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American Heart Association Media Advocacy Manager in Columbus, Ohio


Are you ready to join an organization where you can make an extraordinary impact every day?

Imagine 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 day. Is it easy? No. Is it worthwhile? Absolutely.

This is satisfying and challenging work that makes a real difference in people's lives. We are where you can achieve professional growth with personal fulfillment. We are where you can connect people to making a lifesaving impact. We are where you can partner with individuals, schools, lawmakers, healthcare providers and others to ensure everyone has access to healthier lifestyle choices and proper healthcare. The American Heart Association is where you can make an extraordinary impact.


The American Heart Association’s Initiative, Voices for Healthy Kids, has an excellent opportunity for a Media Advocacy Manager. This position can be remote but MUST live near a major airport. The Media Advocacy Manager is responsible for providing communications and media advocacy expertise, tools, and training to move policy priorities forward and position campaigns for success, including the development of media advocacy toolkits to train coalition advocates and resources for communicating with the media with a goal to promote public debate, and generate community support for changes in policies.

This is a full time, grant funded, benefits eligible opportunity. Current funding is through 11/30/2022 with strong confidence in continued funding beyond 2022.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Promotes and shares policy research and analysis and develops targeted outreach materials that translate AHA’s work for advocates to use with their various audiences. Establishes effective collaboration with all Advocacy Organization staff to create opportunities to inform policy dialogues and outcomes.

  • Provides media advocacy assistance to assigned coalitions and volunteers through one-on-one coaching, developing tools, including media advocacy toolkits, and developing and implementing training with advocates for communicating with the media to support the successful implementation of policy campaigns.

  • Attends and participates in all relevant AHA, Advocacy, and other external meetings throughout the year, including volunteer advocacy meetings, as appropriate.

  • Cultivates relationships with media, public health coalitions and other community leaders to help advance Advocacy Organization priorities and support and inform the Advocacy Organization's approach to public policy campaigns.


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

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, journalism, public relations or related field.

  • 2 to 5 years of relevant experience

  • Successful experience in promotion advocacy/public policy, community organization/mobilization, media/communications, or grassroots advocacy tactic development and implementation

  • Ability to write accurate and compelling media statements, press releases, other communications/media advocacy tools

  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills

  • Demonstrated understanding in advocacy/public policy, state, local or tribal policy efforts, media/communications tactics, development and implementation.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with volunteers, staff, collaborators, and the public as part of a team

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

  • Facilitate trainings and coaching of volunteers and advocates as spokespersons

  • Ability to travel up to 20% (local and overnight)

  • Knowledge of voluntary health organizations or nonprofit organizations

  • Experience working in public health policy, health equity, and/or understanding of social determinants of health; building equitable communities

  • Experience in volunteer management and training/coaching volunteers on communications skills like planning, spokesperson trainings, or additional skill sets.

  • Demonstrated understanding and appreciation for the use of technology and information systems

  • Experience with digital communications, social media, and graphic design

  • Read, write and speak English fluently. Spanish fluency preferred.

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


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 & Benefits package not only gives you the total benefits you want, but also goes above and beyond with creative programs to develop your skills – helping you grow and thrive at the American Heart Association. To help you be successful you will have access to our award-winning learning platform the Heart U as well as our sales training & relationship development program- Building Powerful Partnerships which received a 2017 Learning! 100 Award from Elearning! Media Group, and various other training and support mechanisms locally and through our National Center. This position is eligible for our full benefits and retirement packages, generous PTO accrual, paid holidays in addition to the week of December 25th off!

While we can only contact applicants, who are most qualified for the position, we do appreciate all applicants for their interest and effort in applying.

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 Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities

Location US-TX-Dallas

Posted Date 1 month ago (12/17/2021 11:27 AM)

Requisition ID 2018-3530

Job Family Group Marketing & Communications

Job Category Advocacy

Additional Locations Diversity Distribution US - Top 50


Location: Columbus,OH