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American Heart Association Community Impact Director in Chicago, Illinois

Overview

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 have an excellent opportunity for a Community Impact Director based in our Chicago office. The Director will drive the execution of health impact goals within metro Chicago, including the surrounding suburban counties (collar counties) by focusing in the areas of hypertension, cholesterol, nutrition, obesity, and physical activity with a focus on diverse communities.

To help you be successful you will have access to our award-winning learning platform the Heart U as well as various other training and support mechanisms locally and through our National Center.

Due to the current pandemic, daily travel is minimal and voluntary to ensure the health and safety of staff. There is no overnight travel currently. In the future, this position may resume to up to 50% daily travel and minimal overnight travel.

Responsibilities

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

  • Lead market in the development and execution of policy, system and environmental changes in collaboration with key volunteers and strategic alliances spanning across both community and clinical leadership in metro Chicago’s suburban counties.

  • Successfully build relationships with federally qualified health centers, healthcare systems and hospitals and implement ambulatory care programs focused on hypertension, cholesterol and diabetes.

  • Recruit, train and manage volunteers and strategic community alliances to achieve priority community and collective impact goals.

  • Identify and assist in recruiting diverse volunteers to serve in leadership roles on market board of directors and event executive leadership teams.

  • 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.

Qualifications

  • A minimum of 2 years experience working with community/public health issues and/or managing community/public health promotions or educational programs. The most qualified candidates will have a demonstrated track record of directly recruiting and managing community partners to achieve system and policy change goals.

  • Experience working with multicultural communities preferred.

  • Masters of Public Health (MPH) or other college degree in a related public/community health discipline preferred.

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

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

  • Access to reliable transportation and ability to travel within the assigned market up to 50%. Ability to travel overnight up to 5%.

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

  • Proven ability to recruit, mobilize, and manage volunteers.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage 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.

  • Must have at least intermediate knowledge and skill with Microsoft Office.

  • Ability to lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

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-IL-Chicago

Posted Date 4 weeks ago (5/19/2021 10:18 AM)

Requisition ID 2021-6770

Job Family Group Health Strategies & Programs

Job Category Health Strategies

Location: Chicago, IL

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