American Heart Association Fundraising (Sales) Director, Youth Market (Tacoma) in Tacoma, Washington

Fundraising (Sales) Director, Youth Market (Tacoma)

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Fundraising (Sales) Director – Youth Market (Tacoma)

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 challenging work that makes a real difference in people’s lives. You can achieve professional growth with personal fulfillment and can 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 excellent opportunity for a Fundraising (Sales) Director, Youth Market in the Tacoma territory (NW Washington, Tacoma and Greater Tacoma). As the Director, you work with school based volunteers and apply proven sales techniques to acquire new and maintain existing schools accounts (K-12) related to Youth Market fundraising programs. Performance is measured on both revenue and school recruitment goals which require working in your territory about 75%+ of your time. Strong candidates will be goal oriented, fearless and energetic road warriors with strong time management skills.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Achieve a fundraising goal of $417,000 (gross)

  • Manage 150+ school accounts/event to implement major fundraising initiatives (Jump Rope for Heart, Hoops for Heart and Red Out) to benefit the American Heart Association

  • Maintain and cultivate current K-12 schools as well as recruit new schools

  • Identify and secure cash sponsorship

  • Recruit, train, coach and engage 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 revenue goals

  • Strong cold-calling, relationship-building and customer service skills

  • Ability to thrive in a results-oriented fundraising/sales environment

  • 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

  • Self-starter who can work independently as well as in with a team

  • Willing and able to travel extensively within given territory (40 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

  • Experience in K-12 school sales or fundraising, educational sales

  • Ability to accomplish results through volunteer recruitment and management

  • “Road Warrior” experience and/or attitude

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

Tacoma, Washington, United States

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Job Category: Fundraising/Sales

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