American Heart Association

Senior International Program Manager, Quality

Location US-TX-Dallas
Posted Date 1 month ago(5/19/2022 3:00 PM)
Requisition ID
Job Category
Health Strategies
Position Type
Full Time


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 has an excellent opportunity for a Sr. International Program Manager, Quality!


This position can be remote home based.


This is a full time, benefits eligible, grant funded opportunity. Current funding will expire on 02/28/2024.


The Senior International Program Manager, Quality will be responsible for the support in development of the Global Quality & Certification Plan including all aspects of new opportunities for Quality Improvement & Healthcare Certification in diverse healthcare markets. This will include but not be limited to GWTG & Healthcare Certification programs and systems of care initiatives, from demonstration projects to actual program implementation outside of the continental US and aligned with the AHA global strategies as appropriate.  This position will work with health authorities at the system level in the international environment. The Sr. Manager will respond to individual inquiries and collaborate with global staff to ensure successful program implementation in global markets.  The Sr. Manager will be responsible for, but not limited to the multiple aspects of opportunity development including assessment, implementation plan development, direct consultation, and evaluation of the project outcome.  


Provides for the strategic consultation and resource to the global team and the QORA Senior Team to drive synergy with AHA programs and consider business model to support program implementation and growth across the world.



Essential Job Duties:

  • Support in the development and execution of Global business plan – how are we getting customers and revenue
  • Identify, cultivate, and manage relationships with hospital and health systems and other key healthcare stakeholder activities with regards to quality improvement. Lead the enrollment and implementation of quality improvement and healthcare certification programs through hospital and healthcare system visits.  Communicate, market and promote program offerings within the context of cultural sensitivity to the assigned region
  • Maintain communication loop with Global team to ensure effort related to QI/Certification program implementation is aligned with organizations overarching global strategy
  • Work with regional teams to develop demonstration project for country implementation with objective of defining implementation strategy that can be generalized to promote efficiencies and consistency in program application
  • Provide direct consultation to country team lead through planning, execution, and evaluation of demonstration and/or implementation projects
  • Provide information and data to support new and existing grants to increase participation and revenue growth in specifically funded strategies and tactics. Stay abreast of clinical developments through research and journal review



Minimum Qualifications:

  • Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) with a degree in Nursing, Health Administration, Public Health, or related health care field
  • 3-5 of relevant job related experience
  • Excellent Oral and Written communication
  • Five years combined experience in either of the following: 
    • An acute care hospital working directly on clinical quality or process improvement projects, or
    • A national cardiac or stroke clinical quality improvement program that incorporates data capture within a process improvement framework
  • Cardiac, Stroke, Resuscitation care knowledge/experience
  • Microsoft Office proficiency
  • Project Management experience
  • Strong interpersonal/relationship building skills
  • Foreign language skills (to be determined but perhaps Portuguese or Chinese)




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.

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