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American Heart Association

Community Impact Director

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  • Chicago, IL


Now is the time to join us and make a difference. Be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. Here at the American Heart Association, you matter and so does your career.

We are currently hiring for a Community Impact Director in our Chicago office. The Community Impact Director drives the execution of health impact goals within metro Chicago, including the surrounding suburban counties, by focusing on addressing the social determinants of health with an emphasis on hypertension/blood pressure, women’s health, nutrition, and tobacco/e-cigarette use with a focus on diverse communities. The Director effectively integrates population health strategies focusing on collaboration with Development, Quality & Systems Improvement, Advocacy and Communications & Marketing partners. Serves as internal consultant to the region/territory on community and population health strategies and trends with a specialized focus on efforts to drive health improvement across diverse communities.

This is a full-time position that offers a hybrid schedule.

The Association offers many resources to help you maintain work-life harmonization through 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 additional training and support, locally.

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  • Develop and implement collective, sustainable impact efforts, aligned with the market’s community assessment outcomes with a focus on blood pressure management, reducing risk for women’s health, maximizing nutrition security and prevention of tobacco & e-cigarette use. Includes an engagement plan for key volunteers and strategic alliances, institutions and corporate relationships.
  • Successfully build relationships with federally qualified health centers, healthcare systems and hospitals and implement ambulatory care programs focused on hypertension, cholesterol and diabetes.
  • Lead market in the development and execution of policy, system and environmental changes in collaboration with key volunteers and strategic alliances spanning across both community and clinical leadership in metro Chicago, including the surrounding suburban counties.
  • Identify and assist in recruiting diverse volunteers to serve in leadership roles across the market.
  • Collaborate with development staff partners and volunteers to identify, cultivate and secure program funding, including sponsorship (cash and in-kind) for relevant campaigns.
  • Work collaboratively with internal stakeholders, including affiliate and state-level health strategies colleagues, to ensure that local opportunities are aligned with the AHA’s agenda at the state and affiliate level.


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

Compensation & Benefits

The American Heart Association invests in its people. Here are the main components of our total rewards package. Visit Rewards & Benefits to see more details.

  • Compensation – Our goal is to ensure you have a competitive base salary. That’s why we regularly review the market value of jobs and make adjustments, as needed.
  • Performance and Recognition – You are rewarded for achieving success by merit increases and incentive programs, based on the type of position.
  • Benefits – We offer a wide array of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance, along with a robust retirement program that includes an employer match and automatic contribution. As a mark of our commitment to employee well-being, we also offer an employee assistance program, employee wellness program and telemedicine, and medical consultation.
  • Professional Development – You can join one of our many Employee Resource Groups (ERG) or be a mentor/mentee in our professional mentoring program. HeartU is the Association’s national online university, with more than 100,000 resources designed to meet your needs and busy schedule.
  • Work-Life Harmonization – The Association offers Paid Time Off (PTO) at a minimum of 16 days per year for new employees. The number of days will increase based on seniority level. You will also have a total of 12 paid holidays off each year, which includes several days off at the end of the year.
  • Tuition Assistance – We support the career development of all employees. This program provides financial assistance to employees who wish to further their education and career in relation to their current duties and responsibilities, or for potential future positions in the organization.

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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Location US-IL-Chicago

Posted Date 1 month ago (4/28/2023 12:44 PM)

Requisition ID 2023-10424

Job Category Health Strategies

Position Type Full Time

Location: IL-Chicago

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