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American Heart Association Community Engagement and Organizing Manager, CA Tobacco Endgame Center in Burlingame, California


Ready to help fight Big Tobacco and the teen vaping epidemic in California?

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 an Organizing and Engagement Manager who will be a key staff member in the AHA’s California Tobacco Endgame Center for Organizing and Engagement.

In this role, you will help build the organizing and engagement capacity of individuals, organizations and agencies throughout the state that are advancing local policies to reduce the impact of tobacco. This role helps to drive a comprehensive training and technical assistance plan that engages key leaders, stakeholders and champions implementing tobacco control programming across local communities and statewide in California.

The preferred location is Northern California, but candidates will be considered from throughout the state.

This is a full-time, benefits eligible grant-funded position. Current funding is through 6/30/2024.

*Due to the current pandemic, 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/overnight travel. All staff are currently working from home. In the future, this position may resume being based in the local office.*

Essential Job Duties:

  • Provide technical assistance and consultation services to local tobacco control program staff and their coalitions encompassing the entire range of tobacco control policy and system changes. Services will be delivered for a variety of areas of strategic campaign planning, coalition development and management, community organizing and engagement, non-traditional stakeholder recruitment, and power building.

  • Facilitate statewide affinity calls on such topics as: community organizing, including strategic campaign planning using the Midwest Academy Strategy Chart, the AHA’s and the Center’s Campaign Playbook, coalition development, non-traditional stakeholder recruitment and other community engagement techniques.

  • Develop written training resources, materials and tools that support the Write and edit materials that are utilized by local tobacco control programs and others in the support of tobacco control policy efforts.

  • Conduct trainings to support the Center’s key tobacco control program events, the annual Capitol Information & Education Days and Campaign Organizing and Leadership Institutes.

  • Regularly collaborate with local tobacco control programs and their coalitions, statewide projects, and competitive grantees. Demonstrate effective collaboration with local, regional and state teams to ensure effective field technical assistance as well as achievement of project goals and outcome objectives.

  • Provide program team with detailed results for effective tracking. Assists in the development of appropriate reports, evaluations, and data gathering for grant-funded activities.

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


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Health Sciences, Public Health, Public Policy, Political Science, Communication, Law, Journalism, related field or equivalent experience.

  • Minimum of five (5) years:

  • Successful experience or demonstrated understanding in advocacy/public policy, community organization/mobilization, media/communications, and advocacy tactic development and implementation.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of local, state and federal government activities and structures. Ability to assess the local and state governments related to advocacy issues.

  • Experience working in public health.

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

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

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

  • Demonstrated understanding and appreciation for the use of technology and information systems.

  • Must be able to travel local/daily up to 50% and overnight approx. 10% of the time.

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

  • Exceptional oral and written communications skills.

  • Knowledge of health care systems, clinical settings, public health, voluntary health organizations or nonprofit organizations.

  • Experience in volunteer management.

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

Compensation & Benefits


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. To learn more about our benefit offerings please visit:

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-CA-Sacramento

Posted Date 2 months ago (8/23/2021 10:05 AM)

Requisition ID 2020-5994

Job Family Group Health Strategies & Programs

Job Category Advocacy

Additional Locations US-CA-Burlingame | US-CA-Fresno | US-CA-Irvine | US-CA-La Jolla | US-CA-Los Angeles | US-CA-Oakland | US-CA-Riverside | US-CA-San Jose | US-CA-Santa Barbara

Location: Burlingame, CA