American Heart Association Fundraising (Sales) Director, Youth Market - Honolulu in Honolulu, Hawaii


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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 Fundraising (Sales) Director, Youth Market based in Honolulu. As the Director, you apply proven sales techniques to acquire new and maintain existing schools accounts in West Oahu and the Big Island to participate in the Kids Heart Challenge!, the AHA educational and fundraising program. The director must live on Oahu and requires “Road Warrior” attitude.

Key responsibilities include prospecting and recruiting schools to participate in the AHA fundraising activities; securing cash sponsorship; providing the tools and training needed to help schools establish and meet fund raising goals; actively supporting school volunteer coordinators through strong customer service; and ensuring overall success of the program.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Achieve a fundraising goal of $500,000+ (gross)

  • Recruit and manage K-12 school accounts ( existing and new) to participate in Kids Heart Challenge! within the assigned geographic territory

  • Secure cash sponsorships

  • 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 Associationsthrough outstanding customer service

  • Ability and willingness to track and maintain account data on regular basis


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 (30-40 school visits per week) including regular overnight travel within the covered territory as well as travel to the Mainland. 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

  • Sponsorship sales

  • Strong familiarity with the geographic territory served

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At American Heart Association | American Stroke Association, diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity applies to both our workforce and the communities we serve as it relates to heart health and stroke prevention.

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