American Heart Association

Vice President of Health Strategies

Location US-LA-Metairie
Posted Date 1 month ago(6/18/2021 9:12 AM)
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.

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 will resume daily travel.  All AHA offices are closed and staff are currently working from home.



We are looking to fill a Vice President of Health Strategies in New Orleans, LA. The VP is a player/coach role responsible for the development, implementation, and evaluation of community impact strategies to achieve market and association strategic goals.

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

  • Consistently models the AHA's leadership competencies and values in advancing our mission and achievement of health impact and revenue goals.
  • In collaboration with other leadership, provides vision and direction for unified health and revenue efforts, coordinates integrated planning processes, and actively integrates with internal partners across the market, region, and association.
  • Leads and manages the New Orleans Health Strategies team, in partnership with functional Health Strategies vice presidents as applicable, including coaching staff to achieve organizational objectives.
  • Builds and participates in collective impact campaigns. Including, assessing the community health needs, and developing, coordinating, and/or implementing community-wide strategies that focus on eliminating health disparities through proven-effective policies, systems, and environmental change approaches.
  • Builds a network of volunteers and identifies appropriate external partners to drive meaningful engagement to advance our priorities and drive toward equitable health and wellbeing.
  • Develops, implements, and evaluates a coordinated approach to strategically aligned community health and development planning consistent goals.
  • Develops and monitors budgets and internal business operations in accordance with policies, fiscal standards, and the approved operating budget.


In this role, you will report to the Executive Director, New Orleans. Daily travel within the market is required when it is safe to do so.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



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 Public Health, or health related field.
  • 5-8 years of progressively responsible experience in community/public health, or related field.
  • 5 years working with and leading high-level volunteers.
  • 5 years of experience leading multi-disciplinary team environment working towards common goals.
  • Demonstrated critical thinking skills in assessing the market environment and available resources to successfully conduct new and existing programs. Experience with collective impact campaigns preferred.
  • Proven ability to recruit, train, manage, and utilize staff and volunteers effectively, including C-suite level executive volunteers and volunteer/board management experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead large projects and events ensuring target compliance.
  • Demonstrated ability to efficiently participate in a multi-disciplinary team environment working towards common goals. Ability to influence team members without supervisory authority.
  • Excellent relationship-building skills, verbal and non-verbal communication, active listening, problem-solving, and decision-making.
  • Highly effective presentation and organizational skills, time management, responsibility, leadership, and motivation.
  • Ability and willingness to occasionally travel outside the market and to work evenings and weekends as needed.


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.


Attracting hardworking, 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! Our Rewards and Benefits package not only gives you the total benefits you want but also goes above and beyond with creative programs to develop your skills and help you grow and thrive at the American Heart Association.



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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