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Fundraising Manager, Education Sector - Austin, TX #3368797

Company: American Heart Association

Date: 05/19/2017

Category: Healthcare Services

City: Austin, TX

Fundraising Manager, Education Sector

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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.

We have an excellent opportunity for a Fundraising Manager-Education Sector. This position will report to the Vice President of Youth Market for the SouthWest Affiliate.

This position plans, organizes, monitors and evaluates all Youth Market related projects and activities throughout the assigned territory of North San Antonio/Hill Country, Austin, Waco/Temple/Killeen and El Paso. Travel will be required to the El Paso and Waco areas with probably 2-4 overnight stays per month. Provides leadership and training to staff and volunteers. Guarantees effective and efficient utilization of resources through an integrated marketing approach. Supervises four functionally aligned Youth Market Directors. The current fundraising goal for this team is $1 million net. This can be a home office position or the candidate may office out of our Austin office . However, the candidate must reside within the assigned markets or within close proximity in an effort to best manage territory.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Share in the planning, management, and evaluation of the Affiliate through participation as a member of the management team.

  • Responsible for the overall planning, monitoring, coordination, promotion and evaluation of the Affiliate Youth Market programs including Jump Rope for Heart, Hoops for Heart, and other Youth Market activities.

  • Support and guide staff in the development, implementation and evaluation of the mid-range and annual goals/objectives for the defined territories.

  • Promote the Affiliate to outside organizations, agencies, and associations that have common interests as they relate to AHA Youth Market activities.

  • Provide orientation, training and consultation to staff and volunteers for all activities related to Youth markets, with primary emphasis on Jump and Hoops.

  • Supervise and mentor functionally aligned Youth Market Directors, ensuring that all goals and objectives relating to program numbers and revenue generation are met.

  • Develop and manage a departmental budget related to all Youth Market activities.

  • Secure/coordinate vendor support that will contribute to the most efficient management of Affiliate-wide projects.

  • Ensure adherence to all national and Affiliate Youth Market policies, guidelines and procedures.

  • Advise senior management on policies, procedures and issues related to Youth Market programming.

  • Develop and implement a multi-year Business Plan, incorporating specific strategies to guarantee three-year growth to bring Affiliate to National Youth Market averages. Also include strategies to form partnerships at the Affiliate and local level.

  • Works with appropriate volunteer task forces.

  • Collaborate with Affiliate counterparts in other areas of the Affiliate and Nationally.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Experience

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

  • 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.

  • Must have at least 4 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 have at least 2 years of experience in a management capacity. This experience may occur within the 4 year related experience requirement. Experience gained through direct internal work on AHA projects/priorities may substitute for this requirement and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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

  • Must have solid knowledge and skill with office-related computer programs used for word processing, email, and particularly Excel spreadsheets.

  • Must be at least 18 years old.

  • Proven leadership and management skills, demonstrated by the ability to organize, plan, implement and evaluate.

  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills.

  • Ability to analyze and forecast budgets and other numerical data.

  • Demonstrated community organization skills with the ability to recruit, train and manage volunteers effectively.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the willingness to work with all social strata, occupations and diverse backgrounds. Willingness and ability to travel 75% of the time within the Affiliate and to National Center as needed

  • Ability to supervise clerical and field sales staff which includes daily local business travel; ride-a-longs with staff in their defined territories.

  • Presentation skills for small and large groups.

  • Ability to work as part of an integrated team.

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 hiring manager will be contacted to interview.

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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Job Location

Austin, Texas, United States

Position Type


Job Category: Fundraising/Sales

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