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American Heart Association Community Impact Director in Chattanooga, Tennessee


As we celebrate our Centennial year, we invite you to join us in shaping the next century of impact. Be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives as we remain devoted to a future of health and hope for everyone, everywhere. At the American Heart Association, your contribution matters, and so does your career.

We are hiring a Community Impact Director in the greater Chattanooga territory within the Southeast region! In this role, you will make an extraordinary impact by working with staff to advance strategic region priorities for the Southeast Region. This is a full time, benefits eligible, grant funded opportunity. Current funding will expire on 6/30/2027, with opportunity for renewal.

The Director will drive the execution of health impact goals within the area by focusing on the areas of hypertension, nutrition security, and health equity.

This is a hybrid position based within the Chattanooga market, reporting to our Chattanooga office. The ideal candidate must reside within the comfortable market limits of the position to navigate the market and territory.

The Association offers many resources to help you maintain work-life harmonization through your changing needs and life situations. To help you be successful, you will have access to Heart U, our award-winning corporate university, as well as additional training and support, locally.

#TheAHALife is our company culture, our way of life, reflecting our diversity, equity & inclusion, our focus on work-life harmonization and our Guiding Values. Discover why you will Be Seen. Be Heard. Be Valued™ at the American Heart Association by following us on LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, X (formerly Twitter), and at


  • Drive market health assessments, coordinate and/or lead community collaborations, build and implement plans for policy, system, and environmental change driving toward opportunities for health impact in both the clinical and community setting.

  • Build and implement a cross-functional strategy to advance health equity for all by producing measurable outcomes for improvement of the Association priorities: improving hypertension, diabetes and chronic disease management, increasing nutrition security, ending vaping and tobacco use and increasing community readiness.

  • Work with healthcare organizations to ensure best practices for treatment of patients through education and quality improvement initiatives and programs including but not limited to: Target: BP™, Target: Type 2 Diabetes and Check. Change. Control. Cholesterol™. Consult with clinical staff for data entry, data reporting, compliance issues, and strategies for improved patient outcomes.

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

  • Collaborate with development team and volunteers to identify, champion, and secure program funding, including sponsorship (cash and in-kind) for relevant programs, campaigns, and population health impact opportunities.

  • Recruit, train and lead volunteers and strategic community alliances to achieve priority community, clinical and collective impact goals.

  • Identify and assist in recruiting diverse volunteers to serve in leadership roles on market board of directors and event executive leadership teams.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.

  • 2+ years of project management experience in similar capacity.

  • Ability to analyze data, recognize trends and recommend initiatives to improve outcomes.

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

  • General knowledge of fundraising practices and/or corporate social impact sponsorship development is preferred.

  • Effective interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to develop collaborative working relationships internally and externally.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office including Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word.

  • Ability to travel occasionally within the region approximately 10% of the time.

Compensation & Benefits

The American Heart Association invests in its people. Here are the main components of our total rewards package. Visit Rewards & Benefits to see more details.

  • Compensation – Our goal is to ensure you have a competitive base salary. That’s why we regularly review the market value of jobs and make adjustments, as needed.

  • Performance and Recognition – You are rewarded for achieving success by merit increases and incentive programs, based on the type of position.

  • Benefits – We offer a wide array of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance, along with a robust retirement program that includes an employer match and automatic contribution. As a mark of our commitment to employee well-being, we also offer an employee assistance program, employee wellness program and telemedicine, and medical consultation.

  • Professional Development – You can join one of our many Employee Resource Groups (ERG) or be a mentor/mentee in our professional mentoring program. HeartU is the Association’s national online university, with more than 100,000 resources designed to meet your needs and busy schedule.

  • Work-Life Harmonization – The Association offers Paid Time Off (PTO) at a minimum of 16 days per year for new employees. The number of days will increase based on seniority level. You will also have a total of 12 paid holidays off each year, which includes several days off at the end of the year.

  • Tuition Assistance - We support the career development of all employees. This program provides financial assistance to employees who wish to further their education and career in relation to their current duties and responsibilities, or for potential future positions in the organization.

The American Heart Association’s 2024 Goal: Every person deserves the opportunity for a full, healthy life. As champions for health equity, by 2024, the American Heart Association will advance cardiovascular health for all, including identifying and removing barriers to health care access and quality.

At American Heart Association | American Stroke Association, our mission is to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, religion, age, language, sexual orientation, national origin and physical or cognitive abilities. We're committed to ensuring our workforce, workplace culture and mission have a shared impact across a diverse set of backgrounds.

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Posted Date 2 weeks ago (6/27/2024 10:06 AM)

Requisition ID 2024-13698

Job Category Health Strategies

Position Type Full Time