American Heart Association Regional Director,Multicultural Initiatives in Los Angeles, California

Regional Director,Multicultural Initiatives

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Regional Director, Multicultural Initiatives

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. The American Heart Association is where you can make an extraordinary impact.

About this Opportunity

Reporting to the Western States Affiliate Vice President, Multicultural Initiatives, the Regional Director is responsible for fulfilling the health impact goals in high risk communities within California by overseeing the planning, implementation and evaluation of targeted initiatives with a focus on the implementation of Target blood pressure and blood pressure algorithm with new and existing strategic partners and implementation of the Multicultural Leadership Panel in assigned territories. The position location may be flexible to major cities in Southern or Northern California.

Major Areas of Responsibility

  • Specialist Responsibilities: Implement Target Blood Pressure and Blood Pressure (BP) algorithm with new and existing strategic partners and alliances.

  • Develop a state-wide plan for a blood pressure system of care for California

  • Implement Blood Pressure algorithm with secured clinical partners

  • Provide technical support in the implementation of the BP algorithm through trainings, materials, ongoing partnership and other assistance

  • Help enhance team-based care in the clinical setting including incorporating community pharmacy partners – Pharmacists, Pharmacy Techs

  • Identify, secure and develop relationships with system level clinical partners working internally to leverage current relationships

  • Provide support to clinical sites to ensure successful implementation of the BP algorithm as measured by maintaining and improving blood pressure control to at least 70% or improve by 10% of current control rate

  • Recruit, develop and manage the BP committee to implement a system of care around blood pressure.

  • Collaborate with California and local Departments of Public Health and other strategic partners for an annual collaborative to advance BP control rates

  • Generalist Responsibilities:

  • Effectively build a network of meaningful volunteer and partner relationships to create a sustainable culture of health within multicultural communities within the assigned market/territory

  • Develop an overall multicultural market plan around blood pressure system of care in collaboration with the Blood pressure committee

  • Leverage multicultural market trends that incorporate digital strategies, (i.e. social media) into multicultural market plans to drive awareness, positioning and engagement

  • Drive direct health impact via targeted strategic community around blood pressure control

  • Collaborate with advocacy to determine the local public policy focus and strategy to address significant population reach that will drive to the reduction of health disparities in multicultural audiences

  • Work with non-traditional settings on blood pressure control

  • Successfully lead the high blood pressure management, reduction of sodium and sugar sweetened beverage consumption healthy behavior initiatives and CPR trainings

  • Initiatives should have a strong integration with advocacy, community health, metro executive and the local board

  • Proactively lead and identify, recruit, orient and retains volunteers consisting of senior level executives and faith leaders within the overall market to drive the overall market MCI plan

  • Staff should have the ability, including pre-existing relationships, to proactively identify future career pathing opportunities for MCI volunteers throughout the division, affiliate and national organization

  • Accountable for the organization and management of the MCI volunteers.

  • Bring programs to scale leveraging marketing insights and trends for engagement, therefore driving sustainability

  • Articulate the CVD health problem in the multicultural community and what AHA is doing to address the problem within the multicultural community. Assists with educating all staff in the market with the ability to talk about what the AHA is doing to reach multicultural audiences within said community especially around blood pressure control

  • Work collaboratively with development staff partners and volunteers to identify, cultivate and secure prospective sponsors for relevant campaigns, driving to specific sponsorship goal with development team.

  • Develop a proactive written plan to communicate the impact MCI is having within the market. Plan and achievements should be shared with internal audiences, volunteers, local board, strategic partners, affiliate leadership and funder (while applicable).

Required Skills

  • Minimum of 3 years progressive public health, population health

  • Background in public health or health administration, healthcare sales, business management or other related fields.

  • Master’s in Public Health, Public Administration, Healthcare Administration or related field strongly preferred.

  • Experience working within a clinical setting, knowledge of hypertension management and team based care strongly preferred; Pharmacy background desired.

  • Proven ability to recruit, mobilize and manage volunteers, including executive level volunteers.

  • Demonstrated ability to drive toward results.

  • Proven ability to apply marketing insights to develop appropriate strategies.

  • Effectively manage relationships with the ability to gain trust and influence action through others.

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

  • Bilingual English/Spanish on English/Mandarin Chinese preferred.

Key Skills and Competencies Required:

  • Highly effective interpersonal skills

  • Self-motivated and highly effective organization skills

  • Skilled negotiator and exhibits managerial courage

  • Excellent oral and written communicator

  • Demonstrated successful ability to work collaboratively across teams


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. Specific benefits include:

  • Comprehensive health benefits including medical, dental, vision and life insurance plans

  • Retirement plan with generous employer contributions

  • 12 paid holidays in addition to paid time-off

  • Fit-Friendly environment

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The American Heart Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer. EOE Minorities / Females / Protected Veterans / Persons with disabilities

Job Location

Los Angeles, California, United States

Position Type


Job Category: Multicultural Markets/Diversity

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled