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American Heart Association Senior Director of Community Impact, Health Care Systems in Denver, Colorado


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 Sr. Community Impact Director, Healthcare position in our Denver office that is part of AHA’s SouthWest Affiliate. This position is responsiblefor identifying, cultivating, nurturing and expanding key community relationships to further AHA mission and fundraising goals in the assigned market. Responsible for developing and facilitating execution of a strategic plan for engaging each market in both development and mission activities that result in increased revenue, volunteer engagement, and health impact.

Essential Job Duties

  • Cultivate as needed and support executive relationships within healthcare systems, hospitals, and as appropriate, insurance providers in order to facilitate collaboration across revenue and impact work. Establish and support C-Suite relationships with all healthcare systems in the area.

  • Connect hospital leaders with AHA business lines in order to maximize engagement. Demonstrate increased engagement of volunteers from all major healthcare systems in board, event, and mission impact leadership committees.

  • Build and maintain a comprehensive strategic plan for healthcare system engagement in impact and revenue work across the market including increasing new dollars from health systems.

  • Facilitate hospital and health system participation in collective impact work in community.

  • Develop and manage a comprehensive plan for hospital systems engagement across all revenue, volunteer, and mission work in market. Increase healthcare system engagement in workplace health improvement including completion of workplace health achievement index.

  • Lead AHA in connecting with and leveraging hospital population health work including all Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA), Community Benefit, and other community facing work. Increase system and employee engagement in AHA core events and explore new innovative opportunities. Demonstrate expertise in CHNA and Community Benefit work of local hospital systems and facilitate collaboration on areas of common interest with each other and other community stakeholders.

  • Collaborate with Resuscitation Quality Improvement (RQI) and Quality Improvement (QI) affiliate staff to engage hospitals in program and improve outcomes.

  • Supervise the work of the administrative associates who support the health strategies team.

  • Other duties as assigned by supervisors.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Five (5) years of experience developing community led programs, projects or events.

  • Five (5) years of experience engaging, motivating and retaining volunteer leaders.

  • Five (5) years of experience in fundraising or business development.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of AHA mission programs.

  • Three (3) years of experience in strategic planning and plan execution.

  • Three (3) years of staff management experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Three (3) years of experience in healthcare systems change or improvement.

  • Three (3) years of experience in community health and population benefit education.

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 2019-4486

Job Family Group Health Strategies & Programs

Job Category Health Services

American Heart Association
Equal Opportunity Employer