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American Heart Association Vice President of Health Strategies in Durham, North Carolina


Are you ready to join an organization where you can be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives?

Envision 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 single day. Is it easy? No. Is it worthwhile? You bet!

This is satisfying work that makes a real difference in people's lives. You can achieve professional growth with personal fulfillment. You will connect with people and make a lifesaving impact. You will partner with individuals, schools, lawmakers, healthcare providers and others to ensure everyone has access to healthier lifestyle choices and proper healthcare.


Are you ready to bring your dynamic public health skills to Heart? If so, read on to learn how you can join our hardworking health strategies staff that are working towards building a culture of health in our communities.

The American Heart Association (AHA) is deeply committed to turning the tide of health inequity and addressing the underlying root causes of ill health. Where you live, work, learn, play, and pray – and all the many complex social factors within those locations – greatly impact our health.

We are looking to fill a Vice President of Health Strategies in Durham, NC . The VP is a player/coach role responsible for the development, implementation, and evaluation of advocacy and community impact strategies to achieve market and association strategic goals. The VP is also responsible for leading the metro Raleigh-Durham health equity committee.

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

  • Consistently models the AHA's leadership competencies and values in advancing our mission and achievement of health impact and revenue goals.

  • In collaboration with other leadership, provides vision and direction for unified health and revenue efforts, coordinates integrated planning processes, and actively integrates with internal partners across the market, region, and association.

  • Leads and manages the market's Health Strategies team including Community Impact Directors and a Community Advocacy Director while coaching staff to achieve organizational objectives.

  • Builds and participates in collective impact campaigns. Including, assessing the community health needs, and developing, coordinating, and/or implementing community-wide strategies that focus on eliminating health disparities through proven-effective policies, systems, and environmental change approaches.

  • Builds a network of volunteers and identifies appropriate external partners to drive meaningful engagement to advance our priorities and drive toward equitable health and wellbeing.

  • Develops, implements and evaluates a coordinated approach to strategically aligned community health and development planning consistent goals.

  • Develops and monitors budgets and internal business operations in accordance with policies, fiscal standards, and the approved operating budget.

In this role, you will report to the Executive Director, Durham. Daily travel within the market is required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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 and 7+ years of progressively responsible experience in community/public health, public policy, or related field.

  • 5+ years working with and leading high-level volunteers, with at least 3 years of staff management experience.

  • Demonstrated critical thinking skills in assessing the market environment and available resources to successfully conduct new and existing programs. Experience with collective impact campaigns preferred.

  • Proven ability to recruit, train, manage, and utilize staff and volunteers effectively, including C-suite level executive volunteers and volunteer/board management experience.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead large projects and events ensuring target compliance.

  • Demonstrated ability to efficiently participate in a multi-disciplinary team environment working towards common goals. Ability to influence team members without supervisory authority.

  • Excellent relationship-building skills, verbal and non-verbal communication, active listening, problem-solving, and decision-making.

  • Highly effective presentation and organizational skills, time management, responsibility, leadership, and motivation.

  • Ability and willingness to occasionally travel outside the market and to work evenings and weekends as needed.

  • Must have at least intermediate knowledge and skill with Microsoft Office 2010 or higher used for word processing, email, presentations, and spreadsheets.

Preferred skills:

  • Bilingual in English and Spanish

  • Master's in Public Health

Compensation & Benefits

The American Heart Association offers programs to help you maintain work/life satisfaction according to 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 various other training and support mechanisms 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 satisfaction, and our Guiding Values - check out this hashtag on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter today!

Our Rewards & Benefits package not only gives you the total benefits you want, but also goes above and beyond with innovative programs to develop your skills – helping you grow and thrive at the American Heart Association.

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-NC-Durham

Posted Date 1 month ago (7/18/2022 1:39 PM)

Requisition ID 2022-8892

Job Category Health Strategies

Position Type Full Time

Location: NC-Durham