American Heart Association

School Fundraising Director

Location US-GA-Atlanta
Posted Date 2 months ago(6/21/2022 3:23 PM)
Requisition ID
Job Category
Field Campaigns
Position Type
Full Time


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.


Learn how you can use your sales/fundraising skills to join our hardworking development staff as we work to fund critical research, advocacy and educational programs to raise awareness about heart disease and stroke, and work towards building a culture of health in our communities.


Is it about the money? Sure, but it’s about so much more. To continue the fight against the Number 1 and Number 5 causes of death in the world, we need dedicated staff who can engage and motivate our past, present and future volunteers and donors to become passionate about our mission and fundraising strategies. 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 Director/Youth Market Director working remotely from our Atlanta office. The director is responsible for implementing the American Heart Association's (AHA) school-based educational Kid’s Heart Challenge 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 260 schools across Bartow, Carroll, Chattooga, Coweta, Dawson, Floyd, Forsyth, Haralson and Heard Counties. The ideal candidate would live near Forsyth 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 VP 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 or equivalent experience
  • 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


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Compensation & Benefits

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.


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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