American Heart Association Community Health Director - Los Angeles in Los Angeles, California

Community Health Director - Los Angeles

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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 towards 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. We are an organization that has been recognized by the NonProfit Times as “One of the Best Non Profits to Work” year after year. The American Heart Association is where you can make an extraordinary impact.

The Los Angeles County Division of the American Heart Association (AHA) has an excellent opportunity for a Community Health Director. Reporting to the Senior Community Health Director and as a member of a highly collaborative team , this position will drive the health impact goals in Los Angeles County focusing on the areas of hypertension, nutrition, obesity and physical activity and manage the Teaching Gardens and Kids/Teens Cook with Heart programs.

This position collaborates extensively with internal and external partners to fully integrate community planning and multicultural initiatives strategies with development, advocacy and marketing/communications opportunities and serves as an internal consultant to the region on population health related initiatives.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Effectively build a network of meaningful volunteer and partner relationships within territory covered to create a sustainable culture of health within multicultural communities.

  • Develop a comprehensive multicultural marketing plan, including social media, which drives to organizational goals around healthy behavior including blood pressure management, worksite health and wellness and other initiatives.

  • Through volunteer recruitment, engagement and management assure the execution of program delivery established through the developed plans and strategies. As a member of the Community Health team, this position has a population health focus on programs with Latino and Hispanic community members.

  • Build strategic community alliances (i.e. Faith-based institutions, housing developments, community centers, etc.) and collaboration to incorporate guidelines that promote a culture of health. Provide technical support as needed.

  • Manage a high performing team of program delivery staff and volunteers including Teaching Gardens and Kids/Teens Cook with Heart.

  • 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 multicultural audience.

  • In collaboration with others, identify, cultivate and secure program funding, including grants and sponsorship (cash and in-kind) for relevant campaigns.

Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field

  • 3+ years progressive experience in public health, community engagement or related business management/marketing

  • Proven ability to recruit, mobilize and manage volunteers, including C-Suite level

  • Demonstrated success in securing funding for programs through foundations, major gifts and/or sponsorship

  • Strong interpersonal, negotiation, time management and communication (oral and written) skills

  • Self-starter who works well in a team environment

  • Demonstrated ability to drive towards results

  • Willingness and ability to travel regularly in assigned territory and work nights and weekends as needed.

Preferred skills/experience we are looking for:

  • Master’s Degree in Public Health

  • Bilingual English and Spanish proficiency prefered

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.

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Job Location

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Job Category: Multicultural Markets/Diversity

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled