American Heart Association Community Impact Director - Birmingham in Birmingham, Alabama


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 toward 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.


Our goal is to build a culture of health, connecting communities and providers with resources that will result in life-saving changes. We have an excellent opportunity for a Community Impact Director based in our Birmingham office .


The Director will drive the execution of health impact goals within the metro Birmingham area by focusing in the areas of hypertension, cholesterol, diabetes, nutrition, obesity, and physical activity. The market with have a focus on driving health outcomes in diverse and under resourced communities.

  • Engage in collective community impact efforts, both leading and supporting, in partnership with key volunteers, strategic alliances, institutions and corporations.

  • Serve with the market Executive Director as the health strategies subject matter expert in support of the 2020 Impact Goal driving volunteer and community health engagement around our priorities and programs.

  • Build positive strategic relationships with key community decision makers in the market to support health strategies and overall community impact goals. Work collaboratively with the VP of Community Impact, Diversity and Inclusion and the Market Executive Director to determine roles and responsibilities to support the overall market goals.

  • Participate in market health assessments, organize and/or lead community collaborations, build and implement plans for policy, system or environment change driving toward opportunities for impact.

  • Build and implement a cross-functional hypertension diabetes, and cholesterol control strategy (high blood pressure management, diabetes management, cholesterol and healthy behavior initiatives) in the market.

  • Work closely with the local Board of Directors regarding engagement of health strategy activities in the market. Also recruit, train and manage market volunteer committee charged with developing strategies to impact health equity and address the social determinants of health to transform community health and wellbeing in diverse and under resourced communities.

  • Manage and drive written plans, key special projects and events that support innovative strategies with partners to solve community problems and create a culture of health. Follow national best practices for implementation when applicable.

  • Work with internal staff partners to ensure population health strategies are integrated into development, communications and marketing, advocacy, and healthcare quality improvement activities.

  • Collaborate with development staff partners and volunteers to identify, cultivate and secure program funding, including sponsorship (cash and in-kind) for relevant campaigns.


  • 3+ years’ experience working in the following areas: public health education, community programs and outreach related to health issues, including disparities across multiple acculturation levels and socio-economic groups; expertise in health equity platform; marketing and development outreach; and building alliances with community stakeholder groups. This experience may also count towards satisfying this position’s educational requirement.

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in health education, health administration, public health, business or related discipline. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university preferred. Related experience may be substituted as follows: 1 ½ years’ experience equates to 1 full-time year of higher education. Master’s degree a plus.

  • Experience working with multicultural communities preferred

  • Bilingual language skills (English/Spanish) is preferred.

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

  • Must have at least intermediate knowledge and skill with Microsoft Office 2010 or higher used for word processing, email, presentations, and spreadsheets. Advanced knowledge and skill with these programs is preferred. These skills are subject to testing.

  • Highly effective organization, multi-tasking, communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and collaborate daily with staff from various teams

  • Ability to work, as needed, outside standard business hours and travel within assigned geography, including some overnight travel, for business appointments, meetings and engagements. #LI-KB1

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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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Job Family Group Health Strategies & Programs

Job Category Health Services