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American Heart Association Community Impact Director in San Antonio, Texas


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.

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. In the future, this position will resume to being based in the local office.


We have an excellent opportunity for a Community Impact Director based in the San Antonio division of the American Heart Association . The Director will drive the execution of health impact goals within priority markets focusing on the areas of hypertension, cholesterol, diabetes, nutrition, obesity, and physical activity, with a specific focus on diverse and underserved communities.


  • Drive market health assessments, organize and/or lead community collaborations, and build and implement plans for policy, system, or environment change driving toward opportunities for health impact

  • Build and implement a cross-functional hypertension, diabetes, and cholesterol control strategy with measurable outcomes in the market

  • Collaborate with development staff partners and volunteers to identify, cultivate, and secure program funding, including sponsorship for relevant programs, campaigns, and population health impact opportunities

  • Oversee planning and implementation of sponsored initiatives specific to driving community impact

  • Work with internal staff partners to ensure population health strategies are integrated into development, communications and marketing, advocacy, and healthcare quality improvement activities

  • Recruit, train, and manage volunteers and strategic community alliances to achieve priority community and collective impact goals

  • Work with healthcare providers to ensure best practices for treatment of patients through initiatives and programs including but not limited to: Target: BP™ and Check. Change. Control. CHOLESTEROL™

  • Consult with clinical staff for data entry, data reporting, compliance issues, and strategies for improved patient outcomes

  • Other duties as assigned by manager

Our 2030 strategic value proposition further cements the AHA’s commitment to equity when we state that we will be a catalyst to achieving maximum impact in equitable health. We will strive for every member of our community to achieve well-being, supported by the places they live, learn, work, play, pray, and heal.



  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university

  • 2+ years’ experience working with community/public health issues and/or managing community/public health promotion or related educational programs. Experience in population health a plus

  • Knowledge of the social determinants of health as it relates to behavior modification through self-care activities and policy/system-wide changes

  • Experience working with multicultural and underserved communities preferred. Experience in community led programs, projects, or events

  • Understanding of the benefits associated with use of treatment algorithms and their impact on clinical inertia

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

  • Ability and willingness to occasionally travel outside the market and to work evenings and weekends as needed

  • Ability to travel within the area and transport items to and from meetings and events

(Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)


Attracting hardworking, 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 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!

While we can only contact applicants, who are most qualified for the position, we do appreciate all applicants for their interest and effort in applying.

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-TX-San Antonio

Posted Date 2 weeks ago (6/8/2021 12:28 PM)

Requisition ID 2021-7062

Job Family Group Health Strategies & Programs

Job Category Health Strategies

Location: San Antonio, TX