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American Heart Association School Fundraising Director in Gainesville, Florida


Are you ready to join an organization where you can be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives?

Envision 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 single day. Is it easy? No. Is it worthwhile? you bet!

This is satisfying work that makes a real difference in people's lives. You can achieve professional growth with personal fulfillment. You will connect with people and make a lifesaving impact. You will 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 (AHA) has an excellent opportunity for a School Fundraising Director-Educational Sector (Youth Market Director). This position is based remotely out of our Jacksonville, FL office. You will be responsible for implementing the AHA's Kids Heart Challenge events as the liaison with school-based coordinators, (typically PE teachers/school principals/superintendents) to raise funds through our educational fundraising program in 12 counties (Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Citrus, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Lafayette, Levy, Marion, Sumter, and Union). Key responsibilities include selling our lifesaving mission to local schools through prospecting and securing school participation while providing tools and training to help schools establish and meet their fundraising goals. You will also recruit and manage strong relationships with volunteers while ensuring overall success of the programs. Thisposition has a fundraising net goal this year of approximately$208k(+). You must exceed challenging fundraising goals by developing effective customer relationships through persuasion, organization, competitiveness, persistence and time management.

Ideal candidate lives in the Gainesville or Ocala, FL areas.

This position requires you to be in the territory 90% of your time and will cover approximately 120 schoolswhile driving to approximately 10 schools a day. You will also be presenting at school assemblies with early morning start times.


The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

NOTE : This is a work out of your home position that requires daily travel throughout the designated territory. Ideal candidate lives in the Gainesville or Ocala, FL areas.

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university preferred. College coursework combined with related experience may be substituted for a degreeAbility to work independently and resourcefully

  1. Ability to work independently and resourcefully

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

  3. Proven outside sales experience

  4. Applied knowledge and intermediate skills in Windows applications such as Word, Excel and Outlook

  5. Ability to travel within territory 80% of the time and outside the territory 20% of the time for monthly regional meetings and/or training

  6. Ability to speak publicly

  7. Knowledge of school systems a plus

  8. Some heavy lifting involved

  9. Valid driver’s license, proof of at least minimum state required automobile liability insurance and ability and willingness to travel as position demands.

  10. Ability to work outside standard hours as needed, including occasional evenings and weekends.

  11. Satisfactory background checks including consumer credit, motor vehicle, and criminal history.#LI-AS1

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Location US-FL-Gainesville

Posted Date 2 weeks ago (2/12/2020 12:57 PM)

Requisition ID 2020-5746

Job Family Group Fundraising

Job Category Fundraising/Sales

Additional Locations US-FL-Ocala | US-FL-Gainesville

Location: Gainesville, FL