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American Heart Association Community Impact Consultant, Western States Affiliate in United States


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 Community Impact Consultant for the Western States Affiliate drives the execution of health impact goals aligned with strategic goals to make longer, healthier lives possible.

In this role, you will serve as an internal consultant to assigned divisions on community and population health strategies and trends with a specialized focus on programs to drive health improvement.Priority areas include focusing on hypertension, cholesterol, nutrition, obesity, and physical activity across the ten states served by the Western States Affiliate.Key to success is effectively integrating population health strategies across initiatives in collaboration with Development, Quality & Systems Improvement, Advocacy and Communications & Marketing partners.

The location is flexible within California with cost-effective access to travel.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Consult on the development of and directly implementan overall community action plan that includes engagement and positioning strategies around population health driving to organizational goals around healthy behavior, which includes blood pressure management, and other health impact initiatives.

  • Effectively build a network of meaningful volunteer and stakeholder relationships to create a sustainable culture of health across the communities served. 


  • Serve as a catalyst and convener with strategic organizations and demonstrate progress through reach of system changes.

  • Drive direct health impact via targeted strategic community alliances (i.e., faith-based institutions, FQHCs, community centers etc.) and corporate relationships (i.e., Top 25 Companies, sponsors, etc.) 

  • Collaborate with division EDs to determine sponsorable strategies to address significant population reach that will drive to the reduction of health disparities in diverse audiences.

  • Work collaboratively with Corporate Relations and other Development staff partners and volunteers to identify, cultivate and secure prospective sponsors for relevant campaigns, driving to specific sponsorship activations and deliverables with development team. This includes supporting field campaign revenue through developing and directly implementing health asset sponsorships/activations and other means.

  • Build, implement and consult on cross-functional strategies to address population health management such as hypertension and cholesterol control strategy (high blood pressure management, cholesterol and healthy behavior initiatives) in the market with strong integration of Health Strategies and Development.

  • Train internal and external teams on improving control rates for chronic disease management. Assists with educating all staff in the market to effectively share what the AHA is doing to address health equity.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Health or related field; Master’s degree preferred

  • Demonstrated ability to drive toward and achieving results

  • Highly adaptable with the ability to thrive in a matrixed and dynamic environment

  • Effective communication and presentation skills across audiences

  • Proficiency in MS Office

  • Ability to travel extensively locally (up to 75%) and overnight (up to 30%)

Minimum 3 years’ progressive experience in:

  • Public health, health systems or equivalent

  • Recruiting, mobilizing and managing volunteers, including C-suite level executives and community leaders

  • Applying marketing insights to develop appropriate strategies

  • Managing internal and external relationships with the ability to gain trust and demonstrate influence without authority

Preferred qualifications include:

  • Demonstrated success in developing proposals and securing of sponsorships, major gifts and foundations funding

  • Knowledge of corporate and community networks

  • Knowledge of AHA’s mission and programs

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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This position is eligible for the AHA's employee referral program;

please contact Human Resources for details.

Requisition ID 2019-4245

Job Family Group Health Strategies & Programs

Job Category Health Services

American Heart Association
Equal Opportunity Employer