The American Heart Association (AHA) has an excellent opportunity for a Fundraising Director (Youth Market Director) in the Educational Sector for our Greater Southeast Affiliate. This position will focus on the Gainesville/Ocala area.You will be responsible for implementing the AHA's Kids Heart Challenge events while working directly with school leaders and faculty (typically PE teachers/school principals/superintendents) to raise funds through our educational fundraising program in 12 counties (Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Citrus, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Lafayette, Levy, Marion, Sumter, and Union).
Key responsibilities include selling our lifesaving mission to local schools through prospecting and securing school participation from school administration while providing tools and training to help schools establish and meet their fundraising goals. You will also recruit and manage strong relationships with school volunteers while ensuring overall success of the programs. This position has a fundraising net goal this year of approximately $240K (+). You must exceed challenging fundraising goals by developing effective customer relationships with school administration through persuasion, organization, competitiveness, persistence and time management. This is a fast-paced sales type of position.
This position requires you to be in the territory 90% of your time and will cover approximately 140 schools while driving to approximately 10 schools a day. This is a fast-paced sales type of position. LI#KB1
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
NOTE: This is a work out of your home position that requires daily travel throughout the designated territory. Approximately 90% of your day will be spent traveling from school to school and require that you reach challenging fundraising goals.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university preferred. College coursework combined with related experience may be substituted for a degree.
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