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American Heart Association Community Impact Manager - Part-Time / Grant Funded in Huntington, West Virginia


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.

The American Heart Association has an excellent opportunity for a Community Impact Manager based in West Virginia . The primary focus for this position is related to implementation of blood pressure focused initiatives within clinics that support the Association’s Blood Pressure Control strategic plan, as well as working with community and faith-based organizations to implement the evidenced-based initiatives. This is a grant- funded, temporary, part time (18/hours per week) implementer position for approximately 2 years. Candidate must be located in West Virginia.

The Community Impact Manager will develop and implement a robust market plan to increase clinic engagement programs focusing on our national Target: Blood Pressure (Target: BP) Recognition Program, as well as community-based and self-monitoring initiatives. Target: BP is a joint effort between the Association and the American Medical Association to help participating practices to achieve high levels of blood pressure control using the latest Association evidenced-based guidelines, with the goal of motivating hospitals, medical practices, practitioners, and health services organizations to prioritize blood pressure control and improve patient outcomes. Healthcare providers will be recruited to join the program and work within their systems to increase their control rates for High Blood Pressure patients.

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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Essential Job Duties:

  • Function as the primary internal and external contact and resource for the program.

  • Promote and expand positive community relations through active outreach.

  • Work with the staff of physician’s practices and clinics to enroll online for Target: BP Recognition and upload data into the recognition portal.

  • Review data collected from various sources, collaborate with clinical teams on quality and process improvement recommendations to improve performance.

  • Identify, cultivate, and maintain relationships with clinic accounts, and other key healthcare stakeholder activities with regards to blood pressure control processes.

  • Work with clinical teams (Physicians, Nurses, Quality Improvement, etc.) on quality and process improvement initiatives, specifically with regards to blood pressure.

  • Where feasible, host lunch and learn sessions with lead nurse, and/or medical directors on how to sign-up for the Target BP Recognition, and how to upload data in the online AMA Target:BP Recognition portal.

  • Engage and educate the community with regards to blood pressure resources (coordinate and facilitate market workshops, training, etc. with community, and faith-based organizations) and other health-related initiatives as identified.

  • Build significant volunteer partnerships to advance the mission of the Association.

  • Lead the Hypertension Network and recruit additional members.

  • Regularly evaluate and report on progress towards stated objectives and provide support for achievement of the grant funding deliverables. Facilitate the completion of pre- and post-evaluations.


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Required Experience

Qualified candidates are highly motivated to further the mission of the American Heart Association and possess the following skills, education, and experience.

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in health education, nursing, health administration, public health, health science, business or related field or equivalent experience.

  • Exceptional oral and written communications skills.

  • Ability to efficiently participate in a multi-disciplinary team environment and lead large projects ensuring deadline compliance with minimal supervision.

  • Highly effective organization, multi-tasking, communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to conduct meetings with internal staff and volunteers including interacting with external partners/sponsors representing the Association to the public, as necessary.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and collaborate daily with staff from various teams.

  • Ability to work, as needed, outside standard business hours and travel within territory served.

Here are some of the preferred skills we are looking for:

  • Knowledge of health care systems, clinical settings, public health, voluntary health organizations, social determinants of health, and nonprofit organizations.

  • Experience in volunteer recruitment and management to drive health impact goals.

  • Experience with data analysis a plus.

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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Location US-WV-Charleston

Posted Date 3 weeks ago (3/3/2023 11:17 AM)

Requisition ID 2023-10100

Job Category Health Strategies

Additional Locations US-WV-Huntington | US-WV-Parkersburg

Position Type Part Time

Location: WV-Huntington