American Heart Association Science & Medicine Advisor in Dallas, Texas

Science & Medicine Advisor

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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 Science and Medicine Advisor (SMA) in our National Center office located in Dallas, TX .

Essential Job Duties:

The Science and Medicine Advisor (SMA) provides scientific, organizational and volunteer management expertise to internal and external groups on AHA's behalf. As staff leads or liaisons to various committees, they guide and direct science volunteers as the volunteers create AHA statements, guidelines, conference programming, early career mentoring experiences, and are involved and integrated into other AHA activities and programs. They provide consultation, guidance and approval on science aspects to internal AHA staff who develop and maintain public and professional programs, patient and lay publications, AHA web sites, press releases, corporate relations and marketing materials with health and science implications and other public facing activities. They work with teams to help review content for AHA professional websites and products. Each SMA is responsible for achieving and maintaining a significant understanding of a specific science content portfolio and can thus easily synthesize, analyze and explain (verbally and in written communication) to lay, professionals and to internal AHA staff the current states of the science and medicine in their portfolios and the implications these have for AHA. They have a sound understanding of the scientific research and publishing processes. The portfolio of science content usually includes 2-3 overarching disciplines (such as Outcomes & Quality, Hypertension, Prevention, Heart Failure, etc.). 


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

Required Experience

  • MD or Advanced Practice RN with clinical experience from an academic medical center, hospital or private practice caring for cardiovascular patients.

  • Minimum of eight (8) years professional experience in Clinical or research experience in the cardiovascular, neuroscience or related fields.

  • Superior writing & communication skills with a publication history in peer reviewed journals.

  • Staff position experience in a not for profit and/or government sectors or an active committee/ Board/ officer member in a professional member society.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with volunteers, staff, and the public as part of a team.

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

  • Ability to understand, integrate and summarize scientific literature.

  • Ability to manage high-level volunteers with clinical and research backgrounds.

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

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

  • AHA Professional Member

  • Clinical experience (MD, RN, NP preferred)

  • Experience in volunteer management

  • Demonstrated understanding and appreciation for the use of technology and information 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: Science/Research

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