American Heart Association

Sr. Program Development Manager, Health Science, GWTG

Location US-TX-Dallas
Posted Date 2 months ago(4/16/2024 4:08 PM)
Requisition ID
Job Category
Health Strategies
Position Type
Full Time


As we celebrate our Centennial year, we invite you to join us in shaping the next century of impact. 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 Sr. Manager Quality Programs and Operations!


This position can be home based.


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, equity & 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, X (formerly Twitter), and at


Responsible for overseeing one or more of the Get With The Guidelines, quality improvement registries.  Current Opening is for heart failure leadership for our inpatient registry. However, consideration will be given to those with experience in chest pain and coronary artery disease or related expertise.    


That oversite includes:   

  • Coordination and management of a volunteer advisory group(s) & chairperson(s). Planning, leading, and overseeing monthly meetings with these clinical experts.   
  • Development & enhancement of national volunteer relationships while continuing to keep senior level managers informed and updated that continues to streamline effective communication and optimize volunteer management and time.
  • Understanding of issues, highlights, gaps, etc. with core programs.
  • Identification of programmatic opportunities & assurance of collaboration across teams.
  • Serving as the primary resource for the active statements and guidelines that inform each quality registry. 
  • Collaboration with the Get With The Guidelines product and information technology team to innovate, develop and expand the registry offerings. 
  • Supporting the Measure Development experts that create measures for each targeted guideline. 
  • Collaborate with marketing on development of marketing materials and programmatic resources to meet the needs of business development, quality improvement & other staff members.
  • Planning & facilitation of educational offerings, best practices, conference strategies, webinars and awareness month campaigns. Ex. Heart Month Stroke Month, and Afib Month.
  • Understanding of public reporting & identification of similar opportunities to highlight quality care to the public. 



  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience.
  • Licensed healthcare Professional including NP, PA, RN, or Paramedic required. 
  • Five (5) – Eight (8) years of relevant experience minimum.
  • Clinical Program Leadership highly desired.
  • Experience in inpatient, healthcare management, clinical, quality improvement, program development and systems improvement. 
  • Project management skills and experience; experience influencing performance without direct line accountability.
  • Basic knowledge and skill with Microsoft Office used for word processing, email, presentations, and spreadsheets.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and interact with all levels of American Heart Association staff, volunteers and the public.
  • Ability to function independently with minimal supervision.
  • Proven background and willingness to work in an atmosphere requiring flexibility and change.
  • Ability to travel up to 15% local and overnight stay.


Preferred Experience: 

  • Experience with Get With The Guidelines registry(ies).
  • Familiarity with quality improvement programs in hospitals.
  • Experience in working with disease specific healthcare certification programs.
  • Professional acumen to lead and drive internal programs & manage high level Volunteer relationships.


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, our mission is to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, religion, age, language, sexual orientation, national origin and physical or cognitive abilities. We're committed to ensuring our workforce, workplace culture and mission have a shared impact across a diverse set of backgrounds.

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