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American Heart Association Community Impact Director, Utah & Idaho in Salt Lake City, Utah


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 have an excellent opportunity for a Community Impact Director based in our Salt Lake City, Utah division. The work environment is primarily in an office environment but involves regular work performed from remote locations for business meetings and events which are outdoors.

The Community Impact Director drives the execution of health impact goals by focusing in the areas of hypertension, cholesterol, nutrition, obesity, and physical activity. The Director effectively integrates population health strategies focusing on collaboration with Development, Quality & Systems Improvement, Advocacy and Communications & Marketing partners. Serves as internal consultant to the region/territory on community and population health strategies and trends with a specialized focus on efforts to drive health improvement across diverse 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 training and support locally and through our National Center.

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  • With the assigned manager, develop and implement an overall community action plan that includes engagement in collective impact efforts (either leading or supporting) and positioning strategies, driving to organizational goals around healthy behavior, which includes community-level advocacy, blood pressure and cholesterol management, worksite wellness and other health impact initiatives, and includes an engagement plan for key volunteers and strategic alliances, institutions and corporate relationships.

  • Successfully build and implement a cross-functional hypertension and cholesterol control strategy (high blood pressure management, cholesterol and healthy behavior initiatives) in the market with strong integration of Health Strategies and Development.

  • Effectively recruit, train and manage volunteers and strategic community alliances (faith-based institutions, federally qualified health centers, grassroots community organizations, etc.) in support of our efforts to address social determinants of health, engage in collective impact initiatives in targeted communities and create a sustainable culture of health throughout the metropolitan area. Revitalize existing volunteers to focus on priority communities 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, with a focus on corporate C-suite and civic and philanthropic leaders.

  • Collaborate with development staff partners and volunteers to identify, cultivate and secure program funding, including sponsorship (cash and in-kind) for relevant campaigns that maximize health impact and are aligned with strategic priorities; and assist with activation.

  • Work collaboratively with internal stakeholders, including affiliate and state-level health strategies colleagues, to ensure that local opportunities are aligned with the American Heart Association’s agenda at the state and affiliate level.


  • Minimum of three (3) years of progressive experience in public health, community health or equivalent with:

  • Experience working with community/public health issues and/or managing community/public health promotion or related educational programs. This experience may also count towards satisfying this position’s educational requirement.

  • Proven ability to recruit, mobilize and manage volunteers, including C-suite level executives.

  • Effective relationship management, with the ability to gain trust and influence without authority.

  • Self-starter who works well in a team environment.

  • Demonstrated ability to drive toward results.

  • Proven ability to apply marketing insights to develop appropriate strategies.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office 2010 or higher used for word processing, email, presentations, and spreadsheets.

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

  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Health or related field.

  • Experience or comfort-level within clinical settings, especially within primary care

  • Knowledge of corporate and community networks, especially those serving historically marginalized communities

  • Knowledge of American Heart Association’s mission and programs

  • Demonstrated success in developing proposals and securing of sponsorships, major gifts and foundations funding.

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-UT-Salt Lake City

Posted Date 3 months ago (10/21/2022 6:04 PM)

Requisition ID 2022-9469

Job Category Health Strategies

Position Type Full Time

Location: UT-Salt Lake City