American Heart Association (AHA)

National Program Lead (Risk Factors)

American Heart Association (AHA)

Job Description

This job opportunity is located in 

Dallas, Texas


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 Program Lead, Risk Factors. This position can be home-officed.

This is a full time, benefits eligible, grant funded opportunity. Current funding will expire on 06/2026.

In this role, you will be responsible for leading and communicating as the Portfolio Subject Matter Expert across Science, Advocacy, Quality & Systems Improvement, Corporate Relations, Mission Advancement and Community Health & Development departments. Responsible for partnering with Corporate Relations and Mission Advancement staff to drive revenue necessary to execute the Portfolio Mission, developing relationships that result in funding agreements to support priority needs. Responsible for directing the fulfillment of assigned Portfolio agreement(s) and contract(s) with Product Development and Portfolio Marketing teams.

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.

#TheAHALife is our company culture, our way of life, reflecting our diversity and inclusion, our focus on work-life harmonization and our Guiding Values. Discover why you will Be Seen. Be Heard. Be Valued™ at the American Heart Association by following us on LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and at


  • Determines Portfolio Projects and priorities including fulfillment of funding agreements. Partners with sponsors, corporations, strategic alliances, volunteers or related funding organizations to build relationships, communicate status updates, and provide customer service.

  • Acts as Subject Matter Expert to facilitate Portfolio expansion and enhancement across the enterprise while working with Science, Advocacy, Quality & Systems Improvement, Community Health and Development, Mission Advancement and Corporate Relations and related departments to drive end-to-end customer solutions.

  • Communicates agreements with new partners to Resource Planning, Product Development and Customer Marketing for assignment and support. Leverage knowledge of related projects and programs to benefit from existing assets across portfolios.

  • Develops and retains knowledge base in assigned Mission Portfolio to understand and align portfolio management with customer and market needs.

  • Analyzes market trends and business relationships to align with assigned portfolio. Supports the development and execution of the portfolio business plan, reporting on progress and outcomes.

  • Identify and establish Portfolio teams to address product development, marketing campaigns, success measures and Analysis of market response and reach.


  • Bachelor's Degree Public Health, Marketing, Business, Program Management, or related area

  • Five (5) years of experience in project management, program or product development, implementation and planning

  • Experience in public health, Community Mobilization, and program implementation

  • Demonstrated ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects in varying stages of development under time constraints

  • Ability to work across functions and levels to achieve project and portfolio objectives

  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills and ability to communicate and present ideas across diverse audiences

  • Ability to analyze data and convert to narrative format

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of community-based best practices for engaging community-based organizations

  • Knowledge of health organizations

  • Experience with market/consumer research, analytics and reporting

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.

  • 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, 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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Location US-TX-Dallas

Posted Date 6 hours ago (7/13/2023 10:45 AM)

Requisition ID 2023-10887

Job Category Health Strategies

Position Type Full Time

Location: TX-Dallas

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