American Heart Association (AHA)

Pt Science & Medicine Advisor-

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 Science and Medicine Advisor in our National Center office located in Dallas, TX .

The SMA for the Science and Medicine Department provides direction and guidance to the numerous US based and international practicing physicians, nurses and researchers who serve as American Heart Association volunteers on the Scientific Councils and provide their clinical and research expertise to the American Heart Association. Through the SMA’s broad general knowledge of cardiovascular care and science and strong interpersonal and leadership skills, the SMA works with these ‘science’ volunteers to produce American Heart Association’s Scientific Statements, Clinical Practice Guidelines , on-line and face to face educational programs , responses to proposed advocacy and policy stances for American Heart Association, and other activities which involve input from clinical and research experts. In addition, the SMA serves as the inhouse expert and resource to other American Heart Association staff who are developing American Heart Association programs and projects (e.g. patient programs on atrial fibrillation or women’s health, press releases to the national news media describing new breakthroughs, review of American Heart Association website materials, etc.)

This is a part-time temparary role

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.

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  • Guide and partner with science volunteers (physicians, nurses, and researchers) in the creation of American Heart Association scientific statements, guidelines, conference programming ( Sessions, specialty conferences, etc.) early career mentoring experiences, and the integration of these into other American Heart Association activities and programs.

  • Provide consultation, guidance and approval on science aspects to internal American Heart Association staff who develop and maintain AHA’s public and professional programs (e.g. Go Red For Women, Target BP, Healthier Kids, etc.), patient and lay publications (e.g. Heart Insight, Stroke Connections, etc.), American Heart Association web sites, press releases, corporate relations and Marketing materials with health and science implications and other public facing activities.

  • Work with teams to help review content for American Heart Association professional websites and products.

  • Synthesize, analyze and explain (verbally and in written communication) to lay, professionals and to internal American Heart Association staff the current states of the science and medicine in their portfolios and the implications these have for American Heart Association.


Want to help get your resume to the top? Take a look at the experience we require:


  • Advanced Practice Nurse, NP, RN with a Graduate degree and clinical experience from an academic medical center, hospital or private practice caring for cardiovascular patients; PhD optional.

  • Minimum of eight (8) years professional experience in a Clinical setting or Research experience in the 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. (preferred)

  • 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 international 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:

  • American Heart Association Scientific Council Professional Member

  • Clinical experience (Advanced Practice Nurse, NP, RN with graduate degree, etc. preferred)

  • Experience in volunteer management

  • Demonstrated understanding and appreciation for the use of technology and Information Systems.

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 4 minutes ago (5/19/2023 10:50 AM)

Requisition ID 2022-8705

Job Category Science & Research

Position Type Part Time

Location: TX-Dallas

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