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American Heart Association Community Health Manager in Newark, Delaware


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.


The American Heart Association (AHA) has an excellent opportunity for a Community Health Manager based in our Newark, DE office or home-office based. This position will focus on the state of Delaware.

The Health Manager will drive the execution of health impact goals in Delaware by focusing in the areas of hypertension, cholesterol, nutrition, and physical activity through a lens of health equity.

  • This is a grant-funded, 2-year full time (40/hours per week) benefits eligible position.

  • Connect with people and make a lifesaving impact.

  • Build meaningful volunteer partnerships to advance the mission of the AHA.

  • Partner with individuals, schools, lawmakers, healthcare providers and others to ensure everyone has access to healthier lifestyle choices and proper healthcare.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • Manage the Delaware Hypertension Control Network and recruit additional members.

  • Healthcare providers will be recruited to join the program and work within their systems to increase their control rates for High Blood Pressure patients.

  • Work with clinical teams (Physicians, Nurses, Quality Improvement, etc.) on quality and process improvement initiatives, specifically with regards to blood pressure.

  • Function as the primary internal and external contact and resource for the Hypertension Control Network.

  • Review data collected from various sources, collaborate with clinical teams on quality and process improvement recommendations to improve performance.

  • Identify, cultivate, and maintain relationships with clinic accounts, and other key healthcare stakeholder activities with regards to blood pressure control processes.

  • Where feasible, host lunch and learn sessions with lead nurse, and/or medical directors on how to sign-up for the Target BP Recognition, and how to upload data in the online AMA Target:BP Recognition portal.

  • Engage and educate the community with regards to blood pressure resources (coordinate and facilitate market workshops, training, etc. with community, and faith-based organizations) and other health-related initiatives as identified.

  • Facilitate the completion of pre- and post-evaluations.

  • Regularly evaluate and report on progress towards stated objectives and provide support for achievement of the grant funding deliverables.


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

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university is helpful.

  • 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 supervising progress.

  • Outstanding oral and written communications skills.

  • Able to prioritise multiple, sophisticated projects in varying stages of development under time constraints.

  • Able 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 ability to conduct meetings with internal and external clients including interacting with external partners/sponsors representing AHA to the public, as necessary.

  • Proven ability to lead large projects and events ensuring deadline compliance.

  • Proven ability to productively participate in a multi-disciplinary team environment working towards common goals with internal and external clients. Ability to influence team members without supervisory authority.Attracting passionate, 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


Our Rewards & Benefits package not only gives you the total benefits you want, but also goes above and beyond with creative programs to develop your skills – helping you grow and thrive at the American Heart Association. 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.

This position is eligible for our full benefits and retirement packages, generous PTO accrual, paid holidays in addition to the week of December 25th off!


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.

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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EOE/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities

Location US-DE-Newark

Posted Date 3 weeks ago (7/18/2022 12:40 PM)

Requisition ID 2022-8916

Job Category Health Strategies

Position Type Full Time

Location: DE-Newark