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American Heart Association Sr. Program Lead, Health Care by Food in Dallas, Texas


As we celebrate our Centennial year, we invite you to join us in shaping the next century of impact. Be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives as we remain devoted to a future of health and hope for everyone, everywhere. At the American Heart Association, your contribution matters, and so does your career.

The American Heart Association has an excellent opportunity for a Sr. Program Lead, Health Care by Food . This position can be home based within the U.S.

This is a full time, benefits eligible grant funded positio n. Current funding is through approx. June 2026.

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 additional training and support, locally.

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In this role you, will lead community strategy for the initiative, incorporating the lived experience of patients who have been treated with food is medicine interventions. The Sr. Program Lead for Community Health will work closely with the leadership team and volunteer groups. This national initiative will provide the large-scale clinical evidence required to help identify, support, and implement the most viable food Is medicine strategies by ensuring they are included in covered benefits through public and private insurance.

Here are some of the essential job duties:

  • Management of key volunteer groups:

  • Manage Lived Experience Group/Patient Advisory Group, which provides ongoing insight into the initiative, including research design and translation, public education, advocacy, and implementation. The purpose of the Advisory Group is to ensure that community priorities, voices, and perspective are reflected throughout the Initiative and to help ensure culturally relevant, equitable outcomes.

  • Develop Lived Experience project strategy with feedback loop to initiative leadership.

  • Support integration of strategic priorities across initiative guidance groups to ensure alignment with goals.

  • Serve as a subject matter expert for health equity priorities in the initiative

  • Translate insights from volunteer groups into actionable community engagement strategies

  • Lead projects examining the intersection of food and everyday life

  • Work to disseminate education and materials based on insights from the Lived Experience Group

  • Work with Mission Advancement and Corporate Relations teams to identify opportunities to build and fund community-level HCXF efforts

  • Support content and planning for annual HCXF convening

  • Liaison to community initiatives at the Association, including food is medicine practitioners

  • Collaborate with advocacy team on grassroots opportunities leveraging lived experience

Want to help get your resume to the top? We are looking for your expertise in the following areas:


  • Bachelor’s degree or Equivalent work experience in Health Promotion, Public Health, Human Resources, Marketing, Business, Communications.

  • Seven (7) years validated experience in business development or account management.

  • Experience in program development, planning and management.

  • Experience in public health or non-profit services.

  • Comprehensive experience building business cases, analyzing market trends and identifying creative business opportunities.

  • Ability to influence leadership without direct authority.

  • Ability to communicate and present ideas across diverse audiences.

Preferred Qualifications:

Knowledge of health organizations and community-based standard processes for engaging community-based organizations.

  • Experience with market/consumer research, analytics and reporting.

  • Minimum of 2 years-experience in recruiting, mobilizing, managing, recognizing, and evaluating volunteers

  • Proven ability to simultaneously lead multiple, complex projects and events in varying stages of development under time constraints to ensure deadline compliance.

  • Proven understanding and appreciation for the use of technology and information systems.

  • Proven critical thinking skills in assessing needs and available resources to efficiently implement new and existing programs.

  • Self-motivated, highly effective organizational and analytical skills, communication, negotiation, and social skills.

  • Validated ability to efficiently participate in or facilitate meetings with internal and external clients including interacting with external partners/sponsors representing the Association to the public as vital.

Compensation & Benefits

Expected pay range will be $95,000 - $105,000 . This position is incentive eligible based on achieving certain targets. Pay is commensurate with experience; geographic differentials to the pay range may apply. The American Heart Association reserves the right to pay more or less than the posted range. 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.

  • Tuition Assistance - We support the career development of all employees. This program provides financial assistance to employees who wish to further their education and career in relation to their current duties and responsibilities, or for potential future positions in the organization.

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, our mission is to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, religion, age, language, sexual orientation, national origin and physical or cognitive abilities. We're committed to ensuring our workforce, workplace culture and mission have a shared impact across a diverse set of backgrounds.

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Posted Date 6 days ago (6/10/2024 7:15 PM)

Requisition ID 2024-13542

Job Category Health Strategies

Position Type Full Time