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Senior Vice President, Cardiovascular Health Initiative

Posted: August 18, 2021

Resolve to Save Lives

Resolve to Save Lives is an initiative of Vital Strategies with a mission to prevent 100 million deaths from heart disease and to make the world safer from epidemics. We are led by Dr Tom Frieden, former director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Since 2017, Resolve to Save Lives has worked closely with low- and middle-income country governments, the World Health Organization, academic and other civil society partners to build capacity for and implement a core package of interventions to reduce cardiovascular disease. Vital Strategies is a US-based international public health organization working in more than 70 countries to strengthen public health systems and address leading causes of morbidity and mortality. Resolve to Save Lives is transitioning to an independent public health organization to maximize its global impact with speed, simplicity, and scale. Read more about our work at

We believe our programs are strengthened when they are developed and supported by individuals with diverse life experiences, whose understanding of social and cultural issues can help make our work and workforce more inclusive. We encourage people of all racial, economic, social, cultural, sexual orientation, and gender expressions to apply.

Overall Role:

Reporting to the President and CEO, the Senior Vice President, Cardiovascular Health (CVH) will oversee implementation of the Resolve to Save Lives Cardiovascular Health Initiative with a focus on large-scale hypertension management, global elimination of trans fat, and effective interventions to reduce sodium consumption. These three programs, when successful, will result in saving more than 100 million lives over a 30-year period, making them one of the most impactful of all global health programs. Specifically, the CVH team is:

The SVP of Cardiovascular Health will lead a core team of 20 as well as staff and consultants working in more than 10 countries and with global reach and impact. Responsibilities include strategic and thought leadership, partnership and implementation strategy development, program evaluation and learning, staff management, and representation. Resolve’s hypertension management programming and surveillance is being supported in India, China, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Thailand, the Philippines, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Turkey and the PAHO region, always in partnership with national and subnational governments and other organizations.

This full-time position is currently remote. The incumbent will be expected to convene periodically for team meetings in NYC beginning in January 2022 and up to 30% of time may be spent traveling between locations internationally, at mutually agreed times.

Key Responsibilities:

Leadership and Representation

Program Development and Strategy

Team Management, Collaboration and Operations

Qualifications, Experience and Skills

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