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American Heart Association Advisor Science & Health Advancement in Dallas, Texas


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 has an excellent opportunity for an Advisor Science and Health Advancement in our Emergency Cardiovascular Care department based out of our National Center office ! This position can be remote but must live near a major airport.

This individual will be responsible for providing scientific and clinical expertise to help shape and transform the products, programs and tools with which emergency cardiovascular care education and training are delivered. Responsible for working collaboratively with science volunteers and consultants on AHA and ILCOR activities, scientific reviews, and facilitation of new areas of scientific inquiry and solution development related to emergency cardiovascular care and first aid.

  • Serves as key scientific lead for product, program and tool development including organizing and leading collaboration meetings to drive scientific discussion, debate, learning and generation of ideas

  • Participates in all aspects of product design, development, testing and revising with key AHA and RQIP teams

  • Liaises with and manages key science opinion leaders and consultants. Ensures scientific rigor and accuracy of all AHA ECC products, programs and resources

  • Oversees management of ECC committee and/or subcommittees/interest groups to shape and transform ECC education and training products, programs and tools. Drives completion of key deliverables and timelines as set forth by ECC Committee leadership and VP Science & Innovation

  • Conducts Scientific Reviews in area of expertise. Content and medium may include marketing, videos, articles, press releases, info-graphic materials, internal communications, news, scientific statements and manuscripts

  • May develop or write abstract reviews for related conferences

  • Manages relationships with volunteers, including recruitment and retention of science volunteers. Seeks out new ideas from volunteers, prepares proposals for AHA ECC leadership discussions

  • Coordinates Scientific Statements and Guidelines manuscript process from conception to publication as assigned. Participates in the organization of evidence evaluation and Guideline development within ECC. Maintains knowledge and ensures compliance with AHA policies, procedures, conflicts of interest, and related documentation requirements

  • Consults with international scientific experts in resuscitation and first aid to provide a collaborative forum at national and international meetings; attends national and international meetings

  • Manages ILCOR scientific statements and other publications and projects related to AHA/ECC. Provides oversight of the continuous evidence evaluation process and the key players

  • Manages effective communication and relationship with ILCOR coordinator and volunteers to ensure that all facets of ILCOR are scheduled and aligned appropriately. Manages content on ILCOR website and related projects and database platforms


  • Advanced Degree

  • Professional License/Specialized Training

  • At least five (5) years of relevant experience

  • Project management experience, with the ability to plan and monitor projects from inception through completion

  • Comprehensive writing and presentation skills

  • Basic knowledge of medical science and scientific publications

  • Comprehensive Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Professional and related computer skills

  • Ability to prioritize work assignments, meet multiple deadlines, and handle several large projects simultaneously

  • Problem-solving techniques, concepts, and applications

  • Comprehensive understanding of group facilitation and meeting management using interpersonal and negotiation skills

  • Ability to travel up to 25% local and overnight stay

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience with publication of scientific data

  • Understanding of principles of scientific research and literature search strategies

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 Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities

Requisition ID 2019-3943

Job Family Group Science and Research

Job Category Science & Research

American Heart Association
Equal Opportunity Employer

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled