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American Heart Association National Policy Analyst in Dallas, Texas


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.

The American Heart Association has an excellent opportunity for a National Policy Analyst.

The National Policy Analyst translates science with a special focus on prevention in the areas of nutrition, obesity, physical activity, tobacco, hypertension for local, state and federal advocacy and is an expert within American Heart Association on these particular topics. Convenes leading authorities domestically and globally to address emerging policy topics in areas of expertise to guide the Association's policy development, write policy papers and position statements. Helps develop content for policy briefs, fact sheets, regulatory comments, and other material that supports, positions, and provides a foundation for American Heart Association advocacy efforts. Sheperds' policy statements from conception through publication, and serves occasionally as an author in areas of expertise. Interacts with relevant government agencies and handles a certain number of external relationships with coalitions and partners aligned with particular areas of the advocacy portfolio. Participates on and sometimes leads intra-departmental and interdepartmental working groups.

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.

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  • Serves as a national policy analyst for prevention translating science into policy for assigned strategic issues and policy development supporting state/federal advocacy. Is a recognized authority on these issues both internally and external to the American Heart Association. Develops policy statements (published and unpublished), regulatory comments, model legislation, policy briefs, and other material to support of Association advocacy and programmatic efforts.

  • Sheperd policy papers from conception to publication, interacting with writing groups, convening experts domestically and globally, serving as an author occasionally when applicable in areas of expertise, managing the writing process, and balancing difference of opinion.

  • Interacts with government agencies, coalitions, and/or external partners relevant to the Association's advocacy work. Represents the Association at conferences and meetings. Will occasionally serve as a speaker on behalf of the Association in areas of expertise

  • Represents policy research by leading or participating on interdepartmental and intra-departmental working groups.

  • Helps support the Advocacy Coordinating Committee meetings with content in the areas of expertise, providing materials for the agenda, and serving as a liaison with the volunteers in certain policy areas.

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


  • Masters or PhD in Nutrition, Physical Activity/Exercise Physiology, Health Policy or other Prevention-related field.

  • Experience translating science into policy

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Knowledge of health policy issues including prevention (nutrition, obesity, physical activity, tobacco, hypertension)

  • Ability to develop external relationships with government agencies, national coalitions, or other potential partners for American Heart Association advocacy work

  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment

  • Ability to work under deadline pressures

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 3 weeks ago (6/19/2024 2:12 PM)

Requisition ID 2024-13527

Job Category Advocacy

Position Type Full Time