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American Heart Association Community Impact Director in Providence, Rhode Island


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.


We are recruiting for a Community Impact Director experienced in working in diverse communities in the state of Rhode Island.

Your Key Responsibilities will include:

Health Lead to the Community:

  • serve as the “health lead” for the state by engaging and mobilizing the community;

  • managing a collective impact plan;

  • supporting heart healthy resources in the community;

  • building strong volunteer relationships.

Build a Collective Impact Plan : Together with community residents and partners:

  • focusing on eliminating health disparities;

  • continually assessing the health needs of the community;

  • developing, coordinating and/or implementing community wide strategies;

  • leading a prioritization and action planning process that focuses on eliminating health disparities.

Support Blood Pressure & Cholesterol Improvement:

  • work with healthcare providers serving RI to ensure standard methodologies for treatment of patients through initiatives and programs;

  • consulting with clinical staff for data entry, data reporting, compliance issues, and strategies for improved patient outcomes.

Engage & Empower Volunteers :

  • accountable for the recruitment and management of volunteer networks;

  • building a network of meaningful volunteer partnerships to advance the mission;

  • providing timely direction, meaningful opportunities, resources and recognition to volunteers while at the same time relying on their expertise, abilities and willingness to use their networks to drive the goals of the organization;

  • holding both volunteers and staff accountable, while being accessible and building collaborative staff-volunteer partnerships that are based on a foundation of mutual trust.


  • drive collaboration with internal staff partners in the market around mission related goals;

  • work together to ensure health strategies are integrated into development, communications and marketing, advocacy, and healthcare quality improvement activities;

  • collaborate with staff partners and key volunteers to identify, cultivate and secure program funding, including sponsorship, for relevant mission campaigns.

In this role, you will report to the Executive Director for Rhode Island and will be based in our Providence, RI office.

(Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)


Want to move your resume to the top and have the opportunity to become a “ Relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives ”? Here are some of areas to consider:

  • having a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university is preferred;

  • having at least 5 years’ experience working with community/public health issues and/or handling community/public health promotion or related educational programs is needed;

  • you are a skilled organizer with experience in community engagement and coalition management including multicultural communities;

  • you have the ability to interact across multiple acculturation levels and socio-economic groups;

  • you are familiar with the geography, key institutions and key partners and volunteers in RI;

  • experience convening and leading partners, building strategic partnerships, and conducting meetings with internal and external clients including interacting with external partners/sponsors as necessary;

  • critical thinking skills in assessing the local market environment and available resources to successfully implement new and existing programs;

  • able to lead projects and events ensuring deadline compliance;

  • you can productively participate in a multi-disciplinary team environment working towards common goals;

  • you can influence team members without supervisory authority;

  • have highly effective organization and analytical skills, multi-tasking, communication, negotiation, social skills and are self-motivated;

  • ability to recruit, mobilize and lead volunteers.

  • intermediate to advanced skill with Microsoft Office 2010 or higher used for word processing, email, presentations, and spreadsheets.

  • Ability to travel around the state and transport items to and from meetings and events.

  • willingness to occasionally travel outside the market and to work evenings and weekends as needed.


Attracting hardworking, committed employees means offering a competitive benefits package, ongoing professional development and training, and a diverse and inclusive environment in which to work and grow. And we do.

Our Rewards & Benefits package not only gives you the total benefits you want, but also goes above and beyond with creative programs to develop your skills – helping you grow and thrive at the American Heart Association.

While we can only contact/interview those applicants deemed most qualified for the position, we do appreciate all applicants for their interest and effort in applying. In most cases you can expect to hear from us within one week from the receipt of your completed application.

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 2019-4742

Job Family Group Health Strategies & Programs

Job Category Health Services

American Heart Association
Equal Opportunity Employer