American Heart Association (AHA)

Vice President (Community Impact)

American Heart Association (AHA)

Job Description

This job opportunity is located in 

Oakland, 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.

We are bringing our mission to life across the Greater Bay Area. Come join us! The American Heart Association has an excellent opportunity for a Vice President, Community Impact within our Bay Area Division based in Oakland, California.

Under broad supervision, the Vice President, Community Impact, Health oversees the Division's Community Impact functions, leading the development, implementation, integration and evaluation of strategies and plans to achieve the Bay Area market's health impact and revenue goals aligned with the strategic goals of the AHA/ASA. Inherent in this is the development and practice of culturally competent Community Engagement across staff and volunteers and advancement of diversity, equity and inclusion. Strategic focus areas include changes in policies, systems and environment that address priority areas including hypertension, cholesterol, nutrition, obesity, tobacco/vaping, and physical activity. Leads division-wide integration of population health strategies in collaboration with other functional disciplines including Advocacy/Government Relations, Development, Quality, Outcomes Research & Analytics (QORA), Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC), and Communications & Marketing partners.

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 additional training and support, locally.

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  • As a member of the Division's management team, consistently models the American Heart Association's leadership competencies and values in advancing the American Heart Association's/American Stroke Association's mission and achievement of health impact and revenue goals. Collaboratively provides vision and direction for the Division's overall initiatives, oversees integrated planning processes for all functional areas within span of control and actively involves, informs and integrates with internal partners across the Division, Region and Association.

  • Drives the development of community action plans that include engagement and positioning strategies, driving to organizational PSE (policies, systems and environment) goals in community and clinical settings. Plans include an engagement strategies for key volunteers and alliances. Brings programs to scale leveraging marketing insights and trends for engagement, therefore driving sustainability. Leads the market's strategy for ensuring local health clinic participation in American Heart Association's national outpatient quality improvement recognition programs.

  • Leads and manages the Division's Health team including recruitment and selection, performance management, development, engagement and succession planning consistent with legal requirements and American Heart Association standards and policies.

  • Effectively builds a network of meaningful volunteer and partner relationships to create a sustainable culture of health within our vulnerable communities. Proactively leads and identifies, recruits, orients and retains volunteers consisting of senior level executives and community leaders within the market to drive the overall community action plan. Builds strategies to full engage and involve volunteer leadership across the region and accountable for the organization and management of volunteers.

  • Leads by example in serving as a catalyst and convener with collective impact coalitions and demonstrates progress through reach of policy, system and environment interventions. Ensures collaboration with Community Impact, Advocacy and other business partners to determine the local public policy focus, strategy and initiatives to address significant population reach that will drive to the reduction of health disparities in diverse audiences including identifying and removing barriers to health care access and quality.

  • Serves as the liaison for the Division with respect to Community Impact, working closely with functional leaders to ensure consistent field implementation of strategic plan priorities, consistent performance standards and ongoing sharing of progress, successes and opportunities.

  • Ensures that the team operates within appropriate operational and financial boundaries and within the financial capacity available. Operate in accordance with the American Heart Association's Fiscal Standard policies and all applicable laws, regulations, policies and standards.


  • 7+ years of experience in voluntary health or related field with progressively responsible experience in Community Organization, volunteer and staff management.

  • Strategic knowledge of health improvemement/PSE interventions.

  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and interpret data, complete appraisal of field situations, develop alternatives and apply decision-making to a field organization.

  • Demonstrated skills in written and oral communications, including large and small group presentations, group facilitation, training and writing clear, concise narrative reports and evaluations.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead implementation and achievement of organizational strategies.

  • Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize multiple and complex projects in a dynamic and matrixed decision making environment.

Compensation & Benefits

Expected pay range will be $120,720 to $136,500 annually. Pay is commensurate with experience; geographic differentials to the pay range may apply. The American Heart Association reserves the right to pay more or less than the posted range. 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.

  • Tuition Assistance - We support the Career Development of all employees. This program provides Financial Assistance to employees who wish to further their education and career in relation to their current duties and responsibilities, or for potential future positions in the organization.

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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Location US-CA-Oakland

Posted Date 10 hours ago (7/13/2023 7:43 PM)

Requisition ID 2023-10924

Job Category Health Strategies

Position Type Full Time

Location: CA-Oakland

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