American Heart Association

Community Impact Director

Location US-NY-New York
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(3/25/2021 9:07 PM)
Requisition ID
2021-6787
Job Family Group
Health Strategies & Programs
Job Category
Health Strategies

Overview

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.

 

Responsibilities

We have an excellent opportunity for a Community Impact Director based in ­New York City, NY. The Director will drive the execution of health impact goals within the area by focusing in the areas of hypertension/blood pressure, women's health, nutrition, and tobacco/e-cigarette use with a focus on diverse communities.  


To help you be successful you will have access to our award-winning learning platform the Heart U as well as various other training and support mechanisms locally and through our National Center.

Due to the current pandemic, daily travel is minimal and voluntary to ensure the health and safety of staff. There is no overnight travel currently. In the future, this position may resume to up to 75% daily travel and minimal overnight travel.

Responsibilities  

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Manage participation in ambulatory recognition programs with New York City health systems, hospitals, federally qualified health centers and other health centers.

  • Recruit, train and manage volunteers and strategic community alliances to achieve priority community and collective impact goals.

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

  • Work with internal staff partners to ensure population health strategies are integrated into development, communications and marketing, advocacy, and healthcare quality improvement activities.

  • Collaborate with development staff partners and volunteers to cultivate and secure program funding, as well as lead sponsorship activation once secured.

Qualifications

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

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.

  • Must have at least 2 years of experience working with community health issues, ability to interact across multiple acculturation levels and socio-economic groups. 

  • Minimum of 2 years-experience in public health, education, community programs and/or an related field.  

  • 2 years-experience in recruiting, mobilizing, managing, recognizing, and evaluating volunteers.  Experience in training others on volunteer management and monitoring progress.

  • Exceptional oral and written communications skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to simultaneously manage multiple, complex projects in varying stages of development under time constraints.

  • Strong understanding of health equity and the landscape of New York City.

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

  • Must have at least intermediate knowledge and skill with Microsoft Office 2010 or higher used for word processing, email, presentations, and spreadsheets. Advanced knowledge and skill with these programs are preferred. These skills are subject to testing.

  • Must be familiar and proficient in managing time and schedule while working from home including the use of zoom, Microsoft teams etc.

  • Proven ability to conduct meetings with internal and external clients including interacting with external partners/sponsors representing AHA to the public, as necessary.

  • Must be a team player with who is driven by dynamic goals. 

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

  • Demonstrated ability to productively participate in a multi-disciplinary team environment working towards common goals with internal and external clients. Ability to influence team members without supervisory authority.

  • Experience in grant writing and working closely with fundraising teams.

  • Bilingual preferred.

  • New York City resident preferred.

Attracting talented, committed employees means offering a competitive benefits package, ongoing professional development and training, and a diverse and inclusive environment in which to work and grow.  And we do. 

 

Compensation & Benefits

Pay is commensurate with experience; geographic differentials may apply.  

 

Benefit Plans:

Employees scheduled to work at least 20 hours per week are eligible to participate in the medical, dental, and vision plans the first of the month following 30 days of service. AHA subsidizes the medical and dental cost to ensure benefits are affordable. Eligible dependents under AHA’s group benefit plans include legal spouse, domestic partner, children under the age of 26 or who are disabled. AHA offers additional benefits like an EAP, telehealth benefit for general medical and behavioral health, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, and disability.
 
Retirement Plans: AHA retirement plans offer employees a way to start saving after their first paycheck. The retirement plans provide employer contributions after two years of service.   If you have previous 501(c)(3) non-profit experience, within the last 5 years, at a national health agency, an institution of higher learning or a medical institution, that experience may count towards the two-year waiting period.  Employees are 100% vested in employee and employer contributions.
 
Paid Days Off: Regular full-time and part-time employees earn Paid Time Off (PTO) based on years of service. PTO begins accruing on date of hire. Full time employees receive one paid Community Service time off day per year and are encouraged to participate in projects, programs and organizations which contribute to the health and vitality of their communities. AHA also offers 12 paid holidays per year.

Leaves of Absence: AHA offers both Short Term and Long-Term Disability benefits which replace earnings if you are unable to work due to a non-work-related illness or injury. Employees are eligible for Short Term Disability after 90 days of service and are eligible for Long Term Disability after being disabled for 90 days or more. Eligible employees can take up to 12 weeks off of work for a qualified leave of absence under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), intermittent FMLA leaves and leave as an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act as Amended (ADAAA).

 


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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