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American Heart Association Community Impact Director in Madison, Wisconsin


Now is the time to join an organization that enables you to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. Here at the American Heart Association, you matter and so does your career!

We are currently hiring for a Community Impact Director for our Madison and Milwaukee markets. The Community Impact Director drives the execution of health impact goals by focusing on addressing the social determinants of health with an emphasis on hypertension/blood pressure, women's health, nutrition, and tobacco/e-cigarette use with a focus on diverse communities. The Director effectively integrates population health strategies focusing on collaboration with Development, Quality & Systems Improvement, Advocacy and Communications & Marketing partners. Serves as internal consultant to the region/territory on community and population health strategies and trends with a specialized focus on efforts to drive health improvement across diverse communities.

This is a full-time position that can be based in our Madison or Milwaukee locations. Competitive salary is offered.

The American Heart Association offers programs to help you maintain work/life satisfaction according to 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 various other training and support mechanisms locally and through our National Center.

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  • Develop and implement collective, sustainable impact efforts, aligned with the market's community assessment outcomes with a focus on blood pressure management, reducing risk for women's health, maximizing nutrition security and prevention of tobacco & e-cigarette use. Includes an engagement plan for key volunteers and strategic alliances, institutions and corporate relationships.

  • Successfully build relationships with federally qualified health centers, healthcare systems and hospitals and implement ambulatory care programs focused on hypertension, cholesterol and diabetes.

  • Lead market in the development and execution of policy, system and environmental changes in collaboration with key volunteers and strategic alliances spanning across both community and clinical leadership in metro Milwaukee/Madison, including the surrounding suburban counties.

  • Identify and assist in recruiting diverse volunteers to serve in leadership roles across the market.

  • Collaborate with development staff partners and volunteers to identify, cultivate and secure program funding, including sponsorship (cash and in-kind) for relevant campaigns.

  • Work collaboratively with internal stakeholders, including affiliate and state-level health strategies colleagues, to ensure that local opportunities are aligned with the AHA’s agenda at the state and affiliate level.


  • 2+ year’s experience working with community/public health issues and/or managing community/public health promotion or related educational programs.

  • Understanding of local health systems, relationships with hospitals, health clinics, and Federally Qualified Health Centers preferred.

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

  • Bachelor’s or some college plus experience preferred.

  • Bilingual (Spanish/English) abilities are a plus.

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

  • Demonstrated ability to manage large projects and events ensuring deadline compliance.

  • 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.

  • Must have at least intermediate knowledge and skill with Microsoft Office.

  • Ability to lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

  • Ability to travel within the assigned market up to 50% daily and 5% overnight.

Compensation & Benefits

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.

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, 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-WI-Milwaukee

Posted Date 2 months ago (7/27/2022 12:28 PM)

Requisition ID 2022-8933

Job Category Health Strategies

Additional Locations US-WI-Madison

Position Type Full Time

Location: WI-Madison