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American Heart Association Sr. IT Project Manager in Bridgeport, Connecticut


Now is the time to join us and make a difference. 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. IT Project Manager in our National Center office. This role can be home based.

Embark on an exhilarating career as our Senior IT Project Manager, where you won't just manage projects – you'll be at the forefront of shaping the future of heart health innovation with the American Heart Association. Dive into the dynamic realm of strategic, high-priority technical projects, collaborating directly with senior management and overseeing substantial financial investments that propel our mission forward.

Our Senior IT Project Manager will be the driving force behind implementing the American Heart Association's cutting-edge waterfall and agile project methodologies, ensuring that the outcomes resonate with our enterprise business strategies, technical architecture, and compliance standards. Your impact extends beyond project management; you'll play a key role in building a healthier future by establishing work priorities, guiding a talented team, and collaborating seamlessly with vendors to achieve project objectives that directly contribute to our mission of eliminating cardiovascular diseases and strokes.

Elevate your career as you escalate project issues for resolution and captivate key leaders in Business Technology and senior management with your presentations. Join us in a role that goes beyond traditional project management – where every project you lead is a step closer to our mission of creating a world of longer, healthier lives. This is your chance to be part of something extraordinary at the American Heart Association, where your passion aligns with a purpose that impacts lives every day.

The Association offers many resources to help you maintain work-life harmonization through 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 additional training and support, locally.

#TheAHALife is our company culture, our way of life, reflecting our diversity, equity & inclusion, our focus on work-life harmonization and our Guiding Values. Discover why you will Be Seen. Be Heard. Be Valued™ at the American Heart Association by following us on LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, X (formerly Twitter), and at


  • Initiates, plans, executes, monitors, controls and closes assigned executive sponsored or multi-level complex projects. Assigned projects may include strategic, top priority efforts that require interaction and management with high visibility and significant financial investment.

  • Establish work priorities for and advise the efforts of personnel (including consultants or contractors) involved in project-controlled tasks required to meet an approved project's objectives. Provides expedient response, resolution of roadblocks, mitigation of risks, and re-evaluation of priorities for the team.

  • Develop initial scope, project plans and forecasts of resources' scheduling needs. Identify scope, provide insight and take action to resolve issues as well as initiate steps to mitigate, manage and control.

  • Identify, model and leverage Project Management best practices. Provides expertise in both waterfall and agile project management methodologies.

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

  • Orchestrate seamless executive-level communications. Function as a key liaison, strategically bridging connections between diverse departments and external partners, aligning seamlessly with the elevated expectations of executive leadership.

  • Troubleshoot project problems and develop plans to adhere to timelines and budgets. Anticipate risks and issues. Establish options and solutions, considering impact of decisions. Acts as initial point of contact for escalated issues. Move unresolved concerns to seek leadership mentorship and provide options.

  • Champion project governance best practices and actively controls project changes and manages related communications. Identify, establish, and maintain excellent business relationships. Recommends and influences decision making within project scope.

  • Manage capital assets and project expenses within the project budget. Performs analysis for return on investment reporting [Projects more than $500K].


  • Bachelors degree in Business Administration, Computer Science, Information Systems, related area or equivalent experience.

  • Eight (8) years of experience with line of business software concepts, systems, and capabilities.

  • Five (5) years of experience in project management in business or technology environment.

  • Five (5) years of experience using project management software and related applications.

  • Ability to work independently.

  • Ability to explain sophisticated, technical concepts in simple business terms.

  • Demonstrate a focus on continuous improvement in project delivery and extensive knowledge of IT governance best practices.

  • Exhibit negotiation skills with internal department, project team, vendors, and business. Understand the audience. Communicate up, down, and across the team.

  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills, understand the business, and facilitate decisions based on what’s best for the organization.

  • Proficient in both waterfall and agile methodology.

  • Possess a proven track record in Software Delivery, including the adept skill to build solutions from inception to completion.

  • Proficiency in utilizing Microsoft 365.

Preferred Experience

  • Knowledge and understanding of Web/Mobile/E-Commerce Technologies and Solutions

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

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.

  • Tuition Assistance - We support the career development of all employees. This program provides financial assistance to employees who wish to further their education and career in relation to their current duties and responsibilities, or for potential future positions in the organization.

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, our mission is to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, religion, age, language, sexual orientation, national origin and physical or cognitive abilities. We're committed to ensuring our workforce, workplace culture and mission have a shared impact across a diverse set of backgrounds.

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Location US-TX-Dallas

Posted Date 2 weeks ago (11/21/2023 4:36 PM)

Requisition ID 2023-12013

Job Category Information Technology

Additional Locations Diversity Distribution US - Top 57

Position Type Full Time

Location: CT-Bridgeport