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American Heart Association Science & Health Advisor, Guidelines 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 American Heart Association has an excellent opportunity for a Science and Health Advisor, Stroke for Office of Science Operations in our National Center office located in Dallas, Texas .(Home based work is available)

The Science and Health Advisor is responsible for developing and implementing procedures to develop stroke guideline(s) and stroke performance measures for multiple projects in line with American Heart Association/ASA methodology, style and procedures in conjunction with guideline writing groups. Additional responsibilities include overseeing manuscript preparation for organizational approval and final publication in scientific journals.

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.

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  • Act as primary liaison, project manager, and methodology expert for assigned American Heart Association /ASA stroke 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 group members leading to real-time draft development, face to face meetings and consensus conferences.

  • Oversee writing group literature review and preparation of evidentiary tables or graphics.

  • Develop and maintain expertise in American Heart Association /ASA guideline methodologies, styles, and procedures.

  • Work with online content management systems at various stages in guideline development.

  • Facilitate content concordance and prevent issues including but not limited to conflicting recommendations across guidelines.

  • Integrate written materials drafted by multiple authors into a single template and format and facilitate American Heart Association /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 track progress of guideline writing committees to ensure that the project is running on schedule.

  • Review board-approved manuscripts 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.

Want to help get your resume to the top? Take a look at the experience we require:


  • Bachelor’s degree in health science, Public Health, Epidemiology or related Health or Medical Research field.

  • Minimum of three (3) years’ experience in medical or health research writing and 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.

  • Willingness and ability to work with online structured content management system for guideline development.

  • Demonstrated ability to simultaneously manage multiple, complex projects in varying stages of development under time constraints.

  • Outstanding writing and communication skills.

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

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

  • Four (4) or more years’ experience in medical or health research writing and editing.

  • Knowledge of voluntary health organizations or nonprofit organizations.

  • Demonstrated understanding and appreciation for the use of technology and information systems.

So, are you ready to work for the largest voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases?

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, 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 7 days ago (7/9/2024 3:24 PM)

Requisition ID 2024-13514

Job Category Science & Research

Position Type Full Time