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American Heart Association Community Impact Director in Grand Rapids, Michigan

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.

We have an excellent opportunity for a Community Impact Director based in our Grand Rapids office. The Director will drive the execution of health impact goals within the W est Michigan (Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo) and Detroit markets by focusing in the areas of hypertension, cholesterol, nutrition, obesity, and physical activity with a focus on diverse communities. Will have a 50/50 focus on the two markets and will travel to the Detroit area approximately 1-2 times per quarter. The Director will need to have flexibility to travel to other areas in Michigan outside of the assigned markets as appropriate. This is a full-time position.

To help you be successful you will have access to our award-winning learning platform the Heart U as well as various other training and support mechanisms locally and through our National Center.

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 overnight travel. All AHA offices are closed and staff are currently working from home. Offices will be reopening in September 2021; this position will resume to being based in the local office.

Responsibilities

  • Engage in collective community impact efforts, both leading and supporting, in partnership with key volunteers, strategic alliances, institutions and corporations.

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

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

  • Identify and assist in recruiting diverse volunteers to serve in leadership roles on market board of directors and event executive leadership teams.

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

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

Qualifications

  • 2+ year’s experience working with community/public health issues and/or managing community/public health promotion or related educational programs.

  • Experience working with multicultural communities preferred.

  • Understanding of local health systems, relationships with hospitals, health clinics, and Federally Qualified Health Centers preferred.

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

  • Bachelor’s or some college plus experience preferred.

  • Demonstrated critical thinking skills in assessing the local market environment and available resources to successfully implement new and existing programs.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage large projects and events ensuring deadline compliance.

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

  • Must have at least intermediate knowledge and skill with Microsoft Office.

  • Ability to lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

  • Ability to travel within the assigned market up to 50% daily and 5% overnight.

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-MI-Grand Rapids

Posted Date 3 weeks ago (7/9/2021 12:33 PM)

Requisition ID 2021-7140

Job Family Group Health Strategies & Programs

Job Category Health Strategies

Location: Grand Rapids, MI

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