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American Heart Association Community Impact Director in Baton Rouge , Louisiana


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.


We are looking to fill a Community Impact Director in Baton Rouge, LA. The director will serve as the health lead to the community by building strong volunteer relationships, building a collective impact plan, and supporting heart-healthy resources in the community.

Some of your responsibilities will include (but not limited to):

  • In collaboration with the Executive Director, provides vision and direction for the markets’ unified health efforts, and actively involves, informs and integrates with internal partners across the market to enact population level public health impact.

  • Drives change in the community through the adoption of Policy, Systems, Environment (PSE) changes, and through working with clinics to improve patient outcomes in blood pressure, cholesterol, and diabetes management.

  • Partners with Advocacy colleagues to identify public policy opportunities shown effective to improve health inequities within underresourced communities and helps galvinize support from key community stakeholders.

  • In conjunction with community partners and focusing on eliminating health disparities, the Community Impact Director will lead the process of building or participating in collective impact campaigns for the market. This will include assessing the community health needs in the local market and developing, convening partners, coordinating and/or implementing population level strategies that focus on eliminating health disparities through proven-effective policies, systems, and environmental change approaches.

  • Helps builds a network of voluteers and identifiies appropriate external partners to drive substantial engagement to advance AHA priorities and drive toward equitable health and wellbeing in the community.

  • Collaborate with development staff and volunteers to identify, cultivate and secure program funding, including sponsorships and in-kind for relevant programs, campaigns and health impact opportunities.

  • Work cross-functionally within the organization to identify opportunities for collaboration and synergies to most effectively execute AHA/ASA priority initiatives.

  • Engage with healthcare providers to ensure best practices and quality improvement for treatment of patients through initiatives including but not limited to: Target: BP, Check. Change. Control. Cholesterol, and Know Diabetes By Heart.

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 health, health education and/or equivalent work experience in health-related field.

  • 2+ years of demonstrated ability working in community/public health.

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

  • Demonstrated skills in facilitating the implementation of policy, system and environmental changes to eradicate health inequities

  • Proven ability to recruit, mobilize, and manage volunteers, including C-suite level executives.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage large projects and events ensuring target 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.

  • Excellent listening skills, including verbal and non-verbal communication, active listening, negotiating, problem-solving and decision-making

  • Highly effective organizational skills, time management, responsibility, leadership, and motivation

  • Understand the benefits associated with the use of treatment algorithms and their impact on clinical inertia.

  • Experience working with multicultural and/or under-resourced communities required.

  • Ability and willingness to occasionally travel outside the market and to work evenings and weekends as needed.

Compensation & Benefits

To help you be successful, you will have access to our award-winning learning platform, Heart U, as well as our sales training and the award-winning relationship development program, Building Powerful Partnerships.

Attracting hardworking, 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! Our Rewards and Benefits package not only gives you the total benefits you want, but also goes above and beyond with creative programs to develop your skills and help 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

Location US-LA-Baton Rouge

Posted Date 2 months ago (6/23/2022 10:33 AM)

Requisition ID 2022-8777

Job Category Health Strategies

Position Type Full Time

Location: LA-Baton Rouge