American Heart Association Community Impact Director in Austin, Texas


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.


We have an excellent opportunity for a Community Impact Director based across the Greater Austin area . The Director will drive the execution of health impact goals within the Greater Austin area by focusing in the areas of hypertension, cholesterol, diabetes, nutrition, obesity, and physical activity. The market will have a focus on diverse and underserved communities.

  • Drive market health assessments, organize and/or lead community collaborations, build and implement plans for policy, system or environment change driving toward opportunities for health impact.

  • Build and implement a cross-functional hypertension, diabetes, and cholesterol control strategy with measurable outcomes (high blood pressure management, cholesterol, diabetes management, and healthy behavior initiatives) in the market.

  • Collaborate with development staff partners and volunteers to identify, cultivate and secure program funding, including sponsorship (cash and in-kind) for relevant programs, campaigns, and population health impact opportunities.

  • Work with internal staff partners to ensure population health strategies are integrated into development, communications and marketing, advocacy, and healthcare quality improvement activities.

  • Recruit, train and manage volunteers and strategic community alliances to achieve priority community and collective impact goals.

  • Work with healthcare providers to ensure best practices for treatment of patients through initiatives and programs including but not limited to: Target: BP™ and Check. Change. Control. CHOLESTEROL™.

  • Consult with clinical staff for data entry, data reporting, compliance issues, and strategies for improved patient outcomes.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in related field preferred.

  • 2+ years’ experience working with community/public health issues and/or managing community/public health promotion or related educational programs. Experience in population health a plus.

  • Knowledge of the social determinants of health as it relates to behavior modification through self-care activities and policy/system-wide changes.

  • Experience working with multicultural and underserved communities preferred. Experience in community led programs, projects, or events.

  • Understanding of the benefits associated with use of treatment algorithms and their impact on clinical inertia.

  • Understanding of continuous quality improvement methodology. Experience leading a QI initiative in a clinical setting a plus.

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

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

  • Ability to travel within the Greater Austin area and transport items to and from meetings and events.

  • Bilingual proficiency in English and Spanish strongly preferred to support the advancement of affiliate-wide initiatives.

  • Knowledge and competence in the use of Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Demonstrate exceptional written and oral communication skills required.

  • Ability to lift 30lbs from the ground to waist level.

  • Ability to sell ideas and programs to key strategic alliances, professional volunteers, and funding partners while influencing them to action.

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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Requisition ID 2018-3299

Job Locations US-TX-Austin

Job Family Group Health Strategies & Programs

Job Category Health Services