American Heart Association

Director, Executive and Internal Communications

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Marketing / Communications / PR
  • Irving, TX


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 hiring for a Director of Executive and Internal Communications, reporting to the SVP, Community Revenue and Engagement in the AHA’s SouthWest region.

In this position, you will be responsible for strategy and implementation of communications plans for the Executive Vice President of the SouthWest region, as well as internal communications strategies and execution, working closely with the Senior Vice President of Community Revenue and Engagement, communications department staff, executives and a variety of people around the Association.

This is a remote position and is open to candidates living within the SouthWest Region of the US.

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 training and support locally and through our National Center.

#TheAHALife is our company culture, our way of life, reflecting our diversity and inclusion, our focus on work-life harmonization and our Guiding Values. Discover why you will Be Seen. Be Heard. Be Valued™ at the American Heart Association by following us on LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and at


Here are some of the essential job duties:

  • Build and implement internal communications strategies, plans, and content for the Executive Vice President including speech writing, internal staff communications, volunteer communications, social media and more. Responsible for delivering clear, accurate and compelling communications and ensuring projects remain on schedule.
  • Write, edit and coordinate workflow for strategic internal messaging, implementing best practices and AHA guidelines.
  • Plan, coordinate, write, edit and proofread communications such as newsletters, online content, presentations, talking points, guides, scripts and other resources.
  • Prepares and processes EVP correspondences. Proofreads, distributes correspondence including emails, reports, presentations, memos, field communications, mailings, etc.
  • Effectively completes multiple duties and projects while handling conflicting demands and priorities. Leads project timelines with target compliance, while communicating project statuses and related information as requested.
  • Prepares and gathers support materials for EVP in preparation for meetings.
  • Builds and implements, in coordination with senior executives, the overarching strategy for internal communications for the SouthWest region.
  • Maintains accurate and confidential information relevant to internal meetings, board meetings and events, as well as a system for correspondence and other documents in the office and shared online files.
  • Assist with production needs for internal staff communications including audio and video messages.
  • Prepares and posts social media to support EVP and leadership.
  • Performs organized record keeping, including taking comprehensive meeting notes when requested. Runs PowerPoint presentations for in-person and virtual meetings. Prepares agendas and materials for these meetings.
  • Assist with other communications tasks as needed.

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 Journalism, Communications, English or related field.
  • At least five (5) years of experience in the communications field.
  • Proven experience with internal communications, corporate communications, and project management.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills, and capability to write for internal, consumer and professional audiences across various traditional, digital and emerging channels.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to build and lead project teams.
  • Ability to work well with diverse groups of people within the organization, including senior executives.
  • Ability to present ideas and concepts live or via multimedia in a clear and compelling manner.
  • Past experience serving in a communication role in a matrixed, non-profit organization preferred.
  • Proficient skills with Microsoft Suite, including Word, PowerPoint, Microsoft Teams, Zoom and SharePoint. Advanced skills preferred.
  • Video editing or graphic design skills a plus.
  • Ability to travel up to 10% local and overnight stay.


Compensation & Benefits

Salary minimum to midpoint of the range is $49,680 to $75,390. Pay is commensurate with experience; geographic differentials to the pay range may apply.

AHA reserves the right to pay more or less than the posted range. Any difference between actual compensation and the posted range will be based on factors other than race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy) or national origin.

Employees scheduled to work at least 20 hours per week are eligible to participate in the medical, dental, and vision plans the first of the month following 30 days of service. AHA subsidizes the medical and dental cost to ensure benefits are affordable. Eligible dependents under AHA’s group benefit plans include legal spouse, domestic partner, children under the age of 26 or who are disabled. AHA offers additional benefits like an EAP, telehealth benefit for general medical and behavioral health, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, and disability.

Retirement Plans: AHA retirement plans offer employees a way to start saving after their first paycheck. The retirement plans provide employer contributions after two years of service. If you have previous 501(c)(3) non-profit experience, within the last 5 years, at a national health agency, an institution of higher learning or a medical institution, that experience may count towards the two-year waiting period. Employees are 100% vested in employee and employer contributions.

Paid Days Off: Regular full-time and part-time employees earn Paid Time Off (PTO) based on years of service. PTO begins accruing on date of hire. Full time employees receive one paid Community Service time off day per year and are encouraged to participate in projects, programs and organizations which contribute to the health and vitality of their communities. AHA also offers 12 paid holidays per year.

Leaves of Absence: AHA offers both Short Term and Long Term Disability benefits which replace earnings if you are unable to work due to a non-work-related illness or injury. Employees are eligible for Short Term Disability after 90 days of service and are eligible for Long Term Disability after being disabled for 90 days or more. Eligible employees can take up to 12 weeks off of work for a qualified leave of absence under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), intermittent FMLA leaves and leave as an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act as Amended (ADAAA.

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-Irving

Posted Date 3 months ago (8/31/2022 5:41 PM)

Requisition ID 2021-6948

Job Category Marketing, Communications & Public Relations

Additional Locations Diversity Distribution SouthWest

Position Type Full Time

Location: TX-Irving

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