American Heart Association Healthy Living Program Coordinator in Estero, Florida

Overview

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.

Responsibilities

The American Heart Association (AHA) has an excellent opportunity for a Healthy Living Program Coordinator that will be based in Lee County, FL. The primary focus for this position will be related to the implementation of healthy living programs in community and corporate settings. This is a grant funded, part time (20/hrs. per week or less) position scheduled to last no longer than 2 years from hire date.

The Healthy Living Coordinator will implement a market-wide plan to inspire change focusing on prevention by offering survivors and high-risk individuals the tools and resources to make those necessary lifestyle changes. Target populations will include high-risk communities and employees of local health care organizations.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Drive health engagement within individuals from high-risk communities by managing the recruitment and enrollment of participants into heart healthy cooking classes, fitness classes and mindfulness classes.

  • In collaboration with development staff, drive healthy living engagement goals through the coordination of health-living strategies and monitoring of programmatic outcomes.

  • Build and improve upon meaningful volunteer and organizational partnerships to advance the mission of the AHA.

Qualifications

Qualified candidates are highly motivated to further the mission of the American Heart Association and possess the following skills, education and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in health education, education, health administration, public health, health science, business or related field.

  • Exceptional oral and written communications skills.

  • Ability to productively participate in a multi-disciplinary team environment and manage large projects ensuring deadline compliance with minimal supervision.

  • Ability to conduct meetings with internal staff and volunteers including interacting with external partners/sponsors representing AHA to the public as necessary.

  • Highly effective organization, multi-tasking, communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and collaborate daily with staff from various teams.

  • Ability to work, as needed, outside standard business hours and travel within the territory served, and daily commuting to key areas of Lee County, key business meetings at the Lee County office as needed and commuting to the surrounding area, for a business appointment, meetings and engagements.

Here are some of the preferred skills we are looking for:

  • Knowledge of voluntary health organizations, corporate wellness initiatives and/or nonprofit organizations.

  • Experience in volunteer recruitment and management to drive health impact goals.

  • Experience in each of the following areas: culturally diverse public health education, community programs and outreach related to health issues, including disparities across multiple cultural and socio-economic groups.

The American Heart Association is committed to enhancing the diversity of its volunteers and staff. The American Heart Association will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, national origin, disability, veterans’ status, sexual orientation, marital status or based on political or religious opinions or affiliations, membership or non-membership in employee organizations.

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 2019-4028

Job Family Group Health Strategies & Programs

Job Category Health Services

Additional Locations US-Florida