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American Heart Association Health Strategies Specialist in Austin, Texas


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 opportunity for a Health Strategies Specialist in Austin, TX.

In this role, you will be responsible for providing support to the Community Impact team and other staff in health strategies and communications related resources, program development, communications and training related to various Association health and community impact assets. You will support the coordination and implementation of projects, programs, and communication strategies with the Community Impact Team & Communications Team based on public health awareness through partnerships with a coordinated market team, local agencies, and community service organizations.

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


Some of your responsibilities will include:

  • Provide administrative and technical assistance to Community Impact Director and Communications Director.

  • Lead reporting tools and data quality for health impact activities and programs of teams. Coordinate internal reporting processes, platforms and SharePoint sites for community impact team.

  • Coordinate and build social media content, event calendars, and supports communication efforts for all of our local campaigns.

  • Copywriting and copy editing.

  • Provide project management, planning and logistical support for internal staff meetings and conference calls. Participates in internal team meetings to support the execution of programs and cause campaigns.

  • Plan and prepares or supervises the preparation of periodic and special reports. Coordinate grant applications, reports, as well as internal/external reporting documents.

  • Assist with budget, expense management, reporting and reimbursement.

  • Provide support for the team and/or delivers assigned health related community programs which may include, but is not limited to, one or more of the following:collective impact strategies and outcomes, multi-cultural healthy lifestyle awareness and education, healthy choices nutritional education or other related AHA sponsored community-based programs.

  • Manage calendars and coordinate travel and schedule for team members, as requested.

  • Serve as an AHA representative with key community organizations and partnerships. Plans and coordinates volunteer and committee meetings including preparing agenda and presentations. Assists in the management of multiple volunteer groups associated with assigned health focused program.

  • Aid with creation and production of materials for campaigns, events and programs. Promotes AHA's programs online or through local activities.

  • Develop graphic elements, materials and collateral for local campaigns and events.

  • Supervise national, state and local health trends to advise Health Strategies staff of potential partnerships as well as funding and program opportunities. Helps Directors in fund development pursuits for Health Strategies programs from foundations, individuals and/or corporations.

  • Assist the Community Impact Director and other staff with general human resource management actions.

  • May plan, assign, and review work of student interns and volunteers.

  • Perform related work as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree preferred.

  • Two (2) years of experience supporting health impact teams and programs or providing communications support.

  • Graphic design and social media experience a plus.

  • Knowledge and experience with health program education and awareness, community groups and influencers.

  • Excellent written/oral communication skills, as well as proven skills in consultation and meetings management

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel, Outlook, Word, and PowerPoint.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bilingual preferred but not required

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. Heart U 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.

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-TX-Austin

Posted Date 1 month ago (8/12/2022 2:31 PM)

Requisition ID 2021-7414

Job Category Administrative Support

Position Type Full Time

Location: TX-Austin