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Community Impact Director, Atlanta in Atlanta, Georgia


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 are looking to fill a Community Impact Director in Atlanta, GA . This position is responsible for introducing, implementing and advancing the American Heart Association’s Community Health Programs and Initiatives in the areas of Nutrition and Physical Activity by building strong community relations and building a collective impact plan.

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.

#TheAHALife is our company culture, our way of life, reflecting our diversity and inclusion, our focus on work-life harmonization and our Guiding Values. Discover why you will Be Seen. Be Heard. Be Valued™ at the American Heart Association by following us on LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and at


This position is funded through 1/1/2026.

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

  • In collaboration with the executive director and VP of Health, provide leadership in the planning, developing, coordinating and implementing of comprehensive policy, systems, and environmental change and physical activity strategies to prevent obesity and chronic diseases.

  • Work to increase the opportunities to be physically active and develop system approaches assisting communities in developing safe walkable environments and schools with incorporating physical activity into their daily schedules, and before and after school.

  • Function as the primary contact and resource for internal and external partners and represent the region as the subject matter expert to introduce and engage funding partners and community leaders with AHA’s health focused programs. Promote and expand positive community relations through active outreach. Secure and manage the involvement of appropriate community organization(s) or school(s) to ensure program(s) become self-sustainable community asset(s.

  • Manage the recruitment, training and participation of school and community volunteers to develop a network of champions to support the program.

  • Provide program and volunteer oversight for each program from initial implementation to ongoing maintenance. Monitor progress, needs and site issues.

  • Provide review and reporting for program expenses and evaluate program progress and results to ensure that the program is managed within budget.

  • Regularly evaluate and report on progress towards stated objectives and provide support for achievement of grant/funding deliverables to support sustained community involvement and program funding. Facilitate the completion of pre- and post-evaluations.

This position will report to the Vice President of Health Strategies. This is a hybrid position, working in the Atlanta office and community.

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 or equivalent experience in Physical Education, Exercise and Sport Science, Health Promotion, Public Health or a related to area of assignment.

  • 3 years of experience with project management from inception to sustainable operations.

  • 3 years of experience with related health program through study or educational instruction.

Compensation & Benefits

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  • 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.

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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EOE/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities

Location US-GA-Atlanta

Posted Date 1 month ago (10/28/2022 9:54 AM)

Requisition ID 2022-9442

Job Category Health Strategies

Position Type Full Time

Location: GA-Atlanta