American Heart Association

Program Development Manager

Location US-TX-Dallas
Posted Date 2 months ago(3/30/2023 11:48 AM)
Requisition ID
Job Category
Science & Research
Position Type
Full Time


Now is the time to join an organization that enables you to 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 Program Development Manager, Professional Education in our National Center office located in Dallas, TX (Flexible work arrangements available).


The Program Development Manager is responsible for planning, scheduling and executing assigned program initiatives for one or more of the Association's scientific conferences or meetings and various pre-conference symposia.  Additional responsibilities include facilitating the late-breaking abstract submission, review, and overall session building process with abstract reviewers, presenters and moderators.  This role is responsible for managing volunteer engagement, interaction and online abstract workflow in support of the Program Committee and key volunteers as well as facilitating publication of abstracts in the appropriate Association Journal.


The American Heart Association offers programs to help you maintain work/life satisfaction according to 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 various other training and support mechanisms locally and through our National Center.


#TheAHALife is our company culture, our way of life, reflecting our diversity and inclusion, our focus on work-life satisfaction, and our Guiding Values - Check out this hashtag on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter today!


Essential Job Duties:

  • Identify and manage program volunteer planning committee by soliciting faculty nominations, inviting members, scheduling planning calls, taking meeting minutes and following up on action items.  Be responsible for development of content and slide sets from the planning committee as well as acquire Science Review on these items
  • Manage program related vendors including those who handle case-based outcomes surveys, those who develop and host program websites, and those who are responsible for slide set production, training videos and website design
  • Develop all program materials including attendee handouts, attendance verification forms, coordinator handouts and speaker information.  Ensure these printed materials align with the guidelines of accrediting bodies.  Collaborate with department members to ensure appropriate marketing efforts are implemented for managed programs
  • Ensure that all activities are CME/CE certified for physicians, nurses and pharmacists and meet the American Heart Association’s accrediting agencies’ policies and standards. Implement and maintain appropriate tracking, filing, and recording systems to ensure that documentation is in place for every activity certified for credit.
  • Establish trusted communication with volunteers and anticipate needs and expectations. Work with OSO, internal departments, and regions to meet department goals and establish the Association as a leader in the field.
  • Establish and coordinate project timelines, deadline compliance and effective communication and dissemination of both
  • Manage revenue and budget for established portfolio while identifying potential cost savings and revenue goals


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Healthcare Administration, Clinical Science, Education, Training, related area or equivalent certification or experience
  • Four (4) years of experience in Continuing Education programming or administration
  • Two (2) years of experience in coordinating and managing volunteers or equivalent
  • Basic knowledge of project management, educational programming, vendors, or successful training methodologies
  • Ability to coordinate and prioritize workflow, establish and meet critical deadlines
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two (2) years of experience in managing accredited continuing professional education programs
  • Web content management experience



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.

This position not a match with your skills? 
Click here to see other opportunities.

EOE/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities



#AHAIND2, #LI-Hybrid


Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.
Share on your newsfeed