American Heart Association Development Director in Chicago, Illinois
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We are hiring a Development Director, School Engagement serving the North Chicagoland area.
In this position, you will be responsible for implementing the Association's Kids Heart Challenge and American Heart Challenge programs. You will liaise with school-based coordinators, (typically PE Teachers/school principals/superintendents) to raise funds through our educational fundraising program while working with 80+ participating schools in the Chicago area.
This position is home based/remote and can be located anywhere in the greater Chicago area. You will be out in your territory of schools about 60% of the time recruiting schools during recruitment season, planning events with schools before the Winter break and presenting at 40+ assemblies from January through-March. Some of these assemblies will have early morning start times.
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 team revenue targets.
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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Key responsibilities include:
Selling our lifesaving mission to local schools through prospecting and securing school participation while providing tools and training to help schools establish and meet their fundraising goals.
Presenting in front of large groups of students to get them excited about the Kids Heart Challenge.
Recruiting and leading positive relationships with volunteers, while ensuring overall success of the programs.
This position has a fundraising net goal this year of approximately $400,000. You must exceed ambitious fundraising goals by developing effective customer relationships, through time management, persuasion, organization, competitiveness, and persistence.
Representing the American Heart Association in a positive way through relationship building and community networking.
Bachelor’s degree preferred.
2 to 3 years of relevant work experience, including shown success in sales or fundraising preferred.
Ability to work evenings and drive locally approximately 60% of the time. (Please note that the amount of time spent out in the field can fluctuate based on time of year.)
Ability to lift at least 20 lbs. from the ground to waist level.
Proficient knowledge and skill with office-related computer programs used for word processing, email, and spreadsheets.
Compensation & Benefits
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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.
Tuition Assistance - We support the career development of all employees. This program provides financial assistance to employees who wish to further their education and career in relation to their current duties and responsibilities, or for potential future positions in the organization.
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.
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EOE/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities
Posted Date 1 month ago (2/14/2023 6:58 PM)
Requisition ID 2023-10003
Job Category Field Campaigns
Position Type Full Time