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American Heart Association Organizing and Engagement Manager, CA Tobacco Center in Sacramento, California


Are you ready to join an organization where you can make an extraordinary impact every single day?

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.

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.


The American Heart Association (AHA) has an excellent opportunity for an Organizing and Engagement Manager for the CA Tobacco Center . The preferred location would be the San Francisco Bay area but we are willing to look at candidates across Northern California.

The Organizing and Engagement Manager will be a key staff member of the American Heart Association’s new California Tobacco Endgame Center for Organizing and Engagement (CA Tobacco Center). In this role, you will be responsible for creating and leading capacity building activities for local coalitions and other California tobacco control grantees with the aim of building tobacco policy and system change. Additional responsibilities include collaborating with and driving key stakeholders/partners to address tobacco control and Center priorities, goals and objectives. This role helps to drive a comprehensive training and technical assistance plan that engages key leaders, stakeholders and champions implementing tobacco control programming across local communities and statewide in California.

This is a full-time, benefits eligible grant funded position. Current funding is through.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Executes effective relationship management with state and community awardees, and coalitions, to ensure that these grantees effectively implement technical assistance to ensure that campaign plans are effectively implemented.

  • Provide technical assistance and coaching to awardees and their coalitions encompassing the entire range of tobacco control policy and system changes. Develop and coach in the areas of strategic campaign planning, coalition development, community organizing and engagement, digital and media, stakeholder and leadership management and engagement, power building and coalition development and management.

  • Develop an account management plan to support tobacco awardees on their training and technical assistance needs and support for their priority areas to build their capacity to adopt policy and systems changes.

  • Promotes and demonstrates effective collaboration with program team and awardees to ensure effective field technical assistance as well as achievement of project goals and outcome objectives.

  • Promote and demonstrates effective collaboration with strategic advocacy partners to ensure the effectiveness of field technical assistance.

  • Ensure communities have access to the breadth and depth of resources available from the AHA by leveraging resources, tools and assets (e.g. communication, advocacy, field resources). Utilize existing materials, products and recruitment tools or develop new tools and materials as needed. Develop plans for disseminating or distributing resources and tools through communication or social media assets.

Want to help get your resume to the top? Take a look at the experience we require:


  • Bachelor's Degree in Political Science, Public Health, Public Policy, or a related area or equivalent work experience.

  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in advocacy/public policy, community organization/mobilization, and advocacy tactic development and implementation.

  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience working in public health policy.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of local, state and federal government activities and structures. Ability to assess the local and state governments related to advocacy issues.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with volunteers, staff, and the public as part of a team.

  • Ability to concurrently manage multiple, complex projects in varying stages of development under time constraints.

  • Proficient skills and appreciation for the use of technology and information systems.

  • Ability to travel locally approx. 50% and overnight approx. 10% of the time.

Here are some of the preferred skills we are looking for:

  • Two (2) years of experience in volunteer management.

  • Bilingual - English and Spanish.

  • Exceptional oral and written communications skills.

  • Knowledge of health care systems, clinical settings, 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?

Click on “New Resume” (or “Existing Resume” if you have previously applied to AHA positions) to submit your online application. Only those deemed most qualified will be contacted to interview.

At American Heart Association | American Stroke Association, diversity & inclusion and equal opportunity apply to both our workforce and the communities we serve as it relates to heart health and stroke prevention.

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EOE/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities

Location US-CA-Sacramento

Posted Date 5 months ago (10/3/2019 12:52 PM)

Requisition ID 2019-5049

Job Family Group Health Strategies & Programs

Job Category Advocacy

Additional Locations US-CA-Fresno | US-CA-San Jose | US-CA-Oakland

Location: Sacramento, CA