American Heart Association

  • Manager, HR Systems

    Location US-TX-Dallas
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(11/13/2019 12:29 PM)
    Requisition ID
    Job Family Group
    Business Operations
    Job Category
    Information Technologies
  • Overview

    Are you ready to join an organization where you can be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives?


    Envision 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 single day. Is it easy? No. Is it worthwhile? you bet!


    This is satisfying work that makes a real difference in people's lives. You can achieve professional growth with personal fulfillment. You will connect with people and make a lifesaving impact. You will 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 (AHA) has an excellent opportunity for a Manager, HR Systems at our office located in Dallas, TX.


    In this role, you will be responsible for leading the HR Systems and Ancillary Application team.  The HR Systems team works closely with the HRIS Team to support AHA’s Workday Platform. 

    Workday Responsibilities include Integrations, BIRT Reporting, Workday Studio and Workday Prism.  The Ancillary Applications include 15-20 internal systems used by internal teams that include: HR, Legal, Procurement, Communications, CEO Office and Finance.  Systems include SaaS and on-premise applications. 

    Responsible for managing AHA staff and contractors supporting these systems.  Includes developers, project managers, quality assurance and business analysts.  Also responsible for vendor relationship and involved in contract negotiations for all the various systems supported by the teams.  Duties include managing team resources within an agile framework and mentoring the team members in growing their skills and understanding of the systems. 

    Leads technical conversations for problem design and architecture to meet the requirements defined by business.  At times, involved with the development team to code out features in Workday Studio and IntelliJ using Java.

    Here are some of the essential job duties:

    • Oversees development, configuration, management, support and usage of assigned application systems for AHA business units to meet ongoing technology needs.
    • Manages associated 3rd party vendor relationships, including ongoing support, contractual and cost reviews.
    • Leads project scope development with project managers. Communicates project status and time estimates for remaining work on a regular basis to appropriate staff. Prepares project status reports and conducts status meetings, as needed, with the product sponsor(s), business expert(s), user design team and senior management.
    • Leads the team in problem solving and system design sessions to address business needs and projects and when needed based on changing needs, addresses the design and architecture to ensure successful completion of the projects.
    • Attracts, develops, coaches and supervises team staff. Manages activities with complete integrity and in accordance with AHA policies, systems, practices and programs.
    • Participates in Business Technology planning process providing resource allocation information, high-level project estimates and technical guidance to all departments and levels within the organization. Participates in annual budgeting process.


    Want to help get your resume to the top? We are looking for your expertise in the following areas.

    • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
    • Minimum five (5) years’ experience in the related field
    • Experience in application systems management, configuration or programming
    • Experience overseeing technology provided through internal platform or Service as a Software (SaaS) vendors
    • Experience in strategic planning, including the ability to focus on overall strategic goals of the Association and dependencies on the assigned application system.
    • Experience supervising a team of analysts, developers, or administrators
    • Comprehensive technical skills with Java, API Methods and system design
    • Ability to communicate, both verbally and on paper; tailoring the form and method of communications to the needs and perceptions of the recipients
    • Ability to break complex problems down into simple elements and to solve them logically
    • Ability to embrace and drive change, as well as remove barriers to change or accelerate the pace of change.
    • Ability to attract, develop and coach staff.
    • Strong time management skills with demonstrated experience in managing complex systems

    Here are some of the preferred experience:

    • Working Knowledge of Workday HCM Platform
    • Knowledge of vendor management best practices
    • Knowledge of Agile development principles


    Click on “New Resume” (or “Existing Resume” if you have previously applied to AHA positions) to submit your online application. Only those deemed most qualified 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.


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