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American Heart Association National Health Tech and AI Initiatives Director in West Palm Beach, Florida


Now is the time to join us and make a difference. Be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. Here at the American Heart Association, you matter and so does your career.

The American Heart Association has an excellent opportunity for a National Health Tech and Artificial Intelligence (AI) Initiatives Director! Excerpt from AI Initiative Resource Framework working draft document.

This position can be home based.

This is a full time, benefits eligible, grant funded opportunity. Current funding will expire December 2025.

The Association offers many resources to help you maintain work-life harmonization through your changing needs and life situations. To help you be successful, you will have access to Heart U, our award-winning corporate university, as well as additional training and support, locally.

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The American Heart Association is embarking on a new AI Initiative that is focused on understanding how the breakthroughs in AI capabilities can serve to improve/enhance our ability to achieve our mission goals. The purpose of this dedicated AI leadership role is to be a focal point for cross-functional/cross-department AI-based initiatives and to help lead the Association’s new AI Task Force commissioned in December 2023.

The position would be stipulated for a two-year term and tied to a specific internal funding source. Future AI Initiative funding may be available through market opportunities or the general funding of this role as an organization priority.

Our aspirational, long-term goal with the AI Initiative is that the Association will fully understand the potential of AI opportunities within the context of the skills and capabilities of what truly is a dynamic and multi-faceted healthcare organization and also identify pro-active mechanisms to harness AI Tools-Solutions-Relationships to help us meet our domestic and international goals.

The AI Business Lead position would report into the SVP for the Association’s Center for Health-Technology and Innovation (CHTI) with a dotted-line to the Association’s EVP for Business Technology (BT).

AI Business Lead

Skills and Experience (Broad Themes) –

  • General understanding of adoption and sales cycles for digital health solutions, with particular experience in AI/ML’s use and application in digital health.

  • Good understanding of the Digital Health Solutions marketplace – trends, history, patterns, tech events, societies and related.

  • General experience with developing proposals/pitches for both commercial and philanthropic relationships.

  • Strong background in strategic product development and (intra) preneuring.

  • Familiarity with clinical outcome studies, and evidence generation at the intersection of technology and science – digital clinical trials.

  • Ability to develop short-term and long-term strategic plans and planning processes, and excellent communication skills.

  • Valued and a plus: Strong network and contacts in the broad “health-tech” marketplace.

  • Valued and a plus: Strong understanding of the multi-faceted nature of the Association, it’s goals/mission/values/strengths.

Likely Focus and Activities –

  • Co-lead and support the work and activities of the newly established AI Taskforce – commissioned by the Association’s BOD in December 2023

  • Actively support the internal AI Workgroup , and help the team rapidly evolve the idea-sets and opportunities being generated throughout the organization.

  • Lead (or at least co-lead), external-facing conversations with a wide-range of AI platform companies, middle-ware companies and similar to explore opportunities that align with our organization and our goals.

  • Design and own a macro-map of AI-based Initiatives that will ultimately cut-across the organization and help establish an appropriate reporting and dashboarding mechanism for AI Leadership/CEO Cabinet/AI TK and the BOD.

  • Support/advise/contribute/develop philanthropic opportunities focused on AI-oriented initiatives (likely areas – scientific research, digital health, education.


  • Bachelor’s degree.

  • Five (5) - Eight (8) years of relevant experience.

  • Strong understanding of AI, ML, and LLM.

  • 3+ years of previous experience in traditional ML and deep learning techniques, and deployment tools and environments.

  • 3+ years of experience in business and relationship development, proposal management, and management of enterprise accounts or technical solutions in complex. organizations.

Preferred Experience:

  • Advanced Degree.

Compensation & Benefits

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  • Compensation – Our goal is to ensure you have a competitive base salary. That’s why we regularly review the market value of jobs and make adjustments, as needed.

  • Performance and Recognition – You are rewarded for achieving success by merit increases and incentive programs, based on the type of position.

  • Benefits – We offer a wide array of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance, along with a robust retirement program that includes an employer match and automatic contribution. As a mark of our commitment to employee well-being, we also offer an employee assistance program, employee wellness program and telemedicine, and medical consultation.

  • Professional Development – You can join one of our many Employee Resource Groups (ERG) or be a mentor/mentee in our professional mentoring program. HeartU is the Association’s national online university, with more than 100,000 resources designed to meet your needs and busy schedule.

  • Work-Life Harmonization – The Association offers Paid Time Off (PTO) at a minimum of 16 days per year for new employees. The number of days will increase based on seniority level. You will also have a total of 12 paid holidays off each year, which includes several days off at the end of the year.

  • Tuition Assistance - We support the career development of all employees. This program provides financial assistance to employees who wish to further their education and career in relation to their current duties and responsibilities, or for potential future positions in the organization.

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, our mission is to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, religion, age, language, sexual orientation, national origin and physical or cognitive abilities. We're committed to ensuring our workforce, workplace culture and mission have a shared impact across a diverse set of backgrounds.

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Location US-TX-Dallas

Posted Date 2 months ago (12/22/2023 7:36 PM)

Requisition ID 2023-12168

Job Category Information Technology

Additional Locations Diversity Distribution SouthWest | Diversity Distribution Southeast

Position Type Full Time

Location: FL-West Palm Beach