American Heart Association Advocacy Jobs

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American Heart Association Policy Research Fellow in Washington, District Of Columbia


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

Imagine 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 day. Is it easy? No. Is it worthwhile? Absolutely.

This is satisfying and challenging work that makes a real difference in people's lives. We are where you can achieve professional growth with personal fulfillment. We are where you can connect people to making a lifesaving impact. We are where you can 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 is where you can make an extraordinary impact.


The American Heart Association (AHA) has an excellent opportunity for a Policy Research Fellow in our Advocacy office located in Washington DC (Remote/Home Based is acceptable) .

The Policy Research Fellow is responsible for supporting the activities of the policy research department. The special focus of this fellowship will be on evaluating policy implementation and forecasting the strategic impact of our work in advocacy. Other responsibilities will include: contributing to policy development in the appropriate area of expertise; translating AHA science into policy statements and recommendations for use in state and federal advocacy; researching federal and state issues and preparing background papers; conducting literature reviews; and participating in internal cross-organization issue teams.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Researches and translates implementation science and helps create a process for summarizing the health and equity impact of our work in advocacy. May include some original research and modeling.

  • Develops policy statements (published and unpublished), model regulatory comments, model legislation, policy briefs, and other material to support, position and build the AHA advocacy and programmatic efforts.

  • Interacts with relevant government agencies and manages a certain number of external relationships with coalitions and partners aligned with the assigned advocacy portfolio.

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


  • Advanced Degree required (recently completed MPH, Ph.D. or similar degree or mid-career professional making a career change).

  • Minimum of one (1) year of experience researching and developing policy implementation evaluation.

  • Comprehensive writing and speaking skills.

  • Ability to develop external relationships with government agencies, national coalitions, or other potential partners for AHA advocacy work.

So, are you ready to work for the largest voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases?

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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Requisition ID 2019-4106

Job Family Group Health Strategies & Programs

Job Category Advocacy

American Heart Association
Equal Opportunity Employer