American Heart Association Project Manager: Heart Attack Systems of Care (Mission: Lifeline) in Albany, New York


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.


About Us:

The American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. Founded by six cardiologists in 1924, our organization now includes more than 22.5 million volunteers and supporters. We fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide critical tools and information to save and improve lives. Our nationwide organization includes 156 local offices and more than 3,000 employees. We moved our national headquarters from New York to Dallas in 1975 to be more centrally located. The American Stroke Association was created as a division in 1997 to bring together the organization’s stroke-related activities.

What We Do:

To improve the lives of all Americans, we provide public health education in a variety of ways. We’re the nation’s leader in CPR education training. We help people understand the importance of healthy lifestyle choices. We provide science-based treatment guidelines to healthcare professionals to help them provide quality care to their patients. We educate lawmakers, policymakers and the public as we advocate for changes to protect and improve the health of our communities.

The Job:

The Founders Affiliate of the American Heart Association is recruiting for a grant funded position as Project Manager: Heart Attack Systems of Care (Mission: Lifeline) in our Albany, NY office. This position serves the greater Capital Region travel in the territory as required. This position is grant funded for 12 months, however, there is a strong possibility that the position will be extended. The start date for this position will be on or after June 25, 2018. Grant amount approved for salary is $60,000 annually plus health benefits.

One of the many ways we promote healthier lives is by supporting healthcare professionals' quest for continuous quality improvement. Our suite of quality programs puts up-to-date treatment guidelines, tools and resources to work in hospitals and outpatient practices across the nation. Join our Quality Improvement Team and help champion this effort!

In this role you will coordinate, develop and implement regional systems of care for treating heart attack and stroke patients; develop key partner and customer relationships with hospitals, state health departments, EMS agencies and other partners in the community; review data and recommend changes/modifications of health systems to improve performance; and prepare reports and analysis showing progress, roadblocks and making recommendations and conclusions as requested.

You will also have the opportunity to solicit additional project funding through grant applications.

In this role, you will report to Molly our Senior Director Quality Improvement Initiatives who is based in our NYC office and will have the opportunity to work with other QII Directors in our region.


Ideal Candidate:

As the ideal candidate for the Project Manager: Heart Attack Systems of Care (Mission: Lifeline) position we need you to bring your 2 plus years of experience in public health or a related healthcare field, your ability to implement hospital-based quality improvement programs and systems of care for heart attack patients, ability to identify, cultivate and manage relationships with hospital accounts, health care stakeholders and clinical teams with a specific focus on heart disease and stroke and the ability to build meaningful volunteer partnerships to advance the mission of the American Heart Association.


If this sounds like you, review the preferred skills we are looking for below: ( Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

You should have 2 plus years of experience in a hospital, clinical, quality improvement or EMS environment, the ability to build powerful partnerships in the healthcare community to accomplish goals, experience in research and data analysis is a plus, cardiac care knowledge/experience a definite plus, and the ability to prioritize efforts towards key results. You must be willing to travel within your territory on a daily basis up to 30 to 50% of the time with some overnight travel and work outside of standard hours, as well as occasional travel to other locations in the affiliate and to our National Center in Dallas, Texas for meetings or training.

Education: Master’s degree in healthcare related field. College coursework combined with related experience may be substituted for a degree. Related experience may be substituted as follows: 1 ½ years experience equates to 1 full time year of higher education.

Experience: Must have at least 2 years of experience in healthcare: clinical or quality improvement. Experience in cardiovascular fields and/or research experience is highly desirable. This experience may also count towards satisfying this position’s educational requirement.


Attracting talented, committed employees means offering a competitive benefits package, ongoing professional development and training, and a diverse and inclusive environment in which to work and grow. And we do.

Our Rewards & Benefits package not only gives you the total benefits you want, but also goes above and beyond with innovative programs to develop your skills – helping you grow and thrive at the American Heart Association.

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While we can only contact/interview those applicants deemed most qualified for the position, we do appreciate all applicants for their interest and effort in applying. In most cases you can expect to hear from us within one week from the receipt of your completed application.

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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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