American Heart Association

  • Project Manager (Fundraising)

    Job Locations US-TX-Dallas
    Posted Date 3 months ago(9/12/2018 5:42 PM)
    Requisition ID
    Job Family Group
    Business Operations
    Job Category
    Information Technologies
  • Overview

    Are you ready to join an organization where you can make an extraordinary impact every day?


    Imagine all Americans enjoying ideal cardiovascular health free of heart disease and stroke.  At the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association, we get to work toward that goal every day.  Is it easy?  No.  Is it worthwhile?  Absolutely. 


    This is satisfying and challenging work that makes a real difference in people's lives.  We are where you can achieve professional growth with personal fulfillment.  We are where you can connect people to making a lifesaving impact.  We are where you can partner with individuals, schools, lawmakers, healthcare providers and others to ensure everyone has access to healthier lifestyle choices and proper healthcare.  The American Heart Association is where you can make an extraordinary impact. 


    The American Heart Association (AHA) has an excellent opportunity for a IT Project Manager (Fundraising) in our National Center office located in Dallas, TX.  The primary responsibility of the Project Manager is to, under minimum supervision, establish the work priorities for and direct the efforts of personnel (including their consultants or contractors) involved or to be involved on project controlled tasks to provide required achievement of approved projects objectives.  The Project Manager is responsible for five (5) major elements of a project:  initiation, planning, executing, controlling, and closing.


    • Manages all projects in accordance with the AHA Program Management Methodology.
    • Directs the development of initial and revised detailed scope, project plans and forecasts of the associated resource and scheduling requirements.  
    • Monitors project activities to completion to ensure adherence with project plan and scope.
    • Establishes change control procedures to evaluate and communicate scope changes.
    • Provides timely information, minimizes issues or obstacles, and facilitates or coordinates appropriate resources.
    • Develops project documentation and deliverables and ensures audit trails are in place for each project.
    • Provides analysis and consultation to determine project requirements and scope.
    • Maintains effective communications with supervisor, project team members, project sponsor and all facets of the AHA, including Affiliate staff, board members and volunteers, if necessary to ensure project status and issues are known.
    • Tracks utilization of project resources and costs to ensure adherence to project budget
    • Ensuring projects are completing with the assigned and approved budget, whereby the project manager completes and participates in budget projections for projects.


    Want to help get your resume to the top?   Take a look at the experience we require: 


    • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, computer science, information systems, or equivalent experience or education is required.
    • Minimum five (5) years of IT Project Management experience.
    • Experience with line of business software concepts, systems and capabilities.
    • Must be able to identify, establish and maintain excellent business relationships.
    • Ability to work independently with a proven track record in fast paced
    • Ability to explain technical concepts in business terms.
    • Demonstrated competence and success in prior assignments and personal integrity are absolute requirements.
    • Experience with vendor management and statement of work negotiation and execution.
    • Experience with Microsoft Project as well as MS Office (Word, Excel, and Power Point).
    • Must have excellent communication skills.


    Here are some of the preferred skills we are looking for:  


    • PMP Certification.
    • Experience with Agile Methodologies.
    • Experience with website implementation and enhancements.


    Click on “Apply for this job online” to submit your online application or “Log back in!” if you are a returning applicant. Only those candidates deemed most qualified by the hiring manager will be contacted to interview.


    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.


    This position not a match with your skills? Click here to see other opportunities with the American Heart Association

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    EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities



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