American Heart Association

Portfolio Advisor - Collegiate Diversity Partnerships - Hispanic Serving Institutions

Location US-TX-Dallas
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(4/23/2021 4:49 PM)
Requisition ID
Job Family Group
Health Strategies & Programs
Job Category
Health Strategies
Additional Locations
Diversity Distribution US - Top 50


Are you ready to join an organization where you can make an extraordinary impact every day?


Imagine 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 day.  Is it easy?  No.  Is it worthwhile?  Absolutely.


This is satisfying and challenging work that makes a real difference in people's lives.  We are where you can achieve professional growth with personal fulfillment.  We are where you can connect people to making a lifesaving impact.  We are where you can partner with individuals, schools, researchers, healthcare providers and others to ensure everyone has access to healthier lifestyle choices and proper healthcare.  The American Heart Association is where you can make an extraordinary impact.  



The American Heart Association (AHA) has an excellent opportunity for a Portfolio Advisor - Collegiate Diversity Partnerships, focusing on Hispanic Serving Institutions to provide leadership and direction in the implementation, and administration of educational support strategies designed to increase minority enrollment, retention and graduation in healthcare and science fields.


In this position, you will oversee the daily administrative operations of the American Heart Association’s Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI) Scholars Program universities throughout the country. This will include planning, implementing, supervising students, recruiting mentors, and overseeing budgets.  You will lead the development of educational and professional development opportunities, as well as assessment and monitoring vehicles to track the participants via the submission of quarterly and annually performance reports. Priority focus areas will also include working with key personnel at academic institutions and volunteer mentors. You should be able to guide students through the process of financial aid, scholarships, internships, and overall post-secondary educational success.  Your role will also include positioning the American Heart Association as a trusted voice to external partners and supporting strategies for the execution of collegiate diversity pipeline strategies. This is a grant funded position scheduled to last 2 academic years.


This is a full-time, benefits eligible, grant-funded opportunity. Current funding through 3/2023.


You will be responsible for analyzing and identifying market driven opportunities to enhance and expand AHA’s mission and impact goals within an assigned portfolio. Responsible for leading and communicating as the Portfolio Subject Matter Expert across Science, Advocacy, Quality & Systems Improvement, Corporate Relations, Mission Advancement and Community Health & Development departments. Responsible for partnering with Corporate Relations and Mission Advancement staff to drive revenue necessary to execute the portfolio mission, developing relationships that result in funding agreements to support priority needs. Responsible for directing the fulfillment of assigned Portfolio agreement(s) and contract(s) with Product Development and Portfolio Marketing teams.



Some of your responsibilities will include (but not limited to):


  • Establish and manage close working relationships with national and local diversity partner organizations, community partners and academic institutions faculty and administrators (priority focus is Hispanic-Serving Institutions)
  • Facilitate the development of activities and programs designed to encourage underrepresented populations, specifically Hispanic students, to overcome barriers to postsecondary education.
  • Serve as a partner liaison, creating and maintaining linkages with academic institutions, volunteers and students to identify and assist Hispanic students to gain the knowledge and skills to attain academic success.
  • Provide timely direction, framework and resources to students and mentors while at the same time relying on their expertise, abilities and willingness to leverage their networks to drive the goals of the organization.
  • Assure the development and operation of an effective tracking and monitoring system to ensure that students/mentors are fully engaged in programs; including the interviewing of students/mentors and the collecting and reporting of data to assess the effectiveness of program components.
  • Collaborate in the establishment and implementation of short- and long-term goals, objectives, strategic plans, polices and operating procedures; monitor and evaluate programmatic and operational effectiveness and recommend changes as necessary.
  • Lead recruiting efforts at national and local diversity conferences and events
  • Support the development and administration of budgets and grant requests;
  • Facilitate an environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.



Want to move your resume to the top so that you can become a “Relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives”? Here are some of the requirements:


  • Bachelor’s degree in health education, health administration, public health, science, education, psychology or related disciplines; graduate degree a plus.
  • Ability to speak fluently in Spanish.
  • Previous experience in complex project management ensuring deadline compliance with minimal supervision. Developing, implementing and/or prior participation in diversity pipeline programming a plus.
  • Minimum of five years’ demonstrated experience in the following areas: community or educational programs and outreach related to science or health; marketing and development outreach; and building alliances with community stakeholder groups.
  • Ability to promote ideas and programs to key strategic alliances, professional volunteers, and funding partners in order to influence them to action.
  • Knowledge and familiarity with the geography, key institutions, key organizations and volunteers.
  • Competency in oral and written communication.
  • Highly effective organization, multi-tasking, negotiation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and collaborate daily with staff from various departments.
  • Ability to work, as needed, outside standard business hours and travel long distances, including some overnight travel, for business appointments, meetings and engagements. 
  • Ability to manage and motivate diverse groups and individuals, and work successfully as a leader in a team environment
  • Strong computer skills, proficient with MS Office suite.
  • Ability to travel up to 25% local and overnight stay.


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.   

The American Heart Association is committed to enhancing the diversity of its volunteers and staff. 

The American Heart Association will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, national origin, disability, veterans’ status, sexual orientation, marital status or based on political or religious opinions or affiliations, membership or non-membership in employee organizations.  


Apply today at and find out why the Nonprofit Times has recognized the American Heart Association as one the Best Non Profits to work for year after year. Candidates must apply via our online system. You will receive an automated response notifying you that your resume has been received.  Only those selected to interview will be contacted directly, all other resumes will remain in our database for future reference.



Job Location: Successful candidate could live anywhere in the US.

Position Type: Full-Time

Salary Type: Bi-Weekly



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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