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American Heart Association Community Advocacy Director - Los Angeles, CA in Los Angeles, California

Overview

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 Community Advocacy Director in Los Angeles, CA.

The Community Advocacy Director is responsible for coordinating and overseeing strategy and efforts to further the public policy priorities of the American Heart Association (AHA) in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties. You will also be responsible for serving as the primary representative of the AHA to community level public officials and relevant community public agencies to generate awareness and support for the AHA’s public policy agenda. Additional responsibilities include building and managing teams of AHA volunteers, coalitions and partner organizations to build support for and integrate advocacy issues messaging into all other AHA programs/events.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Strategically coordinates and oversees all elements of successful public policy priority campaigns at the assigned market level.

  • Meets one on one with elected officials, their staff, and other local government officials to gain support for the AHA’s advocacy issues.

  • Monitors and engages on legislative and regulatory issues of concern to the AHA and apprises appropriate AHA volunteers and staff of emerging advocacy issues.

  • Provides policy research, development of support materials, recruiting of spokespersons, preparing testimony, and other activities as needed to advance the AHA’s community public policy agenda.

  • Participates in coalition efforts and other collaborative partnerships to leverage opportunities that advance the Association’s public policy priorities.

  • Recruits membership for and provides staff support to a volunteer community advocacy committee. In collaboration with the committee, and with strategic direction from the Association’s advocacy program develops a community legislative agenda.

  • Provides strategic direction on local grassroots and key contact, recruitment, retention and mobilization efforts.

  • Collaborates with communications staff partners on development and timing of media advocacy efforts.

  • Assures compliance with lobbying requirements and prepares all necessary reporting.

  • Provides advocacy presentations and training opportunities to volunteers and staff as needed.

  • Attends and participates in relevant AHA meetings throughout the year.

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

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Public Policy, Political Science, Law, related field or equivalent work experience.

  • Minimum of three (3) years of:

  • Experience and success in legislative and regulatory lobbying

  • Experience in community organizing and/or political campaigns

  • Demonstrated experience building and managing issue advocacy coalition(s)

  • Experience developing and implementing grassroots and media advocacy tactics

  • Policy analysis and technical (legislative and regulatory) writing skills

  • Ability to simultaneously manage multiple, complex projects in varying stages of development under time constraints

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of strategic planning, budgeting, and managing work

  • Exceptional oral and written communications skills.

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

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

  • Knowledge of voluntary health organizations or nonprofit organizations

  • Experience working in health care policy

  • Experience in volunteer management

  • Demonstrated understanding and appreciation for the use of technology, social media, and information systems.

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

Compensation & Benefits

Salary:

Pay is commensurate with experience; geographic differentials may apply.

Benefit Plans:

Employees scheduled to work at least 20 hours per week are eligible to participate in the medical, dental, and vision plans the first of the month following 30 days of service. AHA subsidizes the medical and dental cost to ensure benefits are affordable. Eligible dependents under AHA’s group benefit plans include legal spouse, domestic partner, children under the age of 26 or who are disabled. AHA offers additional benefits like an EAP, telehealth benefit for general medical and behavioral health, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, and disability.

Retirement Plans: AHA retirement plans offer employees a way to start saving after their first paycheck. The retirement plans provides employer contributions after two years of service. If you have previous 501(c)(3) non-profit experience, within the last 5 years, at a national health agency, an institution of higher learning or a medical institution, that experience may count towards the two-year waiting period. Employees are 100% vested in employee and employer contributions.

Paid Days Off: Regular full-time and part-time employees earn Paid Time Off (PTO) based on years of service. PTO begins accruing on date of hire. Full time employees receive one paid Community Service time off day per year and are encouraged to participate in projects, programs and organizations which contribute to the health and vitality of their communities. AHA also offers 12 paid holidays per year.

Leaves of Absence: AHA offers both Short Term and Long Term Disability benefits which replace earnings if you are unable to work due to a non-work-related illness or injury. Employees are eligible for Short Term Disability after 90 days of service and are eligible for Long Term Disability after being disabled for 90 days or more. Eligible employees can take up to 12 weeks off of work for a qualified leave of absence under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), intermittent FMLA leaves and leave as an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act as Amended (ADAAA.

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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EOE/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities

Location US-CA-Los Angeles

Posted Date 4 months ago (1/15/2021 5:16 PM)

Requisition ID 2018-3162

Job Family Group Health Strategies & Programs

Job Category Advocacy

Location: Los Angeles, CA

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