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American Heart Association School Fundraising / Youth Market Director in Nashville, Tennessee

Overview

Are you ready to join an organization where you can be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives?

Envision 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 single day. Is it easy? No. Is it worthwhile? You bet!

This is satisfying work that makes a real difference in people's lives. You can achieve professional growth with personal fulfillment. You will connect with people and make a lifesaving impact. You will 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 (AHA) has an excellent opportunity for a School Fundraising / Youth Market Director working remotely covering the Greater Nashville Area . The ideal candidate will reside in Davidson County. Reporting to the Vice President of Youth Market, this position will be home-office based and preference will be given to applicants living in Davidson County. Daily travel to schools throughout your assigned market is required.

Our Youth Market programs reach more than 18 million students each year. Our goal is to help students develop heart-healthy habits through physical activity and learn the value of community service by raising funds to help kids with special hearts.

The director is responsible for implementing the American Heart Association's (AHA) school-based educational Kid’s Heart Challenge TM fundraising program throughout the assigned territory. The Youth Market Director works as the liaison with school-based coordinators (typically PE teachers/school principals/superintendents) to raise funds through our program in 10 counties that include Cheatham, Davidson, Hickman, Lewis, Marshall, Montgomery, Robertson, Sumner, Williamson, and Wilson.

Due to the current pandemic, daily travel is minimal and voluntary to ensure the health and safety of staff. There is no overnight travel currently. All AHA offices are closed and staff are currently working from home. Offices will be reopening in September 2021; this position may resume daily and/or overnight travel.

Responsibilities

Essential Job Duties:

  • 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 program information at school assembly events to teach students about the AHA and the program.

  • Achieving income and school recruitment goals through the management of existing customers and school accounts, and prospecting and cultivating new school accounts.

  • Coordinating, planning, and implementing activities and resources necessary to achieve campaign goals and fundraising objectives in the assigned territory.

  • Maintaining and tracking all related fundraising data.

  • Recruiting volunteers to develop and manage school-wide events, while building new relationships and providing ongoing support to volunteers in each school.

  • Traveling extensively throughout assigned geographical territory daily.

Want to help get your resume to the top? Take a look at the experience we require:

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.

  • At least one year of experience in outside sales, preferably in territory sales and/or nonprofit fundraising.

  • Excellent listening skills, including verbal and non-verbal communicating, active listening, negotiating, problem-solving and decision-making.

  • Knowledge of school system is a plus.

  • Presentation skills for small and large groups, specifically school-aged audiences.

  • Highly effective organizational skills, time management, responsibility, leadership, and motivation.

  • Ability to plan and work independently and thrive in a fast-paced environment.

  • Ability to set and exceed aggressive dollar goals using skills and abilities in customer relationship management.

  • Ability to lift at least 20 lbs from the ground to waist level with or without reasonable accommodation.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, including Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.

So, are you ready to work for the largest voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases?

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-TN-Nashville

Posted Date 2 weeks ago (9/2/2021 5:27 PM)

Requisition ID 2021-7337

Job Family Group Fundraising

Job Category Field Campaigns

Location: Nashville, TN

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