American Heart Association

Community Impact Director

Location US-CA-Los Angeles
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(2/8/2021 12:59 PM)
Requisition ID
Job Family Group
Health Strategies & Programs
Job Category
Health Strategies


Are you ready to join an organization where you can be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives?


Envision all Americans enjoying ideal cardiovascular health free of heart disease and stroke. At the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association, we get to work toward that goal every single day. Is it easy? No. Is it worthwhile? you bet!


This is satisfying work that makes a real difference in people's lives. You can achieve professional growth with personal fulfillment. You will connect with people and make a lifesaving impact. You will partner with individuals, schools, lawmakers, healthcare providers and others to ensure everyone has access to healthier lifestyle choices and proper healthcare.

We have an excellent opportunity for a Community Impact Director based in our Los Angeles division. The Director will drive the execution of health impact goals within the Greater Los Angeles area by focusing in the areas of hypertension, nutrition, tobacco control, and social determinants of health, with a focus on Asian American/Pacific Islander and other diverse communities.  

To help you be successful, you will have access to our award-winning learning platform, Heart U, as well as our sales training and the award-winning relationship development program, Building Powerful Partnerships.

Due to the current pandemic, all American Heart Association offices are closed and daily travel is minimal and voluntary to ensure the health and safety of staff; all staff are currently working from home.  In the future, this position will resume to being based in the local office and having up to 75% daily travel and minimal overnight travel.




  • Support sustainable change within an organization by taking a comprehensive approach, including a focus on policies, systems and environments, to ensure equitable health for all.
  • Engage in collective community impact efforts, both leading and supporting, in partnership with key volunteers, strategic alliances, institutions and corporations.
  • Work with internal staff partners to ensure population health strategies are integrated into development, communications and marketing, advocacy, and healthcare quality improvement activities.
  • Implement a cross-functional hypertension control strategy (high blood pressure management and healthy behavior initiatives) in the market, including working with healthcare providers in the clinic setting to ensure standard methodologies for the treatment of patients. Collaborate with clinical staff for data entry, data reporting, compliance issues, and strategies for improved patient outcomes.
  • Collaborate with development staff partners and volunteers to identify, cultivate and secure program funding, including sponsorship (cash and in-kind) for relevant campaigns.
  • Recruit, train and manage volunteers and strategic community alliances to achieve priority community and collective impact goals.




  • 2+ years of demonstrated ability working in community/public health. 
  • Experience working with under-represented communities preferred.

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

  • Bachelor's degree preferred.

  • Bilingual, English/Chinese, Korean, or Taiwanese strongly preferred.

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

  • Proven ability to recruit, mobilize, and manage volunteers.

  • 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.

  • Excellent listening skills, including verbal and non-verbal communication, active listening, negotiating, problem-solving and decision-making.

  • Highly effective organizational skills, time management, responsibility, leadership, and motivation.

  • Ability to travel at least 75% of the time within assigned coverage area, including some overnight travel.

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

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



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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