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American Heart Association Community Health Impact Director in Virginia Beach, Virginia


Are you ready to join an organization where you can make an extraordinary impact every single day?

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.

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.


Are you ready to take your career to HEART ? If so, we are looking to fill a Community Health Impact Director position in the Virginia Beach/Hampton Roads region. The successful applicant will work in the local community, with residents, volunteers and partners to drive health equity and build a culture of health in the region, where the healthy choice is the go-to option. If you have experience in working with health based community partners to improve health equity please read on to learn more about this position and what we need you to bring to this position.

Your Key Responsibilities will include:

Health Lead to the Community:

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

  • managing a collective impact plan;

  • supporting heart healthy resources in the community;

  • building strong volunteer relationships.

Building the Collective Impact Plan : Together with community residents and partners:

  • 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 the Virginia Beach/Hampton Roads area 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, important 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 coordinated 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 and will be based in our Virginia Beach 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 and/or at least 5 years’ experience working in a community/public health position is needed;

  • you are a skilled organizer with experience in health based 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 health based institutions, partners and volunteers;

  • experience convening and leading health 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 health market, environment and available resources to successfully implement new and existing programs;

  • able to lead projects and events ensuring deadline compliance;

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

  • you can influence team members without supervisory authority;

  • have highly effective organization and analytical skills, multi-tasking, communication, negotiation, interpersonal skills and are proactive;

  • 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 in territory as needed 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.

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.

At American Heart Association | American Stroke Association, diversity & inclusion and equal opportunity apply to both our workforce and the communities we serve as it relates to heart health and stroke prevention.

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EOE/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities

Location US-VA-Virginia Beach

Posted Date 2 weeks ago (1/16/2020 8:51 AM)

Requisition ID 2019-5128

Job Family Group Health Strategies & Programs

Job Category Health Services

Location: Virginia Beach, VA