American Heart Association Fundraising (Sales) Trainer in Los Angeles, California

Fundraising (Sales) Trainer

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Fundraising (Sales) Trainer – Western States Affiliate

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 towards that goal every day. Is it easy? No. Is it worthwhile? Absolutely.

At the American Heart Association you can find satisfying and rewarding work that makes a real difference in people’s lives. You can achieve professional growth with personal fulfillment and connect people to making a lifesaving impact. you can join an organization that has been recognized by the NonProfit Times as one of the “Best Non Profits 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 opportunity for a Fundraising (Sales) Trainer working for the 10-state Western States Affiliate territory (California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Alaska and Hawaii). You will be responsible for the development, planning, coordinating, execution and evaluation of affiliate-wide training on Heart Walk, Heart Ball and Go Red For Women fundraising events. The position can be based anywhere within Western States Affiliate territory that allows for effective travel, which on average will be one week overnight per month plus local travel.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop, plan, coordinate, execute and evaluate a comprehensive training plan for key special event driven fundraising campaigns focused on best practices, volunteer management/recruitment, sponsorship basics and event specific strategy

  • Work closely with newly hired or promoted development staff ensuring they have the necessary tools and resources through training at New Staff Orientation and ongoing reinforcement during their first year, and assist with transition to the next level

  • Be the affiliate lead for the AHA’s sales training, Building Powerful Partnerships

  • Develop training, resources and tools for field fundraising staff based on affiliate priorities and best practices

  • Work closely with National Center and affiliate partners in developing, maintaining, implementing and evaluating training materials and resources.

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

  • 3+ years of a demonstrated track record in fundraising with knowledge of proven fundraising and/or sales strategies.

  • 3 years of experience in volunteer management

  • Strong skills in adult learning techniques, process management, team building, conflict resolution, adaptability and priority management

  • Effective oral and written communication skills

  • Effective interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to develop collaborative working relationship internally and externally

  • Strong negotiation skills and ability to develop strategic relationship.

  • Willingness and ability to travel locally 50% and across the Western States Affiliate and National Center 30% (overnight)

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

  • Experience with the American Heart Association or similar non-profit experience in a fundraising position

  • Experience managing and cultivating high-level leaders at the C-Suite level

  • Knowledge of corporate and community networks

  • Knowledge of AHA’s mission and programs

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

Position Type


Job Category: Fundraising/Sales

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled