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Vice President, Community Impact 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 Vice President, Community Impact in Houston, TX. In this position, you will provide strategic direction, leadership, management and technical expertise for the Greater Houston Gulf Coast Community Impact staff to ensure execution toward our strategic and market business plans. You will serve as a highly engaged and collaborative leader to provide comprehensive, strategic, and proactive support for programs, initiatives and development.

This role will provide input to management and health strategies leadership staff on completing market goals and budgets and is also responsible for project management for community impact initiatives.

This is an office-based position that offers a hybrid schedule in a fast-paced environment.

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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In this role, you will be responsible for:

  • Working with SVP of Houston and SVP Health Strategies to develop and implement a multi-year business plan for Greater Houston, with a specific focus on Houston metro, incorporating specific strategies to guarantee activation and impact towards the health strategies and development goals.

  • Recruiting and leading volunteer and strategic alliances/partnerships to support market activities. Ensuring that strategies are implemented to handle key relationships. Supporting the SVP of Houston to meet Houston Board objectives as the main conduit and contact for Board volunteers. Supports the Gulf Coast VP to meet Gulf Coast Board objectives.

  • Building a network of significant volunteer partnerships to advance the Association's mission. Providing timely direction, framework and resources to volunteers while at the same time relying on their expertise, abilities and willingness to leverage their networks to drive the goals of the organization. Sharing relevant opportunities for volunteers, so they can apply their passion to help further our mission. Giving recognition to volunteers for their efforts to help ensure their success and drive happiness. Holding both volunteers and staff accountable, while being accessible and building collaborative staff-volunteer partnerships that are based on a foundation of mutual trust. Contributing to a collaborative environment where staff from various functions work together to achieve results across health strategies, revenue and volunteerism goals for the organization.

  • Leading the Community Impact staff in the local market. Collaborating with corresponding VPs/subject matter experts in goal setting and management of staff. Management includes identifying and driving toward goals, performance standards, mentoring and coaching staff; interviewing, hiring and training staff; evaluating staff performance and empowering team members to lead and champion the health needs of the market.

  • Aligning the mission of the Association with the revenue goals of the market for maximum organizational reach and impact. Seeing opportunities for driving greater revenue based on the health work being conducted in the market. Driving collaboration with development staff, ensuring health strategies related activities are incorporated into fundraising activities and events.

  • As a member of the market's management team, consistently modeling the Association's leadership competencies and values in advancing the mission and achievement of revenue and health impact goals. Promoting collaboration among and between all functions and across divisions. Integrating and collaborating with all staff across the market and functions to optimally support and achieve initiatives and priorities.

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

  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

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:


  • Minimum of 5 years’ progressive community health experience.

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

  • Consistent track record to recruit, mobilize and lead volunteers.

  • At least five years’ supervisory experience.

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

  • Proven critical thinking skills.

  • Strong social skills including communication (both verbal and written), collaboration, and active listening.

  • Proven record 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.

  • Ability to build effective teams.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead through change leadership.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, including Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word.

  • Ability to travel overnight up to 20.

Compensation & Benefits

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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.

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-Houston

Posted Date 1 month ago (10/26/2022 1:52 PM)

Requisition ID 2022-9466

Job Category Health Strategies

Position Type Full Time

Location: TX-Houston