Director Youth Market - West Central NJ
American Heart Association - Robbinsville, NJ

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The Founders Affiliate of the American Heart Association is recruiting to fill an outside sales/fundraising position as Director Youth Market in our Robbinsville, NJ office. Under the direction of the Vice President, the Director is responsible for implementing the American Heart Association’s Jump Rope for Heart and Hoops for Heart events in the West Central NJ Market to include Mercer and Hunterdon Counties and part of Burlington, Middlesex, Somerset counties. The Director will act as the American Heart Association liaison with schools in the territory and is responsible for achieving income and recruitment goals through the management of existing customers, and prospecting for and cultivating of new accounts.

Major Responsibilities :
Drive revenue growth by working with school coordinators to achieve income goals and by retaining current schools and recruiting new schools in the territory.

Actively work with school coordinators to help ensure the success of events through quality goal setting and leveraging known success drivers.

Establish mutually satisfying relationships and vision with schools/coordinators to develop and deepen their involvement with and support of the American Heart Association.

Maintain an updated Account Management data base (Siebel).

Set goals for registered schools in Siebel, and maintain projections throughout year.

Follow appropriate and timely cultivation plan for all schools.

Participate in trainings (sessions and/or teleconferences) and monthly Youth Market meetings.

Act as AHA information liaison to schools or community groups in territory.

Assist with any public relations efforts for events.

Attend school assemblies as requested.

Build strong, positive relationships with school personnel in territory; work towards opening up locked out territories.

Assist with any Affiliate-wide trainings.

Integrate with other AHA departments.

Participate in Youth Market related programs, workshops and conferences.

Please review the experience section below to see if you meet the qualifications for this position.

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! Benefits include comprehensive health benefits, retirement plan with generous employer contributions, 12 paid holidays per year, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, and a Start! Fit-Friendly work environment.

To apply for this position or to see other opportunities with the American Heart Association please visit www.heart.org/careers. We no longer accept mailed, faxed or e-mailed resumes. Please apply for positions directly through our website. Only those candidates deemed most qualified by the hiring manager will be contacted to interview.

The American Heart Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer and works to prohibit discrimination and to assure fair and uniform treatment of applicants and employees in all aspects of Human Resources administration without regard to political or religious opinions or affiliations, membership or non-membership in employee organizations, age, sex, disability, race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, marital status or any other non-merit factor.

Non-smoking environment - EOE

Required Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. 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.

Must have excellent knowledge of assigned territory and/or mapping and directional capabilities.

Ability to work independently and resourcefully

Outside sales experience with identifiable results

Applied knowledge and intermediate skills in windows applications such as Word, Excel and Outlook

Ability to travel within territory 80% of the time and outside the territory 20% of the time for monthly Regional or Affiliate wide meetings and/or training

Ability to speak publicly

Knowledge of school systems a plus

Must have the ability to lift at least 20 lbs from the ground to waist level with or without reasonable accommodation

Ability and willingness to travel as position demands.

Ability to work outside standard hours as needed, including occasional evenings and weekends.

Satisfactory background checks.

Required Experience

Education:
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.

Experience:
Must have at least 3 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.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
None

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