American Heart Association Community Health Director in West Palm Beach, Florida


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The American Heart Association (AHA) has an excellent opportunity for a Community Health Director. This position under the supervision of the VP Community Health and Stroke and Market VP. In Palm Beach County, FL 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 community partners of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association in the region. The Director will assist in planning and execution of the community health assessment process as well as implementation of national health priorities as identified for achieving the 2020 Impact goal and beyond.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Manage the community health assessment process in conjunction with market leadership and volunteers. Complete reports on progress to meet AHA and grant requirements.

  • Lead implementation, in conjunction with AHA partners, a community-led project to make significant health improvements in underserved communities.

  • Serve with the market ED as the health strategies subject matter expert in support of the 2020 Impact Goal driving volunteer and community health engagement around our priorities and programs.

  • Drive key special projects and support innovative strategies with partners to solve community problems and create a culture of health.

  • Serve as mission lead, represent and support AHA’s role as a collaborative community partner to create community change

  • Manage the written plans, activities, events and volunteer committees designed to support the community health priorities. Follows national best practices for implementation when available.

  • Build positive strategic relationships with key decision makers in the market to support health strategies and overall community goals. Work collaboratively with the VP Community Health and Stroke and the Market VP to determine roles and responsibilities to support the overall market goals.


Minimum Qualifications:

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Successful track record of meeting and exceeding goals.

  • Demonstrated negotiation and motivational skills.

  • Ability to create close face to face partnerships for health policy changes with key partners, volunteers and networks.

  • Strong volunteer recruitment and management skills of high-level professionals, demonstrated ability to provide quality customer service and motivation to community leaders.

  • Excellent planning, organizational and follow-up skills including the ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines simultaneously.

  • Demonstrated professional and mature interaction with other staff and leadership volunteers, community leaders, donors and others to engage them toward the achievement of goals.

  • Strong computer skills, proficient with MS Office suite.

    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrate ability to work with minimal supervision.

  • Willingness and ability to travel throughout the affiliate and to the national center and work evenings and weekends as needed.


  • Bachelor degree in related discipline or equivalent experience;

  • Minimum three years’ experience in the implementation of community-based programs/initiatives and/or community mobilization;

  • Sales Experience is a plus#LI-KB1

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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