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American Heart Association Social Impact Portfolio Manager in Boston, Massachusetts


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.


The American Heart Association (AHA) has an excellent opportunity for a Social Impact Portfolio Manager located in Boston .

In this role,you will be responsible for sourcing, developing, and providing local program support to the AHA’s Social Impact Fund’s impact investments/Grants, with a focus initially on Flint and Boston. Responsible for prospecting and completing due diligence of new investments, as well as on-boarding, facilitation and management of partners; ensuring compliance with AHA’s grant or investment requirements.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Develop a network to source and recruit new impact investments or grants, with an emphasis on achieving impact at scale. Screen potential grants and review applications. Provide the Fund with expert guidance on local market conditions and opportunities in assigned location(s.

  • Conduct desk and on-site due diligence of potential Investments to assess prospects’ financial and social performance, and mission fit with AHA. Present potential Investments for approval by Investment Committee.

  • Participate in negotiations on grants/Investment terms and conditions with the goal of maximizing impact at scale. Manage active relationships with other investors/foundations of assigned Investment Partners; seek out co-investment opportunities where possible.

  • Monitor assigned grants/Investments (both remotely and in-person), including repayments, financial performance, and social performance. In addition, build and nurture relationships with key ecosystem actors in Boston, in order to build awareness of the Fund and generate investment opportunities.

  • In collaboration with team members, monitor assigned Investments for compliance with Fund policies, covenants and milestone. Support drafting and review of transaction documentation of new Investments with legal department.

  • Assist in on-boarding newly Invested Partners, act as liaison, communicate AHA policy to these Partners and update AHA stakeholders on new developments and/or issues. Resolve issues faced by the Partners and help source TA support.


Want to help get your resume to the top? Take a look at the experience we require:

  • Five (5) years of experience in Grant Making within a private foundation, Investment Management, Finance, Economic Development, or related role

  • Three (3) years of technical experience with making grants and/or investing (convertible notes and loans) in programs and/or companies focused on health and/or social determinants of health

  • Strong communication skills, including the ability to tailor communications to a wide variety of audiences and stakeholders, across multiple cultures

  • Ability to network extensively and manage relationships effectively

  • Ability to manage time well and prioritize across competing tasks

  • Ability to travel overnight up to 20%

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in Business, Public Affairs or related area

  • Three (3) years of experience investing in, or working professionally in assigned location (Southeast Michigan or Boston)

  • Proficient in office software and adept at learning and using technology platforms

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 2019-4071

Job Family Group Health Strategies & Programs

Job Category Health Services

Additional Locations US-MA-Boston

American Heart Association
Equal Opportunity Employer