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School Fundraising / Youth Market Director

American Heart Association
North Carolina, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Oct 20, 2021

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Position Type
Fundraising, Fundraising Administration, Other Fundraising, Programs, Community Outreach, Managing Volunteers, Administrative, Sales and Marketing
Community Development, Health
Salary Band
Commensurate with Experience
Employment Type
Full Time
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We are looking to fill a School Fundraising / Youth 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 Cumberland).

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 to):

  • 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 goals.

  • 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 decision-making.

  • Knowledge of school system is a plus.

  • Presentation skills for small and large groups, specifically school-aged audiences.

  • Highly effective organizational skills, time management, responsibility, leadership, and motivation.

  • Ability to plan and work independently and thrive in a fast-paced environment.

  • 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, Outlook.

  • Ability to master new online and technical programs, and tools quickly.

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 Powerful Partnerships.

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.

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