American Heart Association Fundraising (Sales) Director - Education Market (Sacramento) in Sacramento, California

Fundraising (Sales) Director - Education Market (Sacramento)

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Fundraising (Sales) Director – Education Market (Sacramento)

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

At the American Heart Association (AHA) you can find satisfying and challenging work that makes a real difference in people’s lives. You can achieve professional growth with personal fulfillment and connect people to making a lifesaving impact. You can join an organization that has been recognized by the NonProfit Times as “One of the Best Nonprofits to Work” year after year! At the American Heart Association you can make an extraordinary impact.

We currently have an excellent job opportunity for an enthusiastic fundraising/sales professional to fill a Fundraising (Sales) Director, Education Market position in Sacramento . As the Director you are responsible for implementing the AHA educational fundraising programs to elementary, middle and high schools in the Greater Sacramento territory including Stockton, Modesto and Northern Nevada. Utilizing proven sales techniques you acquire new and maintain existing schools accounts in order to achieve a fundraising goal of $509,000 gross. You’re responsible for achieving income and school recruitment goals and will be out in your territory about 75%+ of your time (approximately 40 FTF meetings weekly).

Working directly with 190 school accounts , both existing and new, you coach, train and motivate school based volunteers to participate in Jump Rope For Heart, Hoops For Heart and Red Out events, all major fundraising initiatives for the AHA. You also look for opportunities to secure local sponsorship. Building strong relationships with volunteers, including teachers, principals, school districts and Parent Teacher Associations, through outstanding customer service is a key requirement for success.

Required Experience

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

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience and training

  • 2+ years outside sales or fundraising experience, with proven track record in achieving goals

  • Strong cold-calling, relationship-building and customer service skills

  • Ability to accomplish results through strong volunteer coaching and management

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Applications and ability to maintain a high volume of account data in a timely and accurate manner

  • Highly effective organizational, multitasking, communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently during irregular work hours

  • Willing and able to travel extensively within given territory including overnight Must have valid driver’s license, auto insurance and personal vehicle or other reasonable form of transportation

  • Able to lift 15-20 pounds to transport supplies and materials

Here are some of the preferred experience/skills we are looking for:

  • Experience in K-12 school sales or fundraising, educational sales

  • Territory sales management

Attracting talented, committed employees means offering a competitive benefits package, ongoing professional development and training, and a diverse and inclusive environment in which to work and grow. And we do.

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

Sacramento, California, United States

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Job Category: Fundraising/Sales

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