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American Heart Association HBCU Scholars Program Director in Kettering, Ohio


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.


We are looking to fill an HBCU Scholars Program Director serving multiple southeastern and midwestern states. The director will oversee and execute ongoing academic support strategies of the American Heart Association Scholars Program at HBCUs to increase the number of Black and African American students at HBCUs who are seeking professional degrees and careers in the biomedical and health sciences.

The HBCU Scholars Director specifically will oversee American Heart Association Scholars Program’s matching and monitoring of a mentorship program between students and clinical research mentors over the course of the academic year to drive education and career opportunities for students majoring in health, science, and medical fields. The HBCU Director will assess and monitor vehicles to track participants’ progress and assess students’ work with volunteer mentors. You also will assist in the educational and virtual leadership workshops, assisting the workshop moderator(s) when necessary. The HBCU Scholars Director will be required to assist with special projects as needed.

This is a grant funded, full-time, temporary fixed date position scheduled to end May 31, 2023.

Some of your responsibilities will include (but not limited to):

  • Establishes and manages close working relationships/linkages with scholars, volunteer mentors, volunteer contacts at partnered HBCUs and follow ups on all communications and requests in a timely fashion, as well as alerts the Director of Collegiate Diversity Partnerships about situations impacting on the success and integrity of the HBCU Scholars Program.

  • Provides timely direction and resources to students and mentors while at the same time following an established tracking and monitoring system to ensure students and mentors are fully engaged in the program.

  • Collaborates with the Director of Collegiate Diversity Partnerships in the establishment of short- and long-term goals, objectives, strategic plans, policies, and operating procedures; monitors and participates in program and operational effectiveness as needed.

  • Participates in recruiting scholars, reviewing scholar applications, interviewing scholars, and assisting the HBCU Scholars Program Selection Committee as needed.

  • Assists in the registration of scholars for Scientific Sessions, travel to and from conferences and symposia, and monitors student activities at conferences and symposia. Assists in the procurement and preparation of all materials and products required at all conferences and symposia.

  • Updates and maintains HBCU Scholars Program recruitment and application materials.

  • Works with the Health Strategies specialist in logistics, budgetary, and program development tasks as needed.

  • Works with local AHA affiliates, volunteers, and board members in helping scholars engage in AHA mission activities.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

In this role, you will report to Director of Collegiate Diversity Partnerships.

Want to move your resume to the top so that you can become a “Relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives?” Here are some of the requirements:


  • Bachelor’s degree with understanding of academia. Understanding of academic procedures and protocols. Understanding of STEM, health, sciences, and public health undergraduate programs.

  • Experience in academic management and implementation in a similar capacity.

  • Understanding of the student mentorship process, collegiate systems, and post-graduate pipeline programs.

  • Highly effective organizational skills, time management, responsibility, leadership, and motivation.

  • Excellent written communication skills, ability to develop and design written program materials, including PowerPoint presentations. Ability to respond in written form concisely and clearly to program inquiries.

  • Ability to proofread, edit and prepare scientific presentations for printing and publication.

  • Excellent listening skills, including verbal and non-verbal communication, active listening, follow-up, problem-solving and decision-making.

  • Ability to communicate, build relationships, gain trust, and effectively work with and through volunteers.

  • Ability to train, develop, and increase engagement and motivation of volunteers at all levels.

  • Must have at least intermediate knowledge and skill with Microsoft Office including Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word.

  • Ability to travel 15% of the time with some overnight travel.

Compensation & Benefits

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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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.

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-AL-Birmingham

Posted Date 1 month ago (6/28/2022 4:25 PM)

Requisition ID 2021-7899

Job Category Health Strategies

Additional Locations US-NC-Durham | US-OH-Kettering | US-OH-Cincinnati | US-GA-Atlanta

Position Type Full Time

Location: OH-Kettering