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American Heart Association Community Impact Director in Southfield, Michigan


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 currently hiring for a Community Program Director, Health Equity in our Southfield office. The Director working closely with health centers, community organizations, and community stakeholders in the Detroit market to drive health equity with a special focus on hypertension or factors impacting chronic disease such as nutrition, healthcare access and health literacy.

This is a full-time, benefits eligible grant funded position. Current funding is approximately through December 2026.

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.

#TheAHALife is our company culture, our way of life, reflecting our diversity, equity & inclusion, our focus on work-life harmonization and our Guiding Values. Discover why you will Be Seen. Be Heard. Be Valued™ at the American Heart Association by following us on LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, X (formerly Twitter), and at


  • Lead operations to establish systematic community-based blood pressure screening, education, and referral interventions.

  • Design and facilitate opportunities and events for community-based organizations and direct service providers to provide wellness tools and training to their constituents. Enable organizations to build health and wellness skills such as culinary skills, health literacy, general health education, as well as focused opportunities to address health issues such as blood pressure self-management, nutrition education, physical activity, and stress management.

  • Engage Health Resources and Services Administration funded and other health centers in systems change work and participation in outpatient quality programs focused on improving blood pressure management and addressing other barriers.

  • Facilitate community dialogue and listening sessions to better understand the community’s needs. Collaborate to create an action plan addressing racial and ethnic health disparities and driving health equity in the community. Implement assessment plans to evaluate the environment, identify opportunities for action, and engage in sustainable, systemic changes in a community.

  • Identify, recruit and facilitate local cross sector leaders to participate in an engagement council and provide a forum to inform ongoing work.

  • Ensure local opportunities are aligned with the American Heart Association's broader advocacy, quality, and mission related agenda at the state and region level. Activate support for public policy opportunities.


  • 3+ years experience in public health administration, organization, or program development.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of health care systems, clinical settings, public health, voluntary health organizations or nonprofit organizations.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with volunteers, staff, and the public as part of a team.

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.

  • Bilingual, English/Spanish preferred.

  • Demonstrated ability to simultaneously manage multiple, complex projects in varying stages of development under time constraints

  • Demonstrated experience in facilitation and motivational interviewing.

  • Must have at least intermediate knowledge and skill with Microsoft Office.

  • Ability to lift and/or move large objects (such as boxes) with the expectation that heavier items would be broken down into smaller components or requesting additional assistance may be required before lifting and/or moving.

  • Ability to do daily local travel up to 50%; requires access to reliable transportation at all times on an immediate basis.

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.

  • 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-MI-Southfield

Posted Date 3 weeks ago (11/14/2023 8:49 PM)

Requisition ID 2023-11833

Job Category Health Strategies

Position Type Full Time

Location: MI-Southfield