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American Heart Association Corporate Wellness Development Director in Houston, Texas


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 Community Impact Director, Workplace Health (Corporate Wellness Development Director) in serving the Greater Houston area.

The Director will identify and execute AHA programs and strategies to support corporate wellness such as the Workplace Health Symposium, Workplace Health Achievement Index and the Healthy Food and Beverage toolkit. The Director will work closely with fundraising staff to cultivate deeper engagement with existing and potential corporate partners. The position will be responsible for executing corporate wellness specific engagement strategies and directing employee measurable health outcomes.

The position will also involve engaging volunteers and volunteer committees to drive corporate engagement strategies. These opportunities are mutually beneficial in that they advance the AHA’s mission and goals by aligning AHA priority initiatives with the needs of the company in the areas of building a Culture of Health for employees.

Essential Job Duties

  • Drive organizational change through employers to build a culture of health by adopting and completing AHA’s Workplace Health Achievement Index and addressing areas of concern. Consider working with high need workforces.

  • Lead engagement of C-Suite and target corporate leaders to drive wellness/health improvement strategies with measurable outcomes in the market’s largest employers. Strategies may include the Check. Change. Control, a hypertension self- management program, CPR and My Life Check/Life’s Simple.

  • Drive engagement of the Top 25 companies (private, public and governmental), divisional Board Companies and strategic corporate partners within the market to reach large numbers of employees (work with the Top 25 on health impact should be coordinated with SVP and VP, Health Strategies.

  • Lead the integration of health activation with target strategic partners as determined by market needs and health impact.

  • Serve as the market subject matter expert on corporate/workplace wellness and partner collaboratively with AHA market staff to drive integration of the AHA’s tools and resources targeting the workplace such as the Healthy Food and Beverage Toolkit and Workplace Health Solutions.

  • Serve as the account manager with the target corporate partners to drive measurable results and identify volunteer opportunities, develop year-round engagement strategy that align with the companies’ objectives and lead strategies for deepening engagement across corporate wellness/health and volunteerism.

  • Participate in corporate/worksite coalitions and partnerships in the market.

  • Serve as the corporate/worksite wellness liaison between national center and local division office.

  • Other duties as assigned.


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

  • BS/BA required, with three years of proven success in corporate/workplace wellness, corporate engagement, and executive relationship development.

  • Experience in executing corporate wellness strategies that drive measurable improvement of employee health and related financial health costs.

  • Knowledge of strategies to create a culture of health in a corporate/workplace setting.

  • Proven ability to collaborate with fundraising and program staff to develop and execute engagement action plans.

  • Project and account management experience focused on delivering results and quality customer service with defined deliverables and milestones.

  • Understanding of fundraising, with knowledge in the areas of cultivation and solicitation.

  • Interact effectively with high level corporate executives, community leaders, and volunteers.

  • Develop and manage corporate related events and volunteer committee meetings to drive market goals.

  • Manage and motivate diverse groups and individuals and work successfully as a leader in a team environment.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.

  • Broad knowledge of the overall structure, programs, and services of the American Heart Association including policies and procedures.

  • Strong customer service orientation, with extensive experience in effectively addressing, negotiating, and resolving issues as they arise.

  • Ability to respond appropriately and effectively to changing circumstances and priorities.

  • Ability to analyze and integrate information from relevant sources and make appropriate decisions.

  • Proficient in computer-based information systems – Office.

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 2019-4132

Job Family Group Health Strategies & Programs

Job Category Health Services

American Heart Association
Equal Opportunity Employer