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American Heart Association School Fundraising Director in Eau Claire, Wisconsin


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!

We are currently hiring for a School Fundraising Director . The Director will primarily handle the overall implementation and promotion of our K-12 school fundraising campaigns in counties in northwest and west central Wisconsin and three school districts in Minnesota. This position will also oversee the overall implementation and corporate fundraising for a Heart Walk in Eau Claire. The ideal candidate will be located in Eau Claire, Chippewa, Pepin, Dunn, Pierce or St. Croix County.

This is fast paced sales type of position with the main accountability of driving revenue. Competitive salary with incentive potential is offered. Director will be based in a home office. We are also offering a $2,000 signing bonus.

The American Heart Association offers programs to help you maintain work/life satisfaction according to 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 various other training and support mechanisms locally and through our National Center.

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** This position is posted in multiple cities across the territory.


  • Prospect and secure school participation using sales methods.

  • Recruit, train, and motivate School Volunteers (mainly PE teachers but not exclusively) to implement and coordinate our school programs in fundraising and achieve the fundraising goal to further our mission.

  • Lead kick-off assemblies at schools holding event where applicable.

  • Ensure each school has the materials and resources needed to have a successful event.

  • Perform summer cultivation with school administrators at both the school and district level.

  • Solicit corporate sponsorships in the summer for school educational programs.

  • Oversee the Heart Walk event including soliciting corporate sponsorships, recruiting corporate team participation, recruiting and managing volunteers, and handling event logistics.


  • 2+ years experience in fundraising or outside sales or in a non-profit organization in a similar capacity.

  • Familiarity with territory management preferred.

  • Bachelor’s or some college plus experience preferred.

  • Ability to recruit, train and counsel School Coordinators to achieve goals and objectives.

  • Detail oriented.

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

  • Ability to transport materials and other supplies to and from meetings and events.

  • Ability to do daily travel up to 50% within the territory and minimal overnight travel.

  • Must have at least basic knowledge and skill with Microsoft Office used for word processing, email, presentations, and spreadsheets. Advanced knowledge and skill with these programs is preferred. These skills are subject to testing.

  • Ability to lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

Compensation & Benefits

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. We are also offering a $2,000 signing bonus.

Our Rewards & Benefits package not only gives you the total benefits you want, but also goes above and beyond with innovative programs to develop your skills – helping you grow and thrive at the American Heart Association.

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-WI-Eau Claire

Posted Date 5 months ago (12/9/2021 9:43 AM)

Requisition ID 2021-7390

Job Category Field Campaigns

Additional Locations US-WI-Chippewa Falls | US-WI-Menomonie | US-WI-River Falls | US-WI-Durand

Position Type Full Time

Location: Eau Claire, WI