American Heart Association Director Science and Clinical Learning in Dallas, Texas

Director Science and Clinical Learning

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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 a Director, Science and Clinical Learning in our National Center office located in Dallas, TX .

The Director, Science & Clinical Learning is responsible for developing, directing, evaluating and expanding the global Science and Clinical Learning, Training , and Development system for cardiovascular and stroke professionals which can be accessed live and on-line 365 days a year 24/7. Additionally, in this role you will be responsible for leading and managing program staff who develop/manage live scientific events , meetings , and the related curriculum .

Essential Job Duties:

  • Creates and executes strategies to maintain current and generate new revenue streams to support the global learning curriculum . This includes but is not limited to: revenue generation through optimal registration, subscription and pay per view fee determinations; exhibitor and sponsorship recruitment, retention and expansion; achieving and sustaining grant awards; creation of new learning products and programming in conjunction with the programming staff, etc.

  • Plans, launches and monitors both short and long range strategies via benchmarks and outcomes that create high levels of effectiveness and efficiency and align with AHA and Office of Science Operations (OSO) strategic goals of providing the BEST scientific and clinical learning opportunities to professional audiences.

  • Develops and maintains systematic automated processes to allow revenue, expenses, and content assets from all learning business units to be tracked and trended for optimal business planning. Oversees and directs strong processes related to expense budget management.

  • Promotes knowledge management so that content, especially content created by AHA, is broadly disseminated and applied by users and is interconnected across other AHA assets.

  • Directs the creation and execution of quality, experiential, interactive, virtual and live learning environments for programs and products using the most contemporary adult learning techniques and technologies which will attract, sustain and retain life-long AHA learners.

  • Coordinates and manages interdepartmental relationships across AHA and Affiliates in order to align programs and use AHA resources wisely.

  • Fosters relationships with external stakeholders, including but not limited to scientists, clinicians, science volunteers, universities, technology vendors, government agencies, credentialing and accreditation groups, etc.

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

Required Experience

  • An Advanced Degree is required for this position (PhD, EdD, or MD).

  • Minimum of ten (10) years of experience in healthcare/medical professional education and business with at least five (5) years of experience hiring, managing, evaluating and motivating staff.

  • Knowledge of cardiovascular and stroke education content.

  • Demonstrated ability to apply principles of adult education to learning opportunities and curriculum development.

  • Successful track record in developing domestic and global high quality scientific and clinical learning events and products for both live and on-line participants including oversight of learning product life cycle and application of technology for adult learning.

  • Strong background with large scale change management.

  • Must be able to travel overnight approx. 25% of the time.

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

  • Understanding and clinical experience in cardiovascular and stroke science.

  • Understanding and experience with providing scalable, competency-based or other value-based learning solutions.

  • Excellent writing and presentation skills appropriate to the audience.

  • Experience with developing strategic plans and leading tactical operations to achieve outcomes.

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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