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American Heart Association Communications Director in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


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.


Are you ready to take you communications experience to the next level? If so, we are looking for a Communications Director who will make an outstanding impact in the Philadelphia market crafting and delivering essential communications and marketing support.

In this role you will work in collaboration with development and health strategies staff to craft and execute strategic communications, marketing and deliverables in support of our fundraising efforts, educational programs, awareness campaigns, advocacy efforts and branding. The Communications Director will play a meaningful role in helping us reach our 2020 Impact Goal by delivering mission-related messaging. This position will require travel throughout the market to meet with media, community partners, key volunteers and corporate sponsors.

As a Director in this position you will be responsible for:

  • develop plans to reach the media, general public and target audiences through social media, press releases and other relevant materials and sources;

  • develop communications plans and timelines for core fund-raising events (including Heart Walk, Go Red For Women Luncheon, Heart Ball, CycleNation, STEM Goes Red and other social events), for the local board’s Community Impact Priorities, and for all sponsorships that include a media component;

  • cultivate media sources both internal and external; providing spokesperson training to volunteer leadership and staff;

  • support script writing for both internal and external speaking opportunities

  • work with media and other third-party vendors to provide traditional and non-traditional media sponsorship opportunities;

  • coordinate all promotional activities with media sponsors, including, PSA’s, interviews with AHA spokespeople;

  • manage market specific social media channels

  • cultivate volunteers for the organization, including cardiac survivors, physicians, philanthropists, etc&hellip.

  • monitor the use of AHA’s name and logo by media sponsors.

You will report to the Senior Communications Director and will be based in our Philadelphia, PA office.

(Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)


Want to move your resume to the top so that you can become a “Relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives” ? Here are some things to consider:

  • bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in communications, public relations, journalism or related field and/or at least 3 plus years of experience in public relations, communications, marketing or journalism;

  • your ability to build powerful partnerships internally as well as externally with media sources and the public;

  • you should have excellent written and verbal skills, and outstanding interpersonal skills with a variety of audiences, including multicultural, and via numerous marketing platforms, including writing for the web and mobile;

  • having knowledge of not-for-profit healthcare organizations with a focus on medical-related issues is beneficial

  • experience working with groups and/or volunteers with the ability to train, manage and guide them to achieving program goals;

  • able to prioritize multiple assignments in a fast paced, diverse professional setting;

  • willing to travel within your territory daily as well as occasional travel to other locations;

  • willing to work outside normal hours including some evenings and weekends as needed.

If you believe this describes you, then apply now for immediate consideration.

To help you be successful, you will have access to our award-winning learning platform – the Heart U – as well as our sales training & relationship development program – Building Powerful Partnerships – which received a 2017 Learning! 100 Award from Elearning! Media Group, as well as access to various other training and support mechanisms locally and through our National Center.


Attracting hardworking, committed employees means offering a competitive benefits package, ongoing professional development and training, and a diverse and inclusive environment in which to work and grow. And we do. Our Rewards & Benefits package not only gives you the total benefits you want, but also goes above and beyond with creative programs to develop your skills – helping you grow and thrive at the American Heart Association.

While we can only contact those applicants deemed most qualified for the position, we do appreciate all applicants for their interest and effort in applying. You can expect to hear from us within one week from the receipt of your application in most cases.

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 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 2019-5296

Job Family Group Marketing & Communications

Job Category Marketing/Communications

Location: Philadelphia, PA