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American Heart Association Community Impact Director in Charlotte, North Carolina


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 will resume daily travel. All AHA offices are closed and staff are currently working from home.


We are looking to fill a Community Impact Director in Charlotte, NC which covers Mecklenburg County and surrounding counties. The director will serve as the health lead, building strong volunteer relationships while driving the execution of health impact goals focusing in the areas of hypertension, cholesterol, diabetes, nutrition, and physical activity.

Some of your responsibilities will include (but not limited to):

  • In collaboration with Executive Director and VP of Health, provides vision and direction for the markets unified health efforts and actively involves, informs and integrates with internal partners across the market.

  • Drives sustainable change in the community through the adoption of Policy, Systems, Environment (PSE) changes, and through working with clinics to improve patient outcomes in blood pressure, cholesterol, and diabetes management.

  • In conjunction with community partners and focusing on eliminating health disparities, the Community Impact Director will lead the process of building or participating in convening strategies for the market. This will include assessing the community health needs in the local market and developing, coordinating and/or implementing community wide strategies that focus on eliminating health disparities through proven-effective policies, systems, and environmental change approaches.

  • Helps build a network of volunteers and identifies appropriate internal and external partners to drive meaningful engagement to advance AHA priorities and drive toward equitable health and wellbeing in the community.

  • Collaborate with development staff and volunteers to identify, cultivate and secure program funding, including sponsorships and in-kind for relevant programs, campaigns and health impact opportunities.

Works cross-functionally within the organization to identify opportunities for collaboration and synergies to most effectively execute AHA/ASA priority initiatives. Engage with healthcare providers to ensure best practices and quality improvement for treatment of patients through initiatives including but not limited to: Target: BP, Check. Change. Control. Cholesterol, and Know Diabetes By Heart.


Want to move your resume to the top so that you can become a

" Relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives" ? Here are some of the requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in public health, marketing, public relations and/or community programs, or equivalent work experience in health-related field.

  • At least 2 years of demonstrated ability working in community/public health.

  • Bilingual in English/Spanish highly preferred.

  • Experience working with multicultural and underserved communities preferred.

  • Demonstrated critical thinking skills in assessing the local market environment and available resources to successfully implement new and existing programs.

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

  • Demonstrated ability to manage large projects and events ensuring goals are attained.

  • Demonstrated ability to efficiently participate in a multi-disciplinary team environment working towards common goals with internal and external clients. Ability to influence team members without supervisory authority.

  • Excellent listening skills, including verbal and non-verbal communication, active listening, negotiating, problem-solving and decision-making.

  • Highly effective organizational skills, administrative functions, budget and time management, responsibility, leadership, and motivation.

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

To help you be successful, you will have access to our award-winning learning platform, Heart U, as well as our sales training and the award-winning relationship development program, Building Powerful Partnerships.

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

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-NC-Charlotte

Posted Date 2 months ago (6/8/2021 11:46 AM)

Requisition ID 2021-7056

Job Family Group Health Strategies & Programs

Job Category Health Strategies

Location: Charlotte, NC