American Heart Association Director Youth Market in New York, New York


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.

This is satisfying and challenging work that makes a real difference in people's lives. We are where you can achieve professional growth with personal fulfillment. We are where you can connect people to making a lifesaving impact. We are where you can 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 is where you can make an extraordinary impact.


About Us:

The American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. Founded by six cardiologists in 1924, our organization now includes more than 22.5 million volunteers and supporters. We fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide critical tools and information to save and improve lives. Our nationwide organization includes 156 local offices and more than 3,000 employees. We moved our national headquarters from New York to Dallas in 1975 to be more centrally located. The American Stroke Association was created as a division in 1997 to bring together the organization’s stroke-related activities.

What We Do:

To improve the lives of all Americans, we provide public health education in a variety of ways. We’re the nation’s leader in CPR education training. We help people understand the importance of healthy lifestyle choices. We provide science-based treatment guidelines to healthcare professionals to help them provide quality care to their patients. We educate lawmakers, policymakers and the public as we advocate for changes to protect and improve the health of our communities.

The Job:

The Founders Affiliate of the American Heart Association is looking to fill a Youth Market Director position in our NYC office. In this position you will be responsible for implementing the American Heart Association’s Jump Rope For Heart and Hoops For Heart events as well as other youth programs and our Wear Red Day initiatives in the NYC school districts. The Youth Market Director will act as the American Heart Association liaison with schools in the territory and is responsible for achieving income and recruitment goals through the management of existing customers, and prospecting for and cultivating of new accounts.

In this role, you will report to Brian our Senior Director Youth Market for NYC.


Ideal Candidate:

To be successful as a Youth Market Director we need you to bring your 3 plus years of experience in fundraising or corporate sales and your ability to build powerful partnerships. Experience selling in/to schools or school districts is highly desirable. Experience with PE programs and/or working in school districts will also help you be successful in this role. In return the American Heart Association offers you access to our award-winning learning platform the American Heart University as well as our sales training & relationship development program- Building Powerful Partnerships which received a 2017 Learning! 100 Award from Elearning! Media Group, and various other training and support mechanisms locally and through our National Center.

If you are: friendly, social, outgoing, positive, passionate, cool under pressure, detail-oriented, deadline oriented, quick learner, multi-tasker, have a great sense of humor, aren’t scared to get your hands dirty and are willing to do what needs to be done to make things happen then we are looking for you. We move quickly, and our team doesn’t know the meaning of “not my job.”


If this sounds like you, review the preferred skills we are looking for below: ( Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

You should have the ability to navigate the assigned territory mapping the best routes to schools assigned to you, the ability to engage school leaders and PE teachers to develop a passion for holding our events in their districts and schools, excellent verbal communication skills to address school assemblies and the ability to travel in your territory 80% of the day on a daily basis. Knowledge of school systems and communication practices is highly desirable.

Education: 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.

Experience: Must have at least 3 years of experience in fundraising/outside sales or experience as a PE teacher or extensive school district experience. This experience may also count towards satisfying this position’s educational requirement.


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.

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.

If you have questions related to this position before you decided to apply please feel free to e-mail me at . You must apply on-line to be considered for this opportunity.

Application Process:

If joining the largest voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases sounds like your dream job then click on Apply Now to submit your online application. (Click on “New Resume” if you are new to us or “Existing Resume” if you have previously applied to AHA positions)

While we can only contact those applicants deemed most qualified for the position, but we do appreciate all applicants for their interest and effort in applying. If we are interested in moving you forward in the process you can expect to hear from us within one week from the receipt of your application in most cases.

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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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