American Heart Association (AHA)

Public Programs Manager (Tobacco Endgame)

American Heart Association (AHA)

Job Description

This job opportunity is located in Tulsa, Oklahoma Overview

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 is where you can make an extraordinary impact.


The American Heart Association (AHA) has an excellent opportunity for a Public Programs Manager, Tobacco Endgame in our National Center office. Location of the selected candidate is flexible provided location allows for effective and cost-efficient travel.

In this role, you will be responsible for implementing AHA Mission initiatives within AHA’s Tobacco Endgame Strategy and expansion of AHA’s youth engagement and school tobacco policy efforts. Additional responsibilities include working directly with youth, AHA staff and external organizations to expand tobacco-focused youth advocacy efforts, implementing program activities through hands-on field consultation, coaching and Technical Support to field staff who work with school districts, as well as providing direct support to school districts in communities without field staff. The Public Programs Manager develops project management plans including budgeting and expense monitoring, establishing milestones and objectives, supporting clear communication across multiple departments, preparing grant-related progress reports, and other duties necessary to achieve program deliverables.

*Due to the current pandemic, 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/overnight travel. All staff are currently working from home.* Essential Job Duties:

  • Provide direction and implementation support for AHA’s tobacco youth engagement strategy, including gaining youth input, enhancing web and other digital strategies, and coordinating with other youth volunteer efforts across the AHA.
  • Provide technical assistance and coaching to AHA field staff and school administrators to promote adoption and implementation of AHA’s tobacco free school framework.
  • Collaborate with AHA staff, volunteers, and external partners to develop and execute strategies, ensuring they are effectively implemented. Develop and update resources (toolkits, infographics, slide decks, etc.) necessary to achieve program objectives.
  • Develop and ensure progress toward project plans, timelines, and budgets for tobacco-focused grant initiatives. Serve as a liaison to funders and ensure compliance with grant requirements and restrictions (lobbying vs. non-lobbying).
  • Develop regular reports to promote effective program implementation and tracking progress. Submit invoices and requests for payments in a timely manner.
  • Provide staff support for AHA’s Integrated Tobacco Endgame and Advocacy Matrix Team meetings.
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, Political Science, Communication, Education, related field or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of:
  • Successful experience or demonstrated understanding in advocacy/public policy, Community Organization/mobilization, media/communications, and advocacy tactic development and implementation.
  • Experience working in public Health Policy.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience:
  • In project management including budgeting, scheduling, managing to deadlines and reporting out to key stakeholders.
  • Working on development or implementation of advocacy and/or educational programming for youth.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of local, state and Federal Government activities and structures. Ability to assess the local and state governments related to advocacy issues.
  • Demonstrated ability to simultaneously manage multiple, complex projects in varying stages of development under time constraints.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with volunteers, staff, and the public as part of a team.
  • Demonstrated understanding and appreciation for the use of technology and Information Systems.
  • Must be able to travel overnight approx. 20% of the time.
Here are some of the preferred skills we are looking for:

  • Three (3) years of experience in youth engagement.
  • Exceptional oral and written communications skills.
  • Knowledge of public and private school systems, public health, voluntary health organizations or nonprofit organizations.
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 Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities Location US-TX-Dallas Posted Date 57 minutes ago (5/24/2021 9:57 AM) Requisition ID 2019-4496 Job Family Group Health Strategies & Programs Job Category Advocacy Additional Locations Diversity Distribution US - Top 50 US-Anywhere Location: Tulsa,OK American Health Associasion (AHA) does not indicate an expiration date for vacancies. Please apply timely not to miss an opportunity.

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