We are looking to fill a School Fundraising
Market Director working
remotely covering the Durham/Fayetteville, NC
area . The director is responsible for implementing
the American Heart Association's (AHA) school-based educational
Kid’s Heart Challenge TM fundraising program throughout the
assigned territory. The Youth Market Director works as the liaison
with school-based coordinators (typically PE teachers/school
principals/superintendents) to raise funds through our program
in 10 counties (Durham, Chapel Hill, Orange, Chatham,
Granville, Person, Vance, Lee, Harnett and
Our Youth Market programs reach more than 18 million students
each year. 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.
The ideal candidate will reside in Durham, Chatham, Lee,
Harnett, or Cumberland counties.
Some of your responsibilities will include (but not limited
Selling our lifesaving mission to local schools through
prospecting and securing school participation while providing tools
and training to help schools establish and meet their fundraising
Presenting program information at school assembly events to
teach students about the AHA and the program.
Achieving income and school recruitment goals through the
management of existing customers and school accounts, and
prospecting and cultivating new school accounts.
Coordinating, planning, and implementing activities and
resources necessary to achieve campaign goals and fundraising
objectives in the assigned territory.
Maintaining and tracking all related fundraising data.
Recruiting volunteers to develop and manage school-wide events,
while building new relationships and providing ongoing support to
volunteers in each school.
Traveling some throughout assigned geographical territory
approximately half of the time, balance being home-office time.
In this role, you will report to the Vice President of
Youth Market. This position will be home-office based and
preference will be given to applicants living in Durham, Chatham,
Lee, Harnett, or Cumberland counties.
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 of the requirements:
Bachelor’s degree preferred.
At least one year of experience in outside sales, preferably in
territory sales and/or nonprofit fundraising.
Excellent listening skills, including verbal and non-verbal
communicating, active listening, negotiating, problem-solving and
Knowledge of school system is a plus.
Presentation skills for small and large groups, specifically
Highly effective organizational skills, time management,
responsibility, leadership, and motivation.
Ability to plan and work independently and thrive in a
Ability to set and exceed aggressive dollar goals using skills
and abilities in customer relationship management.
Ability to lift at least 20 libs from the ground to waist level
with or without reasonable accommodation.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Excel, PowerPoint,
Ability to master new online and technical programs, and tools
To help you be successful, you will have access to the AHA’s
award-winning learning platform, Heart U, as well as sales training
and the award-winning relationship development program, Building
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 and Benefits package not only
gives you the total benefits you want, but also goes above and
beyond with creative programs to develop your skills and help you
grow and thrive at the American Heart Association.
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.