American Heart Association (AHA)

Community Impact Manager

American Heart Association (AHA)

Job Description

This job opportunity is located in 

Los Angeles, California


Now is the time to join us and make a difference. Be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. Here at the American Heart Association, you matter and so does your career.

The American Heart association has an opportunity for Project Manager, Community Impact based out of our Los Angeles Division! This position can be home based. This is a full time, benefits eligible, grant funded opportunity. Current funding will expire on June 30, 2025.

The Association offers many resources to help you maintain work-life harmonization through your changing needs and life situations. To help you be successful, you will have access to Heart U, our award-winning corporate university, as well as training and support locally and through our National Center.

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The Project Manager is responsible for leading the development of assigned community based public health program to inform and advance the education and engagement of communities on AHA mission impact. Responsible for developing and implementing program model, core operational functions, and prototyping resources, tools, training, and program evaluation. Responsible for directing and motivating assigned volunteers to deliver patient, public education and community integration components of the assigned program. Responsible for providing leadership to plan and operate a financially responsible, culturally sensitive, and mission-driven public health program model. This individual will work internally with key Association stakeholders and externally with clinical teams and community organizations to:

  • Direct and implement activities and ensure adherence to milestones and related project agreement deliverables.

  • Create operational plan and oversee model for building community partnerships and engaging key stakeholders in planning and identification of program objectives.

  • Identify and train volunteers and community-based agency professionals tasked with establishing and building community partnerships to improve health outcomes.

  • Cultivate relationships with stakeholders, large community organizations, participating Health Centers and other collaborators to ensure widespread networking and economic and programmatic efficiencies.

  • Communicate regularly with internal staff, management and volunteers to accomplish assigned projects, advancing and executing program plans

  • Develop & track measurements to build the evidence base for the impact of the program at a grassroots level.

  • Help the team prioritize tactics and strategies. Understand market/ industry trends. Seek synergies and build new connections to drive greater impact to plan

  • Perform Project Management duties in collaboration with colleagues and staff, including initiating and defining project scope, planning, coordinating, executing, documenting, monitoring, controlling (progress), and closing assigned projects as needed in conjunction with the cross-functional team process

  • Interact with data-driven insights and academic literature/evidence and successfully translates such data for stakeholders to understand and take action


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Marketing or Public Health

  • Two (2) – Five (5) years of experience

  • Planning/Product or Program Management

  • Public Health or equivalent experience

  • Office Suite (Word, Outlook, Excel)

  • Strong oral and written communications skills

  • Ability to travel up to 75% locally with occasional overnight travel

  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of public health issues and guiding principles related to public health, Community Organization/mobilization, and media/communications

  • Ability to build meaningful relationships, create coalition partnerships and facilitate Community Engagement

  • Ability to organize and collaborate with diverse stakeholders and to be sensitive to cultural differences

  • Exceptional oral and written communications skills

  • Proficiency presenting to audience using platforms on Zoom/MS Teams

  • Demonstrated understanding and appreciation for the use of technology and Information Systems

  • Fluent in Spanish

Preferred Experience:

  • Master’s Degree in Business, Public Health or /and Marketing

  • Comprehensive knowledge of voluntary health organization or nonprofit organizations

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-CA-Los Angeles

Posted Date 12 hours ago (1/4/2023 5:57 PM)

Requisition ID 2023-9883

Job Category Health Strategies

Position Type Full Time

Location: CA-Los Angeles

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