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American Heart Association Community Impact Consultant in Salt Lake City, Utah


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 Impact Consultant within our Western States Region located in Salt Lake City, Utah .

Under broad supervision, the Community Impact Consultant 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 Community Impact Consultant will effectively integrate population health strategies focusing on collaboration with Executive Directors, Development, Advocacy, and Communications & Marketing partners. The Community Impact Consultant 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.

Due to the current pandemic, daily travel is minimal and voluntary to ensure the health and safety of staff. There is no overnight travel currently. In the future, this position may resume daily and/or overnight travel. All AHA offices are closed and staff are currently working from home. Offices will be reopening in October 2021; this position will resume to being based in the local office.


Essential Job Duties:

  • 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 AHA 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 AHA 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.

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


  • Minimum of three (3) years:

  • 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 manage 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 AHA’s mission and programs.

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

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-UT-Salt Lake City

Posted Date 2 months ago (7/22/2021 3:12 PM)

Requisition ID 2021-7157

Job Family Group Health Strategies & Programs

Job Category Health Strategies

Location: Salt Lake City, UT