American Heart Association Temporary Project Coordinator -Council Awards 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 Temporary Awards and Lecture Manager in our National Center office located in Dallas, TX .

In this role, you will be responsible for the planning and implementation of AHA member recognition programs, including scholarships, awards, and lectures targeted to recognizing excellence in young investigators, clinicians, researchers, students and other professionals.

This is a temporary assignment that could last up to 6 months.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Provides timely direction, framework and resources to volunteers while at the same time relying on their expertise, abilities and willingness to leverage their networks to drive the goals of the organization.

  • Markets and promotes award opportunities to potential applicants; establish and maintain relationships with contacts who maintain an interest in awards programs.

  • Manages project timelines, deadline compliance and effective communication and dissemination of both.

  • Monitors and responds to email inquiries from the public on a daily basis.

  • Corresponds with award applicants, award winners and lecturers regularly; contacts award non-winners regarding outcome.

  • Corresponds with volunteer award committees regarding peer review processes, teleconference scheduling, onsite meeting itineraries for the committees.

  • Confers with internal staff regularly regarding award budgets, new award and lecture proposals and changes, award presentation logistics.

  • Provides excellent customer service to internal and external customers.

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


  • Bachelor's degree strongly preferred

  • Excellent proactive problem solving, project management, time management and organizational skills.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including experience with drafting original business correspondence, meeting minutes and agendas.

  • Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.

  • Ability to communicate, collaborate and work effectively with senior science and medical volunteers, as well as other science and lay volunteers, staff and the public.

  • Knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of project development, planning, coordinating, monitoring and reviewing work.

  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Access, PowerPoint and Excel and how they interface.

  • Knowledge of Adobe Acrobat software.

  • Ability to learn new software applications as they relate to the function of the position.

  • Ability to work independently and make decisions without daily supervision.

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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