The American Heart Association has a strong vision for transforming the health of Americans throughout the nation. One of the many pioneering efforts the AHA is creating to fulfill our vision is through a groundbreaking research enterprise focused on preventing or reversing coronary heart disease and, ultimately, improving and restoring cardiovascular health. One Brave Idea™ marks the start of a bold and new chapter as the largest one-time investment in a team with a focus to end coronary heart disease (CHD).
Making a game-changing impact in CHD requires new thinking about how to investigate its deepest roots. That’s the impetus behind the American Heart Association’s One Brave Idea™. Through One Brave Idea™ initiative, the AHA and partners Verily and AstraZeneca will drive improved patient outcomes through best-in-class innovation.
The Project Director is responsible for the tactical planning, creation, and execution of the One Brave Idea project. Responsible for applying project management best practices and tools to enable on-time / on-budget project delivery. Responsible for identifying and developing effective strategies and tools to communicate various aspects of One Brave Idea to key stakeholders, both internal and external. Responsible for facilitation and collaboration with the One Brave Idea™ Team Leader, members of his One Brave Idea Team, and the One Brave Idea research staff to track and communicate regarding various projects, including status, costs, milestones and deliverables.
Education: BA/BS is required, ideally in healthcare administration, public health, health sciences, or clinic administration. Advanced degree and/or PMP certification is plus.
Minimum 5-8 years in program and project management, communications and/or related fields. Experience and proven leadership in developing and executing complex cross-matrix, multi-year projects preferred
Minimum 2-3 years in a strategic business role.
2-3 years’ experience of stakeholder management.
Experience in health science and/or medical program planning strongly preferred.
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