American Heart Association Fundraising (Sales) Director, Youth Market - San Jose in San Jose, California


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The American Heart Association (AHA) has an exciting opportunity for a Fundraising (Sales) Director for the Silicon Valley/Santa Clara region focused on the education and youth market. Utilizing proven sales and account management techniques, you will secure new and maintain existing schools accounts to achieve an overall participation and fundraising goal. This year, the campaign goal is $430,000.

In this position, you will be responsible for achieving income and school recruitment goals and will be traveling extensively across the region to work directly with schools and other participating organizations (approximately 40 in-person meetings weekly).

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Work directly with existing school accounts and secure new schools to participate in the education and fundraising initiatives of the American Heart Association

  • Coach, train and motivate school-based volunteers to implement the American Heart Association activities including Jump Rope For Heart and Hoops for Heart

  • Secure local cash sponsorship

  • Maintain and track all related data in CRM systems

  • Build strong relationships with volunteers, including teachers, principals, school districts and Parent Teacher Associations

  • Provide outstanding customer service


  • 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 (40 school visits per week). Must have valid driver’s license, auto insurance and personal vehicle or other reasonable form of transportation

  • Ability 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

  • Experience prospecting and securing cash sponsorship

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Job Family Group Fundraising

Job Category Fundraising/Sales