you will report to the VP of Youth Market and will be supported by our Roanoke, VA office. This position will be home-office based and preference will be given to applicants living within the southwestern VA territory covered by this position, as daily travel to schools throughout your assigned market is required.

(Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)


Want to move your resume to the top so that you can become a “Relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives” ? Here are some things to consider:

  • While having a bachelor’s degree is helpful, having at least 2 years of sales or fundraising experience within schools or school districts is important;

  • experience with physical education programs and/or working in school districts would be a plus;

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

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

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

  • you can work as part of an integrated team;

  • you are willing to travel up to 80% every day to visit schools and volunteers;

  • you are able 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.


Attracting hardworking, 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 creative programs to develop your skills – helping you grow and thrive at the American Heart Association.

While we can only contact/interview those applicants deemed most qualified for the position, we 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.

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.

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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Requisition ID 2019-4973

Job Family Group Fundraising

Job Category Fundraising/Sales