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Development Director, School Engagement in San Francisco, California


Now is the time to join an organization that enables you to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. Here at the American Heart Association, you matter and so does your career!

The American Heart Association has an excellent opportunity for a Development Director, School Engagement within our Western States Region located in the Greater Bay Area. This is a remote, field-based position with the location central to the territory being managed which includes San Mateo County, Santa Clara County or Alameda County.

Combine your love for fundraising and sales with your passion for kids' health! The American Heart Association's Kids Heart Challenge is all about equipping kids with ways to keep their hearts and brains healthy and raising funds for the health of all hearts. Meet one of our heart heroes hereand learn more!

As the Development Director, you will advance our lifesaving mission through engaging primarily K-12th grade students across schools and districts with Kids Heart Challenge and American Heart Challenge. This is a fast-paced fundraising/sales position where you will get to work with hundreds of schools to personalize and bring to life plans to help get kids moving, learning and helping!

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 position is directly responsible for meeting an overall fundraising goal of $600,000 (participant income and corporate sponsorship) through exceptional volunteer recruitment and engagement, customer service and account management - all while motivating kids to take their health to heart .

  • Responsible for the sales and service of Youth Market products (Kids Heart Challenge)

  • Manages and promotes Youth Market activities to existing accounts and for the recruitment of new Youth Market sites.

  • Recruits, trains, and motivates volunteers in Youth Market products and services.

  • Drives the ongoing process of identifying, recruiting, and activating an influential and inclusive volunteer leadership base to support the campaign on a sustained basis.

  • Develops and implements year-round pipelines and cultivation plans for sponsorship accounts, ensuring sufficient depth for revenue generation and excellent customer relations.

  • Establishes and maintains superior customer relations with appropriate contacts within Youth Market sites.

  • Acts as the liaison with various sponsoring organizations and groups (i.e. Department of Education, and other professional organizations) to enlist support for new and ongoing efforts aimed at the Youth Market.

  • Performs other duties necessary to meet the responsibilities of this position or as assigned by the immediate supervisor.


  • Minimum of 2-3 years’ experience in progressively responsible outside sales or fund raising position with:

  • A proven track record in meeting sales/fund raising goals.

  • Demonstrated ability to accomplish results through strong volunteer recruitment and management.

  • Must possess excellent marketing and communication skills.

  • Ability and willingness to travel extensively within assigned territory. Must have valid driver’s license, auto insurance and personal vehicle.

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently during irregular working hours.

  • Highly effective organization, multi-tasking, communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to thrive in a results-driven environment.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and ability to manage and report on data utilizing customer relationship management databases.

  • Ability to work productively and efficiently from a home office and in the field consistent with the flexible work arrangements policy.

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

  • Experience managing and cultivating volunteer relationships.

  • Knowledge of corporate and community networks.

  • Knowledge of American Heart Association’s mission and programs.


Compensation & Benefits

The American Heart Association invests in its people. Here are the main components of our total rewards package. Visit Rewards & Benefits to see more details.

  • Compensation – Our goal is to ensure you have a competitive base salary. That’s why we regularly review the market value of jobs and make adjustments, as needed.

  • Performance and Recognition – You are rewarded for achieving success by merit increases and incentive programs, based on the type of position.

  • Benefits – We offer a wide array of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance, along with a robust retirement program that includes an employer match and automatic contribution. As a mark of our commitment to employee well-being, we also offer an employee assistance program, employee wellness program and telemedicine, and medical consultation.

  • Professional Development – You can join one of our many Employee Resource Groups (ERG) or be a mentor/mentee in our professional mentoring program. HeartU is the Association’s national online university, with more than 100,000 resources designed to meet your needs and busy schedule.

  • Work-Life Harmonization – The Association offers Paid Time Off (PTO) at a minimum of 16 days per year for new employees. The number of days will increase based on seniority level. You will also have a total of 12 paid holidays off each year, which includes several days off at the end of the year.

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-CA-Oakland

Posted Date 5 months ago (6/28/2022 7:45 PM)

Requisition ID 2021-7298

Job Category Field Campaigns

Additional Locations US-CA-San Francisco | US-CA-San Jose | US-CA-Santa Clara | US-CA-Palo Alto

Position Type Full Time

Location: CA-San Francisco