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American Heart Association Region Senior Community Impact Consultant in Merced, California


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 Region Senior Community Impact Consultant within our Western States Region based in Central Valley/Kern County. This is home office/field based role and involves regular work performed from remote locations for business meetings and events.

Under broad supervision, this position will drive the execution of health impact goals around policy, systems, and environmental changes by focusing in the areas of hypertension, cholesterol, Type 2 diabetes, nutrition, women's health, tobacco and vaping, mental wellbeing.

The Region Senior Community Impact Consultant will effectively integrate population health strategies focusing on collaboration with Executive Directors, Development, Advocacy, and Communications & Marketing partners. This position will also serve as an internal consultant to the region/territory on community and population health strategies and trends with a specialized focus on systematic changes to drive health improvement across under-resourced communities.

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 training and support locally and through our National Center.

#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


  • Effectively build a network of meaningful volunteer and partner relationships to create a sustainable culture of health within our vulnerable community. Proactively lead and identify, recruit, orient and retains volunteers consisting of senior level executives and community leaders within the market to drive the overall chronic disease management plan. Work with supervisor to support engagement and involvement of the Division's Board of Directors. Accountable for the organization and management of volunteers.

  • Develop an overall community action plan that includes engagement and positioning strategies, driving to organizational goals around healthy behavior, which includes blood pressure management, and other health impact initiatives. Plan should include an engagement plan for key volunteers and strategic alliances. Bring programs to scale leveraging marketing insights and trends for engagement, therefore driving sustainability. Develop written plan to communicate the impact the American Heart Association is having within the market to be shared with internal audiences, volunteers, local board, strategic partners, affiliate leadership and funder (while applicable).  

  • Serve as a catalyst and convener with strategic organizations and demonstrate progress through reach of system changes.

  • Drive direct health impact via targeted strategic community alliances (i.e., faith-based institutions, FQHCs, community centers etc.) and corporate relationships (i.e., Top 25 Companies, sponsors, etc.)

  • Collaborate with division EDs to determine sponsorable strategies and issue-based funding to address significant population reach that will drive to the reduction of health disparities in diverse audiences.

  • Successfully build and implement a cross-functional chronic disease management such as hypertension and cholesterol and type 2 diabetes control strategy in the market with strong integration of Health Strategies and Development.

  • Train internal and external teams on improving control rates for chronic disease management. Assists with educating all staff in the market with the ability to talk about what the Association is doing to address health equity.

  • Work collaboratively with corporate relations and development staff partners and volunteers to identify, cultivate, and secure prospective sponsors for relevant campaigns, driving to specific sponsorship goal with development team. Support the achievement of the unrestricted field campaign through issue-based funding/activations and other means.


  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience with:

  • Progressive experience in public health, health system or equivalent.

  • Background in healthcare, community health, marketing

  • Proven ability to recruit, mobilize and manage volunteers, including C-suite level executives.

  • Demonstrated ability to drive toward and achieve results.

  • Proven ability to apply marketing insights to develop appropriate strategies.

  • Effectively maintain relationships with the ability to gain trust and demonstrate influence without authority.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications is required.

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

  • Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in Public Health or related field; Master's degree preferred.

  • Ability to speak and write fluently in both Spanish and English is preferred.

  • Demonstrated success in developing proposals and securing of sponsorships, major gifts, and foundations funding.

  • Knowledge of corporate and community networks.

  • Knowledge of American Heart Association’s mission and programs.

Compensation & Benefits

Expected pay range will be $72,980 to $97,340. Pay is commensurate with experience; geographic differentials to the pay range may apply. The American Heart Association reserves the right to pay more or less than the posted range.

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  • 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-CA-Fresno

Posted Date 7 months ago (11/2/2022 2:07 PM)

Requisition ID 2022-9381

Job Category Health Strategies

Additional Locations US-CA-Bakersfield | US-CA-Mariposa | US-CA-Merced | US-CA-Hanford | US-CA-Visalia

Position Type Full Time

Location: CA-Merced