American Heart Association Community Outreach Manager in Glen Allen, Virginia

Community Outreach Manager

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Job Description

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 American Heart Association (AHA) is recruiting a Community Outreach Manager in our Richmond, Virginia office. Under the direction of Vice President of Multicultural Initiatives and the Richmond Executive Director, the Community Outreach Manager will lead efforts to build a sustainable culture of health in the East End communities in the city of Richmond. In particular, he or she serves as the lead for coalition development and relationship building within the community. He or she is a skilled organizer with experience in community engagement and coalition management.

This position is grant-funded. The Community Outreach Manager should have experience living or working in the East End communities.

Major Duties:

  • Engage and mobilize the community to help build a Culture of Health in the East End of Richmond

  • Recruit and maintain partnerships with key regional stakeholders (including traditional and non-traditional partners) using effective collaboration strategies to build meaningful partnerships which will result in scalable initiatives to improve health.

  • Coalition Recruitment and Development

  • Recruit organizations and members of priority populations to participate in an issue based coalition.

  • Coordinate coalition meetings and facilitate trainings.

  • Identify opportunities to collaborate with state departments and agencies, businesses, universities, community-based organizations to promote coalition’s goals.

  • Evaluate coalition partner(s) capabilities regarding strategic campaign.

  • Serve as the American Heart Association’s liaison to existing community partnerships.

  • Develop a comprehensive marketing and engagement plan, including social media, which drives to organizational goals around health impact and healthy behavior including blood pressure management, CPR training, stroke awareness and other initiatives.

  • Through volunteer recruitment, engagement and management assure the execution of program delivery established through the developed plans and strategies.

  • Collaborate with other members of the Health Strategies Team, including the AHA Advocacy team, to develop strategies and public support that will drive to the reduction of health disparities within the community.

  • Responsible for strategic planning, continuous monitoring, evaluation and assessment of mission delivery activities in the community.


  • Knowledge and familiarity with the geography, key institutions and key customers and volunteers.

  • Proven ability to convene and lead appropriate stakeholders, build strategic partnerships, and conduct meetings with internal and external clients including interacting with external partners/sponsors representing AHA to the public as necessary.

  • Competency in oral and written communication.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and collaborate daily with staff from various teams.

  • Highly effective organization, multi-tasking, communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills.

  • Previous experience with developing, creating or implementing business plans or strategic plans.

  • Ability to work, as needed, outside standard business hours and travel within territory served, for business appointment, meetings and engagements.

  • Self-motivated, highly effective organization and analytical skills, multi-tasking, communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills.

  • Demonstrated strategic thinking skills in assessing the local market environment and available resources to successfully implement new and existing programs.

  • Ability to effectively plan and manage workflow, work on multiple projects simultaneously and manage project details with limited supervision.

Required Experience

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

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.

  • 3-5 years of community engagement including policy assessment, issue expertise and campaign planning.

  • 3-5 years of coalition participation and management

  • Experience managing group and individual dynamics.

  • Experience with social media and online/web communications.

Attracting talented, 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.

So, are you ready to work for the largest voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases? Click on “New Resume” (or “Existing Resume” if you have previously applied to AHA positions) to submit your online application. Only those candidates deemed most qualified by the hiring manager will be contacted to interview.

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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Job Location

Glen Allen, Virginia, United States

Position Type


Job Category: Multicultural Markets/Diversity

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled