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American Heart Association Communications Manager - Part Time 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 Part Time Communications Manager . This position can be home-based.

This is a full-time, benefits eligible grant funded position. Current funding is approximately through June 2023 .

This manager will be responsible for for developing, planning and executing targeted media and communications strategies for an assigned AHA/ASA program or issue. Responsible for acting as media and marketing representative for the assigned program or issue.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Devises, plans, and implements communications strategy for assigned focus area (health promotions/conditions). Plans may include media events, advertising campaigns, social media, opinion/editorial content, or other communications tactics.

  • Acts as point of contact for multiple media outlets; includes researching, targeting and fostering relationships with media contacts and responding to media requests and public inquiries.

  • Writes press releases, media advisories, blog posts, key messages, fact sheets and other content for targeted audience and issues.

  • Prepares and executes media events and related media programs according to the communications plan.

  • Collaborates with AHA/ASA departments as appropriate to assigned focus area to incorporate messaging into programs and initiatives across the organization.

  • Identifies, trains and engages national volunteer experts for specialized messaging and media opportunities.

  • Identify and manage vendors required to assist with communications plans (translation, public relations, media relations, promotions) to targeted audience.


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent

  • 2 to 5 years work related experience

  • Experience in marketing, communications or media relations in a large organization

  • Experience developing and implementing focused marketing or communications campaigns

  • Proven ability to develop newsworthy ideas, write and pitch stories to media outlets

  • Demonstrated success in creating marketing or media plans

  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communications skills

  • Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint and Excel)

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 2 months ago (8/10/2022 1:12 PM)

Requisition ID 2022-8989

Job Category Marketing, Communications & Public Relations

Position Type Part Time

Location: TX-Dallas