Job Posting for American Heart Association: Health Equity Partnerships Manager

Title: Health Equity Partnerships Manager

Organization: American Heart Association

Job Type: Full-time

Brief Summary of Position:

The American Heart Association (AHA) has an excellent opportunity for a Health Equity Partnerships Manager in our National Center office located in Dallas, TX (remote/home based is acceptable). The Health Equity Partnerships Manager will be focused on ensuring that those populations most impacted by obesity are well represented in the strategic planning and campaign development and implementation efforts of the Voices for Healthy Kids initiative. The Health Equity Partnerships Manager will work to identify and strategically engage other organizations and coalitions working in this specific space with the capacity to support and enhance the goals of Voices for Healthy Kids. This position will collaborate with team members, under the direction of the National Partnerships Manager, to support focusing direct resources into tailored policy efforts in high-disparity and low socioeconomic status communities and populations.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Cultivates relationships with national health equity and social justice organizations, other philanthropic organizations, public health coalitions, and others working with high-disparity and low socioeconomic status communities and populations disproportionately impacted by childhood obesity in order to help advance Voices for Healthy Kids priorities.
  • Supports and informs Voices for Healthy Kids technical assistance and training for state and local public policy grantees. Assesses strategic needs of public policy grantees and mobilizes the assets of national health equity and social justice partners as appropriate.
  • Attends and participates in all relevant AHA, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), and other external meetings throughout the year, including volunteer advocacy meetings, as appropriate.
  • Oversees implementation and advises on ongoing revision and evaluation of the health equity strategic approach for the Voices for Healthy Kids initiative
  • Works within an integrated and dynamic partnerships team and overall Voices initiative

Required Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, Public Policy, Public Health, or Cultural Studies
  • Minimum of three (3) years of related, relevant experience
  • Immersion-level life experience within a population disproportionately impacted by childhood obesity, particularly in advocating for health or other improvements of public interest
  • 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
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with volunteers, staff, and external partners as part of a team.
  • Must be able to travel overnight approx. 25% of the time.

Preferred Skills:

  • Knowledge of voluntary health organizations or nonprofit organizations.
  • Demonstrated understanding and appreciation for the use of technology and information systems.
  • Experience in an automated CRM environment

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