American Heart Association (AHA)

School Development Manager

American Heart Association (AHA)

Job Description

This job opportunity is located in 

Baltimore, Maryland


Now is the time to join us and make a difference. Be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. Here at the American Heart Association, you matter and so does your career.

The American Heart Association has an opportunity for a Development Manager, School Engagement for Howard County . This Part-Time 30-hour/week position is home-based with daily travel to schools/customers throughout the county and occasional overnight travel outside of the territory. This is a fixed term position currently funded for 3-years.

You will work directly with schools in Howard county under the direction of the Sr. Development Director, School Engagement and the Vice President, Youth Market. This position is responsible for applying validated sales techniques to acquire new accounts and renew and grow existing accounts related to school Fundraising and development. This is done to achieve revenue generation and program goals.

The Association offers many resources to help you maintain work-life harmonization through your changing needs and life situations. To help you be successful, you will have access to Heart U, our award-winning corporate university, as well as additional training and support, locally.

#TheAHALife is our company culture, our way of life, reflecting our diversity and inclusion, our focus on work-life harmonization and our Guiding Values. Discover why you will Be Seen. Be Heard. Be Valued™ at the American Heart Association by following us on LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and at


Essential Job Duties:

  • Implements the American Heart Association’s Kids Heart Challenge / American Heart Challenge programs with school based coordinators to raise funds through our educational fundraising programs, elementary through high school (K-12).

  • Sell 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, recruitment and leading positive relationships with volunteers, while ensuring overall success of the programs.

  • Present program information at school assembly events, in-person, to school-aged kids to teach about the American Heart Association and its programs.

  • Achieve income and recruitment goals through management of existing customers and school accounts, and prospecting and cultivating new school accounts. Revenue generation expectations of $250k first year.

  • Coordinate, plan, and implement activities and resources necessary to achieve campaign goals and fundraising objectives in the assigned territory.

  • Maintain and track all related fundraising data.

  • Recruit volunteers to develop and handle school-wide events, while building new relationships and providing ongoing support to volunteers in each school.

  • Partner with school district employees to support wellness programs and fundraise for the American Heart Association and work with other staff for implementation.

  • Develop effective customer relationships through time management, persuasion, organization, competitiveness, and persistence.

  • Provide outstanding customer service and volunteer management.

  • Ensure adherence to all national and regional School Engagement policies, guidelines, and procedures.

  • Launch and implement Teen of Impact fundraising competition.

  • Collaborates with other team members, including Howard County-focused Community Impact Manager.

  • Travel through assigned geographic territory and participate in meetings and events that may occur outside of regular business hours, including weekends.

  • Ability to do daily travel up to 75%. Includes ability and willingness to accomplish high levels of travel within assigned territory. This includes typically visiting 5-10 schools each day.


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

  • Bachelor’s or a combination of some college, plus experience.

  • 2 years of experience in outside sales or in a non-profit organization in a similar capacity.

  • Must possess excellent Marketing, communication and relationship building skills.

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

  • Skill in written and oral communications, consultation, and comprehensive planning.

  • Ability to recruit, train and Counsel volunteers to achieve goals and objectives.

  • Basic knowledge and skill with Microsoft Office, including presentations and spreadsheets.

  • Must be at least 18 years old.

  • Access to reliable transportation and ability to maintain valid driver’s license and auto insurance.

Here are some of the preferred skills we are looking for:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills that lead to positive relationships.

  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills.

  • Must be hard-working with a strong desire to succeed.

  • Ability to collaborate well with others.

Attracting dedicated, 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.

Compensation & Benefits

The American Heart Association invests in its people. Here are the main components of our total rewards package. Visit Rewards & Benefits to see more details.

  • Compensation – Our goal is to ensure you have a competitive base salary. That’s why we regularly review the market value of jobs and make adjustments, as needed.

  • Performance and Recognition – You are rewarded for achieving success by merit increases and incentive programs, based on the type of position.

  • Benefits – We offer a wide array of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance, along with a robust retirement program that includes an employer match and automatic contribution. As a mark of our commitment to employee well-being, we also offer an employee assistance program, employee wellness program and telemedicine, and medical consultation.

  • Professional Development – You can join one of our many Employee Resource Groups (ERG) or be a mentor/mentee in our professional mentoring program. HeartU is the Association’s national online university, with more than 100,000 resources designed to meet your needs and busy schedule.

  • Work-Life Harmonization – The Association offers Paid Time Off (PTO) at a minimum of 16 days per year for new employees. The number of days will increase based on seniority level. You will also have a total of 12 paid holidays off each year, which includes several days off at the end of the year.

  • Tuition Assistance - We support the Career Development of all employees. This program provides Financial Assistance to employees who wish to further their education and career in relation to their current duties and responsibilities, or for potential future positions in the organization.

The American Heart Association’s 2024 Goal: Every person deserves the opportunity for a full, healthy life. As champions for Health Equity, by 2024, the American Heart Association will advance cardiovascular health for all, including identifying and removing barriers to health care access and quality.

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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Location US-MD-Baltimore

Posted Date 12 hours ago (6/9/2023 6:12 PM)

Requisition ID 2023-10658

Job Category Field Campaigns

Additional Locations US-MD-Baltimore

Position Type Part Time

Location: MD-Baltimore

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