American Heart Association Health Strategies Specialist 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.



Responsible for providing support to affiliate teams in health strategies related resources, programs development, communications and training related to various AHA health and community impact assets. Support the coordination and implementation of projects with the Vice President Community Impact based on public health awareness through partnerships with integrated market teams, local agencies, and community service organizations.

Essential job duties:

  • Provides information, consultation and data interpretation. Manages reporting tools and data quality platforms for health impact affiliate team.

  • Participates in internal affiliate team meetings to support the execution of programs and cause campaigns. Provides support for affiliate team and/or delivers assigned health related community programs which may include one or more of the following: research health impact awards/requirements, collective impact strategies and outcomes, multi-cultural healthy lifestyle awareness and education, healthy choices nutritional education or other related AHA sponsored community-based programs.

  • Assist VP and Senior Director with expense management, reporting and reimbursement. Manage calendars and coordinate travel and schedule for VP and Senior Director, as well as, Health Strategies team meetings, as requested.

  • Coordinate learning among affiliate community impact team administrative and specialist staff

  • May coordinate grant applications, reports, as well as internal/external reporting documents. Coordinate internal reporting processes, platforms and share point sites for affiliate community impact team.

  • Serves as an AHA representative with key community organizations and partnerships. Plans and coordinates volunteer and committee meetings including preparing agenda and presentations. Assists in the management of multiple volunteer groups associated with assigned health focused program. Makes site visits within region as required.

  • Aids with creation and production of materials for campaigns, events and programs. Promotes AHA's programs online or through local activities. Develops brochures and flyers to market assigned program.

  • Monitors national, state and local health trends to inform Health Strategies staff of potential partnerships as well as funding and program opportunities. Helps VP and Directors in fund development pursuits for Health Strategies programs from foundations, individuals and/or corporations.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Public Health, Health Sciences or related area, or equivalent work experience

  • Two (2) years of experience supporting health impact teams and programs

  • Knowledge and experience with health program education and awareness, community groups and influencers

  • Excellent written/oral communication skills, as well as demonstrated skills in consultation and meetings management

  • Expertise in creating documents in MS Office Suite

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bilingual preferred but not required

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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EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities

Requisition ID 2019-3876

Job Family Group Health Strategies & Programs

Job Category Administrative/Clerical