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Advocacy Manager, South Dakota

Company: American Heart Association
Location: Sioux Falls
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

Overview Are you ready to join an organization where you can be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives? 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. Is it easy? No. Is it worthwhile? You bet! 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. Responsibilities The American Heart Association (AHA) has an excellent opportunity for a Part-Time Advocacy Campaign Manager (20 hours per week) in Sioux Falls, South Dakota (working remotely within the state may be considered for the right candidate). In this role, you will be responsible for developing volunteer and coalition engagement plans for the assigned Advocacy Campaign. Additional responsibilities include managing volunteer and stakeholder communications, collaborating with the backbone leadership of the campaign, conducting outreach and public education activities, and overseeing marketing and social media efforts. Essential Job Duties: * Recruit and engage AHA volunteers; collaborate closely with AHA and campaign-based grassroots managers * Recruit coalition partners with a special emphasis on priority populations and non-traditional partner relationships. Identify needs and gaps of the coalition. * Educate and engage key stakeholder groups in support of the campaign. Engage partners, including business related organizations and individuals, in support of the campaign * Conduct outreach and public education activities. Convene and coordinate coalition and stakeholder meetings. * Coordinate and oversee social marketing activities. Assist with media and social media outreach; collaborate closely with AHA Communications Director for SD * Track grant expenses and compile routine grant reports. Submit invoices and requests for payments in a timely manner * Meet virtually bi-weekly with supervisor for updates and week ahead activties and expenses. Qualifications Want to help get your resume to the top? Take a look at the experience we require: * Bachelor's Degree or related work experience. (Related experience may be substituted as follows: 1 -- years of experience equates to 1 full time year of higher education.). * Minimum of two (2) years of experience in advocacy, public health, government, political campaigns, issue campaigns or in a non-profit organization in a similar capacity. * Minimum of one (1) year of: * Public health experience and knowledge of public health concepts, or experience with political or issues campaigns * Volunteer management experience * Project management experience * Ability to communicate, build relationships, gain trust and effectively work with, train and inspire change across diverse audience of volunteers and partner. * Ability to make presentations to organizations to enlist their support of healthy eating policy campaign as well as recruiting/engaging/mobilizing volunteers in support of the campaign. * Ability to effectively utilize, measure and increase volunteer engagement at all levels. * Ability to communicate strategic direction and consultation to volunteer committees, board members and partner organizations. * Excellent organizational as well as written/oral communication skills. * Must have the ability to travel to meetings or events. Here are some of the preferred skills we are looking for: * Bachelor's degree from an accredited university. * Basic understanding of campaign organization and specific policy goals of the Voices for Healthy Kids initiative/exposure to the Policy Prism a plus. 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.This position not a match with your skills? Click here to see other opportunities. Be sure to follow us on Twitter #TheAHALife EOE/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities

Keywords: American Heart Association, Sioux Falls , Advocacy Manager, South Dakota, Executive , Sioux Falls, South Dakota

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