American Heart Association (AHA)

Public Health Program Manager

American Heart Association (AHA)

Job Description

This job opportunity is located in El Paso, Texas 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.


The American Heart Association (AHA) has an excellent opportunity for a Public Health Program Manager, REACH Covid-19 and Influenza Vaccine in our National Center office. This position is located in El Paso, Texas .

The Public Health Manager will build trusted relationships with COVID and influenza/flu coalition partners and stakeholders within El Paso County, Texas. Responsibilities include building partnerships between vaccination providers (e.g., pharmacies) and the community to increase the number, range, and diversity of opportunities for vaccination.

Program work will focus on vaccine awareness, access, and confidence building activities tailored to racial and ethnic minority groups experiencing disparities for COVID-19 and influenza/flu. This role collaborates with a coalition of key stakeholders/partners to support activities that will improve influenza/flu and COVID-19 vaccination coverage rates among adults in racial and ethnic groups experiencing disparities in El Paso County Texas. Additional responsibilities include providing hands-on field consultation, coaching and Technical Support through account management style techniques as well as developing a community-focused approach for improving vaccination availability, accessibility, and confidence work with local coalition(s) and partners who will provide guidance, leadership and support the implementation of the identified priorities of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Heart Association’s under the Heart REACH grant.

The Public Health Manager works with priority communities to identify and address drivers of vaccine hesitancy, identify influential community messengers and build trusted partnerships/relationships. The identified influential community messengers will be empowered to educate and serve as trusted voices in their community to provide vaccine education and promote vaccine delivery opportunities.

This is a full time, benefits eligible, grant funded, 18-month cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Health Sciences, Public Health, Public Policy, Communication, Law, Journalism, related field or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of:
  • Successful experience or demonstrated understanding in community organizing and mobilization, media/communications, and grassroots advocacy tactic development and implementation.
  • Experience working in public Health Policy, system and environmental changes.
  • Demonstrated ability to simultaneously manage multiple, complex projects in varying stages of development under pressure and time constraints.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with coalitions, volunteers, staff, and the public as part of a team and independently.
  • Demonstrated understanding and appreciation for the use of technology and Information Systems.
  • Must be able to travel overnight approx. 10% of the time and locally/daily approx. 50% of the time.
Here are some of the preferred skills we are looking for:

  • Exceptional oral and written communications skills.
  • Knowledge of health care systems, clinical settings, public health, voluntary health organizations or nonprofit organizations
  • Experience in volunteer management
So, are you ready to work for the largest voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases? Compensation & Benefits

Pay is commensurate with experience; geographic differentials may apply.

Benefit Plans:

Employees scheduled to work at least 20 hours per week are eligible to participate in the medical, dental, and vision plans the first of the month following 30 days of service. AHA subsidizes the medical and dental cost to ensure benefits are affordable. Eligible dependents under AHA’s group benefit plans include legal spouse, domestic partner, children under the age of 26 or who are disabled. AHA offers additional benefits like an EAP, telehealth benefit for general medical and behavioral health, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, and disability.

Retirement Plans: AHA retirement plans offer employees a way to start saving after their first paycheck. The retirement plans provides employer contributions after two years of service. If you have previous 501(c)(3) non-profit experience, within the last 5 years, at a national health agency, an institution of higher learning or a medical institution, that experience may count towards the two-year waiting period. Employees are 100% vested in employee and employer contributions.

Paid Days Off: Regular full-time and part-time employees earn Paid Time Off (PTO) based on years of service. PTO begins accruing on date of hire. Full time employees receive one paid Community Service time off day per year and are encouraged to participate in projects, programs and organizations which contribute to the health and vitality of their communities. AHA also offers 12 paid holidays per year.

Leaves of Absence: AHA offers both Short Term and Long Term Disability benefits which replace earnings if you are unable to work due to a non-work-related illness or injury. Employees are eligible for Short Term Disability after 90 days of service and are eligible for Long Term Disability after being disabled for 90 days or more. Eligible employees can take up to 12 weeks off of work for a qualified leave of absence under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), intermittent FMLA leaves and leave as an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act as Amended (ADAAA.

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-TX-El Paso Posted Date 2 hours ago (3/1/2021 3:14 PM) Requisition ID 2021-6647 Job Family Group Health Strategies & Programs Job Category Advocacy Location: El Paso, TX American Health Associasion (AHA) does not indicate an expiration date for vacancies. Please apply timely not to miss an opportunity.

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