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American Heart Association Active Living Policy Engagement Manager in Dallas, Texas


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.


The American Heart Association has an excellent opportunity for an Active Living Policy Engagement Manager based out of our National Center office! This position can be remote/home based but must live near a major airport.

This individual will be responsible for effectively building the capacity of local and state advocates through hands-on field consultation to Active Living policy campaigns. Responsible for communicating and educating a network of supporters such as local elected officials, organizational champions, individuals, and influencers in their communities on Active Living issues. Responsible for extending coaching, and technical support using the templates and leveraging American Heart Association’s experience leading successful public health and social change campaigns.

This is a full time, grant funded, benefits eligible opportunity. Current funding is through 9/30/2022.

  • Build and execute effective relationship management with Active Living campaigns to ensure access to and uptake of available supports and technical assistance

  • Provide effective, strategic consultation to policy change campaigns in support of the Active Living agenda with a strong emphasis on building health equity

  • Direct campaign technical assistance, as well as connecting campaigns with other staff and technical assistance providers, related to strategic campaign planning, coalition development, communications and media advocacy, community organizing and engagement, decision maker advocacy, issue expertise, heath equity, power building, fundraising & sustainability, policy analysis & development and science & research

  • Ensure campaigns have access to the breadth and depth of resources available from AHA by leveraging resources, tools and assets (e.g. communication, advocacy, field resources)

  • Serves as Active Living Issues Specialist for the American Heart Association advocacy enterprise. Must understand the overall policy direction for the issue, campaign activities inside and outside AHA around the country, emerging trends and tactics, and managing relationships with related national and regional stakeholders

  • Collaborate internally with the American Heart Association Advocacy Enterprise

Want to help get your resume to the top? Take a look at the experience we require:


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience

  • Five (5) to Eight (8) years of relevant experience

  • Experience in community organization, grant funded program development or related responsibilities

  • Experience or demonstrated understanding in advocacy/public policy, community organization/mobilization, media/communications, and grassroots advocacy tactic development and implementation

  • Experience working in sports, physical education, public recreation

  • Demonstrated knowledge of local, state and federal government activities and structures. Ability to assess the local and state governments related to advocacy issues

  • Demonstrated ability to simultaneously manage multiple, complex projects in varying stages of development under time constraints

  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with volunteers, staff, and the public as part of a team

  • Ability to travel up to 60% local and overnight stay

Preferred Skills:

  • Knowledge of voluntary health organizations or nonprofit organizations

  • Experience working in public health policy

  • Experience in volunteer management

  • Demonstrated understanding and appreciation for the use of technology and information systems

So, are you ready to work for the largest voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases?

Compensation & Benefits


Pay is commensurate with experience; geographic differentials may apply.

Benefit Plans:

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. To learn more about our benefit offerings please visit:

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-TX-Dallas

Posted Date 4 weeks ago (9/28/2021 10:53 AM)

Requisition ID 2021-7561

Job Family Group Health Strategies & Programs

Job Category Health Strategies

Location: Dallas, TX