American Heart Association Community Advocacy Director in Atlanta, Georgia
Are you ready to join an organization where you can be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives?
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. Is it easy? No. Is it worthwhile? You bet!
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.
This position has resumed to being based in the local office and work continues in the field with stakeholders, volunteers and partners as the job requires. The American Heart Association is providing flexibility on the return to the office with a hybrid work schedule.
The American Heart Association (AHA) has an excellent opportunity for a Community Advocacy Director in Atlanta, GA.
The Community Advocacy Director is responsible for coordinating and overseeing strategy and efforts to further the public policy priorities of the American Heart Association (AHA) in Metro Atlanta. You will also be responsible for serving as the primary representative of the AHA to community level public officials and relevant community public agencies to generate awareness and support for the AHA’s public policy agenda. Additional responsibilities include building and managing teams of AHA volunteers, coalitions, and partner organizations to build support for and integrate advocacy issues messaging into all other AHA programs/events.
Some of your responsibilities will include (but not limited to):
Strategically coordinates and oversees all elements of successful public policy priority campaigns at the assigned market level.
Meets one on one with elected officials, their staff, and other local government officials to gain support for the AHA’s advocacy issues.
Monitors and engages on legislative and regulatory issues of concern to the AHA and apprises appropriate AHA volunteers and staff of emerging advocacy issues.
Provides policy research, development of support materials, recruiting of spokespersons, preparing testimony, and other activities as needed to advance the AHA’s community public policy agenda.
Participates in coalition efforts and other collaborative partnerships to leverage opportunities that advance the Association’s public policy priorities.
Recruits membership for and provides staff support to a volunteer community advocacy committee. In collaboration with the committee and with strategic direction from the Association’s advocacy program develops a community legislative agenda.
Provides strategic direction on local grassroots and key contact, recruitment, retention, and mobilization efforts.
Collaborates with communications staff partners on development and timing of media advocacy efforts.
Assurances compliance with lobbying requirements and prepares all necessary reporting.
Provides advocacy presentations and training opportunities to volunteers and staff as needed.
Attends and participates in relevant AHA meetings throughout the year.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Want to move your resume to the top so that you can become a “Relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives” ? Here are some of the requirements:
Bachelor’s Degree in Public Policy, Political Science, Law, related field, or equivalent work experience.
Minimum of three (3) years of:
Experience and success in legislative and regulatory lobbying.
Experience in community organizing and/or political campaigns.
Demonstrated experience building and managing issue advocacy coalition(s.
Experience developing and implementing grassroots and media advocacy tactics.
Policy analysis and technical (legislative and regulatory) writing skills.
Ability to simultaneously manage multiple, complex projects in varying stages of development under time constraints.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of strategic planning, budgeting, and managing work.
Exceptional oral and written communications skills.
Must be able to travel overnight approx. 25% of the time.
Here are some of the preferred skills we are looking for:
Knowledge of voluntary health organizations or nonprofit organizations.
Experience working in health care policy.
Experience in volunteer management.
Demonstrated understanding and appreciation for the use of technology, social media, and information systems.
Compensation & Benefits
The American Heart Association offers programs to help you maintain work/life satisfaction according to your changing needs and life situations. To help you be successful, you will have access to Heart U, our award-winning corporate university as well as various other training and support mechanisms locally and through our National Center.
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Our Rewards & Benefits package not only gives you the total benefits you want, but also goes above and beyond with innovative programs to develop your skills – helping you grow and thrive at the American Heart Association.
The American Heart Association’s 2024 Goal: Every person deserves the opportunity for a full, healthy life. As champions for health equity, by 2024, the American Heart Association will advance cardiovascular health for all, including identifying and removing barriers to health care access and quality.
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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EOE/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities
Posted Date 2 months ago (11/18/2021 11:36 AM)
Requisition ID 2021-7730
Job Family Group Health Strategies & Programs
Job Category Advocacy
Location: Atlanta, GA