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American Heart Association Sr. Program Development Manager, Quality Health in Austin, Texas


Now is the time to join an organization that enables you to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. Here at the American Heart Association, you matter and so does your career!

The American Heart Association has an excellent opportunity for a Sr. Program Development Manager in our Quality, Outcomes Research & Analytics (QORA) department!

This position can be home based.

The American Heart Association offers programs to help you maintain work/life satisfaction according to your changing needs and life situations. To help you be successful, you will have access to Heart U, our award-winning corporate university as well as various other training and support mechanisms locally and through our National Center.

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This individual will be responsible for acting as a cardiovascular clinical expert with a focus on Get with the Guidelines (GWTG) Heart Failure, Coronary Artery Disease and Resuscitation.

  • Own and consult on strategy for the GWTG program(s) area

  • Facilitate Volunteer and Clinical Staff Committees providing expertise and scientific support for the assigned program

  • Develop, communicate, and implement strategic plan for assigned GWTG suite of programs. Represent the program both internally and externally including committees, informational events, conferences, scientific meetings, and Affiliate events

  • Provide training and mentor on assigned module including standard processes and successful implementation strategies. Meet with or provide training through webinars or classroom. Lead webinars and facilitate science and marketing processes in compliance with the American Heart Association’s Science policy. Ensure guidelines and policies are being followed

  • Lead and facilitate volunteer committees and act as liaison to the Measures and Informatics team ensuring a process for implementation is flawless. Assist with validation of quality measures in the Patient Management Tool with internal and external user groups. Ensure data quality and accuracy prior to customer roll-out

  • Collaborate and create strategy with the Hospital Accreditation team to help evaluate and implement growth opportunities to increase participation and revenue from the assigned QSI/GWTG program. Identify obstacles and barriers to implementing and growing the program

  • Act as liaison or lead for any organization that contracts with the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for assigned GWTG module engagement. Develop and deliver account plans and management strategies with team and field staff

  • Stay ahead of clinical developments through research and journal review


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience

  • At least five (5) years of proven experience

  • Experience in an acute care hospital in patient care, clinical quality or quality improvement

  • Extensive knowledge of cardiac disease, resuscitation, atrial fibrillation, heart failure or related areas

  • Ability to work through and with volunteers

  • Program Management skills

  • Ability to travel up to 10% local and overnight stay

Preferred Skills:

  • Advanced degree in Nursing, Allied Health, Science or related area

Compensation & Benefits

The American Heart Association invests in its people. Here are the main components of our total rewards package. Visit Rewards & Benefits to see more details.

  • Compensation – Our goal is to ensure you have a competitive base salary. That’s why we regularly review the market value of jobs and make adjustments, as needed.

  • Performance and Recognition – You are rewarded for achieving success by merit increases and incentive programs, based on the type of position.

  • Benefits – We offer a wide array of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance, along with a robust retirement program that includes an employer match and automatic contribution. As a mark of our commitment to employee well-being, we also offer an employee assistance program, employee wellness program and telemedicine, and medical consultation.

  • Professional Development – You can join one of our many Employee Resource Groups (ERG) or be a mentor/mentee in our professional mentoring program. HeartU is the Association’s national online university, with more than 100,000 resources designed to meet your needs and busy schedule.

  • Work-Life Harmonization – The Association offers Paid Time Off (PTO) at a minimum of 16 days per year for new employees. The number of days will increase based on seniority level. You will also have a total of 12 paid holidays off each year, which includes several days off at the end of the year.

The American Heart Association’s 2024 Goal: Every person deserves the opportunity for a full, healthy life. As champions for health equity, by 2024, the American Heart Association will advance cardiovascular health for all, including identifying and removing barriers to health care access and quality.

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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EOE/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities

Location US-TX-Austin

Posted Date 2 months ago (11/17/2022 3:21 PM)

Requisition ID 2022-9221

Job Category Health Strategies

Position Type Full Time

Location: TX-Austin