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American Heart Association Program Resource Manager in Los Angeles, California


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.


The American Heart Association’s initiative, Voices for Healthy Kids, has an excellent opportunity for a Program Resource Manager.

The Program Resource Manager owns the equity-focused capacity building strategy and tactics for the Voices for Healthy Kids initiative. This person is responsible for understanding and responding to the needs of Voices for Healthy Kids and our aligned policy campaigns to ensure that the trainings and resources offered are relevant, adaptable, and successful while normalizing and operationalizing equity and inclusion concepts and practices.

Key strategies include: (1) crafting and improving training and coaching programs that strive to increase capacity, operationalize equity, and pass public policy at the tribal, state, and local levels; (2) ensuring our values of inclusion, power sharing and leadership development are being lived in the projects we support, trainings and resources we provide, and in how we work as a team and funder; and (3) crafting and implementing processes that support co-creating objectives and key results of campaigns and grantees that increase community engagement, build capacity and focus on building equity.

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 Include:

  • Lead and execute planning and processes that help staff, campaigns and partners in our mission to increase capacity, build and share power and deliver outcomes.

  • Planning, administration, execution, and facilitation of the training offerings of Voices for Healthy Kids, tapping into and maximizing the staff and volunteer expertise to deliver the content. Includes marketing the training opportunities, developing new and innovative methods for delivery, and evaluating the overall training capacity. Major Categories for training include equity, campaign planning and implementation, as well as the 6 “power tools” of the Power Prism©: research and data collection, coalition building and maintenance, fundraising and development, grassroots and key contacts, media advocacy, & decision-maker advocacy.

  • Responsible for helping to drive Voices for Healthy Kids in operationalizing and practicing equity and inclusion. Working to ensure our values are being lived in the projects we support, trainings and resources we provide, in building team culture and how we work as a funder.

  • Research, identify and establish solutions to the needs of advocacy campaigns and ensure they are relevant and impactful. Collaborate on Voices for Healthy Kids’ evaluation efforts.


Minimum Requirements :

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health, Project Management, Training, Social Justice, Communications, Political Science, Health Equity or related area.

  • Five (5) years of experience crafting, executing, and managing internal and/or external program resources, train the trainer curriculum or project management.

  • Five (5) years of experience in training, advocacy, coaching or leadership development.

  • Five (5) years of experience in community organizing public health program management, training, advocacy, social justice or related community-based activities

  • Demonstrated record of accomplishment building effective relationships and working collaboratively with diverse internal partners across a large complex organization with multiple decision makers.

  • Voices for Healthy Kids believes that lived experience is essential to community led policy change work. We define lived experience as first-hand involvement and knowledge of the social issues that impact a given community. Direct personal experience with building equity, is prioritized criteria for determining ideal candidates.

  • Strong communicator and team player; experienced in working with internal and external audiences and stakeholders. Strong skills in facilitation.

  • Excellence in time management and organizational skills with the ability to manage several projects at a time with an elevated level of accuracy and attention to detail

  • Comprehensive skills in developing presentations, training tools or communication resource materials.

  • Experience and interest in understanding social determinants of health, equity, and a demonstrated dedication to building equitable communities.

  • Demonstrated understanding of advocacy/public policy, community organization/mobilization, media/communications, and grassroots advocacy tactic development and implementation.

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

  • Strong ability in meeting and conference planning and implementation, including organizational and time management skills. Including ability to maximize technology.

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-TX-Dallas

Posted Date 1 week ago (6/22/2022 11:36 AM)

Requisition ID 2022-7980

Job Category Advocacy

Additional Locations Diversity Distribution US - Top 47

Position Type Full Time

Location: CA-Los Angeles