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American Heart Association Sr. Manager, Meetings - Scientific Programming 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 Sr. Manager, Meetings - Scientific Programming in our National Center office located in Dallas, TX .

The Sr. Manager, Meetings provides strategic direction, manages, plans, directs and schedules preparations for program development for various conferences in the AHA Scientific Meetings portfolio by working collaboratively with volunteers, the Meetings team, and vendors. This role is responsible for supervising and coaching three (3) full-time exempt associates.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Works with volunteer committees to implement adult learning principles and education theory into scientific conferences.

  • Oversees all aspects of abstract and invited programs for a portfolio of seven (7) scientific conferences.

  • Manages and collaborates with the volunteer scientific programming committees associated with each conference.

  • Leads high level program committee meetings and attends the Science & Clinical Lifelong Learning Committee and AHA Scientific Council leadership meetings to partner with AHA's volunteers to provide direction, framework and resources .

  • Implements multiple projects and ideas that have come forth from the Sessions Initiative or other concepts/programs derived from the Strategic Plan.

  • Manages and remains current with cutting-edge technology for the distribution of program content via various communication channels.

  • Helps develop and manage the budgets for program management of the scientific conferences.

  • Contributes to the planning, marketing, logistical preparation, sponsorship, and budgeting for the annual Scientific Sessions.

  • Delivers the program content with other AHA departments: Scientific Councils, Scientific Publishing, Exhibits, Registration and Housing, Corporate Relations, News Media, Communications, and Professional Education.

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 of five (5) years of adult education/meetings content development experience.

  • Strong volunteer and project management skills.

  • proven strategic thinker and self starter with the ability to set and meet critical deadlines.

  • Strong skills in written and oral communication.

  • Knowledge of standard principles and practices of administrative management, including but not limited to supervision of staff and management of budgets.

  • Ability to interact with all levels of AHA staff, volunteers and vendors.

  • Proficient with standard office software packages, including basic knowledge of PC-based database applications and web browsers.

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

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

  • Someone with a science background.

  • Someone who has studied principles of adult education.

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

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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Requisition ID 2018-1987

Job Family Group Direct Sales

Job Category Science & Research

American Heart Association
Equal Opportunity Employer

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