American Heart Association Community Health Director in Orlando, Florida


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The American Heart Association (AHA) has an excellent opportunity for a Community Health Director. This position under the supervision of the Senior Community Health Director and Market VP. In Orlando, FLthe Community Health Director will be responsible for refining and implementing local plans that extend and support the goals of the Health Strategies team, Development team, Board of Directors and local sponsors of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association in the region. The Director will as lead local implementation of national health priorities as identified for the 2017-2020 strategic plan and collaborate with local staff on the major market goals.

Responsibilities will include:

Manage the community health plan in conjunction with market leadership and volunteers. Complete reports on progress to meet market, affiliate and national requirements.

  • Serve with the market ED as the health strategies subject matter expert in support of the 2020 Impact Goal driving volunteer and community health engagement.

  • Drive corporate engagement strategies with key partners to create a culture of health.

  • Manage the written plans, activities, events and volunteer committees designed to support the community health priorities chosen from the completed market assessment as well as national health priorities in the 2017 strategic plan. Follows national best practices for implementation when available.

  • Coordinate with the market leadership team to assist with the communication and activities necessary for the Board of Directors to reach their recognition standards.

  • Collaborate with local health systems and providers to improve patient health outcomes through participation in key health achievement programs.

  • Connect employers to AHA’s Workplace Health Solutions corporate wellness recognition program.

  • Build positive strategic relationships with key decision makers in the market to support health strategies and revenue market goals.

  • In conjunction with the VP Community Health and Market VP, identify volunteer recruitment and/or management needs to drive health priorities in corporate and community organizations.

  • Work collaboratively with the VP Community Health and the Market VP to determine roles and responsibilities that support the revenue streams and market revenue goals.


The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Successful track record of meeting and exceeding goals.

  • Demonstrated negotiation and motivational skills.

  • Ability to manage partnerships for health policy changes with key partners and networks.

  • Strong volunteer recruitment and management skills of high-level professionals, demonstrated ability to provide quality customer service and motivation to business and social leaders.

  • Excellent planning, organizational and follow-up skills including the ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines simultaneously.

  • Demonstrated strategic thinking and implementation skills.

  • Demonstrated professional and mature interaction with other staff and leadership volunteers, sponsors, donors and others to engage them toward the achievement of goals.

  • Willingness to collaborate with internal and external partners to achieve shared goals.

  • Strong computer skills, proficient with MS Office suite.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Demonstrate ability to work with minimal supervision.

  • Willingness and ability to travel throughout the affiliate and to the national center and work evenings and weekends as needed.


  1. Bachelor degree in related discipline or equivalent experience;

  2. Minimum three years’ experience in the implementation of corporate and community-based programs/initiatives and/or community mobilization;

  3. Sales Experience is a plus

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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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Job Family Group Health Strategies & Programs

Job Category Health Services