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Two Exciting Opportunities: Voices for Healthy Kids is Hiring!

Do you think you have what it takes to join the Voices for Healthy Kids team?


2017VFHKlogo.jpgAssociate Science & Medicine Advisor

Today, the American Heart Association is at the forefront of innovation, driving discovery by funding more cardiovascular disease research annually than any other organization outside of the federal government. Through its leading position in science and translation, the AHA has the ability to influence the global conversation on scientific acceleration and health technology. The American Heart Association has invested over $3.7 billion in research since 1949, and has placed significant emphasis on building scientific careers, funding the early careers of 13 Nobel Prize winners and supporting many lifesaving research advancements such as the first artificial heart valve, cholesterol-lowering drugs, heart transplantation and CPR techniques and guidelines.

Voices for a Healthy Kids, a joint initiative of the American Heart Association and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is working to improve the health of all children by supporting public policies that increase access to healthy foods, safe places for physical activity, reduce the consumption of sugary beverages, and eliminate junk food marketing for children. At the core of the initiative’s work is science-based policy priorities that research shows will have the greatest effect on communities and populations at most risk. Did you know childhood obesity disproportionately affects communities of color and communities with high levels of poverty? We’re working to change that – and need your help. Our Associate Science & Medicine Advisor is key to making a healthier generation a reality.

Position Summary

In this role, you will partner with individuals, schools, lawmakers, healthcare providers and others to ensure everyone has access to healthier lifestyle choices and proper healthcare. You’ll have the opportunity to collaborate between AHA Science and Medicine Staff and RWJF-funded research staff in order to provide science-based data and evidence to advance the Voices for Healthy Kids initiative’s objectives. Additionally, you’ll be a go-to source for evidence-based policy solutions through the media and will represent the AHA at national conferences.

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Project Coordinator, Partnerships

Are you ready to join an organization where you can make an extraordinary impact every day? We have a new opportunity where you can achieve professional growth with personal fulfillment, while helping make each day healthier for all children through public policy.

Position Summary

The Project Coordinator provides project coordination and administrative support for the activities of the Voices for Healthy Kids initiative.  The position manages daily and recurring project activities relating to the general operations and management for Voices for Healthy Kids, including coordinating regular communications with internal and external stakeholders. The Project Coordinator will work independently to accomplish project-related goals in support of American Heart Association.

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