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American Heart Association VP Health in Cincinnati, Ohio


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 Vice President of Health in our Cincinnati Ohio office.

The VP of Health serves as the 'health strategist" for the market; responsible for driving and executing AHA's strategy for improving community health. Will be accountable for the recruitment and engagement of strategic alliances and volunteers to drive health outcomes in the market that align with AHA's strategic plan. S/he will be a part of local coalitions and partnerships that are focused on building healthier communities. In collaboration with the Executive Director and volunteer leadership, the incumbent will assess the community health needs of the local market and will develop, support and execute community-wide strategies to build a culture of health in the market. The VP will drive collaboration with development and health strategies staff, communications, multicultural and corporate health and engagement staff in the market around mission-related goals.The incumbent also will be accountable for supporting market revenue goals by looking for opportunties to connect our mission work to our development activity.

Essential Job Duties

  • Works with the Executive Director to lead development of AHA's health strategy through the health improvement plan and the community planning efforts in the market.

  • Conducts health planning sessions and is responsible for driving AHA's work to build a culture of health within the community.

  • As a member of the market’s senior team, ensures that all staff in the market have an understanding of the cardiovascular health needs in the market based on the organization’s strategic plan and looks to identify opportunities for closing the gap to meet those needs.

  • Builds a network of volunteers to drive meaningful engagement to create a culture of health and drive AHA priorities.

  • Identifies appropriate external partners that will provide the greatest value in working collaboratively to build a culture of health.

  • Supports the mission of the AHA by sharing in the revenue goals of the market by looking for opportunities to connect our mission work to our development activity. Identifies opportunities for driving greater revenue based on the health work being conducted in the market.

  • Takes ownership of local and national commitments to sponsors and ensures any commitments requiring local implementation are handled effectively.

  • Ensures that stroke integration is present in the market via all staff members, ensuring stroke sponsorship commitments are met.

  • Direct management of health staff in the market. Management includes identifying and driving toward goals, performance standards, coaching, counseling and guiding staff; interviewing, hiring and training staff; evaluating staff performance and empowering team members to lead and champion health activities.


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

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

  • 5 years experience working with community health issues, ability to interact across multiple acculturation levels and socio-economic groups

  • 5 years experience in recruiting, mobilizing, managing, recognizing and evaluating volunteers. Experience in training others on volunteer management and monitoring progress

  • Minimum of 3 years of management experience or in progressively responsible positions

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

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

  • 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

  • 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

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

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 2019-4616

Job Family Group Health Strategies & Programs

Job Category Health Services