American Heart Association Program Manager, Strategically Focused Research Networks 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 (AHA) has an excellent opportunity for a Program Manager, Strategically Focused Research Networks in our National Center office located in Dallas, TX .

The Program Manager will serve as the operations management lead for targeted/restricted research initiatives, as well as strategically-focused research networks funded by AHA.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Manages communications among all funded Network partners, and serves as the primary resource for all program administration tasks.

  • Coordinates all logistics for meetings, conferences and webinars as well as manages all business update communications, both regularly scheduled and ad-hoc.

  • Facilitates all activities for the various program committees, including primary staffing of network Oversight Advisory Committees, RFA writing groups, and other committees/task forces required to execute the programs.

  • Manages the AHA budging process for the center Networks.

  • Develops communication plans and content for websites, webinars other external and internal communication tools.

  • Serves as liaison with other AHA departments, including finance, legal, technology, and communications to ensure the research networks and restricted research programs are managed in compliance with AHA policy and mission.

  • Supports Major Gifts, Strategic Alliances, and other AHA staff in the development of new relationships with organizations that want to sponsor AHA awards.

  • Manages focused research partnerships – negotiates new ones and oversees existing ones.

  • Works closely with assigned Science and Medicine Advisor (SMA) staff to ensure appropriate development and review of related science content and communications.

  • Works closely with peer review management to ensure appropriate peer review of strategically-focused research networks.

  • Manages ongoing tracking of all restricted research awards and their sponsors within the research information system.

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


  • Bachelor Degree in a relevant scientific discipline.

  • Minimum of five (5) years of project management experience with the ability to juggle/complete multiple projects.

  • Ability to execute queries for information and then interpret and communicate that data and information.

  • Knowledge of various research programs (NIH, NHLBI, AHA).

  • Ability to produce, manage and understand financial documents.

  • Ability to write, edit, and produce reports and other formal documents of communication

  • Successful demonstration of volunteer coordination & management.

  • Superb organization skills and the ability to think logically to solve problems.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as exceptional customer service skills.

  • Proficient skills in Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook).

  • Must be able to travel overnight approx. 10% of the time.

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

  • Master’s Degree or equivalent work experience preferred.

  • Basic knowledge of science and scientific terminology.

  • Polished presentation skills.

So, are you ready to work for the largest voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases?

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Requisition ID 2018-2965

Job Locations US-TX-Dallas

Job Family Group Science and Research

Job Category Science & Research