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American Heart Association Communications Manager in Dallas, Texas


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.

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The American Heart Association (AHA) has an excellent opportunity for a Communications Manager . This position can be home-based.

This is a full-time, benefits eligible grant funded position. Current funding is approximately through June 2025 .

This manager will be responsible for for developing, planning and executing targeted media and communications strategies for an assigned AHA/ASA program or issue. Responsible for acting as media and marketing representative for the assigned program or issue.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Devises, plans, and implements communications strategy for assigned focus area (health promotions/conditions). Plans may include media events, advertising campaigns, social media, opinion/editorial content, or other communications tactics.

  • Acts as point of contact for multiple media outlets; includes researching, targeting and fostering relationships with media contacts and responding to media requests and public inquiries.

  • Writes press releases, media advisories, blog posts, key messages, fact sheets and other content for targeted audience and issues.

  • Prepares and executes media events and related media programs according to the communications plan.

  • Collaborates with AHA/ASA departments as appropriate to assigned focus area to incorporate messaging into programs and initiatives across the organization.

  • Identifies, trains and engages national volunteer experts for specialized messaging and media opportunities.

  • Identify and manage vendors required to assist with communications plans (translation, public relations, media relations, promotions) to targeted audience.


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent

  • 2 to 5 years work related experience

  • Experience in marketing, communications or media relations in a large organization

  • Experience developing and implementing focused marketing or communications campaigns

  • Proven ability to develop newsworthy ideas, write and pitch stories to media outlets

  • Demonstrated success in creating marketing or media plans

  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communications skills

  • Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint and Excel)

Compensation & Benefits

The AHA is committed to making an investment in each employee. Below are our main components of the total rewards package we offer. Visit our Rewards & Benefits (add hyperlink) section to see more detailed information.

  • 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 – Employees are rewarded for achieving success in the form of merit increases and incentive programs based on type of position.

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

  • Professional Development – You will have the opportunity to join one of our many Employee Resource Groups (ERG) or be a mentor/mentee in our professional mentoring program. HeartU is the AHA’s national online university that provides over 100,000 resources delivered in a variety of formats to meet your needs and busy schedule.

  • Work/Life Satisfaction – The AHA offers Paid Time Off (PTO) at a minimum of 16 days per year for new employees. The number of days increase based on seniority level. You will also have 12 paid holidays off each 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-Dallas

Posted Date 1 month ago (8/26/2022 2:55 PM)

Requisition ID 2022-9095

Job Category Marketing, Communications & Public Relations

Position Type Full Time

Location: TX-Dallas