American Heart Association

Youth Market Director

Location US-NY-New York
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(7/27/2022 3:36 PM)
Requisition ID
Job Category
Field Campaigns
Additional Locations
US-NY-New York  | US-NY-Plainview 
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.


The American Heart Association (AHA) has an excellent opportunity for a Youth Market Director in our Eastern Region. The position is Home Office based located in New York City area or anywhere within your territory. You will work directly with schools in the 5 Boroughs: Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx, Staten Island, and Manhattan.  Under the direction of the Vice President Youth Market and the Senior Vice President, the Youth Market Director is responsible for applying validated sales techniques to acquire new accounts and renew and grow existing accounts related to school fundraising and development. This is done to achieve revenue generation and program goals. 

Essential Job Duties:

  • Responsible for recruitment and cultivation of school volunteers in assigned territory for youth market partnership with the American Heart Association.  Supports in developing and working plan with revenue and volunteer recruitment goals, including securing sponsorships and donations.  
  • Responsible for the account management and American Heart Association cause promotion in schools that are existing accounts and potential accounts within the K-12 market.  Implementing life-saving initiatives; including Kids Heart Challenge and American Heart Challenge programs.
  • Recruit, train and develop volunteers at multiple levels throughout the schools assigned.
  • Establish and maintain superior customer service relations with appropriate contacts within your market area.
  • Attend all meetings and trainings mandated or approved by Vice President of Youth Market.
  • Performs summer cultivation with school administrators at both the school and district level.
  • Ability to lift and/or move up to 20 pounds with the expectation that items in excess of 20 pounds would be broken down into smaller components or additional assistance is required before lifting and/or moving.
  • Ability to do daily travel 60% to 75% currently.  Includes ability and willingness to accomplish high levels of travel within assigned territory.
  • This includes typically visiting 5-10 schools each day. Need reliable transportation to travel in your territory.
  • Access to reliable transportation and ability to maintain valid driver’s license and auto insurance.



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

  • Bachelor’s or some college plus experience.  Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university preferred.  College coursework combined with related experience may be substituted for a degree.  Related experience may be substituted as follows: 1½ years’ experience equates to1 full-time year of higher education.
  • Must have at least 1 years of experience in outside sales or in a non-profit organization in a similar capacity.  This experience may also count towards satisfying this position’s educational requirement.
  • Must possess excellent marketing, communication and relationship building skills.
  • Ability to analyze and forecast sales and other numerical data.
  • Skill in written and oral communications, consultation, and comprehensive planning.
  • Ability to recruit, train and counsel volunteers to achieve goals and objectives.
  • Must have at least basic knowledge and skill with Microsoft Office 2010 or higher used for word processing, email, presentations, and spreadsheets.
  • Must be at least 18 years old. 

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

  • Excellent interpersonal and social skills that lead to strong relationships
  • Proven verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be hard-working with a strong desire to succeed
  • Ability to collaborate well with others

Attracting passionate, 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. 


Compensation & Benefits

Employees scheduled to work at least 20 hours per week are eligible to participate in the medical, dental, and vision plans the first of the month following 30 days of service. AHA subsidizes the medical and dental cost to ensure benefits are affordable. Eligible dependents under AHA’s group benefit plans include legal spouse, domestic partner, children under the age of 26 or who are disabled. AHA offers additional benefits like an EAP, telehealth benefit for general medical and behavioral health, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, and disability.
Retirement Plans: AHA retirement plans offer employees a way to start saving after their first paycheck. The retirement plans provide employer contributions after two years of service.   If you have previous 501(c)(3) non-profit experience, within the last 5 years, at a national health agency, an institution of higher learning or a medical institution, that experience may count towards the two-year waiting period.  Employees are 100% vested in employee and employer contributions.
Paid Days Off: Regular full-time and part-time employees earn Paid Time Off (PTO) based on years of service. PTO begins accruing on date of hire. Full time employees receive one paid Community Service time off day per year and are encouraged to participate in projects, programs and organizations which contribute to the health and vitality of their communities. AHA also offers 12 paid holidays per year.

Leaves of Absence: AHA offers both Short Term and Long-Term Disability benefits which replace earnings if you are unable to work due to a non-work-related illness or injury. Employees are eligible for Short Term Disability after 90 days of service and are eligible for Long Term Disability after being disabled for 90 days or more. Eligible employees can take up to 12 weeks off of work for a qualified leave of absence under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), intermittent FMLA leaves and leave as an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act as Amended (ADAAA).



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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