American Heart Association Sales/Fundraising Youth Market Director, Athens (home office) in Athens, Ohio

Sales/Fundraising Youth Market Director, Athens (home office)

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Job Description

Are you ready to join an organization where you can make an extraordinary impact every day?

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 opportunity for a Youth Market Director in our Great Rivers Affiliate South East OH and Wheeling territory. The ideal candidate for this position will be based in the Athens area and will work from a home office . The focus areas for this territory include; South East Ohio and Greater Wheeling area of WV.

The Youth Market Director is responsible for implementing the American Heart Association's Jump Rope For Heart, Hoops For Heart and high school events in the assigned territory. This position works with high level district school executives, school based coordinators, and school based committees to raise funds through our school based educational fundraising program. The Director will act as the American Heart Association liaison with schools in the territory and is responsible for achieving income and recruitment goals through the management of existing customers, and prospecting for and cultivating of new school accounts. This Director is responsible for an overall fundraising goal in excess of $240,000.

The Director will be accountable for donor solicitation, volunteer and participant recruitment, training and management activities including volunteer management to reach community participation and income goals. Strong sales skills are needed to engage individuals and businesses of all sizes as donors, participants and volunteer leaders. The Director will work with a community based volunteer committee, including community partners creating a grassroots movement to set people on a journey to better health.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Coordinates, plans and implements activities and resources necessary to achieve Youth Market territory fundraising goal.

  • Provides vision and strategy through best practices for Jump Rope for Heart, Hoops for Heart and Red Out events.

  • Accurate data entry into AHA (Microsoft Dynamics) database to ensure reporting and campaign progress are tracked

  • Performs other duties as assigned

Required Experience

Want to help get your resume to the top? Take a look at the experience we require:

  • BA or BS degree or equivalent experience in business/sales or related field.

  • At least two years of sales experience or equivalent years of experience in territory management, community organization/volunteer management or fund raising.

  • Ability to work independently and resourcefully, is a self-motivated individual

  • Ability to multi-task (consistently handling multiple events at the same time)

  • Proven territory management skills

  • Proven outside sales experience, business-to-business experience preferred

  • Applied knowledge and intermediate skills in windows applications such as Word, Excel and Outlook

  • Demonstrated skills in written and oral communication including large and small group presentations, group facilitation, and training, ability to speak publicly

  • Knowledge of school systems a plus

  • Preference will be given to candidates who live in territory.

  • Ability to travel within territory 80% of the time.

Attracting talented, 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.

So, are you ready to work for the largest voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases? Click on “New Resume” (or “Existing Resume” if you have previously applied to AHA positions) to submit your online application. Only those candidates deemed most qualified by the hiring manager 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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Job Location

Athens, Ohio, United States

Position Type


Job Category: Fundraising/Sales

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