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American Heart Association Sr. Program/Project Manager, Lifelong Learning 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. Program/Project Manager in our Professional Education/Lifelong Learning group. This position is located at our National Center office located in Dallas, TX

Essential Job Duties:

  • Performs project management duties in collaboration with colleagues and staff which include initiating and defining project scope, planning, coordinating, executing, documenting, monitoring, controlling (progress), and closing assigned projects.

  • Leads, supervises and provides training (PMI best practices) to staff to drive educational initiative deliverables.

  • Resolves issues and supports project progress through direct interaction with team members between meetings.

  • Provides updates and reports to Office of Science Operations (OSO) staff, consultants, volunteers and Sr. Leadership on the status of projects. The updates and reports include information such as upcoming deadlines, updates on content for product creation/inclusion and dashboards so that a whole picture emerges for the C-suite review.

  • Works collaboratively with internal and external staff, management, volunteers, and consultants for assigned projects.

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


  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field of study.

  • Minimum of five (5) years of project management or equivalent relevant experience, with the ability to plan and monitor projects from inception through completion.

  • Ability to prioritize work assignments, meet multiple deadlines, and manage numerous projects simultaneously.

  • Experience managing stakeholder expectations and communication flow as relates to project deliverables, scope and the internal project team.

  • Experience working across departments to manage day-to-day workflow to ensure timely delivery of projects within scope and budget.

  • Knowledge of assessing and controlling risk (Risk Management.

  • Strong interpersonal skills, including relationship building.

  • Functional multi-program computer skills; strong project management tools skills.

  • Must be able to travel overnight approx. 10% of the time. Some travel may be required to support large events throughout the year.

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

  • PMP, PgMP, SCRUM Master or related Project Management certification.

  • Supervisory experience.

  • Healthcare project management experience.

  • Accredited continuing medical education experience.

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 2019-4490

Job Family Group Science and Research

Job Category Science & Research

American Heart Association
Equal Opportunity Employer