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American Heart Association Community Impact Director in Arlington, Virginia

Overview

Are you ready to join an organization where you can be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives?

Envision 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 single day. Is it easy? No. Is it worthwhile? You bet!

This is satisfying work that makes a real difference in people's lives. You can achieve professional growth with personal fulfillment. You will connect with people and make a lifesaving impact. You will partner with individuals, schools, lawmakers, healthcare providers and others to ensure everyone has access to healthier lifestyle choices and proper healthcare.

Responsibilities

The American Heart Association (AHA) has an excellent opportunity for a Community Impact Director based in our Arlington VA office (Greater Washington DC focus) .

The selected candidate will drive the execution of our health impact goals within the area by focusing in the areas of hypertension, cholesterol, nutrition, obesity, and physical activity with a focus on diverse communities.

Responsibilities

  • Engage in collective community impact efforts, both leading and supporting, in partnership with key volunteers, strategic alliances, institutions and corporations.

  • Build and implement a cross-functional hypertension and cholesterol control strategy (high blood pressure management, cholesterol, nutrition access and healthy behavior initiatives, women's health and tobacco) in the market.

  • Recruit, train and lead volunteers and strategic community alliances to achieve priority community and collective impact goals.

  • Identify and assist in recruiting diverse volunteers to serve in leadership roles on market board of directors and event executive leadership teams.

  • Work with internal staff partners to ensure population health strategies are integrated into development, communications and marketing, advocacy, and healthcare quality improvement activities.

  • Collaborate with development staff partners and volunteers to identify, cultivate, and secure program funding, including sponsorship (cash and in-kind) for relevant campaigns.

Qualifications

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

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.

  • Must have at least 2 years of experience working with community health issues, ability to interact across multiple acculturation levels and socio-economic groups.

  • Minimum of 2 years' experience in public health, education, marketing, public relations and/or community programs.

  • 2 years-experience in recruiting, mobilizing, managing, recognizing, and evaluating volunteers. Experience in training others on volunteer management and monitoring progress.

  • Outstanding oral and written communications skills.

  • Proven ability to simultaneously handle multiple, complex projects in varying stages of development under time constraints.

  • Ability to travel at least 75% of the time within assigned coverage area.

  • Intermediate knowledge and skill with Microsoft Office 2010 or higher used for word processing, email, presentations, and spreadsheets. Advanced knowledge and skill with these programs are preferred. These skills are subject to testing.

  • Proven track record in conducting meetings with internal and external partners and representing AHA to the public, as necessary.

  • Ability to handle large projects and events ensuring deadline compliance.

  • Participation in a multi-disciplinary team environment working towards common goals with internal and external clients. Ability to influence team members without supervisory authority.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.

(Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Compensation & Benefits

Salary:

Pay is commensurate with experience; geographic differentials may apply.

Benefit Plans:

Our Rewards & Benefits package not only gives you the total benefits you want, but also goes above and beyond with innovative programs to develop your skills – helping you grow and thrive at the American Heart Association. To learn more about our benefit offerings please visit: https://heart.jobs/rewards-and-benefits/

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-VA-Arlington

Posted Date 3 weeks ago (7/18/2022 12:28 AM)

Requisition ID 2022-8891

Job Category Health Strategies

Additional Locations US-DC-Washington | US-VA-Arlington

Position Type Full Time

Location: VA-Arlington

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