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American Heart Association Project Manager, Periodic Table of Food in Dallas, Texas


Are you ready to join an organization where you can be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives?

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. Is it easy? No. Is it worthwhile? You bet!

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 has an excellent opportunity for a Project Manager for the Periodic Table of Food Initiative based out of our National Center office!

This position can be remote/home based.

This is a full time, benefits eligible, grant funded opportunity. Current funding will expire on 06/30/2024.

The Periodic Table of Food Initiative (PTFI) is a revolutionary enabling platform that aims to catalogue the chemical diversity of food using latest mass spectrometry and omics technologies. It will accelerate the evidence base and revolutionize contributions of food diversity to human health. PTFI takes a global multi-sectoral collaborative approach informed by the scientific, academic, health, agricultural, food, and entrepreneurial sectors.

This individual will be responsible for leading the successful completion of assigned projects by guiding project initiation, planning, execution, reporting, evaluation and delivery of outcomes. Responsible for developing and leading project plans, processes, and timelines. Responsible for delivering products or programs on time, to the specified cost, quality and performance.

  • Identifies and documents project scope, schedule, budget and deliverables. Develops processes (RACI's, work breakdown structures), change requests, reports, and tracking. Analyzes project progress and adjusts workflow and assignments accordingly

  • Fosters cross-departmental collaboration and communication between team members and impacted departments. Communicates regularly with internal staff, management, volunteers, and consultants for assigned projects to advance and execute the plan. Facilitates meetings

  • Prioritizes work assignments, identifies and avoids resource collisions while managing multiple projects simultaneously

  • Forecasts future trends for projects to inform resource planning function. Identifies issues and provides options and solutions for identified risks and issues

  • Develops and maintains a dashboard and reporting structure to be conveyed internally to key stakeholders and to sponsors

  • Drives accountability to the program plan(s)

  • Develops a detailed work plan. Works closely with departmental leads to ensure projects meet deadlines

  • Uses project management tools such as, Microsoft Project, Visio, and relevant mind-mapping software


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience

  • Minimum of 2+ years project management or equivalent experience, with the ability to plan and monitor projects from inception through completion

  • Project management experience in product or program development

  • Project management experience in product or program development

  • Proficient business analysis skills

  • Proficient knowledge and skill in use of Project Management applications such as PPM Pro, MS Project, or related software

  • Ability to lead and influence without authority

  • Proficient skills in Microsoft Office Suite, including Visio or related workflow software

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Ability to communicate and build relationships across all levels and functions

Preferred Qualifications

  • PMP Certification

  • Knowledge of PMBOK processes and procedures

  • MBA

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 3 months ago (2/10/2022 2:35 PM)

Requisition ID 2022-8163

Job Category Health Strategies

Position Type Full Time

Location: TX-Dallas