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American Heart Association School Fundraising / Youth Market Director in Aiken, South Carolina


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.

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. In the future, this position may resume daily travel. All AHA offices are closed and staff are currently working from home. Offices will be reopening in October 2021. This position will resume to being a work from home position.


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.

We are looking to fill a School Fundraising / Youth Market Director working remotely covering the Augusta, GA/Columbia, SC territory . The director is responsible for implementing the American Heart Association's (AHA) school-based educational Kid’s Heart ChallengeTM 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 27 counties (Aiken, Burke, Calhoun, Columbia, Edgefield, Elbert, Emanual, Fairfield, Fulton, Glascock, Hancock, Hart, Jefferson, Jenkins, Kershaw, Lexington, Lexington-Richland, Lincoln, McDuffie, Richland, Richmond, Saluda, Screven, Taliaferro, Treutlen, Warren, Wilkes).

The ideal candidate will reside in Richmond or Columbia County.

Some of your responsibilities will include (but not limited to):

  • 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.

In this role, you will report to the Vice President of Youth Market. This position will be home-office based and preference will be given to applicants living within the territory. Daily travel to schools throughout your assigned market is required.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Want to move your resume to the top so that you can become a “Relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives” ? Here are some of the requirements:


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred

  • At least one year of work 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

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

To help you be successful, you will have access to the AHA’s award-winning learning platform, Heart U, as well as sales training and the award-winning relationship development program, Building Powerful Partnerships.

Attracting hardworking, 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 and Benefits package not only gives you the total benefits you want, but also goes above and beyond with creative programs to develop your skills and help you grow and thrive at 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.

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EOE/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities

Location US-GA-Augusta

Posted Date 1 month ago (9/13/2021 11:37 AM)

Requisition ID 2021-7178

Job Family Group Fundraising

Job Category Field Campaigns

Additional Locations US-GA-Martinez | US-SC-North Augusta | US-GA-Evans | US-SC-Aiken | US-SC-Columbia

Location: Aiken, SC