American Heart Association Fundraising (Sales) Director, Education Market - West Los Angeles in Los Angeles, California

Fundraising (Sales) Director, Education Market - West Los Angeles

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Fundraising (Sales) Director, Education Market - West Los Angeles

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

At the American Heart Association you can find satisfying and challenging work that makes a real difference in people’s lives; an environment where you can achieve professional growth with personal fulfillment and connect people to making a lifesaving impact. You can be part of an organization that has been recognized by the NonProfit Times as “One of the Best Nonprofits to Work” year after year! The American Heart Association is where you can make an extraordinary impact.

The American Heart Association (AHA) has an exciting job opportunity for an experienced fundraising or sales professional for a Fundraising (Sales) Director, Education Market (Youth Market Director) for West Los Angeles. Working with school based volunteers you apply proven sales techniques to acquire new and maintain existing schools accounts to achieve both fundraising and school recruitment goals. This is a “road warrior” type position where you will be out in your territory about 75%+ of your time.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Achieve an agreed-upon fundraising goal

  • Recruit, train and manage schools in Los Angeles to implement major fundraising events, including Jump Rope For Heart and Hoops for Heart

  • Secure cash sponsorships for local events

  • Manage 150+ school accounts/events. This includes both existing and new school accounts

  • Recruit, train, coach and motivate volunteers in Youth Market products and services

  • Build strong relationships with volunteers including School Districts, Principals, Teachers and Parent Teacher Associations through outstanding customer service

Required Experience

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

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience and training

  • 2+ years 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 during irregular work hours

  • Willing and able to travel extensively within given territory (30+ school visits per week) . Must have valid driver’s license, auto insurance and personal vehicle or other reasonable form of transportation

  • Able 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

  • Closing cash sponsorship

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.

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Job Location

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Job Category: Fundraising/Sales

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