American Heart Association

Community Impact Director

Location US-CA-Los Angeles
Posted Date 4 months ago(2/2/2023 7:50 PM)
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.


We have an excellent opportunity for a Community Impact Director based in our Los Angeles, California division. This is a home/field based position that involves regular work performed from remote locations throughout Los Angeles and Ventura counties primarily for business meetings and events.  Some occasions may require attendance at in-office functions and meetings, located in Los Angeles.


Under broad supervision, drive strategies and implementation of health impact goals with a focus on hypertension and other chronic conditions and tobacco prevention in youth, with team collaboration on other American Heart Association impact priorities to include nutrition security and CPR. Collaborate with community partners, including community health centers, health care providers, and community-based organizations to drive sustainable changes to systems, policies, and environments that improve health. Facilitate, in collaboration with fundraising staff and volunteers, projects that align with our health impact goals and revenue tactics, such as fulfilling community and worksite requests for health information. Drive ambulatory health goals by cultivating year-round relationships with community health centers and primary care clinics and securing participation in the Association recognition programs.


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 community. Proactively lead and identify, recruit, orient and retain volunteers consisting of health care providers, students, senior level executives and community leaders within the market to drive the overall community health work. Work with supervisor to support engagement and involvement of the Division's Board of Directors. Accountable for the organization and management of volunteers.
  • Serve as a catalyst and convener with coalitions that build health equity and help American Heart Association achieve policy, system and environment changes toward our impact goals.
  • 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 accomplish local public policy changes that will drive to the reduction of health disparities in diverse audiences.
  • Successfully build and implement a cross-functional hypertension and cholesterol control strategy (high blood pressure management, cholesterol and healthy behavior initiatives) and youth tobacco and vaping prevention strategy 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. Assists with educating all staff in the market with the ability to talk about what the Association is doing to reach diverse audiences within said community.
  • Work collaboratively with development staff partners and volunteers to identify, cultivate and secure prospective sponsors for relevant campaigns, driving to specific sponsorship goal with development team. Support the achievement of the unrestricted field campaign through health asset sponsorships/activations and other means.
  • Manage activation of market sponsorships and grants that drive health impact through the impact channels of hypertension, diabetes, tobacco, and CPR.


Minimum of three (3) years of progressive experience in public health, community health or equivalent with:

  • Proven ability to recruit, mobilize and manage volunteers, including C-suite level executives.
  • Demonstrated ability to drive toward and achieve results.
  • Effectively manage relationships with the ability to gain trust and demonstrate influence without authority.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.

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


  • Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis in Public Health or related field; Master's degree preferred.
  • Experience or comfort-level within clinical settings, especially within primary care
  • Knowledge of corporate and community networks, especially those serving historically marginalized communities
  • Knowledge of American Heart Association’s mission and programs
  • Demonstrated success in developing proposals and securing of sponsorships, major gifts and foundations funding.
  • Ability to speak and write fluently in both Spanish and English is preferred.

Compensation & Benefits

Expected pay range will be $70,725-$80,400. Pay is commensurate with experience; geographic differentials to the pay range may apply. The American Heart Association reserves the right to pay more or less than the posted range.


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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