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American Heart Association IT Project Manager in Dallas, Texas


As we celebrate our Centennial year, we invite you to join us in shaping the next century of impact. Be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives as we remain devoted to a future of health and hope for everyone, everywhere. At the American Heart Association, your contribution matters, and so does your career.

The primary responsibility of the Project Manager is to, under minimum supervision, establish the work priorities for and direct the efforts of personnel (including their consultants or contractors) involved or to be involved on project controlled tasks to provide required achievement of an approved projects objectives. The Project Manager is responsible for five (5) major elements of a project: initiation, planning, executing, controlling, and closing.

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


  • Initiates, plans, completes, monitors, controls and closes assigned executive sponsored or multi-level sophisticated projects. Assigned projects may include strategic, top priority efforts that require interaction and management with high transparency and significant financial investment.

  • Develops project documentation and deliverables in accordance with American Heart Association project management methodology and ensures audit trails are in place for each project.

  • Identify, model and leverage Project Management standard processes. Provides expertise in both waterfall and agile project management methodologies.

  • Establish work priorities for and advise the efforts of personnel (including consultants or contractors) involved in project-controlled tasks required to meet an approved project's objectives. Provides expedient response, resolution of roadblocks, mitigation of risks, and re-evaluation of priorities for the team.

  • Provide analysis and consultation to determine project requirements and scope.

  • Maintains effective communications. Serve as a liaison between different departments and outside vendors and suppliers.

  • Troubleshoot project problems and develop plans to adhere to timelines and budgets. Anticipate risks and issues. Establish options and solutions, considering impact of decisions. Acts as initial point of contact for escalated issues. Move unresolved concerns to seek leadership mentorship and provide options.

  • Tracks utilization of project resources and costs to ensure adherence to project budget estimates.

  • Ensure projects are completed within the assigned and approved budget as previously agreed through project planning.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or related certification

  • Proficient in both waterfall and agile methodology

  • Five years of experience in project management in technology environment, preferably web-based development

  • Ability to work independently

  • Ability to explain complex, technical concepts in simplistic terms

  • Five (5) years of experience using project management software and related applications

  • Demonstrated competence and success in prior assignments and personal integrity are absolute requirements

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge and understanding of Fundraising Technology and Solutions

  • Excellent end-to-end understanding of business processes, organization, and techniques

  • PMP Certification

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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Posted Date 4 weeks ago (3/25/2024 3:14 PM)

Requisition ID 2024-12983

Job Category Information Technology

Position Type Full Time