American Heart Association (AHA)

Temporary Specialist-

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 Program Development Manager, Professional Education at our National Center office located in Dallas, TX .

The Program Development Manager, Professional Education is responsible for establishing volunteer review committees, supervising activities, and ensuring programs meet Association and CPE/CME requirements.

This is a Temporary 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.

#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


  • Identify and manage program volunteer planning committee by soliciting faculty nominations, inviting members, scheduling planning calls, taking meeting minutes and following up on action items. Oversee development of content and slide sets from the planning committee as well as obtain Science Review on these items

  • Manage program related vendors including those who handle case-based outcomes surveys, those who develop and host program websites, and those who are responsible for slide set production, training videos and website Design

  • Develop all program materials including attendee handouts, attendance verification forms, Coordinator handouts and speaker information. Ensure these printed materials comply with the guidelines of accrediting bodies. Collaborate with department members to ensure appropriate marketing efforts are implemented for managed programs

  • Ensure that all activities that are CME/CE certified for physicians, nurses and pharmacists and meet the American Heart Association’s accrediting agencies’ policies and standards. Implement and maintain appropriate tracking, filing, and recording systems to ensure that documentation is in place for every activity certified for credit.

  • Establish trusted communication with volunteers and anticipate needs and expectations. Work with OSO, internal departments, and regions to meet department goals and establish the Association as a leader in the field.

  • Establish and coordinate project timelines, deadline compliance and effective communication and dissemination of both

  • Manage revenue and budget for established portfolio while identifying potential cost savings and revenue goals


  • Bachelor's Degree in Healthcare Administration, Clinical Science, Education, Training, related area or equivalent certification or experience

  • Four (4) years of experience in Continuing Education programming or administration

  • Two (2) years of experience in coordinating and managing volunteers

  • Basic knowledge of educational programming, vendors, and successful training methodologies

  • Basic knowledge of certifying agencies, continuing medical education, or continuing professional education certification requirements

  • Ability to coordinate and prioritize workflow, establish and meet critical deadlines

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Six (6) years of experience in managing accredited continuing professional education programs

  • Online Content Management experience

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 8 minutes ago (5/19/2023 12:47 PM)

Requisition ID 2023-10623

Job Category Science & Research

Position Type Part Time

Location: TX-Dallas

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