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American Heart Association National Advocacy Consultant in Dallas, Texas


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 excellent opportunity for a National Advocacy Consultant (grant-funded) in our National Center office located in Dallas, Texas (Home Based is acceptable) . It is anticipated that this position will Consult to our Active Living portfolio of issues.

In this role, you will be responsible for providing internal consultation to advocacy staff to ensure policy positions used in campaigns across the country align with American Heart Association’s policy positions and subsequently the science. You will also be responsible for external consultation to public health partners, advocates and volunteers. Additional responsibilities include effectively building the capacity of advocacy campaigns through hands-on field consultation, campaign guidance and technical support. Responsible for building trusted partnerships with advocacy staff while facilitating the successful development and implementation of planning tools and resources. This role collaborates with all levels of the Advocacy Team to provide federal and global federal, state and local staff and their coalitions with a range of public policy activities including: campaign resource development; strategic campaign planning; campaign tactic support; bill drafting; bill and amendment review and guidance.

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, equity & 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, X (formerly Twitter), and at


  • Provide consultation and support to issue campaigns as they are being implemented.

  • Consult with community, state, federal and global advocacy staff on issue analysis, standard methodologies, available resources/templates, mid-course adjustments and other topics needed for advocacy success.

  • Implements strategic technical assistance in support of advocacy staff to successfully implement campaigns.

  • Demonstrates effective relationship management of advocacy staff to ensure effective campaign plan implementation and policy guidance compliance.

  • Attends and participates in relevant campaign related meetings throughout the year, including coalition meetings, as appropriate and to demonstrate further leadership support of American Heart Association.

  • Nurtures relationships with public health coalitions and other community leaders to help advance the American Heart Association's priorities and support and inform the American Heart Association's approach to technical assistance for state and local campaigns.

  • Constant, multi-directional coordination and communication throughout the advocacy operation.

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


  • Bachelor's Degree in Political Science, Public Health or related area.

  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience as a public policy leader in state and local campaigns with a proven understanding of all public policy issues within the portfolio of the American Heart Association.

  • Extensive knowledge of local, state and federal government structures and their processes with the ability to assess state and local legislative and regulatory environments.

  • Skilled in interpersonal communications and exhibits the ability to optimally work with staff, volunteers and external partners. Able to influence without authority.

  • Outstanding oral and written communications skills.

  • Must have the ability to manage multiple concurrent projects with varying levels of complexity and under variable timelines.

  • Must be able to travel overnight approx. 25% of the time.

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

  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience as a registered lobbyist with a track record of success in winning policy campaigns.

  • Experience in leading an Active Living campaign at the state and/or local levels.

So, are you ready to work for the largest voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases?

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, our mission is to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, religion, age, language, sexual orientation, national origin and physical or cognitive abilities. We're committed to ensuring our workforce, workplace culture and mission have a shared impact across a diverse set of backgrounds.

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Location US-TX-Dallas

Posted Date 3 weeks ago (2/13/2024 4:44 PM)

Requisition ID 2024-12482

Job Category Advocacy

Position Type Full Time

Location: TX-Dallas