American Heart Association School Fundraising Director - Youth Market - Chicago in Chicago, Illinois

School Fundraising Director - Youth Market - Chicago

Tracking Code

6814-415

Job Description

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

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 School Fundraising Director, Youth Market - Southern Suburbs of Chicago, IL in our Midwest Affiliate. The position will be based in a Home Office located in the Chicago area. Under the direction of the Regional Vice President of Youth Market, the Youth Market Director is responsible for applying proven sales techniques to acquire new accounts and renew and grow existing accounts related to youth market sites. This is done to achieve revenue generation and program goals.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Responsible for recruitment and cultivation of school volunteers in assigned territory for youth market partnership with the American Heart Association.

  • Responsible for the account management and American Heart Association cause promotion in schools that are existing accounts and potential accounts within the K-12 market.

  • Recruit, train and develop volunteers at multiple levels throughout the schools assigned.

  • Establish and maintain superior customer service relations with appropriate contacts within your market area.

  • Attend all meetings and trainings mandated or approved by Regional Vice President of Youth Market.

  • Performs summer cultivation with school administrators at both the school and district level.

  • Ability to lift and/or move up to 20 pounds with the expectation that items in excess of 20 pounds would be broken down into smaller components or additional assistance is required before lifting and/or moving.

  • Ability to do daily travel up to 75% and overnight travel up to 25%. Includes ability and willingness to accomplish high levels of travel within assigned territory.This includes typically visiting 5-10 schools each day.

  • Access to reliable transportation and ability to maintain valid driver’s license and auto insurance.

Required Skills

Here are some of the preferred skills we are looking for:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills that lead to strong relationships

  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills

  • Must be goal-driven with a strong desire to succeed

  • Ability to collaborate well with others

Required Experience

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

  • Bachelor’s or some college plus experience. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university preferred. College coursework combined with related experience may be substituted for a degree. Related experience may be substituted as follows: 1 ½ years experience equates to1 full-time year of higher education.

  • Must have at least 2 years of experience in outside sales or in a non-profit organization in a similar capacity. This experience may also count towards satisfying this position’s educational requirement.

  • Must possess excellent marketing, communication and relationship building skills.

  • Ability to analyze and forecast sales and other numerical data.

  • Skill in written and oral communications, consultation and comprehensive planning.

  • Ability to recruit, train and counsel volunteers to achieve goals and objectives.

  • Must have at least basic knowledge and skill with Microsoft Office 2010 or higher used for word processing, email, presentations, and spreadsheets.

  • Must be at least 18 years old.

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.

Click here to see other opportunities with the American Heart Association. Be sure to follow us on Twitter to see what it is like to work for the American Heart Association and why so many people enjoy #TheAHALife at https://twitter.com/theahalife

Fundraising Keywords: : K-12 sales, school sales, school fundraising, education sales, youth markets, sponsorship, outside sales, B2B sales, business to business sales, corporate sales, event sales, Chicago, IL, Illinois

Job Location

Chicago, Illinois, United States

Position Type

Full-Time/Regular

Job Category: Fundraising/Sales

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