American Heart Association Youth Market (Fundraising) Director in Tempe, Arizona
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Imagine 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 day. Is it easy? No. Is it worthwhile? Absolutely.
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 an excellent job opportunity for a Fundraising (Sales) Director, Youth Market. In this road warrior position, you work directly with school and corporate partners, existing and new, in a territory that includes East Valley, Coconino, Yavapai, Gila, Apache & Navajo Counties.
Help meet the changing needs of today’s youth and educators by preparing kids for success through physical and emotional well-being!
The Kids Heart Challenge TM is anchored by two core events, jumping rope and basketball skills, with new cardio-pumping activities. 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.
Key responsibilities of the Youth Market Director include prospecting and recruiting schools to participate in the AHA Kids Heart Challenge and American Heart Challenge programs; securing cash sponsorship; training and coaching school volunteers to set and meet fund raising goals; providing excellent customer service to all accounts; and ensuring overall success of the program.
This is a field-based position that requires extensive local travel.
Essential Job Duties:
Achieve an established 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 accurately, timely and completely
B achelor’s degree or equivalent experience and training
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
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
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
Track record with corporate sponsorship sales
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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This Western States Affiliate position is eligible for the Employee Referral Program. Please contact HR for details.
Requisition ID 2019-3966
Job Family Group Fundraising
Job Category Fundraising/Sales