American Heart Association School Fundraising Director in Austin, Texas
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 Fundraising Director-Educational Sector (Youth Market Director) in our SouthWest region office in Austin, Texas. You will be responsible for implementing the AHA's Kids Heart Challenge event as the liaison with school-based coordinators, (typically PE Teachers/school principals/superintendents) to raise funds through our educational fundraising program with approximately 150+ schools in the Austin area (Austin ISD, Bastrop ISD, Hays CISD, Leander ISD, Lockhart ISD, Marble Falls ISD, Pflugerville ISD, Round Rock ISD, etc.).
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. Yourposition has a fundraising net goal this year of approximately $500k. 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 driving to 7-10 schools a day, recruiting schools during Recruitment Season, Planning Events with schools before the Winter Break and Presenting at 50+ school assemblies from January - March. 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.
Here are some of the experiences we are looking forward to reviewing in your resume:
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university preferred.
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.
(Reasonable accommodations m ay be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Compensation & Benefits
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. To learn more about our benefit offerings please visit: https://heart.jobs/rewards-and-benefits/
Our Rewards & Benefits package not only gives you the total benefits you want, but also goes above and beyond with creative programs to develop your skills – helping you grow and thrive at the American Heart Association. To help you be successful you will have access to our award-winning learning platform the Heart U 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. This position is eligible for our full benefits and retirement packages, generous PTO accrual, paid holidays in addition to the week of December 25th off !
Pay is commensurate with experience; geographic differentials may apply.
The American Heart Association’s 2024 Goal: Every person deserves the opportunity for a full, healthy life. As champions for health equity, by 2024, the American Heart Association will advance cardiovascular health for all, including identifying and removing barriers to health care access and quality.
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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Posted Date 3 weeks ago (4/27/2022 11:46 AM)
Requisition ID 2022-8541
Job Category Field Campaigns
Position Type Full Time