Fundraising Director, Dance

  • American Heart Association
  • Chicago, IL, USA
  • Mar 05, 2019
Full time Health Care Non-Profit

Job Description

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.

Responsibilities

The American Heart Association (AHA) has an excellent opportunity for a Fundraising Program Director - Dance , reporting up to the Innovation Team at National Center. This position is located in Chicago, IL. There are multiple location options for this opportunity and consideration will be given on location depending upon candidate qualifications and market opportunity.

In this role you will be responsible for recruiting and implementing the American Heart Association's American Heart Challenge Dance event , working with the American Dance Movement, founded by Nigel Lythgoe and Adam Shankman, to recruit middle schools and high schools. You will work with school administrative leaders and faculty, to raise funds through our educational fundraising program. #LI-CS1

Key responsibilities include:

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.

This position has a fundraising net goal this year of approximately $250k+. You must exceed challenging fundraising goals by developing effective customer relationships with school administration through persuasion, organization, competitiveness, persistence and time management.

This position requires you to be in the territory 80 - 90% (Metro Chicago area) of your time building relationships with approximately 8 to 10 schools a day.

This is a Home-based position that requires daily travel throughout the designated territory.

This is a fast-paced sales type of position with early morning start times.

Qualifications

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

  • Must have earned a high school diploma or GED, with a preference for a college degree

  • Ability to work independently and resourcefully.

  • Strong organizational skills with ability to multi-task and thrive in a high-pace work environment

  • Preference will be given to candidates who live in territory.

  • Prior sales experience preferred.

  • Applied knowledge and intermediate skills in Windows applications such as Word, Excel and Outlook and database tools to enter data as requested.

  • Demonstrated skills in strong oral communication and ability to speak publicly.

  • Knowledge of school systems a plus.

  • Valid driver’s license, proof of at least minimum state required automobile liability insurance and ability and willingness to travel as position demands.

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

  • Satisfactory background check that includes motor vehicle and criminal history.

  • Dance background a plus.

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.