American Heart Association Vice President of Health in Arlington, Virginia


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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.

T he American Heart Association (AHA) has an excellent opportunity for a Vice President of Health Strategies in our Arlington, VA office.

Under the direction of the Greater Washington Region Executive Director, with a dotted line to the affiliate SVP of Health Strategies, the Greater Washington Region Vice President of Health Strategies is a player/coach responsible for the development, implementation, and evaluation of community impact strategies across the market to achieve market and association strategic goals.


  • As a member of the Greater Washington Region management team and the affiliate’s health strategies leadership team, consistently models the AHA’s leadership competencies and values in advancing the AHA/ASA’s mission and achievement of health impact and revenue goals. In collaboration with executive director and VP of development, provides vision and direction for Greater Washington Region’s unified health and revenue efforts, oversees integrated planning processes for all functional areas within span of control, and actively involves, informs and integrates with internal partners across the metro market, affiliate and association.

  • Leads and manages the Greater Washington Region Health Strategies team, in partnership with functional Health Strategies vice presidents as applicable, including coaching staff to achieve organizational objectives.

  • As a player/coach, implements strategy in area of content expertise (community impact, communications, etc.), while also directly supervising Community Impact staff to achieve annual goals and objectives.

  • In conjunction with community partners and focusing on eliminating health disparities, the VP of Health Strategies 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.

  • With the executive director, responsible for the recruitment and engagement of medical and non-medical volunteer leadership that represents and provides the diversity, community influence and personal affluence to champion the Greater Washington Region board of director’s revenue and health impact objectives.

  • Builds a network of volunteers and identifies appropriate external partners to drive meaningful engagement to advance AHA priorities and drive toward equitable health and wellbeing in the community

  • Develops, implements and evaluates an integrated approach to strategically-aligned community health and development planning consistent with market, affiliate and association-wide goals. Effectively involves and informs internal and external partners, mobilizing action around clearly defined, shared goals.

  • Identifies opportunities for and promotes collaboration and synergies among and between health and revenue functions to most effectively execute AHA/ASA priority initiatives.

  • Develops and manages/monitors market health strategies budgets within span of control and internal business operations in accordance with policies, fiscal standards and the approved operating budget.



  • Experience in the voluntary health field or other related fields, showing increasing responsibility in community organization, personnel supervision and management.

  • Demonstrated strategic thinking skills in assessing the local market environment and available resources to successfully implement new and existing programs. Experience with collective impact campaigns preferred.

  • Demonstrated ability to recruit, organize, train, manage and utilize staff and volunteers effectively, including C-suite level executive volunteers and volunteer/board management experience.

  • Self-motivated, highly effective organization and analytical skills, multi-tasking, communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills.

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

  • Strong communication, presentation and relationship-building skills

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

  • Community organization experience with non-profit organization as paid staff or volunteer leader.

  • Ability and willingness to travel and work nights, weekends, etc., as required.


Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university preferred. College coursework combined with related experience may be substituted for a degree. Related experience may be substituted as follows: 1 ½ years of experience equates to 1 full time year of higher education.


At least 7 years of progressively responsible experience in related field. This experience may also count towards satisfying this position’s educational requirement.

Managerial Experience:

At least 5 years of experience working with and managing high-level volunteers; at least 3 years of staff management experience. Experience gained through direct internal work on AHA projects/priorities may substitute for this requirement and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.#LI-AS1

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Requisition ID 2018-3136

Job Family Group Health Strategies & Programs

Job Category Health Services