American Heart Association Project Manager, Business Technology in Dallas, Texas

Project Manager, Business Technology

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Job Description

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 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 Project Manager, Business Technology supporting the Office of Science Operations in our National Center office located in Dallas, TX . The primary responsibility of the Project Manager is to, under minimum supervision, establish the work priorities for and direct the efforts of personnel (including their consultants or contractors) involved or to be involved on project controlled tasks to provide required achievement of approved projects objectives. The Project Manager is responsible for five (5) major elements of a project: initiation, planning, executing, controlling, and closing.

  • Manages all projects in accordance with the AHA Program Management Methodology .

  • Directs the development of initial and revised detailed scope, project plans and forecasts of the associated resource and scheduling requirements.  

  • Monitors project activities to completion to ensure adherence with project plan and scope.

  • Establishes change control procedures to evaluate and communicate scope changes.

  • Provides timely information, minimizes issues or obstacles, and facilitates or coordinates appropriate resources.

  • Develops project documentation and deliverables and ensures audit trails are in place for each project.

  • Provides analysis and consultation to determine project requirements and scope.

  • Maintains effective communications with supervisor, project team members, project sponsor and all facets of the AHA, including Affiliate staff, board members and volunteers, if necessary to ensure project status and issues are known.

  • Tracks utilization of project resources and costs to ensure adherence to project budget estimates.

  • Ensuring projects are completing with the assigned and approved budget, whereby the project manager completes and participates in budget projections for projects.

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

Required Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, computer science, information systems, or equivalent experience or education is required.

  • Minimum five (5) years of Enterprise Level IT Project Management experience.

  • Experience with line of business software concepts, systems and capabilities.

  • Must be able to identify, establish and maintain excellent business relationships.

  • Ability to work independently with a proven track record in fast paced environment.

  • Ability to explain technical concepts in business terms.

  • Demonstrated competence and success in prior assignments and personal integrity are absolute requirements.

  • Experience with Microsoft Project as well as MS Office (Word, Excel, and Power Point).

  • Must have excellent communication skills.

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

  • PMP Certification.

  • Experience with Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), Waterfall and Agile Methodologies.

  • Experience with Change Management and working with non-technical subject matter experts.

  • End to end understanding of business processes, organization and techniques.

  • Proven track record of effective communications, negotiations, and vendor management.

  • Experience with large, complex enterprise application implementations.

  • Experience with Data Warehousing and Web application development processes and/or systems.

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: Information Technologies

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