American Heart Association Community Impact Director in Chicago, Illinois
Are you ready to join an organization where you can make an extraordinary impact every day?
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 (AHA) is where you can make an extraordinary impact.
We have an excellent opportunity for a Community Impact Director based in our Chicago office .
The Director will drive the execution of health impact goals within the metro Chicago area by focusing in the areas of hypertension, cholesterol, nutrition, obesity, and physical activity. The market with have a focus on diverse communities.
Engage in collective community impact efforts, both leading and supporting, in partnership with key volunteers, strategic alliances, institutions and corporations.
Build and implement a cross-functional hypertension and cholesterol control strategy (high blood pressure management, cholesterol and healthy behavior initiatives) in the market.
Recruit, train and manage volunteers and strategic community alliances to achieve priority community 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.
Work with internal staff partners to ensure population health strategies are integrated into development, communications and marketing, advocacy, and healthcare quality improvement activities.
Collaborate with development staff partners and volunteers to identify, cultivate and secure program funding, including sponsorship (cash and in-kind) for relevant campaigns.
2+ year’s experience working with community/public health issues and/or managing community/public health promotion or related educational programs. This experience may also count towards satisfying this position’s educational requirement.
Experience working with multicultural communities preferred
Proven ability to recruit, mobilize and manage volunteers, including C-suite level executives.
Must have earned a high school diploma or GED. College degree a plus.
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.
Bilingual language skills (English/Spanish) is preferred.
Ability to travel within the Chicago metro area and transport items to and from meetings and events.
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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