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American Heart Association Youth Market Director in Santa Clara, California


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 Youth Market Director within our Western States Region located in the Greater Bay Area. This is a remote, field-based position with the location central to the territory being managed which includes San Mateo County, Santa Clara County or Alameda County.

The Youth Market Director is responsible for advancing the American Heart Association’s mission through the planning, management and implementation of Youth Market fund raising programs and collaboration with internal and external partners in achieving overall team and regional goals. This includes ensuring that revenue goals are achieved for Youth Market and the division, active collaboration in driving towards Health Impact Goals and effectively engaging volunteers and staff.

This position is directly responsible for meeting an overall fundraising goal of $600,000 (participant income and corporate sponsorship) through exceptional volunteer recruitment and engagement, customer service and account management - all while motivating kids to take their health to heart .


Essential Job Duties:

  • Responsible for the sales and service of Youth Market products (Kids Heart Challenge)

  • Manages and promotes Youth Market activities to existing accounts and for the recruitment of new Youth Market sites.

  • Recruits, trains, and motivates volunteers in Youth Market products and services.

  • Drives the ongoing process of identifying, recruiting, and activating an influential and inclusive volunteer leadership base to support the campaign on a sustained basis.

  • Develops and implements year-round pipelines and cultivation plans for sponsorship accounts, ensuring sufficient depth for revenue generation and excellent customer relations.

  • Establishes and maintains superior customer relations with appropriate contacts within Youth Market sites.

  • Acts as the liaison with various sponsoring organizations and groups (i.e. Department of Education, and other professional organizations) to enlist support for new and ongoing efforts aimed at the Youth Market.

  • Performs other duties necessary to meet the responsibilities of this position or as assigned by the immediate supervisor.

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


  • Minimum of 2-3 years’ experience in progressively responsible outside sales or fund raising position with:

  • A proven track record in meeting sales/fund raising goals.

  • Demonstrated ability to accomplish results through strong volunteer recruitment and management.

  • Must possess excellent marketing and communication skills.

  • Ability and willingness to travel extensively within assigned territory. Must have valid driver’s license, auto insurance and personal vehicle.

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently during irregular working hours.

  • Highly effective organization, multi-tasking, communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to thrive in a results-driven environment.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and ability to manage and report on data utilizing customer relationship management databases.

  • Ability to work productively and efficiently from a home office and in the field consistent with the flexible work arrangements policy.

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

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience and training, preferably – heavy direct sales experience and knowledge of school markets a plus.

  • Knowledge of corporate and community networks.

  • Knowledge of AHA’s mission and programs.

So, are you ready to work for the largest voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases?


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-CA-Oakland

Posted Date 3 months ago (6/28/2022 7:45 PM)

Requisition ID 2021-7298

Job Category Field Campaigns

Additional Locations US-CA-San Francisco | US-CA-San Jose | US-CA-Santa Clara | US-CA-Palo Alto

Position Type Full Time

Location: CA-Santa Clara