American Heart Association Community Impact Director in West Des Moines, Iowa
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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.
Under the direction of the Metro Executive Director, the Community Impact Director will serve as the“health lead”for the Central Iowa (based in Des Moines IA) covering Warren, Dallas & Polk counties. 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.
Build a network of meaningful volunteer partnerships to advance the mission of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association. Provide timely direction, framework and resources to volunteers while at the same time relying on their expertise, abilities and willingness to leverage their networks to drive the goals of the organization. Share meaningful opportunities for volunteers so they can utilize their passion to further the mission of the organization. Give recognition to volunteers for their efforts to help ensure their success and drive satisfaction. Hold each other accountable, both volunteers and staff, while being accessible and build collaborative staff-volunteer partnerships that are based on a foundation of mutual trust. Create a collaborative environment where staff from various functions work together to achieve results across health, revenue and volunteerism goals for the organization.
Essential Job Duties:
With the Metro Executive Director, 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 AHA’s agenda at the state and affiliate level.
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.
Want to help get your resume to the top? Take a look at the experience we require:
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.
Must have at least 2 years of experience working with community health issues, ability to interact across multiple acculturation levels and socio-economic groups.
Minimum of 2 years-experience in public health, education, marketing, public relations and/or community programs.
2 years-experience in recruiting, mobilizing, managing, recognizing and evaluating volunteers.Experience in training others on volunteer management and monitoring progress
Exceptional oral and written communications skills.
Demonstrated ability to simultaneously manage multiple, complex projects in varying stages of development under time constraints.
Ability to travel at least 10% of the time, including some overnight travel.
Must have at least intermediate knowledge and skill with Microsoft Office 2010 or higher used for word processing, email, presentations, and spreadsheets. Advanced knowledge and skill with these programs is preferred. These skills are subject to testing.
Proven ability to conduct meetings with internal and external clients including interacting with external partners/sponsors representing AHA to the public as necessary.
Demonstrated ability to manage large projects and events ensuring deadline compliance.
Demonstrated ability to productively participate in a multi-disciplinary team environment working towards common goals with internal and external clients. Ability to influence team members without supervisory authority.
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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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Job Family Group Health Strategies & Programs
Job Category Health Services