American Heart Association
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Development Director, Youth Market
at American Heart Association
Are you ready to join an organization where you can make an extraordinary impact every day?
Imagine 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 day. Is it easy? No. Is it worthwhile? Absolutely.
This is satisfying and challenging work that makes a real difference in people's lives. We are where you can achieve professional growth with personal fulfillment. We are where you can connect people to making a lifesaving impact. We are where you can 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 is where you can make an extraordinary impact.
The American Heart Association (AHA) has an excellent opportunity for a Development Director, Youth Market. The Director will handle the overall implementation and promotion of our Jump Rope for Heart, Hoops for Heart, and Red Out fundraising events in schools in eighteen counties in southeastern/central Iowa. The main accountability of the Director is to drive revenue for the events.
The Director may be based in the Iowa City or Davenport areas. The position is posted in each location. Will have a home office set up.
- Prospect and secure school participation.
- Recruit, train, and motivate School Coordinators (mainly PE teachers) to implement and coordinate the fundraisers.
- Attend and speak at kick-off assembly events at schools holding the fundraisers.
- Ensure each school has the materials and resources needed to have a successful event.
- Perform summer cultivation with school administrators at both the school and district level.
- Be a daily “road warrior.”
Want to Get Your Resume to the Top? Take a Look at the Experience We Require:
- 2+ years of experience in fundraising or outside sales or in a non-profit organization in a similar capacity. This experience may also count towards satisfying this position’s educational requirement.
- 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: 1 ½ years experience equates to 1 full-time year of higher education.
- Ability to recruit, train and counsel volunteers to achieve goals and objectives.
- Ability to transport materials and other supplies to and from meetings and events.
- Ability to do daily travel up to 75% and overnight travel up to 25%.
- Must have at least basic knowledge and skill with Microsoft Office 2010 or higher used for word processing, email, presentations, and spreadsheets. Advanced knowledge and skill with these programs is preferred. These skills are subject to testing.
- 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.
Attracting talented, 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.
So, are you ready to work for the largest voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases? Click on “New Resume” (or “Existing Resume” if you have previously applied to AHA positions) to submit your online application. Only those candidates deemed most qualified by the will be contacted to interview.
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