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American Heart Association Manager, Scientific Sessions Programming in Dallas, Texas


Are you ready to join an organization where you can make an extraordinary impact every single day?

Envision 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 single day.

This is satisfying work that makes a real difference in people's lives. You can achieve professional growth with personal fulfillment. You will connect with people and make a lifesaving impact. You will 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 (AHA) has an excellent opportunity for a Manager, Scientific Sessions Programming in our National Center office located in Dallas, TX .

This position is instrumental in anticipating the future trends and needs of the association and the volunteers for future Scientific Sessions Conferences.

Scientific Sessions is thepremier cardiovascular research and instructional meeting in the world. Scientific Sessions offers a robust scientific and clinical learning portfolio of programming for a vast array of specialties. Programming is designed to improve patient care by communicating the most timely and significant advances in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular disease from many different perspectives. Sessions includes three days of comprehensive, unparalleled education.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Managesoverall abstract programming for Scientific Sessions. This includesall aspects of the abstract submission, peer-review, and selection and notification process as well as session building and publication development.

  • Manages abstract program (approx. 4,000 abstract presenters) and the invited program (as assigned) for accredited scientific programs in collaboration with volunteer program committees.

  • Responsible for overall communication related to abstracts and assigned special projects. (Volunteer Management, Internal Stakeholders, and External Vendor Management)

  • Manage project timelines and deadline compliance, while effectively communicating project statuses and related information as required.

  • Collaborate effectively with other OSO departments and AHA departments to meet departmental and organizational goals.

  • Provides excellent customer service to internal AHA staff, external customers and volunteers throughout the program development process.

  • Manages other special projects related to Scientific Sessions as assigned.

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


  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university.

  • Minimum two (2) years of relevant, related experience.

  • Strong project management skills.

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

  • Ability to work independently and make appropriate, effective decisions related to project management responsibilities.

  • Must possesses strong communication (written and verbal) and consensus-building skills.

  • Excellent knowledge in Microsoft Office products with advanced skills in Excel.

  • Must be able to travel overnight approx. 5% of the time.

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

  • Previous non-profit experience a plus.

  • Education or experience in education, association management, health, or a science related field is preferred.

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 deemed most qualified will be contacted to interview.

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EOE/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities

Location US-TX-Dallas

Posted Date 1 week ago (11/27/2019 10:31 AM)

Requisition ID 2019-5332

Job Family Group Science and Research

Job Category Science & Research

Location: Dallas, TX