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Vice President of Community Impact

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Vice President of Community Impact

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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 have an excellent opportunity for a Vice President of Community Impact based in our Chicago office. The VP will drive the execution of health impact goals within the Chicago market by focusing in the areas of hypertension, cholesterol, nutrition, obesity, and physical activity with a focus on diverse communities. The VP is a player/coach responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of community health strategies across the market to achieve market and association strategic goals and will work closely with the Metro Executive Director and Market Vice President of Development to provide vision and direction for the market's unified health and revenue efforts.

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.

#TheAHALife is our company culture, our way of life, reflecting our diversity and inclusion, our focus on work-life harmonization and our Guiding Values. Discover why you will Be Seen. Be Heard. Be Valued™ at the American Heart Association by following us on LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and at heart.org.


  • Guide and direct assigned staff to reach goals. Accountable for hiring, directing, training, evaluating and terminating staff under his/her supervision.
  • Oversee integrated planning processes for the market’s health and revenue efforts for all functional areas within span of control. Actively involve, inform and integrate with internal partners across the metro market, affiliate and association.
  • Recruit and engage volunteer leadership that represents and provides the diversity, community influence and personal affluence to champion the market’s board of director’s revenue and health impact objectives.
  • Identify opportunities for and promote collaboration and synergies among and between health and revenue functions to most effectively execute AHA/ASA (American Stroke Association) priority initiatives.
  • Directly implement community impact strategies as appropriate.
  • Develop and manage/monitor market development budgets within span of control and internal business operations in accordance with policies, fiscal standards and the approved operating budget.
  • Community interaction and networking with top level executives on behalf of the American Heart Association.


  • 7+ years of experience working with community/public health issues and/or managing community/public health promotion or related educational programs.
  • 5+ years of experience in attracting, recruiting, managing and evaluating volunteers, with an emphasis on high-level/executive volunteers.
  • 3+ years of experience in a management capacity. This experience may occur within the 7-year related experience requirement. Experience gained through direct internal work on AHA projects/priorities may substitute for this requirement and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
  • Experience working with multicultural communities preferred.
  • Understanding of local health systems, relationships with hospitals, health clinics, and Federally Qualified Health Centers preferred.
  • Proven ability to recruit, mobilize and manage volunteers, including C-suite level executives.
  • Bachelor’s or some college plus experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated critical thinking skills in assessing the local market environment and available resources to successfully implement new and existing programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage large projects and events ensuring deadline compliance.
  • Demonstrated ability to efficiently participate in a multi-disciplinary team environment working towards common goals with internal and external clients. Ability to influence team members without supervisory authority.
  • Must have at least intermediate knowledge and skill with Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

Compensation & Benefits:

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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