Job Description

This job opportunity is located in 

Dallas, Texas


Are you ready to join an organization where you can be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives?

Envision 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 single day. Is it easy? No. Is it worthwhile? you bet!

The American Heart Association has an excellent opportunity for an Art Director, Design Innovation in our National Center office located in Dallas, Texas.

This position requires a hybrid schedule (working in-office and at home), as well as travel to events requiring full vaccination.

The ideal candidate will be a progressive and ambitious leader with strong experience in designing successful and holistic approaches across multiple mediums including web, social, video, and print. This is a great opportunity to join a team that both executes, and provides, creative direction on a wide breadth of exciting endeavors and prides themselves in identifying trends and opportunities ahead of the competition.

This is satisfying work that makes a real difference in people's lives. You can achieve professional growth with personal fulfillment. You will connect with people and make a lifesaving impact. You will partner with individuals, schools, lawmakers, healthcare providers and others to ensure everyone has access to healthier lifestyle choices and proper healthcare.


  • Responsible for identifying and pursuing the latest advancements in creative

  • Visualize early concepts and ideas to showcase potential creative solutions across all touchpoints

  • Liaison to business technology

  • Works cross-functionally enterprise wide as a bridge between field and national to ensure all creative needs are understood in search of future focused solutions including AR, AI, and VR.

  • Brainstorm and learn new tools, methods, and approaches from concept through implementation

  • Works to create disruptive and innovative solutions to staple products

  • Identify vendors, suppliers, and contractors for each facet of innovative projects

  • You’re experienced in taking feedback, guiding clients to appropriate innovative solutions and gathering the requirements to develop on point projects

  • You have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, and know how to read a room

  • Bring innovative ideas and vision to life across a wide scope of unique projects

  • Collaborate and be able to ideate and construct ideas within a team-based design environment

  • Assist the team in envisioning, designing and building the next generation of impactful digital experiences

  • Work both independently and with others in a fast-paced environment


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Design, Experience Design, Brand Design, or Graphic Design required.

  • Minimum 6+ years of hands-on creative brand design experience (e.g., strategic brand development)

  • Extraordinary design taste

  • Proven expertise in a breadth of UI and UX skill sets

  • Proven success in visual design and communications design, creating and working in design systems for all kinds of digital touchpoints

  • Up to date on the latest design, emerging technologies, and business trends

  • Needs to have expert level knowledge of PowerPoint, Figma, the entire Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, After Effects, Premiere Pro) at a minimum; other software knowledge to support up and coming innovative design solutions is preferred

  • Entrepreneurial mindset and ability to work in an ambiguous and dynamic work environment; is comfortable with risk and uncertainty

  • Effectively collaborate across functions to deliver on project plans

  • Drive for results, able to influence and accomplish tasks through formal and informal channels

  • Effectively communicates (verbally and written) with internal and external stakeholders across all levels.

  • Design experience in the gaming industry, or working with AI, AR, VR is a plus

Compensation & Benefits

The American Heart Association invests in its people. Here are the main components of our total rewards package. Visit Rewards & Benefits to see more details.

  • 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.

Click on “New Resume” (or “Existing Resume” if you have previously applied to AHA positions) to submit your online application. Only those deemed most qualified will be contacted to interview.

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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EOE Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities

Location US-TX-Dallas

Posted Date 12 hours ago (1/13/2023 5:48 PM)

Requisition ID 2019-5003

Job Category Marketing, Communications & Public Relations

Position Type Full Time

Location: TX-Dallas

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