American Heart Association Project Manager: Mission: Lifeline Systems of Care in Rochester, New York


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 Founders Affiliate of the American Heart Association is recruiting for a grant funded position as Project Manager: Mission: Lifeline Systems of Care in Rochester, NY. This position serves the Central, Upstate and Western NY region, with travel in the territory required. This position is grant funded for 24 months from the start date of the person hired, however, there is a strong possibility that the position will be extended. Grant amount approved for salary is $60,000 annually plus health benefits. You must indicate you will accept an offer of $60,000 annually to be considered for this opportunity.

One of the many ways we promote healthier lives is by supporting healthcare professionals' quest for continuous quality improvement. Our suite of quality programs puts up-to-date treatment guidelines, tools and resources to work in hospitals and outpatient practices across the nation. Join our Quality Improvement Team and help champion this effort!

In this role you will:

  • coordinate, develop and implement regional systems of care for treating heart attack and stroke patients;

  • develop key partner and customer relationships with hospitals, state health departments, EMS agencies and other partners in the community;

  • review data and recommend changes/modifications of health systems to improve performance;

  • prepare reports and analysis showing progress, roadblocks and making recommendations and conclusions as requested.

You will also have the opportunity to solicit additional project funding through grant applications.

In this role, you will report to our Senior Director Quality Improvement Initiatives and will be based in our Rochester, NY office.


Review the preferred skills we are looking for below to see if you qualify: ( Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

  • 2 plus years of experience in public health or a related healthcare field;

  • 2 plus years of experience in a hospital, clinical quality improvement or EMS environment;

  • ability to implement quality improvement programs at hospitals and within health systems;

  • ability to identify, cultivate and manage relationships with hospital accounts, health care stakeholders and clinical teams with a specific focus on heart disease and stroke;

  • ability to build meaningful volunteer partnerships to advance the mission of the American Heart Association;

  • ability to build powerful partnerships in the healthcare community to accomplish goals;

  • experience in research and data analysis is a plus;

  • cardiac and/or stroke care knowledge/experience a definite plus;

  • ability to prioritize efforts towards key results;

  • willing to travel within your territory on a daily basis up to 30 to 50% of the time with some overnight travel and work outside of standard hours, as well as occasional travel to other locations in the affiliate and to our National Center in Dallas, Texas for meetings or training.

Education: Master’s degree in healthcare related field. College coursework combined with related experience may be substituted for a degree. Related experience may be substituted as follows: 1 ½ years’ experience equates to 1 full time year of higher education.

Experience: Must have at least 2 years of experience in healthcare: clinical or quality improvement. Experience in cardiovascular or cerebrovascular fields and/or research experience is highly desirable. This experience may also count towards satisfying this position’s educational requirement.


Attracting talented, committed employees means offering a competitive benefits package, ongoing professional development and training, and a diverse and inclusive environment in which to work and grow. And we do.

Our Rewards & Benefits package not only gives you the total benefits you want, but also goes above and beyond with innovative programs to develop your skills – helping you grow and thrive at the American Heart Association.

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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 2018-3274

Job Family Group Health Strategies & Programs

Job Category Health Services