American Heart Association (AHA)

Clinical Science Manager (National Hypertension Control Initiative)

American Heart Association (AHA)

Job Description

This job opportunity is located in Dallas, Texas Overview

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! 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.


The American Heart Association (AHA) has an excellent opportunity for a Clinical Science Manager, Hypertension in our National Center office. Location of the selected candidate is flexible provided location allows for effective and cost-efficient travel.

In this role, you will provide direction and guidance to the AHA National Hypertension Control Initiative (NHCI) team and NHCI- funded clinical care teams related to the science of cardiovascular health and disease, hypertension diagnosis and treatment, and implementation science.

The Clinical Science Manager interacts with AHA Science leadership and Science and Medicine Advisors and serves as the in-house expert and resource to other AHA staff with respect to hypertension.

*Due to the current pandemic, travel is minimal and voluntary to ensure the health and safety of staff. There is no overnight travel currently. In the future, this position may resume daily/overnight travel. All staff are currently working from home. In the future, this position will resume being based in the local office.* Essential Job Duties:

  • Provide consultation, guidance and approval on science aspects to National Hypertension Control Initiative (NHCI) staff who develop and maintain public and professional programs, patient and lay publications, NHCI web sites, Press Releases, corporate relations and Marketing materials with health and science implications and other public facing activities.
  • Works with AHA colleagues to produce on-line and face to face educational programs, practice resources, and patient educational tools that effectively translate science and guidelines into clinical practice, public awareness, and communities.
  • Provide staff support to NHCI science advisory bodies and serves as a clinical liaison to the American Medical Association (AMA) partnership.
  • Work with NHCI team to help develop and review content for NHCI professional, public, and community-facing website and products and ensures content is current and accurate.
  • Provides leadership, guidance, and support to both the NHCI Clinical Practice Facilitator staff and the Evaluation staff.
Want to help get your resume to the top? Take a look at the experience we require:


  • MD, DO, RN, APN, PhD, PA or Advanced Degree with clinical experience from an academic medical center, hospital or private practice caring for cardiovascular patients.
  • Minimum of five (5) years professional clinical or research experience in cardiovascular or related fields.
  • Staff position experience in a not-for-profit and/or government sectors or an active committee/board/officer member in a professional member society.
  • Superior writing & communication skills with a publication history in peer reviewed journals.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with volunteers, staff, and the public as part of a team.
  • Demonstrated ability to simultaneously manage multiple, complex projects in varying stages of development under time constraints.
  • Ability to understand, integrate and summarize scientific literature.
  • Ability to manage high-level volunteers with clinical and research backgrounds.
  • Must be able to travel overnight approx. 25% of the time.
Here are some of the preferred skills we are looking for:

  • Clinical experience (MD, DO, RN, APN, PhD, PA preferred) and certification in Hypertension or Cardiovascular disease.
  • AHA Professional Member.
  • Experience in Volunteer management.
  • Demonstrated understanding and appreciation for the use of technology and Information Systems.
So, are you ready to work for the largest voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases? Compensation & Benefits


Pay is commensurate with experience; geographic differentials may apply.

Benefit Plans:

Employees scheduled to work at least 20 hours per week are eligible to participate in the medical, dental, and vision plans the first of the month following 30 days of service. AHA subsidizes the medical and dental cost to ensure benefits are affordable. Eligible dependents under AHA’s group benefit plans include legal spouse, domestic partner, children under the age of 26 or who are disabled. AHA offers additional benefits like an EAP, telehealth benefit for general medical and behavioral health, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, and disability.

Retirement Plans: AHA retirement plans offer employees a way to start saving after their first paycheck. The retirement plans provides employer contributions after two years of service. If you have previous 501(c)(3) non-profit experience, within the last 5 years, at a national health agency, an institution of higher learning or a medical institution, that experience may count towards the two-year waiting period. Employees are 100% vested in employee and employer contributions.

Paid Days Off: Regular full-time and part-time employees earn Paid Time Off (PTO) based on years of service. PTO begins accruing on date of hire. Full time employees receive one paid Community Service time off day per year and are encouraged to participate in projects, programs and organizations which contribute to the health and vitality of their communities. AHA also offers 12 paid holidays per year.

Leaves of Absence: AHA offers both Short Term and Long Term Disability benefits which replace earnings if you are unable to work due to a non-work-related illness or injury. Employees are eligible for Short Term Disability after 90 days of service and are eligible for Long Term Disability after being disabled for 90 days or more. Eligible employees can take up to 12 weeks off of work for a qualified leave of absence under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), intermittent FMLA leaves and leave as an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act as Amended (ADAAA.

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.

  EOE/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities Location US-TX-Dallas Posted Date 51 minutes ago (5/10/2021 4:06 PM) Requisition ID 2021-6582 Job Family Group Science and Research Job Category Health Strategies Location: Dallas, TX American Health Associasion (AHA) does not indicate an expiration date for Vacancies. Please apply timely not to miss an opportunity.

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