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American Heart Association Community Impact Director in St. Louis, Missouri


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 Impact Director in St. Louis . The Director will be responsible for driving the execution of community health impact goals by focusing in the areas of chronic disease prevention (hypertension, cholesterol, and diabetes), nutrition access and education, obesity prevention, physical activity promotion, and tobacco use and vaping prevention. This role will also create and lead capacity building and program implementation activities in targeted zip codes of the St. Louis region.

This is a full-time, benefits eligible grant funded position. Current funding is through December 2023. However, we will be applying to continue the funding for an additional 3 years. 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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  • 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 internal AHA departments.

  • Collaborate and build alliances with local, regional, and national stakeholders.

  • Recruit, train and lead volunteers and strategic community alliances (faith-based institutions, federally qualified health centers, grassroots community organizations, etc.). Revitalize existing volunteers to focus on priority communities and collective impact goals.

  • Serve as an internal consultant to the market on community and population health strategies and trends with a specialized focus on efforts to drive health improvement across diverse communities

  • Serves as the lead on assigned community projects, meetings, and events include but not limited to logistics, finance processing, tracking, and presence and volunteer engagement at meetings/events.

  • Establish, collect, and report on measurements of success, such as program participant data, trends, and improvement or control of hypertension.

  • 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 internal development staff partners and volunteers to identify, cultivate and secure program funding, including sponsorship (cash and in-kind) for relevant campaigns and assist with activation.


  • 2+ year’s experience working with community/public health issues and/or leading community/public health promotion or related educational programs.

  • Experience working with multicultural communities preferred.

  • Understanding of local health systems, relationships with hospitals, health clinics, and Federally Qualified Health Centers preferred.

  • Proven track record to recruit, mobilize and lead volunteers, including C-suite level executives.

  • Bachelor’s or some college plus experience preferred.

  • Demonstrated critical thinking skills in assessing the local market environment and available resources to efficiently implement new and existing programs.

  • Consistent track record to lead large projects and events ensuring deadline compliance.

  • Proven track record to efficiently participate in a multi-disciplinary team environment working towards common goals with internal and external clients. Ability to influence team members without supervisory authority.

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

  • Ability to lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

  • Ability to travel within the assigned market up to 50% daily and 10% overnight.


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. Heart U 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-MO-St. Louis

Posted Date 5 days ago (9/26/2022 1:05 PM)

Requisition ID 2022-9089

Job Category Health Strategies

Position Type Full Time

Location: MO-St. Louis