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American Heart Association National Sr. Advocacy Consultant in Dallas, Texas


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 American Heart Association (AHA) has an excellent opportunity for a National Senior Advocacy Consultant in our National Center office located in Dallas, Texas (flexible work arrangements are available) .

In this role, you will be responsible for providing consultation to advocacy staff to ensure policy positions used in campaigns across the country align with AHA’s policy positions and subsequently the science. Additional responsibilities include effectively building the capacity of advocacy campaigns through hands-on field consultation, campaign mentorship and technical support. Responsible for building positive relationships with advocacy staff while facilitating the successful development and implementation of planning tools and resources. This role collaborates with Advocacy leadership to provide federal, state and local staff and their coalitions with a range of public policy activities including: campaign resource development; strategic campaign planning; campaign tactic support; bill drafting, bill and amendment review and mentorship; and coalition development and management. Also responsible for collaborating with Media Advocacy and Grassroots teams for the creation of social media and communications materials and tactics.

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 training and support locally and through our National Center.

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Essential Job Duties:

  • Provide consultation and support to issue campaigns as they are being implemented

  • Consult with community, state and federal advocacy staff on issue analysis, best practices, available resources/templates, mid-course adjustments and other topics needed for advocacy success.

  • Provide professional development and training for staff throughout the integrated advocacy structure.

  • Regular and close coordination with Policy Research Team to help community, state, and federal staff in their work on policy and/or regulatory issues.

  • Constant, multi-directional coordination and communication throughout the advocacy operation

  • Implements strategic technical assistance in support of advocacy staff to successfully implement campaign Demonstrates effective relationship management of advocacy staff to ensure effective campaign plan implementation and policy mentorship compliance.

  • Serves in a leadership role on behalf of AHA in 2-3 national policy coalitions with external partners to represent the policy positions of the AHA. Serves on internal core teams within AHA as appropriate for issue assignments.

  • Attends and participates in relevant campaign related meetings throughout the year, including coalition meetings, as appropriate and to demonstrate further leadership support of AHA.

  • Nurtures relationships with public health coalitions and other community leaders to help advance the AHA's priorities and support and inform the AHA's approach to technical assistance for state and local campaigns


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

  • Bachelor's Degree in Political Science, Public Administration or related area.

  • Minimum of seven (7) years of experience as a public policy leader in state and local campaigns with a demonstrated understanding of all public policy issues within the portfolio of the American Heart Association.

  • Extensive knowledge of local, state and federal government structures and their processes with the ability to assess state and local legislative and regulatory environments.

  • Skilled in interpersonal communications and exhibits the ability to optimally work with staff, volunteers and external partners. Able to influence without authority.

  • Outstanding oral and written communications skills.

  • Must have the ability to manage multiple concurrent projects with varying levels of complexity and under variable timelines.

  • Must be able to travel overnight approx. 25% of the time.

Here are some of the preferred skills we are looking for:

  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience as a registered lobbyist with a track record of success in winning policy campaigns.

  • Strong oral presentation skills and strong writing skills.

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

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.

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 3 weeks ago (11/10/2022 10:00 AM)

Requisition ID 2022-9549

Job Category Health Strategies

Position Type Full Time

Location: TX-Dallas