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American Heart Association National Sr. Advocacy Advisor in Cleveland, Ohio


As we celebrate our Centennial year, we invite you to join us in shaping the next century of impact. Be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. Here at the American Heart Association, you matter and so does your career.

The American Heart Association has an excellent opportunity for a National Senior Advocacy Advisor. Location of the selected candidate is flexible provided the location allows for effective and cost-efficient travel.

The National Senior Advocacy Advisor is responsible for effectively furthering the American Heart Association’s field advocacy public policy priorities through hands-on advisement, mentoring, training and technical support. This position will facilitate the successful development and implementation of customized and strategic technical assistance plans in collaboration with the Vice President Field Advocacy and other internal and external partners. Leadership/assistance provided will emcompass the entire range of policy change activities including strategic campaign planning, implementation, legislation/regulation drafting, media, grassroots, grasstops and coalition development and management.

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 additional training and support, locally.

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  • Provide consultation services to American Heart Association field staff which includes, but is not limited to: setting public policy priorities and goals in support of the Association’s public policy agenda; assessing the environment and assisting in the development of strategic campaign plans; reviewing and revising legislation/regulation; providing strategic campaign guidance; providing individualized trainings; providing individualized campaign resources; facilitating the sharing of best practices across the country.

  • Provide strategic leadership by facilitating issue specific priority and goal setting in support the Association’s field advocacy public policy agenda.

  • Develop training and technical resource tools used to empower Association field staff and volunteers to effectively advocate for the organization’s key public policy priorities.

  • Closely supervise and track community public policy issues of concern as well as emerging areas of interest; initiates appropriate activities as needed.

  • Develop and implement strategic customized technical assistance plans vital to successfully support field level public policy efforts.

  • Liaison with the regions, partners and stakeholders to strengthen relationships and catalyze opportunities to advance the American Heart Association’s field advocacy public policy priorities.

  • Manage issue specific Association grants which includes the hiring and supervision of staff and/or contractors.

Want to help get your resume to the top? Take a look at the experience we require:


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, Public Policy, Public Health, a related area or equivalent work experience.

  • Minimum of five (5) years of:

  • Experience and success in legislative and regulatory strategic campaign plan oversight.

  • Experience building and managing issue advocacy coalition(s.

  • Experience developing and implementing grassroots and media advocacy tactics.

  • Prior experience mentoring, developing and training staff.

  • Outstanding oral and written communications skills.

  • Demonstrated skills in policy analysis and technical (legislative and regulatory) writing.

  • Demonstrated ability to simultaneously manage multiple, complex projects in varying stages of development under time constraints.

  • Must be able to travel overnight approx. 25% of the time.

Compensation & Benefits

Expected pay range will be $90,000 to $100,000. 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.

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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.

  • 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, our mission is to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, religion, age, language, sexual orientation, national origin and physical or cognitive abilities. We're committed to ensuring our workforce, workplace culture and mission have a shared impact across a diverse set of backgrounds.

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Posted Date 1 month ago (4/15/2024 11:05 AM)

Requisition ID 2023-12233

Job Category Advocacy

Position Type Full Time