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American Heart Association Community Impact Director in Houston, 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.

We are hiring a Community Impact Director who will lead Tribal Initiatives for the SouthWest (SW) Region. This position will develop and facilitate the strategic fulfillment of health impact goals in Native American Tribal communities and in partnership with Tribal organizations focused in areas such as hypertension, nutrition security, CPR, and Access to Care.

This is a remote position open to the SW region which includes the states of AR, CO, NM OK, TX, and WY. This work may extend into other states depending on the reach of specific Tribal communities.

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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Some of your responsibilities will include:

  • Owning the development and implementation of an engagement plan that includes specific action in partnership with Tribal communities and partners.

  • Participating in market-based coordinated planning and implementation meetings with key staff positions regarding specific Tribal initiatives.

  • Owning the delivery of educational and programmatic efforts to support association impact goals.

  • Driving the recruitment of key Tribal leaders to serve as volunteer leaders for committees, boards, and Executive Leadership Teams.

  • Identifying, encouraging, and securing prospective sponsors and strategic alliances for relevant fundraising campaigns to support community impact in tandem with development staff.

  • Improving the Association’s visibility within Tribal communities by serving as the regional liaison.

  • Providing mentorship and training to staff regarding the impact to AI/AN populations.

  • Creating a collaborative environment where staff from various functions work together to achieve results and goals for the organization.

  • Supporting our mission by driving overall regional campaign success; works collectively to help promote all revenue streams and shares regional revenue goals.

Want to move your resume to the top so that you can become a “Relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives?” Here are some of the requirements:


Top candidates will have extensive personal and/or professional knowledge of challenges faced by American Indian/Alaska Native populations and experience in strategic, systems level change in partnership with Tribal communities. Other requirements are listed below.

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.

  • 5+ years’ experience in public health education, community organizing, and implementation of community programs related to health disparities.

  • Experience working with Tribes and/or Tribal organizations. Familiarity with Tribal health systems and operations preferred.

  • Experience working collectively with diverse partners, engaging in strategic partnerships, and coalition leadership and management.

  • Ability to influence local and regional colleagues and work collectively with staff and volunteers to achieve positive results. Ability to give and receive constructive feedback.

  • Strong background in recruiting, engaging, and developing volunteers.

  • Ability to sell ideas and programs to key strategic alliances, professional volunteers, and funding partners and influence them to action.

  • Expertise in developing and implementing a health equity platform including cultural humility, health disparities and targeted ethnic minority health outreach.

  • Experience leading key planning; setting, monitoring, and adjusting benchmarks and goals based on field insight and need.

  • Experience in fundraising and/or grant writing.

  • Analytic self-starter with strong project management and organizational skills.

Compensation & Benefits

The expected pay range will be $62,500 to $83,400. 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.

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  • 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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Location US-TX-Austin

Posted Date 3 months ago (11/20/2023 7:47 PM)

Requisition ID 2023-12083

Job Category Health Strategies

Additional Locations Diversity Distribution SouthWest

Position Type Full Time

Location: TX-Houston