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American Heart Association Guideline Advisor in Chicago, Illinois


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 Guidelines Advisor.

The Guidelines Advisor is responsible for developing and implementing procedures to develop guideline(s) for multiple documents in line with American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology (ACC)/American Stroke Association (ASA) methodology, style and procedures in conjunction with guideline writing groups. Responsible for supervising manuscript preparation for organizational approval and final publication in scientific journals.

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.

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Essential Job Duties

  • Act as primary liaison, project manager, and methodology expert for assigned guideline (and/or performance measures) writing group(s) including planning, scheduling, and facilitating committee agendas and meetings. Identify and develop relationships with expert volunteers for writing committee members leading to real-time draft development, face to face meetings and consensus conferences

  • Be responsible for writing committee literature review and preparation of evidentiary documentation or graphics. Develop and maintain expertise in American Heart Association/ACC/ASA guideline methodologies, styles, and procedures. Facilitate content concordance between multiple documents to prevent issues including but not limited to conflicting recommendations across guidelines

  • Integrate written materials drafted by multiple authors into a single document and facilitate American Heart Association/ACC/ASA and partnering organization approval of the guideline. Assist guideline writing group members with creation of visual displays of data

  • Prepare and manage schedules and supervise progress of guideline writing committees to ensure that the project is running on schedule

  • Review board-approved documents for accuracy, format, and style; and prepare files for delivery to journal publishers

  • Participate in professional meetings such as the International Stroke Conference (February) and Scientific Sessions Association (November) annual meetings and guideline writing group meetings throughout the year, as needed


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science in laboratory Science, Public Health, Epidemiology or related Health or Medical Research focus

  • At least 4 years of experience in medical or health research writing or editing

  • Ability to understand, integrate and summarize scientific literature

  • Solid understanding of medical terminology

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

  • Outstanding writing and communication skills

​Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, or a laboratory Science

Compensation & Benefits

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  • 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.

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Location US-TX-Dallas

Posted Date 4 months ago (2/8/2023 8:17 AM)

Requisition ID 2018-3551

Job Category Science & Research

Additional Locations Diversity Distribution US - Top 57

Position Type Full Time

Location: Il-Chicago