Sr. Program Manager, Professional Education

American Heart Association

Job Description



Now is the time to join us and make a difference. Be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. Here at the American Heart Association, you matter and so does your career.

We are currently hiring a Sr. Program Manager, Professional Education. The Sr. Program Manager, Professional Education 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 late-breaking 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 the publication of abstracts in the appropriate Association Journal.

The Association offers many resources to help you maintain work-life harmonization through 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 additional training and support, locally.


#TheAHALife is our company culture, our way of life, reflecting our diversity, equity & inclusion, our focus on work-life harmonization and our Guiding Values. Discover why you will Be Seen. Be Heard. Be Valued™ at the American Heart Association by following us on LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, X (formerly Twitter), and at


  • Handle the development of educational content for the American Heart Association’s flagship annual conference which includes oversight of invited program and late-breaking science program.
  • Establish trusted communication with volunteers and anticipate needs and expectations in order to reach the strategic goals of the business.
  • Lead the operational aspects of program development with the team utilizing our speaker database to supervise progress and communicate with program faculty.
  • Supervising staff, evaluating performance and providing feedback.
  • Will lead special projects for Scientific sessions which may include oversight of mobile app and/or final program management, including vendor management, content oversight and project management of internal teams involved.
  • Handle project timelines, deadline compliance and effective communication and dissemination of both.
  • Work with internal departments and affiliates to meet department goals.
Want to help get your resume to the top? Take a look at the experience we require:


  • Bachelor's degree in business administration, education/instructional design, non-profit management or bachelor’s degree plus three (3) years’ experience managing projects
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience of project management and/or program management, preferably in a non-profit setting
  • Ability to work independently and make appropriate, effective decisions related to project management responsibilities
  • Must possesses strong communication (written and verbal) and consensus-building skills.
  • Skilled in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook).
  • Must be able to travel overnight up to 15% of the time

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

  • Previous experience working with volunteers in a not-for-profit environment preferred

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, our mission is to be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, religion, age, language, sexual orientation, national origin and physical or cognitive abilities. We're committed to ensuring our workforce, workplace culture and mission have a shared impact across a diverse set of backgrounds.

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