American Heart Association (AHA)

Health Strategies Coordinator (Part-time)

American Heart Association (AHA)

Job Description

This job opportunity is located in Plainview, New York Overview

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! 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.

Due to the current pandemic, daily travel is minimal and voluntary to ensure the health and safety of staff. There is no overnight travel currently. In the future, this position may resume daily and/or overnight travel. All AHA offices are closed and staff are currently working from home. In the future, this position will resume to being based in the local office.


The American Heart Association (AHA) has an excellent opportunity for a Temporary Health Strategies Coordinator in our Eastern States Region located in Plainview NY (Long Island NY) . The Coordinator is responsible for duties associated with execution of the Healthier Long Island Jeffries grant, focused on Nassau and Suffolk counties. Duties include, coordinating Logistics, processing data, preparing schedules, and collaborating and communicating with internal and external colleagues on a variety of other important tasks that support the deliverables of the grant.

This position is a temporary (six-month) part time, grant funded position . This position is focused on improving hypertensive control in clinical and community settings in multiple communities in Nassau and Suffolk Counties.

This will be a non-exempt, hourly position with a 20-hour work week; preferred work schedule is 4 days per work week (Monday - Friday), 5-hours per day . Position currently is home-based; when safe and permitted, position may conduct work in the community and/or AHA office.

Essential Job Duties:

Clinical Improvement

  • Identify, recruit, and mobilize local community partners to implement and support AHA clinical programs for hypertensive improvement as established in the Healthier Long Island action plan.
  • Develop and implement procedures, Community Engagement events and systems support for priority areas (e.g., hypertension, social determinants of health, cardiovascular disease).
  • Ensure assigned organizations have access to the breadth and depth of resources available from the AHA by leveraging resources, tools, and national center assets (e.g., communication, science, advocacy, field resources). Utilize existing AHA materials, products and recruitment tools or develop new tools and materials as needed. Develop plans for disseminating or distributing resources and tools through local/state or region communication or Social Media assets.
  • Coordinating logistical and location details for community markets and serves as a point of contact with Federally Qualified Health Centers and community partners.
  • Creating market event communications as needed in Coordination with Community Impact Director and communications professionals.
  • Provide technical assistance to clinics for registration and data submission for AHA Target BP program.
  • Assist in final report and wrap-up activities for grant.
  • Establish, collect, and report on measurements of success, such as program participant data, trends, and improvement or control of hypertension. Assists in the development of appropriate reports, evaluations, and data gathering as required.
  • Develop and report project and partnership activities and status. Provide evidence-based results to leadership as requested.
Support Services

  • Communicating regularly with Supervisor and Volunteers to maintain open lines of communication to ensure objectives are being achieved.
  • Maintaining a high level of service by responding to customer inquiries both internally and externally in a knowledgeable and timely manner, with dignity and respect.
  • Performing other duties as required to support achievement of the Grant’s goals and deliverables.
  • Assisting in the coordination and execution of meetings and communications.
  • Preparing presentations, correspondence and documentation in a timely manner, including meeting minutes.
  • Working independently and within a team environment.
  • Lead training (lunch and learns, webinars, one-on-one assistance, develop webinar, etc.).
  • Assess training needs re: validating devices, training staff, measuring accurately.
  • Assess training needs re: Established SMBP programs.
  • Assess training needs re: BP Cuff loaner program for ongoing SMBP.

Want to help get your resume to the top? Take a look at the experience we require:

  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • Must have at least basic knowledge and skill with Microsoft Office 2010 or higher used for word processing, email, presentations, and spreadsheets. 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.
  • Excellent communication skills with ability to follow-up with individuals orally or in written correspondence.
  • Ability to be diplomatic, self-motivated, resourceful, tactful and flexible.
  • Knowledge of and skill in Report Preparation, proofreading and attention to detail.
  • Ability to function independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to acquire understanding and absorb new information rapidly.
  • Proven background and willingness to work in an atmosphere requiring flexibility and change.
  • Must pass background check.
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.

  EOE/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities Location US-NY-Plainview Posted Date 9 hours ago (5/11/2021 9:24 PM) Requisition ID 2021-6955 Job Family Group Business Operations Job Category Administrative Support Location: Plainview, NY American Health Associasion (AHA) does not indicate an expiration date for vacancies. Please apply timely not to miss an opportunity.

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