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American Heart Association Vice President of Health Strategies in Irving, Texas


Are you ready to join an organization where you can be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives?

Envision 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 single day. Is it easy? No. Is it worthwhile? you bet!

This is satisfying work that makes a real difference in people's lives. You can achieve professional growth with personal fulfillment. You will connect with people and make a lifesaving impact. You will partner with individuals, schools, lawmakers, healthcare providers and others to ensure everyone has access to healthier lifestyle choices and proper healthcare.


The Vice President of Health Strategies provides strategic direction, leadership, management and technical expertise for the North Texas Community Impact staff to ensure execution toward strategic goals and budget. The Vice President serves as a highly engaged and collaborative leader of the North Texas team. This position manages Community Impact staff, Workplace Wellness Director, Healthcare Account Director and Public Policy Director who are implementing programs in Dallas and Tarrant County.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Develops and implements a multi-year Business Plan for North Texas, incorporating specific strategies to guarantee activation and dramatic impact towards the market's health strategies and development goals.

  • Manages the Community Impact implementer staff in the local market. Collaborates with corresponding VPs/subject matter experts in goal setting and management of staff. Management includes identifying and driving toward goals, performance standards, coaching and counseling staff; interviewing, hiring and training staff; evaluating staff performance and empowering team members to lead and champion the health needs of the market.

  • Recruits and manages volunteer and strategic alliances/partnerships to support the activities of the market. Ensures that strategies are implemented to manage key relationships. Supports the SVP of North Texas to meet Dallas and Tarrant County Board objectives.

  • Build a network of meaningful volunteer partnerships to advance the mission of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA.

  • Create a collaborative environment where staff from various functions work together to achieve results across health, revenue and volunteerism goals for the organization.

  • Aligns the mission of the AHA with the revenue goals of the market for maximum organizational reach and impact. Identifies opportunities to drive revenue based on the health work being conducted in the market. In conjunction with development staff, ensures health related activities are incorporated into fundraising activities and events.

  • As a member of the market's management team, consistently models the AHA's leadership competencies and values in advancing the AHA/ASA's mission and achievement of revenue and health impact goals.

  • Provides training, consultation and implementation assistance to local staff on the Association’s health goals and priorities.

  • Other duties as assigned by Supervisor.


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

  • Minimum of 5 years’ progressive community health experience.

  • Bachelor’s degree in community health, public health, health marketing or other related fields preferred.

  • Proven ability to recruit, mobilize and manage volunteers.

  • At least five years’ supervisory experience.

  • Ability to interact across multiple acculturation levels and socio-economic groups.

  • Proven strategic thinking skills.

  • Strong Interpersonal skills.

  • Proven ability to conduct and lead effective meetings with internal and external clients.

  • Self-motivated and highly effective organization and analytical skills.

  • Skilled negotiator and shows managerial courage.

  • Effective oral and written communicator.

  • Ability to build effective teams.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage through change leadership.

  • Demonstrated strong collaboration skills.

  • Ability to travel overnight up to.

Click on “New Resume” (or “Existing Resume” if you have previously applied to AHA positions) to submit your online application. Only those deemed most qualified will be contacted to interview.

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Requisition ID 2019-5070

Job Family Group Health Strategies & Programs

Job Category Health Services

Location: Irving, TX