American Heart Association

Community Impact Director

Location US-NV-Las Vegas
Posted Date 3 months ago(2/17/2023 1:10 AM)
Requisition ID
Job Category
Health Strategies
Position Type
Full Time


Now is the time to join us and make a difference. Be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives.  Here at the American Heart Association, you matter and so does your career.


The American Heart Association has an excellent opportunity for a Community Impact Director within our Western States Region based in Las Vegas, Nevada. This is a community-based position involving regular local travel throughout Southern Nevada and occasional travel to Northern Nevada.


Under broad supervision, the Community Impact Director will drive the execution of health impact goals across Nevada by focusing in the areas of hypertension and other chronic conditions, nutrition, tobacco/vaping, women's health, mental wellbeing.  The Community Impact Director will also effectively integrate population health strategies focusing on collaboration with Development, Healthcare Business Solutions, Advocacy and Communications & Marketing partners and serve as an internal consultant to the market on community and population health strategies and trends with a specialized focus on programs to drive health improvement across diverse communities.


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 training and support locally and through our National Center.


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  • Effectively build a network of meaningful volunteer and partner relationships to create a sustainable culture of health within our vulnerable community. Proactively lead and identify, recruit, orient and retains volunteers consisting of senior level executives and community leaders within the market to drive the overall community action plan.  Work with supervisor to support engagement and involvement of the Division's Board of Directors.  Accountable for the organization and management of volunteers.    
  • With the Executive Director and Region VP, Community Impact, develop an overall community action plan that includes engagement and positioning strategies, driving to organizational goals around healthy behavior, which includes blood pressure management, worksite wellness and other health impact initiatives. This includes an engagement plan for key volunteers and strategic alliances.  Bring programs to scale leveraging marketing insights and trends for engagement, therefore driving sustainability.  Develop written plan to communicate the impact the American Heart Association is having within the market to be shared with internal audiences, volunteers, local board, strategic partners, region leadership and funders.
  • Serve as a catalyst and convener with collective impact coalitions and demonstrate progress through reach of policy, system and environment interventions.
  • Drive direct health impact via targeted strategic community alliances (i.e., faith-based institutions, FQHCs, community centers etc.) and corporate relationships (i.e., Top 25 Companies, sponsors, etc.)
  • Collaborate with Advocacy to determine the local and state public policy focus and strategy to address significant population reach that will drive to the reduction of health disparities in diverse audiences.     
  • Successfully build and implement a cross-functional hypertension and cholesterol and type 2 diabetes control strategy (high blood pressure management, cholesterol, type 2 diabetes, and healthy behavior initiatives) in the market with strong integration of Health Strategies and Development.
  • Articulate the CVD health problem in and across communities and what the Association is doing to address the problem within the community. Assist with educating all staff in the market with the ability to talk about what the Association is doing to reach diverse audiences within communities.        
  • Work collaboratively with development staff partners and volunteers to identify, cultivate, and secure prospective sponsors for relevant campaigns, driving to specific sponsorship goals with development team. Support the achievement of field campaign goals and strategies through the planning and execution of health asset sponsorships/activations.


Minimum of three (3) years’ experience with:

    • Progressive experience in public health, community health or equivalent.
    • Background in marketing, urban policy analysis, healthcare marketing/sales or related field.
    • Proven ability to recruit, mobilize and manage volunteers, including C-suite level executives.
    • Demonstrated ability to drive toward and achieve results.
    • Proven ability to apply marketing insights to develop appropriate strategies.
    • Effectively manage relationships with the ability to gain trust and demonstrate influence without authority.
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field (experience demonstrating the required level of skill, knowledge and experience required may be considered)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications is required.
  • Ability to work productively from home, the office (Las Vegas) and in the community.

Here are some of the preferred skills we are looking for:

  • Preferred - bilingual proficiency in English and Spanish; listening, speaking, reading, and writing
  • Demonstrated success in developing proposals and securing and activating sponsorships, major gifts and foundations funding.
  • Knowledge of corporate and community networks.
  • Knowledge of the American Heart Association’s mission and programs.

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, 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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