American Heart Association Youth Market Director in Sparta, Tennessee

Overview

Are you ready to join an organization where you can make an extraordinary impact every day?

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.

Responsibilities

The American Heart Association currently has an opening for an outside sales/fundraising position for our Youth Market Fundraising campaigns. Under the direction of the Vice President, the Fundraising Director is responsible for implementing the American Heart Association's school-based Jump Rope for Heart, Hoops for Heart, The Great Replay, and other fundraising events in schools throughout 27 counties. This position works with school based coordinators, (typically the PE Teacher) to raise funds through our school based educational fundraising programs, will act as the American Heart Association liaison with schools in the territory and is responsible for achieving income and school recruitment goals through the management of existing customers, and prospecting and cultivating new school accounts.

This position requires you to be in the territory 90% of your time and will cover approximately 179 schools . Weoffer a yearly salary, a yearly incentive for exceeding specific fundraising goals for the position, travel reimbursement and a great benefits package which includes: comprehensive health benefits, retirement plan with generous employer contributions, 12 paid holidays per year, paid time off, flexible spending accounts and a Fit-Friendly work environment.

NOTE : This is a work out of your home position that requires daily travel throughout the designated territory.

The ideal person for this position has at least two years of face to face outside sales or fundraising experience, is self-motivated, organized, works well independently, is comfortable with public speaking and has intermediate to advanced skills in Word, Excel, Outlook, and has worked with a data management program. This person must be able to travel daily to schools in their territory; and, as required, attend meetings and training sessions.

Please review the Qualifications section below to see if you meet the requirements for this position .

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

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

    1. Ability to work independently and resourcefully
    1. Preference will be given to candidates who live in territory.
    1. Proven outside sales experience
    1. Applied knowledge and intermediate skills in windows applications such as Word, Excel and Outlook
    1. Ability to travel within territory 80% of the time and outside the territory 20% of the time for monthly Regional meetings and/or training
    1. Ability to speak publicly
    1. Knowledge of school systems a plus
    1. Some heavy lifting involved
    1. Valid driver’s license, proof of at least minimum state required automobile liability insurance and ability and willingness to travel as position demands.
    1. Ability to work outside standard hours as needed, including occasional evenings and weekends.
    1. Satisfactory background checks including consumer credit, motor vehicle, and criminal history.

Education/Experience:

Bachelor’s Degree and two years of field sales experience or equivalent years of experience in sales, community organization, or fund raising.

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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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