American Heart Association Community Impact Director in Grand Rapids, Michigan
Now is the time to join an organization that enables you to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. Here at the American Heart Association, you matter and so does your career!
We are currently hiring for a Community Impact Director in our Grand Rapids office. The Director will drive the execution of health impact goals within the West Michigan (Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo) and Detroit markets by focusing in the areas of hypertension, cholesterol, nutrition, obesity, and physical activity with a focus on diverse communities. Will have a 50/50 focus on the two markets and will travel to the Detroit area approximately 1-2 times per quarter. The Director will need to have flexibility to travel to other areas in Michigan outside of the assigned markets as appropriate.
This is a full-time position. Competitive salary is offered.
The American Heart Association offers programs to help you maintain work/life satisfaction according to 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 various other training and support mechanisms locally and through our National Center.
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Engage in collective community impact efforts, both leading and supporting, in partnership with key volunteers, strategic alliances, institutions and corporations.
Build and implement a cross-functional hypertension and cholesterol control strategy (high blood pressure management, cholesterol and healthy behavior initiatives) in the market.
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.
2+ year’s experience working with community/public health issues and/or managing community/public health promotion or related educational programs.
Experience working with multicultural communities 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.
Bachelor’s or some college plus experience preferred.
Demonstrated critical thinking skills in assessing the local market environment and available resources to successfully implement new and existing programs.
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.
Ability to travel within the assigned market up to 50% daily and 5% overnight.
Compensation & Benefits
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.
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.
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EOE/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities
Location US-MI-Grand Rapids
Posted Date 2 months ago (10/14/2021 9:06 PM)
Requisition ID 2021-7140
Job Family Group Health Strategies & Programs
Job Category Health Strategies
Location: Grand Rapids, MI