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American Heart Association VP of Health Strategies in Denver, Colorado


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 Vice President of Health provides strategic direction, leadership, management and technical expertise for the Colorado Community Impact staff to ensure execution toward strategic goals and budget. The Vice President serves as a highly engaged and collaborative leader of the Colorado team. This position manages Community Impact staff, Community Advocacy Director, and Healthcare Account Director who are implementing programs across the front range.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Develops and implements a multi-year Business Plan for Colorado, incorporating specific strategies to guarantee activation and dramatic impact towards the market's health strategies and development goals.

  • Manages the Community Impact staff in the local market. Collaborates with corresponding VP's/subject matter experts (SME's) in goal setting and management of staff. Management includes identifying and driving toward goals, performance standards, coaching and counseling staff; interviewing, hiring and training staff; evaluating staff performance and empowering team members to lead and champion the health needs of the market.

  • Recruits and manages volunteer and strategic alliances/partnerships to support the activities of the market. Ensures that strategies are implemented to manage key relationships. Supports the SVP of Colorado to meet Board objectives.

  • Builds a network of meaningful volunteer partnerships to advance the mission of the American Heart Association (AHA).

  • Creates a collaborative environment where staff from various functions work together to achieve results across health, revenue and volunteerism goals for the organization.

  • Aligns the mission of the AHA with the revenue goals of the market for maximum organizational reach and impact. Identifies opportunities to drive revenue based on the health work being conducted in the market. In conjunction with development staff, ensures health related activities are incorporated into fundraising activities and events.

  • As a member of the market's management team, consistently models the AHA's leadership competencies and values in advancing the AHA mission and achievement of revenue and health impact goals.

  • Provides training, consultation and implementation assistance to local staff on the Association’s health goals and priorities.

  • Other duties as assigned by Supervisor.


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

  • Minimum of 5 years’ progressive community health experience.

  • Bachelor’s degree in community health, public health, health marketing or other related fields.

  • Proven ability to recruit, mobilize and manage volunteers.

  • At least five years’ supervisory experience.

  • Ability to interact across multiple acculturation levels and socio-economic groups.

  • Proven strategic thinking skills.

  • Strong interpersonal skills.

  • Proven ability to conduct and lead effective meetings with internal and external clients.

  • Self-motivated and highly effective organization and analytical skills.

  • Skilled negotiator and shows managerial courage.

  • Effective oral and written communicator.

  • Ability to build effective teams.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage through change leadership.

  • Demonstrated strong collaboration skills.

  • Ability to travel overnight up to 20.

Compensation & Benefits

Salary $80,000 - $106,700.

Pay is commensurate with experience; geographic differentials to the pay range may apply.

AHA reserves the right to pay more or less than the posted range. Any difference between actual compensation and the posted range will be based on factors other than race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy) or national origin.

Benefit Plans:

Employees scheduled to work at least 20 hours per week are eligible to participate in the medical, dental, and vision plans the first of the month following 30 days of service. AHA subsidizes the medical and dental cost to ensure benefits are affordable. Eligible dependents under AHA’s group benefit plans include legal spouse, domestic partner, children under the age of 26 or who are disabled. AHA offers additional benefits like an EAP, telehealth benefit for general medical and behavioral health, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, and disability.

Retirement Plans: AHA retirement plans offer employees a way to start saving after their first paycheck. The retirement plans provide employer contributions after two years of service. If you have previous 501(c)(3) non-profit experience, within the last 5 years, at a national health agency, an institution of higher learning or a medical institution, that experience may count towards the two-year waiting period. Employees are 100% vested in employee and employer contributions.

Paid Days Off: Regular full-time and part-time employees earn Paid Time Off (PTO) based on years of service. PTO begins accruing on date of hire. Full time employees receive one paid Community Service time off day per year and are encouraged to participate in projects, programs and organizations which contribute to the health and vitality of their communities. AHA also offers 12 paid holidays per year.

Leaves of Absence: AHA offers both Short Term and Long Term Disability benefits which replace earnings if you are unable to work due to a non-work-related illness or injury. Employees are eligible for Short Term Disability after 90 days of service and are eligible for Long Term Disability after being disabled for 90 days or more. Eligible employees can take up to 12 weeks off of work for a qualified leave of absence under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), intermittent FMLA leaves and leave as an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act as Amended (ADAAA.

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-CO-Denver

Posted Date 4 weeks ago (4/15/2021 10:26 AM)

Requisition ID 2021-6845

Job Family Group Health Strategies & Programs

Job Category Health Strategies

Location: Denver, CO