American Heart Association Community Impact Director in Charlotte, North Carolina


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 has an excellent opportunity for a Community Impact Director in our Charlotte, NC office!


Under broad supervision, the Community Impact Director will drive the execution of health impact goals by focusing in the areas of hypertension, cholesterol, nutrition, obesity, and physical activity. Effectively integrate population health strategies focusing on collaboration with Development, Quality & Systems Improvement, Advocacy and Communications & Marketing partners. Serve as internal consultant to the region/territory on community and population health strategies and trends with a specialized focus on programs to drive health improvement across diverse communities.

Primary Responsibilities :

  • Conducts local assessment to determine health priorities, gaps and health needs in Charlotte, NC

  • Develops market-level health strategy plan based on national priorities and menu of opportunities

  • Coordinates and implements the components of the level health strategy plan, focusing on those activities that will have the greatest impact on the largest and most critical populations in order to progress towards the Association’s 2020 goals

  • Identifies and engages volunteers in achievement of market-level health strategy plan and other critical activities to improve the heart health in the Charlotte market.

  • Works collaboratively with Boards of Directors, as well as local volunteers, state and local partners to assess, build strategy, and implement health strategy plan

  • Works collaboratively with internal stakeholders, including affiliate and state-level health strategy colleagues, to ensure that local opportunities are aligned with the Association’s agenda at the state and affiliate level

  • Builds and/or participates in coalitions and collectives with external partners

  • Supports the mission of the American Heart Association by collaborating in overall campaign success; works collaboratively to help promote all revenue streams and shares market revenue goals

  • Assists with sponsorship proposals and activation, ensuring that proposals maximize health impact and are aligned with strategic priorities

  • Works with the development staff to assure mission-related activities are incorporated into all fundraising activities and events

  • Recruits and engages local strategic alliances (organizations, coalitions, government agencies, etc.) to support the Association’s market-level goals


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated strategic thinking skills in assessing the local market environment and available resources to successfully implement new and existing programs

  • Experience in collective impact campaigns

  • Demonstrated ability to productively participate in a multi-disciplinary team environment working towards common goals with internal and external clients

  • Proven ability to conduct meetings with internal and external clients including interacting with external partners/sponsors representing AHA to the public as necessary

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

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

  • Ability to influence team members without supervisory authority

  • Demonstrated knowledge of fund raising and maintaining sales relationships at corporate and community levels

  • Ability to travel and accommodate volunteer scheduling needs beyond regular hours

Required Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in public health planning, policy/regulatory system change, healthcare marketing/sales, public relations and/or community programs

  • 3 years’ experience working with public health, community health or equivalent

  • Experience in recruiting, mobilizing, managing, recognizing and evaluating volunteers

  • Bilingual oral and written communication skills#LI-AS1

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 2018-3142

Job Family Group Health Strategies & Programs

Job Category Health Services