American Heart Association (AHA)

Product Development Manager

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’s initiative, Voices for Healthy Kids, has an excellent opportunity for a Product Development Manager

The Product Development Manager owns the equity-focused Capacity Building strategy and tactics for the Voices for Healthy Kids initiative. This person is responsible for understanding and responding to the needs of Voices for Healthy Kids and our aligned policy campaigns to ensure that the trainings and resources offered are relevant, adaptable, and successful while normalizing and operationalizing equity and inclusion concepts and practices.

Key strategies include: (1) crafting and improving training and coaching programs that strive to increase capacity, operationalize equity, and pass public policy at the tribal, state, and local levels; (2) ensuring our values of inclusion, power sharing and leadership development are being lived in the projects we support, trainings and resources we provide, and in how we work as a team and funder; and (3) crafting and implementing processes that support co-creating objectives and key results of campaigns and grantees that increase Community Engagement, build capacity and focus on building equity.

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Essential Job Duties Include:

  • Lead and execute planning and processes that help staff, campaigns and partners in our mission to increase capacity, build and share power and deliver outcomes.

  • Planning, Administration, execution, and facilitation of the training offerings of Voices for Healthy Kids, tapping into and maximizing the staff and volunteer expertise to deliver the content. Includes marketing the training opportunities, developing new and innovative methods for delivery, and evaluating the overall training capacity. Major Categories for training include equity, campaign planning and implementation, as well as the 6 “power tools” of the Power Prism©: research and Data Collection, coalition building and maintenance, Fundraising and development, grassroots and key contacts, media advocacy, & decision-maker advocacy.

  • Responsible for helping to drive Voices for Healthy Kids in operationalizing and practicing equity and inclusion. Working to ensure our values are being lived in the projects we support, trainings and resources we provide, in building team culture and how we work as a funder.

  • Research, identify and establish solutions to the needs of advocacy campaigns and ensure they are relevant and impactful. Collaborate on Voices for Healthy Kids’ evaluation efforts.


Minimum Requirements :

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health, Project Management, Training, Social Justice, Communications, Political Science, Health Equity or related area.

  • Five (5) years of experience crafting, executing, and managing internal and/or external program resources, train the trainer curriculum or project management.

  • Five (5) years of experience in training, advocacy, coaching or leadership development.

  • Five (5) years of experience in community organizing public health Program Management, training, advocacy, social justice or related community-based activities

  • Demonstrated record of accomplishment building effective relationships and working collaboratively with diverse internal partners across a large complex organization with multiple decision makers.

  • Voices for Healthy Kids believes that lived experience is essential to community led policy change work. We define lived experience as first-hand involvement and knowledge of the social issues that impact a given community. Direct personal experience with building equity, is prioritized criteria for determining ideal candidates.

  • Strong communicator and team player; experienced in working with internal and external audiences and stakeholders. Strong skills in facilitation.

  • Excellence in time management and organizational skills with the ability to manage several projects at a time with an elevated level of accuracy and attention to detail

  • Comprehensive skills in developing presentations, training tools or communication resource materials.

  • Experience and interest in understanding social determinants of health, equity, and a demonstrated dedication to building equitable communities.

  • Demonstrated understanding of advocacy/public policy, Community Organization/mobilization, media/communications, and grassroots advocacy tactic development and implementation.

  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage multiple, complex projects in varying stages of development under time constraints.

  • Strong ability in meeting and conference planning and implementation, including organizational and time management skills. Including ability to maximize technology.

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.

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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EOE/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities

Location US-TX-Dallas

Posted Date 17 minutes ago (2/17/2023 10:36 AM)

Requisition ID 2022-8864

Job Category Advocacy

Position Type Full Time

Location: TX-Dallas

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