American Heart Association Fundraising Director-Educational Sector in Houston, Texas

Fundraising Director-Educational Sector

Tracking Code

7758-415

Job Description

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.

The American Heart Association (AHA) has an excellent opportunity for a Fundraising Director-Educational Sector (Youth Market Director) in our SouthWest office in Houston, Texas. You will responsible for implementing the AHA's Jump Rope for Heart and Hoops for Heart events as the liaison with school based coordinators, (typically PE Teachers/school principals/superintendents) to raise funds through our educational fundraising program. Your geographic territory includes Humble ISD, Beaumont ISD, Pasadena ISD, Galena Park ISD, New Caney ISD. 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; recruiting and managing strong relationships with volunteers; while ensuring overall success of the programs. Your position has a fundraising net goal this year of approximately $500-750k with the goal changing annually. You must exceed challenging fundraising goals by developing effective customer relationships, through time management, persuasion, organization, competitiveness, and persistence. You will be out in your territory 75% of your time while driving to 10 schools a day presenting to school assemblies with early morning start times. This could be a home or office based position. We offer a yearly salary, a yearly incentive for exceeding the fundraising goals for the position, travel reimbursement and a great benefits package.

Required Experience

Here are some of the experiences we are looking forward to reviewing in your resume:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university preferred. College coursework combined with related experience may be substituted for a degree. Related experience may be substituted as follows: 1 ½ years’ experience equates to 1 full time year of higher education.

  • 3+ years of relevant work experience, including proven success in sales or fundraising required.

  • Ability to work evenings and drive locally approximately 75% of the time.

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

  • Proficient knowledge and skill with office-related computer programs used for word processing, email, and spreadsheets.

  • Must be at least 18 years old.

Be sure to connect with us to see what it is like to work for the American Heart Association and why so many people #ExploreAHA and stay connected with what we do! You can also click here at http://www.heart.org/careers to see other opportunities with the American Heart Association.

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.

So, are you ready to work for the largest voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases? Click on “New Resume” (or “Existing Resume” if you have previously applied to AHA positions) to submit your online application. Only those candidates deemed most qualified by the hiring manager will be contacted to interview.

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Job Location

Houston, Texas, United States

Position Type

Full-Time/Regular

Job Category: Fundraising/Sales

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