American Heart Association Training Specialist - Advocacy in Anywhere, United States

Training Specialist - Advocacy

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Job Description

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.

The American Heart Association (AHA) has an excellent opportunity for a Training Specialist in our National Center office located in Dallas, TX (Remote/Home Based is acceptable) .

Essential Job Duties:

The Training Specialist is responsible for the development and implementation of the Voices for Healthy Kids’ strategic training plan which is aimed at educating grantees, applicants, affiliate advocacy staff and key collaborators on Voices for Healthy Kids advocacy issue priorities, campaigns, and practices.

In this role, you will be responsible for:

  • Ensuring coordination of the Voices for Healthy Kids training plan with the broader training plan of the Office of State Advocacy.

  • Leading the Training Project Team, which develops the needs assessment for resources and implementation, the initial training plan , and the timeline for implementation.

  • Completing an annual updating of the training plan to include recommendations for future evolution and efficiencies, factoring in adult learning styles.

  • Facilitating and coordinating agenda development , content creation and facilitation , speaker engagement working closely with key staff and consultants.

  • Managing all logistics and o verseeing evaluation of training for both in-person and online training.

  • Creating and maintaining a virtual training library and inventory including periodic updates to existing content and the replacement of outdated content.

This role is grant funded and continuation is dependent upon continued funding of the program. Experience adapting training to the specific needs of a diverse community is a plus.

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

Required Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in political science, public policy, law, journalism, adult education, training or a related field.

  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in a training environment with at least three (3) years of experience working in a local, state and/or federal policy organization.

  • Demonstrated understanding of advocacy/public policy, community organization/mobilization, media/communications, and grassroots advocacy tactic development and implementation.

  • Ability to simultaneously manage multiple, complex projects in varying stages of development under time constraints.

  • Detail and task oriented as well as deadline driven are essential to success.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with volunteers, staff, consultants and the public as part of a team

  • Skilled in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as exceptional customer service skills.

  • Must be able to travel overnight approx. 10% of the time.

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

  • Knowledge of voluntary health organizations or nonprofit organizations

So, are you ready to work for the largest voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases? Click on “New Resume” (or “Existing Resume” if you have previously applied to AHA positions) to submit your online application. Only those candidates deemed most qualified by the hiring manager will be contacted to interview.

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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Job Location

Anywhere, , United States

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Job Category: Advocacy

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