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 Senior Program Manager in our Healthcare Business Solutions (HBS) department!

This position can be home based.

This is a full-time, benefits eligible, grant-funded opportunity. Current funding through 9/2024.

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 training and support locally and through our National Center.

#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


This individual will interface with multiple cross-functional teams including Marketing, Product Development, Communications, Health Equity, Field Health, and the HBS Team. The ability to multi-task, work effectively in cross-functional teams, knowledge of budgets, program reporting, volunteer management, Market Research, product development and program Coordination is essential. The lead will be responsible for overall operations of the grant program including but not limited to: (1) maintaining fiscal oversight and adherence to established budgets, (2) development and maintenance of contracts, (3) partnership development with community organizations, (4) Design and conduct of focus groups, (5) development of educational curriculum with community-based partners, (6) working with vendors to create new educational products designed for community from start to finish, (7) working with the team and community partners to pilot and fully implement educational programs, (8) designing and applying metrics to demonstrate success as measured by health impact, awareness, engagement, recruitment and retention as appropriate and (9), responsible for owning and integrating a collaborative matrix team that functions among departments and across the enterprise to meet grant objectives as well as organization goals.

You will manage science consultant(s), volunteers and experts who will serve in the development of the grant deliverables. You will also serve as a key liaison and point-of-contact with the granter, American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry and the Opioid Response Network.

Management of the AAAP Grant.

  • Oversight of the budget and adherence to federal grant standards

  • Ensuring monthly reporting requirements of budget and outcomes to the grantor

  • Lead for all operational aspects of the grant, including coordination of all activities for the team, strategical planning, overseeing the focus groups and development of new educational products

  • Utilizes WAMO and Optimus to manage different aspects of the grant

  • Leads and maintains the relationship with community partners to ensure bidirectional communication with partners

  • Lead communication and collaboration with internal (American Heart Association) national, regional, and local stakeholders to ensure the best outcomes.

  • Manages the day-to-day activities of the grant to ensure deliverables are met

  • Acts as key point of contact for granter and other national partners and represents the organization externally on issues related to the grant at the national level.

  • Provides Senior Leadership with recommendations for resource development, project priorities, and develops and implements organization-wide strategic plan and goals for the grant.

  • Convenes cross-association working groups to plan, review progress, identify issues and ensure coordinated work to accomplish grant goals.

  • Develops, designs and tracks performance metrics for grant to measure achievement and success.

  • Guides and directs a matrix team in plan execution to assure integrated and cohesive results.


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience

  • Five (5) to Eight (8) years of experience

  • Knowledge of and ability to perform administrative practices, including the creation and management of databases, typing, and filing

  • Computer use, including Microsoft Office applications including, but not limited to, Word, Outlook, Excel, Power Point and Access.

  • Demonstrated skills in basic math, business English, spelling, grammar, punctuation and proofreading

  • Skills in written and oral communications

  • Strong organizational skills with ability to initiate projects, provide follow-through, work with minimum supervision and devise alternative solutions as necessary.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, prioritize work assignments, meet multiple deadlines, and monitor several projects simultaneously

  • Knowledge of meeting management

  • Knowledge of project management

  • Ability to travel 10% locally and 10% overnight stay


  • Master's Degree

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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Location US-TX-Dallas

Posted Date 40 minutes ago (7/21/2023 12:16 PM)

Requisition ID 2022-9493

Job Category Health Strategies

Position Type Full Time

Location: TX-Dallas

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