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American Heart Association Advocacy Trainer in United States


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 a Advocacy Trainer in our National Center office located in Dallas, TX (Remote/Home Based is acceptable)

The Advocacy Trainer is responsible for the development, coordination and implementation of the Voices for Healthy Kids (VFHK) strategic training plan which is designed to educated grantees, applicants, affiliate advocacy staff and key collaborators on VFHK advocacy issue priorities, campaigns, and practices.

This role is grant funded and continuation is dependent upon continued funding of the program. Experience adapting training to the specific needs of a community is a plus.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Ensures coordination of the VFHK training plan with the broader training plan of the Office of State Advocacy and other partners.

  • Handles the development of the training needs assessment, training plan , and the timeline for implementation.

  • Completes an annual updating of the plan to include recommendations for future evolution and efficiencies, factoring in adult learning styles.

  • Facilitates and coordinates agenda development , content creation, and speaker engagement. Works closely with key staff and consultants for online and in person events.

  • Plans, executes and handles all logistics for training, convenings, and related meetings. Leads evaluation of training for both in-person and online trainings.

  • Maintains a virtual training library and inventory including periodic updates to existing content and the replacement of outdated content.

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


  • Bachelor's degree in political science, public policy, law, journalism, adult education, training or a related field.

  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in a training environment with at least three (3) of those working in a local, state and/or federal policy organization.

  • Understanding of advocacy/public policy, community organization/mobilization, media/communications, and grassroots advocacy tactic development and implementation.

  • Experience in/understanding of health equity and a dedication to building equitable communities.

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

  • Detail and task oriented as well as deadline driven.

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

  • Skilled in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

  • Excellent customer service and verbal/written communication skills.

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

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

  • Knowledge of 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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Requisition ID 2019-4664

Job Family Group Health Strategies & Programs

Job Category Advocacy

Additional Locations US-Anywhere

American Heart Association
Equal Opportunity Employer