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American Heart Association Community Impact Director in Fayetteville, Arkansas

Overview

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.

Due to the current pandemic, daily travel is minimal and voluntary to ensure the health and safety of staff. There is no overnight travel currently. In the future, this position may resume daily and/or overnight travel.

Responsibilities

We have an excellent opportunity for a Community Impact Director based in Arkansas for the American Heart Association. The CI Director will drive the execution of health impact goals within Arkansas by focusing in the areas of hypertension, cholesterol, diabetes, nutrition, obesity, and physical activity. The market will have a focus on diverse and underserved communities.

Our 2030 strategic value proposition further cements the AHA’s commitment to equity when we state that we will be a catalyst to achieving maximum impact in equitable health. We will strive for every member of our community to achieve well-being, supported by the places they live, learn, work, play, pray, and heal.

  • Drive market health assessments, organize and/or lead community collaborations, build and implement plans for policy, system or environment change driving toward opportunities for health impact.

  • Build and implement a cross-functional hypertension, diabetes, and cholesterol control strategy with measurable outcomes (high blood pressure management, cholesterol, diabetes management, and healthy behavior initiatives) in the market.

  • Collaborate with development staff partners and volunteers to identify, cultivate and secure program funding, including sponsorship (cash and in-kind) for relevant programs, campaigns, and population health impact opportunities.

  • Work with internal staff partners to ensure population health strategies are integrated into development, communications and marketing, advocacy, and healthcare quality improvement activities.

  • Recruit, train and manage volunteers and strategic community alliances to achieve priority community and collective impact goals.

  • Work with healthcare providers to ensure best practices for treatment of patients through initiatives and programs including but not limited to: Target: BP™ and Check. Change. Control. CHOLESTEROL&trade.

  • Consult with clinical staff for data entry, data reporting, compliance issues, and strategies for improved patient outcomes.

Qualifications

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university.

  • 2+ years of experience working with community/public health issues and/or managing community/public health promotion or related educational programs. Experience in population health a plus.

  • Knowledge of the social determinants of health as it relates to behavior modification through self-care activities and policy/system-wide changes.

  • Experience working with multicultural and underserved communities preferred. Experience in community led programs, projects, or events.

  • Understanding of the benefits associated with use of treatment algorithms and their impact on clinical inertia.

  • Understanding of continuous quality improvement methodology. Experience leading a QI initiative in a clinical setting a plus.

  • Proven ability to recruit, mobilize and manage volunteers, including C-suite level executives.

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

  • Ability to travel within the state of Arkansas and transport items to and from meetings and events.

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

Benefits:

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!

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-AR-Fayetteville

Posted Date 2 months ago (7/27/2021 8:06 PM)

Requisition ID 2021-7312

Job Family Group Health Strategies & Programs

Job Category Health Strategies

Additional Locations US-AR-Little Rock

Location: Fayetteville, AR

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