Youth Market Fundraising Director - Atlanta
American Heart Association - Marietta, GA

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The Greater Southeast Affiliate of the American Heart Association is recruiting to fill an outside sales/fundraising position for our Youth Market Fundraising campaigns. Under the direction of the Vice President, the Fundraising Director is responsible for implementing the American Heart Association's school based Jump Rope for Heart, Hoops for Heart, and Red Out fundraising events in schools throughout Gwinnett and surrounding 19 counties .. This position works with school based coordinators, (typically the PE Teacher) to raise funds through our school based educational fundraising programs. Will act as the American Heart Association liaison with schools in the territory and is responsible for achieving income and school recruitment goals through the management of existing customers, and prospecting and cultivating new school accounts.

This position requires you to be in the territory 90% of your time and will cover approximately 180 schools throughout 20 counties . We offer a yearly salary, a yearly incentive for exceeding specific fundraising goals for the position, travel reimbursement and a great benefits package which includes: comprehensive health benefits, retirement plan with generous employer contributions, 12 paid holidays per year, paid time off, flexible spending accounts and a Fit-Friendly work environment.

NOTE: This is a work out of your home position that requires daily travel throughout the designated territory.

The ideal person for this position has at least two years' of face to face outside sales or fundraising experience, is self-motivated, organized, works well independently, is comfortable with public speaking and has intermediate to advanced skills in Word, Excel, Outlook, and has worked with a data management program. This person must be able to travel daily to schools in their territory; and, as required, attend meetings and training sessions.

Please review the Qualifications section below to see if you meet the requirements for this position.

Required Skills

Required Experience

Minimum Qualifications:
The Education/Experience and Required Skills 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.

Bachelor's Degree and two years of field sales experience or equivalent years of experience in outside sales, nonprofit, or fund raising. (College coursework combined with related experience may be substituted for a degree. 1.5 years of experience equates to 1 full-time year of higher education.)

Required Skills:
1. Ability to work independently and resourcefully. This is a work out of your home position that requires daily travel.
2. Preference will be given to candidates who live in the designated territory.
3. Proven outside sales experience
4. Applied knowledge and intermediate skills in windows applications such as Word, Excel and Outlook
5. Ability to travel within the territory 90% of the time and outside the territory 10% of the time for monthly Regional meetings and/or training
6. Ability to speak publicly and recruit and manage volunteers
7. Knowledge of school systems a plus
8. Some heavy lifting involved
9. Valid driver's license and ability and willingness to travel as position demands.
10. Ability to work outside standard hours as needed, including occasional evenings and weekends.
11. Satisfactory background checks including motor vehicle, and criminal history.

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