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American Heart Association VP, Community Impact, Baltimore in Baltimore, Maryland


Now is the time to join us and make a difference. Be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. Here at the American Heart Association, you matter and so does your career.

The Eastern States Region has an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated, team-player to advance health and hope for everyone, everywhere, as the Vice President, Community Impact in Baltimore & Greater Maryland . This position is in Maryland with a strong preference to a candidate who lives within a 50-mile radius of downtown Baltimore.

The Association offers many resources to help you maintain work-life harmonization through 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 additional training and support, locally.

#TheAHALife is our company culture, our way of life, reflecting our diversity, equity & inclusion, our focus on work-life harmonization and our Guiding Values. Discover why you will Be Seen. Be Heard. Be Valued™ at the American Heart Association by following us on LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and at


Key Responsibilities will Include:

  • Lead the development, implementation, integration, and evaluation of strategies and plans to achieve the Baltimore & Greater Maryland Division Goals related to sustained community and clinical impacts as outlined by the Region’s Senior Vice President of Health Strategies. Inherent in this is the development and practice of culturally proficient community engagement across staff and volunteers. Strategic focus areas include hypertension control, improving nutrition security, tobacco cessation, women & maternal health, community readiness & CPR, and access to care.

  • Ensure that the American Heart Association Baltimore & Greater Maryland Division is serving as a catalyst and convener across the market with collective impact coalitions, demonstrating progress through reach of sustained community and clinical impacts.

  • Work collaboratively with the Division Vice President of Development, other Development Staff partners, Community Impact Consultants, and volunteers to identify, cultivate, and secure prospective sponsors for relevant campaigns, working towards specific sponsorship goal with Development team. Support the achievement of the unrestricted field campaign through issue-based, health asset sponsorship and activation.

  • Strategically find opportunities to include assets in sponsorship and other support proposals that are related to the achievement of sustained community and clinical impacts.

  • Be responsible for the fulfillment of issue-based, health assets included in all restricted and unrestricted support agreements. Directly implement community impact strategies as appropriate.

  • Be accountable for the organization and management of staff and volunteers.

  • Serve on internal and external committees as needed to accomplish the requirements of the role.

  • Build a network of meaningful volunteer and collective impact partner relationships to create a sustainable culture of health within the community, with a special emphasis on historically under-resourced and under-represented, vulnerable communities.

  • Recruit and engage volunteer leadership that represents and provides diversity, community influence, and personal affluence to champion the Division’s revenue and health impact objectives.

  • Articulate the Association’s mission, vision, strategic value proposition, guiding values, and impact in the community. Be prepared, with the help of the Director of Marketing & Communications, to represent the Association in the community and the media.

  • Present a professional image to the community, in the media, and at all American Heart Association events.

  • Accountability for achieving health, mission, and revenue goals.

  • Develop and handle / monitor Division budgets with span of control and internal business operations in accordance with policies, fiscal standards, and the approved operating budget.

  • Willing to work outside standard hours as needed, including evenings and some weekends. This includes attending special events.

  • Ability and willingness to travel across the Eastern States Region and to National Center meetings across the country for meetings or training.

In this role, you will report to the Executive Director of the Baltimore & Greater Maryland Division of the American Heart Association.


  • University/College degree or equivalent experience, desired. Master’s degree in public health or related field, preferred.

  • 7 years of experience working with community/public health issues and/or leading community/public health promotion or related educational programs, preferred.

  • 5 years of experience in attracting, recruiting, managing, and evaluating volunteers, with an emphasis on high-level/executive volunteers.

  • 3 years of experience in a management capacity. This experience may occur within the 7-year related experience requirement. Experience gained through direct internal work on American Heart Association projects/priorities may substitute for this requirement and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

  • Experience working with multicultural communities preferred.

  • Understanding of local health systems, relationships with hospitals, health clinics, and Federally Qualified Health Centers preferred.

  • Self-motivated, team player with highly effective organization and analytical skills, along with ability to multitask, effectively communicate, negotiate, and collaborate both internally and externally.

  • Consistent track record to recruit, mobilize and handle volunteers, including C-suite level executives.

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

  • Demonstrated ability to handle large projects and events ensuring deadline compliance.

  • Demonstrated ability to efficiently participate in a multi-disciplinary team environment working towards common goals with internal and external clients. Ability to influence team members without supervisory authority.

  • Ability to lift and/or move large objects (such as boxes) with the expectation that heavier items would be broken down into smaller components or requesting additional assistance may be required before lifting and/or moving.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications at the intermediate or above level, preferred.

  • Ability to do daily local travel up to 75%; requires access to reliable transportation at all times on an immediate basis.

Compensation & Benefits

The American Heart Association invests in its people. Here are the main components of our total rewards package. Visit Rewards & Benefits to see more details.

  • Compensation – Our goal is to ensure you have a competitive base salary. That’s why we regularly review the market value of jobs and make adjustments, as needed.

  • Performance and Recognition – You are rewarded for achieving success by merit increases and incentive programs, based on the type of position.

  • Benefits – We offer a wide array of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance, along with a robust retirement program that includes an employer match and automatic contribution. As a mark of our commitment to employee well-being, we also offer an employee assistance program, employee wellness program and telemedicine, and medical consultation.

  • Professional Development – You can join one of our many Employee Resource Groups (ERG) or be a mentor/mentee in our professional mentoring program. HeartU is the Association’s national online university, with more than 100,000 resources designed to meet your needs and busy schedule.

  • Work-Life Harmonization – The Association offers Paid Time Off (PTO) at a minimum of 16 days per year for new employees. The number of days will increase based on seniority level. You will also have a total of 12 paid holidays off each year, which includes several days off at the end of the year.

  • Tuition Assistance - We support the career development of all employees. This program provides financial assistance to employees who wish to further their education and career in relation to their current duties and responsibilities, or for potential future positions in the organization.

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, our mission is to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, religion, age, language, sexual orientation, national origin and physical or cognitive abilities. We're committed to ensuring our workforce, workplace culture and mission have a shared impact across a diverse set of backgrounds.

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Location US-MD-Baltimore

Posted Date 3 weeks ago (11/15/2023 4:45 PM)

Requisition ID 2023-11618

Job Category Health Strategies

Position Type Full Time

Location: MD-Baltimore