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American Heart Association School Fundraising Director in Houston, Texas


Now is the time to join us and make a difference. Be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. Here at the American Heart Association, you matter and so does your career.

We are hiring for a School Fundraising Director working with private schools and school districts in Arkansas, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and Wyoming to implement our Kids Heart Challenge/American Heart Challenge programs.

This is a fundraising program with an educational component. This position will also help secure Teen of Impact candidates within our region. Teen of Impact brings together individuals who will use their voice to make a difference while learning to fundraise, take charge of their own health, advocate for health priorities, and help change policies.

This can be a home-office position. This position will require travel within the assigned territory and may include occasional overnight travel for meetings, conferences, etc.

The ideal candidate will be located in, or very close to North Texas or Houston area and willing to travel to Central Texas as needed.

The Association offers many resources to help you maintain work-life harmonization through your changing needs and life situations. To help you be successful, you will have access to Heart U, our award-winning corporate university, as well as training and support locally and through our National Center.

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This role will be responsible for working actively with team members, our local American Heart Association (AHA) boards, and offices, to identify and cultivate relationships with private schools and secure their participation in the AHA’s school fundraising campaigns. Once secured, this position will then connect schools with the appropriate AHA team members for program implementation.

We offer a base salary with the potential to earn an incentive up to 25% of your base pay. The potential incentive is based on achieving certain revenue targets.

  • Prospect and secure school participation in our lifesaving mission using sales methods.

  • Recruit, develop, and handle relationships with volunteers, school staff, and key community leaders.

  • Present program information virtually or in-person to guide about the AHA and the program.

  • Achieve income and school recruitment goals through the management of existing customers and school accounts, and prospecting and cultivating new school accounts.

  • Coordinate, plan, and implement activities and resources vital to achieve campaign goals and fundraising objectives in the assigned territory.

  • Maintain and supervise all related fundraising data.

  • Partner with school district employees to support wellness programs and fundraise for the Association and work with other Youth Market staff for implementation.

  • Develop effective customer relationships, through time management, persuasion, organization, competitiveness, and persistence.

  • Provide outstanding customer service and volunteer management.

  • Ensure adherence to all national and regional Youth Market policies, guidelines, and procedures.

  • Travel throughout assigned geographical territory as well as engage in virtual visits with early morning start times.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.

  • 3+ years of experience working in/with private schools is crucial.

  • Experience fundraising, outside sales, or in a non-profit organization in a similar capacity.

  • The ability to secure commitments with schools and make top-level asks.

  • Proven skills in encouraging major relationships with volunteers, school staff, and key community leaders.

  • Comfortable conducting virtual (Zoom/Microsoft Teams) presentations and meetings.

  • Presentation skills for small and large groups.

  • Proven leadership and management skills, demonstrated by the ability to coordinate, plan, implement, and evaluate.

  • Demonstrated community interpersonal skills with the ability to recruit, train and lead volunteers effectively.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the willingness to work with all social strata, occupations, and a diverse group of backgrounds.

  • Ability to work as part of a coordinated team.

  • Intermediate knowledge and skill with Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word.

  • Ability to lift at least 20 lbs. from the ground to waist level.

  • Proven oral and written communication skills.

  • Ability to travel within the territory.

Compensation & Benefits

Salary minimum to midpoint of the range is $61,500 to $85,580. Pay is commensurate with experience; geographic differentials to the pay range may apply.

AHA reserves the right to pay more or less than the posted range. Any difference between actual compensation and the posted range will be based on factors other than race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy) or national origin. This position is incentive eligible based on achieving certain targets.

Employees scheduled to work at least 20 hours per week are eligible to participate in the medical, dental, and vision plans the first of the month following 30 days of service. AHA subsidizes the medical and dental cost to ensure benefits are affordable. Eligible dependents under AHA’s group benefit plans include legal spouse, domestic partner, children under the age of 26 or who are disabled. AHA offers additional benefits like an EAP, telehealth benefit for general medical and behavioral health, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, and disability.

Retirement Plans: AHA retirement plans offer employees a way to start saving after their first paycheck. The retirement plans provide employer contributions after two years of service. If you have previous 501(c)(3) non-profit experience, within the last 5 years, at a national health agency, an institution of higher learning or a medical institution, that experience may count towards the two-year waiting period. Employees are 100% vested in employee and employer contributions.

Paid Days Off: Regular full-time and part-time employees earn Paid Time Off (PTO) based on years of service. PTO begins accruing on date of hire. Full time employees receive one paid Community Service time off day per year and are encouraged to participate in projects, programs and organizations which contribute to the health and vitality of their communities. AHA also offers 12 paid holidays per year.

Leaves of Absence: AHA offers both Short Term and Long Term Disability benefits which replace earnings if you are unable to work due to a non-work-related illness or injury. Employees are eligible for Short Term Disability after 90 days of service and are eligible for Long Term Disability after being disabled for 90 days or more. Eligible employees can take up to 12 weeks off of work for a qualified leave of absence under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), intermittent FMLA leaves and leave as an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act as Amended (ADAAA.

The American Heart Association’s 2024 Goal: Every person deserves the opportunity for a full, healthy life. As champions for health equity, by 2024, the American Heart Association will advance cardiovascular health for all, including identifying and removing barriers to health care access and quality.

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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EOE/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities

Location US-TX-Irving

Posted Date 2 weeks ago (9/15/2022 4:33 PM)

Requisition ID 2022-9243

Job Category Field Campaigns

Additional Locations US-TX-Fort Worth | US-TX-Houston

Position Type Full Time

Location: TX-Houston