American Heart Association

Senior National Meeting & Events Manager

Location US-TX-Dallas
Posted Date 3 months ago(2/22/2023 6:26 PM)
Requisition ID
Job Category
Meetings & Memberships
Additional Locations
Diversity Distribution US - Top 57
Position Type
Full Time


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.


We have a great opportunity open on our team for a Senior National Meeting & Events Manager out of our National Center in Dallas, Texas (flexible work arrangements are available) 


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.


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Essential Job Duties

  • Meetings and Events team lead responsible for the International Stroke Conference planning and execution.
  • Develops and manages the budget for show management, audiovisual, and food/beverage and related expenses for the International Stroke Conference.
  • Manages all RFP, site selection, pre-planning and on-site execution processes for International Stroke Conference and other scientific and corporate meetings as assigned.
  • Negotiate and execute hotel and vendor contracts to secure the most appropriate and cost-effective arrangements.
  • Supervises event management for science specialty conferences and other meetings.
  • Works strategically  with the Office of Science Operations, other internal departments and regions to accomplish even-related goals.
  • Manages and develops meetings and event managers to meet the department and American Heart Association goals.
  • Manages revenue and budget for established portfolio while identifying potential cost savings and revenue gains.
  • Manages project timelines, deadline compliance and effective communication and dissemination of both.
  • Provides excellent customer service to internal and external customers.
  • Establishes positive relationships with volunteers including communication expectation building and anticipation of needs.



Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent work experience.
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in meeting planning, medical association meetings
  • Minimum of 3 years of supervisory experience.
  • Ability to maintain detailed event management-related current and historical data.
  • Knowledge of event management technology.
  • Strong organizational skills needed to manage multiple event simultaneously,
  • Ability to manage project time and workload efficiently.
  • Ability to think logically and solve problems.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.

Travel Requirements

  • Approximate 20% to 30% of travel required

Preferred Requirements 

  • Certified Meeting Planner (CMP)


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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