American Heart Association Project Manager - Health Programs 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 Project Manager - Health Programs at our National Center office located in Dallas, TX .

In this role, you will be responsible for leading the successful completion of assigned projects by guiding project initiation, planning, execution, reporting, evaluation and delivery of outcomes for our Health and Marketing department. 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. For this role, individuals with health, public health and/or health marketing backgrounds preferred.

  • 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 work experience

  • Minimum 2 years of experience in Business, Communications, Pulich Health, Healthcare Administration

  • Project management experience in community or corporate program development

  • Marketing experience in Public Health, Healthcare, or related industry

  • Comprehensive business analysis and web analytics skills

  • Ability to lead and influence without authority

  • Comprehensive skills in Microsoft Office Suite, including MS Project, Visio or related workflow software

Preferred Experience:

  • PMP Certification

  • Knowledge of PMBOX processes and procedures

  • MBA

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 2018-3167

Job Family Group Health Strategies & Programs

Job Category Marketing/Communications