American Heart Association Associate Guideline Advisor (AHA/ACC) in Dallas, Texas

Associate Guideline Advisor (AHA/ACC)

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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 an Associate Guideline Advisor in our National Center office located in Dallas, TX . The successful candidate will be considered a joint employee of the American Heart Association (AHA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC).

This Assoc. Guideline Advisor is responsible for developing and implementing procedures to develop cardiology guideline(s) for multiple documents in line with ACC/AHA methodology, style and procedures in conjunction with guideline writing committees. You will also be responsible for overseeing manuscript preparation for organizational approval and final publication in scientific journals. Additional responsibilities include:

Essential Job Duties:

  • Act as primary liaison, project manager, and methodology expert for assigned ACC/AHA guideline writing committee(s) including planning, scheduling, and facilitating committee agendas and meetings. Identify and develop relationships with expert volunteers for writing committee members leading to real-time draft development, face to face meetings and consensus conferences.

  • Oversee writing committee literature review and preparation of evidentiary documentation or graphics. Develop and maintain expertise in ACC/AHA guideline methodologies, styles and procedures. Facilitate content concordance between multiple documents in order to prevent issues including but not limited to conflicting recommendations across guidelines.

  • Integrate written materials drafted by multiple authors into a single document and facilitate ACC, AHA and partnering organization approval of the guideline. Assist guideline writing committee members with creation of visual displays of data.

  • Prepare and manage schedules and track progress of guideline writing committees to ensure that the project is running on schedule.

  • Review board-approved documents for accuracy, format, and style; and prepare files for delivery to journal publishers.

  • Participate in professional meetings such as the ACC (March) and American Heart Association (November) annual meetings and guideline writing committee meetings throughout the year, as needed.

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

Required Experience

  • Bachelor Degree in a related field of study.

  • Minimum of four (4) years of experience in medical or health research writing or editing.

  • Prior Content or Project Management experience.

  • Demonstrated ability to simultaneously manage multiple, complex projects in varying stages of development.

  • Excellent time management skills and ability to work well under strict deadlines and high production requirements.

  • Superior writing & communication skills.

  • Excellent proofreading/editing, spelling and grammar skills as well as attention to detail and accuracy in all written communications.

  • Advanced MS Word skills ( e.g., working knowledge of styles, section breaks, headers/footers, tables, track changes). Proficiency in Excel, PowerPoint, Visio and Adobe (Reader and Distiller).

  • Must be able to travel overnight approx. 15% of the time.

Here are some of the preferred skills we are looking for:

  • Advanced degree in Public Health, Epidemiology or related Health or Medical Research focus.

  • Experience with medical writing, proofreading and editing.

  • Experience in association or similar environment with customer service orientation and committee management.

  • Familiarity with reference management software (RefMan or Endnote).

  • Knowledge of systematic evidence review, development of evidence tables, and clinical research.

So, are you ready to work for the largest voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases? Click on “New Resume” (or “Existing Resume” if you have previously applied to AHA positions) to submit your online application. Only those candidates deemed most qualified by the hiring manager 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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Job Location

Dallas, Texas, United States

Position Type


Job Category: Science/Research

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