American Heart Association (AHA)

Sr. Director (Healthcare Systems)

American Heart Association (AHA)

Job Description

This job opportunity is located in Fort Worth, 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.

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 Sr. Director, Health Care Systems position in our SouthWest Region. The Sr Director will be located in the DFW area. This position is responsible for building and stewarding a comprehensive strategic plan for healthcare system engagement in impact and revenue work across the market. Responsible for facilitating hospital and health system participation in collective impact work in community and driving volunteer engagement.

Essential Job Duties

  • Manage hospital systems engagement across all revenue, volunteer, and mission work in market. Increase healthcare system engagement in health impact internally through employee engagement and externally through Community Engagement.
  • Create a Long Term, comprehensive plan to demonstrate value between the AHA and healthcare organizations that drive deeper relationships resulting in health impact and revenue generation.
  • Cultivate executive relationships within healthcare systems, hospitals, and as appropriate, insurance providers in order to facilitate collaboration across revenue and impact work. Establish and steward C-Suite relationships with all healthcare systems in the area.
  • Connect hospital leaders with AHA business lines in order to maximize engagement. Demonstrate increased engagement of volunteers from all major healthcare systems in board, event, and mission impact leadership work.
  • Lead AHA in connecting with and leveraging hospital population health work including all Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA), Community Benefit, and other community facing work. Increase system and employee engagement in AHA core events and explore new innovative opportunities. Demonstrate expertise in CHNA and Community Benefit work of local hospital systems and facilitate collaboration on areas of common interest with each other and other community stakeholders.
  • Lead monthly, market level healthcare account management discussions.
  • Ensure market integration with Healthcare Business Solutions including RQI, Get With The Guidelines and Community CPR.
  • Demonstrate growth in revenue support from healthcare systems.
  • Connect to, inform, and activate funded scientists and national volunteers in local market. Build and maintain database of and engagement plan for funded scientists and national volunteers in local market.
  • Lead Clinical Systems Change efforts with FQHCs and Health Centers across the market.
  • Support Community Policy, Systems and Environmental Change efforts, with a focus on clinic to community connections.
  • Recruit health centers to participate in outpatient recognition programs and support associated quality improvement efforts.
  • Other duties as assigned by Supervisor.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Five (5) years of experience developing community led programs, projects or events.
  • Five (5) years of experience engaging, motivating and retaining volunteer leaders.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of AHA mission programs.
  • Three (3) years of experience in strategic planning and plan execution.
  • Experience in sales & Marketing to support revenue generation is a plus.
Preferred Qualifications

  • Three (3) years of experience in healthcare systems change or improvement.
  • Three (3) years of experience in community health and population benefit education.
  • Three (3) years of experience in Fundraising or Business Development.
(Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Attracting hardworking, committed employees means offering a competitive benefits package, ongoing professional development and training, and a diverse and inclusive environment in which to work and grow. And we do.

Our Rewards & Benefits package not only gives you the total benefits you want, but also goes above and beyond with creative programs to develop your skills – helping you grow and thrive at the American Heart Association. To help you be successful you will have access to our award-winning learning platform the Heart U as well as our sales training & relationship development program- Building Powerful Partnerships which received a 2017 Learning! 100 Award from Elearning! Media Group, and various other training and support mechanisms locally and through our National Center. This position is eligible for our full benefits and retirement packages, generous PTO accrual, paid holidays in addition to the week of December 25th off! While we can only contact applicants, who are most qualified for the position, we do appreciate all applicants for their interest and effort in applying.

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-Irving Posted Date 2 hours ago (6/25/2021 10:56 AM) Requisition ID 2021-7058 Job Family Group Health Strategies & Programs Job Category Health Strategies Additional Locations US-TX-Fort Worth Location: Fort Worth, 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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