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American Heart Association Science & Medicine Advisor in Dallas, Texas


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 Science and Medicine Advisor - Part time in our National Center office located in Dallas, TX ( with location flexibility).

The Science and Medicine Advisor (SMA) provides direction and guidance to the numerous US based and international practicing physicians, scientists and allied health professional volunteers who provide their clinical and research expertise to the AHA. Through strong interpersonal and leadership skills and the SMA’s broad general knowledge of cardiovascular care and science , the SMA works with these ‘science’ volunteers to produce AHA’s Scientific Statements, Clinical Practice Guidelines, on-line and face to face educational programs, responses to proposed advocacy and policy stances for AHA , and other activities which involve input from clinical and research experts.

In addition, the SMA serves as the in-house expert and resource to other AHA staff who are developing AHA programs and projects (e.g patient programs on atrial fibrillation or women’s health, press releases to the national news media describing new breakthroughs, review of AHA website materials, etc.). Key responsibilities include:

Essential Job Duties:

  • Guide and partner with science volunteers (physicians, researchers and scientists) in the creation of AHA scientific statements, guidelines, conference programming, early career mentoring experiences, and the integration of these into other AHA activities and programs.

  • Provide consultation, guidance and approval on science aspects to internal AHA staff who develop and maintain public and professional programs, patient and lay publications, AHA web sites, press releases, corporate relations and marketing materials with health and science implications and other public facing activities.

  • Work with teams to help review content for AHA professional websites and products.

  • Synthesize, analyze and explain (verbally and in written communication) to lay, professionals and to internal AHA staff the current states of the science and medicine in their portfolios and the implications these have for AHA.  

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


  • Graduate degree and clinical experience from an academic medical center, hospital or private practice caring for cardiovascular patients

  • Minimum of eight (8) years professional experience in Clinical or research experience in the cardiovascular or related fields.

  • Superior writing & communication skills with a publication history in peer reviewed journals.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with volunteers, staff, and the public as part of a team.

  • Demonstrated ability to simultaneously manage multiple, complex projects in varying stages of development under time constraints.

  • Ability to understand, integrate and summarize scientific literature.

  • Ability to manage high-level international volunteers with clinical and research backgrounds.

  • Must be able to travel overnight approx. 25% of the time.

  • Doctoral degree is optional

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

  • AHA Scientific Council Professional Member.

  • Experience in volunteer management

  • Demonstrated understanding and appreciation for the use of technology and information systems.

  • Staff position experience in a not for profit and/or government sectors or an active committee/ Board/ officer member in a professional member society. (preferred)

  • Pediratric experirence is preferred

So, are you ready to work for the largest voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases?

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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EOE/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities

Location US-TX-Dallas

Posted Date 3 weeks ago (5/6/2022 4:18 PM)

Requisition ID 2021-7749

Job Category Science & Research

Position Type Part Time

Location: TX-Dallas