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American Heart Association Director Communications in Providence, Rhode Island


Are you ready to join an organization where you can make an extraordinary impact every day?

Imagine 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 day. Is it easy? No. Is it worthwhile? Absolutely.

This is satisfying and challenging work that makes a real difference in people's lives. We are where you can achieve professional growth with personal fulfillment. We are where you can connect people to making a lifesaving impact. We are where you can partner with individuals, schools, lawmakers, healthcare providers and others to ensure everyone has access to healthier lifestyle choices and proper healthcare. The American Heart Association is where you can make an extraordinary impact.


The American Heart Association is recruiting for a Director - Communications for our RI and Southern New England market to increase the public’s awareness about cardiovascular diseases and stroke in support of our mission and critical fund-raising events.

Your Key Responsibilities will include:

  • develop plans to reach the media, general public and target audiences through social media, press releases and other relevant materials and sources;

  • develop communications plans and timelines for core fund-raising events (including Heart Walk, Go Red For Women Luncheon, Heart Ball, CycleNation, STEM Goes Red and other social events), for the local board’s Community Impact Priorities, and for all sponsorships that include a media component;

  • cultivate media sources both internal and external; providing spokesperson training to volunteer leadership and staff;

  • work with media and other third-party vendors to provide traditional and non-traditional media sponsorship opportunities;

  • coordinate all promotional activities with media sponsors, including, PSA’s, interviews with AHA spokespeople;

  • monitor the use of AHA’s name and logo by media sponsors.

In this role, you will report to the Executive Director for Rhode Island and will be based in our Providence, RI office.

(Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)


Want to move your resume to the top and have the opportunity to become a “ Relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives ”? Here are some of areas to consider:

  • bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in communications, public relations, journalism or related field preferred;

  • we need you to bring your 2 plus years of experience in public relations, communications, marketing or journalism;

  • your ability to build powerful partnerships internally as well as externally with media sources and the public;

  • you should have excellent written and verbal skills, and superior interpersonal skills;

  • having knowledge of not-for-profit healthcare organizations with a focus on medical-related issues is recommended;

  • experience working with groups and/or volunteers with the ability to train, manage and guide them to achieving program goals;

  • able to handle multiple assignments in a fast paced, diverse professional setting;

  • willing to travel within your territory on a daily basis as well as occasional travel to other locations;

  • willing to work outside normal hours including some evenings and weekends.

If you believe this describes you then apply now for immediate consideration.

To help you be successful you will have access to our award-winning learning platform the Heart U as well as various other training and support mechanisms locally and through our National Center.


Attracting hardworking, committed employees means offering a competitive benefits package, ongoing professional development and training, and a diverse and inclusive environment in which to work and grow. And we do.

Our Rewards & Benefits package not only gives you the total benefits you want, but also goes above and beyond with creative programs to develop your skills – helping you grow and thrive at the American Heart Association.

While we can only contact those applicants deemed most qualified for the position, we do appreciate all applicants for their interest and effort in applying.

You can expect to hear from us within one week from the receipt of your application in most cases.

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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Requisition ID 2019-4621

Job Family Group Marketing & Communications

Job Category Marketing/Communications

American Heart Association
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