American Heart Association Community Health Director in Syracuse, New York
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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 the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. Founded by six cardiologists in 1924, our organization now includes more than 22.5 million volunteers and supporters. We fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide critical tools and information to save and improve lives. Our nationwide organization includes 156 local offices and more than 3,000 employees. We moved our national headquarters from New York to Dallas in 1975 to be more centrally located. The American Stroke Association was created as a division in 1997 to bring together the organization’s stroke-related activities.
What We Do:
To improve the lives of all Americans, we provide public health education in a variety of ways. We’re the nation’s leader in CPR education training. We help people understand the importance of healthy lifestyle choices. We provide science-based treatment guidelines to healthcare professionals to help them provide quality care to their patients. We educate lawmakers, policymakers and the public as we advocate for changes to protect and improve the health of our communities.
The Founders Affiliate of the American Heart Association is recruiting for a Community Health Director to service the Syracuse/Rochester market. This position will be based in Syracuse but must be willing to travel within either/both markets on a daily basis.The Community Health Director will be responsible for refining and implementing local plans that extend and support the goals of the Health Strategies team, Development team, Board of Directors and local sponsors of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association in the region. The Director will lead local implementation of national health priorities as identified for the AHA/ASA 2017-2020 strategic plan and collaborate with local staff on the major market goals.
Your Key Responsibilities will include:
Serving as the health strategies subject matter expert for the Executive Director in each market to support the 2020 Impact Goal; driving corporate engagement strategies, volunteer and community partners to create a culture of health; developing and managing Collective Impact Campaign plan activities, as well as events and volunteer committees in support of the designated community health priorities; building coalitions, collaborating with local health systems and providers to improve patient outcomes; connecting employers to the American Heart Association’s Workplace Health Solutions corporate wellness recognition program; and completing reports on progress towards meeting market, affiliate and national requirements. This position will also help improve hypertension and high cholesterol rates, by engaging providers, partners and clinics in our designated programs.
You can expect to travel approximately 75% of the time in your territory as well as some travel to regional offices and the National Center in Dallas, TX for meetings and training.
In this role, you will report to Jackie our VP of Community Health and Stroke Integration. You will have the opportunity to work directly with the Executive Directors, development and program staff in Syracuse and Rochester to drive volunteer and community health engagement in support of our 2020 Impact Goal.
As the ideal candidate for the Community Health Director position, you should be able to demonstrate a successful track record of meeting and exceeding goals, negotiation and motivational skills and the ability to manage partnerships for health policy changes. Some experience in outside sales would also be beneficial in being able to pitch programs and goals to potential AHA customers.To help you be successful you will have access to our award-winning learning platform the Heart U as well as our sales training & relationship development program- Building Powerful Partnerships which received a 2017 Learning! 100 Award from Elearning! Media Group, and various other training and support mechanisms locally and through our National Center.
If this sounds like you, review the preferred skills we are looking for below: ( Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)
You should be able to demonstrate your ability to accomplish results through strong volunteer recruitment and management; excellent planning, organizational and follow-up skills; the ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines; strategic thinking and implementation skills; demonstrated skills in professional and mature interaction with staff and partners; willingness to collaborate with internal and external partners to achieve shared goals; strong computer skills; excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work with minimal supervision to meet performance goals . You must be willing to travel within your territory on a daily basis as well as occasional travel to other locations in the affiliate and to our National Center in Dallas, Texas for meetings or training.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in a community health related discipline. College coursework combined with related experience may be substituted for a degree. Related experience may be substituted as follows: 1 ½ years experience equates to 1 full time year of higher education.
Experience: Must have at least 3 years of experience in in the implementation of corporate and community-based programs/initiatives and/or community mobilization. This experience may also count towards satisfying this position’s educational requirement.
Attracting talented, 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 innovative programs to develop your skills – helping you grow and thrive at the American Heart Association.
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While we can only contact/interview those applicants deemed most qualified for the position, we do appreciate all applicants for their interest and effort in applying. In most cases you can expect to hear from us within one week from the receipt of your completed application.
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