American Heart Association Senior Director Community Health NYC in New York, New York


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.


About Us:

The American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. Founded by six cardiologists in 1924, our organization now includes more than 40 million volunteers and supporters. We fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide critical tools and information to save and improve lives. Our nationwide organization includes 156 local offices and more than 3,000 employees. We moved our national headquarters from New York to Dallas in 1975 to be more centrally located. The American Stroke Association was created as a division in 1997 to bring together the organization’s stroke-related activities.

What We Do:

To improve the lives of all Americans, we support our mission in a variety of ways. We’re the nation’s leader in CPR training and certification. We help people understand the importance of healthy lifestyle choices. We provide science-based treatment guidelines to healthcare professionals to help them provide quality care to their patients. We educate lawmakers, policymakers and the public as we advocate for changes to protect and improve the health of our communities.

The Job:

The Founders of the American Heart Association is recruiting for a Senior Director - Community Health based in our NYC office. The Senior Director will serve as the “health ” for the market for the AHA’s strategic plan focused on hypertension management, improving nutrition and other key priorities. Supervisory responsibilities may include oversight of the related program staff and/or administrative staff. The Senior Director will support local implementation of national health priorities as identified for the AHA/ASA 2017-2020 strategic plan and collaborate with local staff on the major market goals.

Your Key Responsibilities will include:

Serving as a subject matter and program expert in the market you will: assist in the recruitment and management of volunteer networks; assess community health needs and develop, coordinate and implement community-wide strategies based on the American Heart Association’s strategic plan; drive collaboration with key health strategies and development staff to achieve mission-related goals; be accountable for both health/mission and revenue goals; articulate the cardiovascular disease health burden in the multicultural community and what AHA is doing to address disparities; andthe collective impact plan to drive impact in the market.

You can expect to travel approximately 75% of the time in your territory as well as some travel to regional offices and the National Center in Dallas, TX for meetings and training.

In this role, you will report toour VP - Health Strategies in the NYC market. You will have the opportunity to work directly with the development and program staff in the NYC market to drive volunteer and community health engagement in support of our 2020 Impact Goal.


Ideal Candidate:

As the ideal candidate for the Senior Director Community Health position, you should have a minimum of 5 years of experience in: public health education and/or community programs that includes working on community health issues; demonstrated ability to interact across multiple acculturation levels and socio-economic groups; a successful track record of meeting and exceeding goals; demonstrated experience in recruiting, mobilizing, managing and evaluating volunteers up to and including “C” suite level; negotiation and motivational skills and the ability to manage partnerships for health policy changes. Some experience in outside sales would also be beneficial in being able to pitch programs and goals to potential AHA customers. Since this position will supervise other fieldyou will need to possess at least 5 years of experience in a supervisory role.

To help you be successful you will have access to our award-winning learning platform the Heart U as well as our sales training & relationship development program- Building Powerful Partnerships which received a 2017 Learning! 100 Award from Elearning! Media Group, and various other training and support mechanisms locally and through our National Center.


If this sounds like you, review the preferred skills we are looking for below: ( Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

You should be able to demonstrate your ability to accomplish results through strong volunteer recruitment and management; excellent planning, organizational and follow-up skills; the ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines; strategic thinking and implementation skills; demonstrated skills in professional and mature interaction with staff and partners; willingness to collaborate with internal and external partners to achieve shared goals; ability to influence team members without supervisory authority; strong computer skills; excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work with minimal supervision to meet performance goals. Candidates with bilingual skills in English and Spanish are highly desirable.

You must be willing to travel within your territory on a daily basis as well as occasional travel to other locations in the affiliate and to our National Center in Dallas, Texas for meetings or training.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in a community health related discipline. College coursework combined with related experience may be substituted for a degree. Related experience may be substituted as follows: 1 ½ years experience equates to 1 full time year of higher education.

Experience: Must have at least 5 years of experience in the implementation of corporate and community-based programs/initiatives and/or community mobilization as well as at least five years or management/supervisory experience. This experience may also count towards satisfying this position’s educational requirement.


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.

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.

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While we can only contact/interview those applicants deemed most qualified for the position, we do appreciate all applicants for their interest and effort in applying. In most cases you can expect to hear from us within one week from the receipt of your completed application.

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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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