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American Heart Association Community Impact Director in West Palm Beach, Florida


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.

Offices will be reopening October 11, 2021. On this date the position will resume to being based in the local office and work will continue in the field with donors, volunteers and partners as the job requires.


We are looking to fill a Community Impact Director in West Palm Beach, FL. The director will serve as the health lead to the community by building strong volunteer relationships, building a collective impact plan, and supporting heart-healthy resources in the community.

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

  • In collaboration with Executive Director and VP of Health, provides vision and direction for the markets unified health efforts, and actively involves, informs and integrates with internal partners across the market.

  • Drives change in the community through the adoption of Policy, Systems, Environment (PSE) changes, and through working with clinics to improve patient outcomes in blood pressure, cholesterol, and diabetes management.

  • In conjunction with community partners and focusing on eliminating health disparities, the Community Impact Director will lead the process of building or participating in collective impact campaigns for the market. This will include assessing the community health needs in the local market and developing, coordinating and/or implementing community wide strategies that focus on eliminating health disparities through proven-effective policies, systems, and environmental change approaches.

  • Helps builds a network of voluteers and identifiies appropriate external partners to drive meaningful engagement to advance AHA priorities and drive toward equitable health and wellbeing in the community.

  • Collaborate with development staff and volunteers to identify, cultivate, and secure program funding, including sponsorships and in-kind for relevant programs, campaigns and health impact opportunities.

  • Work cross-functionally within the organization to identify opportunities for collaboration and synergies to most effectively execute AHA/ASA priority initiatives.

  • Engage with healthcare providers to ensure best practices and quality improvement for treatment of patients through initiatives including but not limited to: Target: BP, Check. Change. Control. Cholesterol, and Target: Type 2 Diabetes.

In this role, you will report to the Vice President of Health, West Palm Beach. Daily travel within the market is required when it is safe to do so.

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 in public health, marketing, public relations and/or community programs, or equivalent work experience in health-related field.

  • 2- 5 years of demonstrated ability working in community/public health.

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

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

  • Demonstrated ability to manage large projects and events ensuring target 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.

  • Excellent listening skills, including verbal and non-verbal communication, active listening, negotiating, problem-solving and decision-making

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

  • Ability to learn, process, synthesize, and relay key messaging regarding AHA research and science to care teams, and assist them in implementing clinical practice system changes to drive improved health outcomes.

  • Experience working with multicultural communities preferred.

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

To help you be successful, you will have access to our award-winning learning platform, Heart U, as well as our sales training and the award-winning relationship development program, Building Powerful Partnerships.

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 and Benefits package not only gives you the total benefits you want, but also goes above and beyond with creative programs to develop your skills and help you grow and thrive at the American Heart Association.

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-FL-West Palm Beach

Posted Date 3 days ago (10/14/2021 12:04 PM)

Requisition ID 2018-2590

Job Family Group Health Strategies & Programs

Job Category Health Strategies

Location: West Palm Beach, FL