American Heart Association (AHA)

Community Impact Director (Kansas Native American Tribes)

American Heart Association (AHA)

Job Description

This job opportunity is located in 

Overland Park, Kansas


Are you ready to join an organization where you can be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives?

Envision 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 single day. Is it easy? No. Is it worthwhile? You bet!

The Kansas Alliance for Tribal Community Health Project is a 2-year project funded by the Sunflower Foundation and the American Heart Association. This project is to be completed in partnership with and in service to the four Kansas federally recognized land-based tribes in Kansas and the Kansas Tribal Health Summit Planning Committee, also known as Kansas Alliance for Tribal Health (KATCH), with the project goal to support a Sustainable infrastructure for the four Kansas tribes to address structural health inequities. This sustainable support includes the adoption of policy, systems and environmental changes, Community Engagement in Public Health and working with an intertribal public health committee, KATCH, to increase their ability to access and leverage technical assistance. This project aims to allow the four tribes to deepen and improve their tribal member’s health and well-being while empowering local capacity and community change grounded in culture and community values.

This is satisfying work that makes a real difference in people's lives. You can achieve professional growth with personal fulfillment. You will connect with people and make a lifesaving impact. You will partner with individuals, schools, lawmakers, healthcare providers and others to ensure everyone has access to healthier lifestyle choices and proper healthcare.


The project is seeking a Director who, in collaboration with the four Kansas Tribes, will identify and adopt policy, system or environmental changes grounded in culture and community values to improve health and well-being of community members. The Director will serve as the host/lead in the planning, direction, and execution of the Tribal Health Summit in support of the four Tribes and in collaboration with Tribal partners and the Tribal Health Summit Planning Committee/KATCH.

The Director will be responsible for:

  • Assessing, identifying, and implementing potential policy, system and/or environmental opportunity changes based on the individuals’ tribes identified needs and gaps.

  • Developing and driving the strategy and execution of a mini-grant initiative. The mini-grant initiative will focus on addressing the public health needs of each tribe, providing each tribe with a grant to implement the identified policy, system and/or environmental change.

  • Implementing a Marketing and communications plan for creating visibility for the Tribal Health Summit and tribal public health. Plan and tactics should be developed in collaboration with the tribes and may include, but not be limited to, Social Media, traditional media, and promotional materials such as flyers, posters, newsletters, etc.

The Director will serve as a primary resource for KATCH as they work to establish a sustainable program infrastructure.

The Director will engage and participate in the American Heart Association local market (Kansas City) and other events, including issue-based Fundraising discussions/trainings, policy, system, and environmental change trainings.

This position can either work out of the American Heart Association office in Mission, KS or can be home-office based.

This is a full-time, benefits eligible, grant funded position. Current funding is approximately through October 2024.


  • Must have earned a high school diploma or GED. Bachelor’s degree preferred.

  • Must have at least 2 years of experience in a related role.

  • Must have the ability to life at least 20 lbs. from the ground to waist level with or without reasonable accommodation.

  • Must have at least intermediate knowledge and skill with Microsoft Office used for word processing, email, presentations, and spreadsheets. Advanced knowledge and skill with these programs are preferred. These skills are subject to testing.

  • Ability to work in a team environment and interact with all levels of American Heart Association staff, volunteers, and the public. This includes ability and willingness to build and nurture relationships within and outside the American Heart Association. This also includes the ability to work cooperatively with others to leverage resources to achieve common goals.

  • Must be able to travel within assigned territory

Compensation & Benefits

The American Heart Association invests in its people. Here are the main components of our total rewards package. Visit Rewards & Benefits to see more details.

  • 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. HeartU 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-KS-Overland Park

Posted Date 12 hours ago (1/12/2023 6:24 PM)

Requisition ID 2022-9127

Job Category Health Strategies

Position Type Full Time

Location: KS-Overland Park

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