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American Heart Association Project Manager in Fayetteville, Arkansas


Now is the time to join us and make a difference. 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 Project Manager for our Good Food U and Good Food Fellows Initiative in our Healthcare Business Solutions department ! Good Food U is a new initiative to provide democratized, accessible, state-of-the art educational offerings in food, agriculture, nutrition, and health for diverse learners across the globe.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and detail-oriented project manager who will steward the development and implementation of Good Food U, an educational platform designed for diverse learners across the globe working in fields related to food, agriculture, health, and nutrition. The project manager will also support the development of the Good Food Fellows program. This program will provide training and professional development opportunities for graduate students conducting community-engaged research with partner institutions based in the Global South. Both Good Food U and Good Food Fellows will support the work of the Periodic Table of Food Initiative, a global participatory effort to improve human and planetary health through comprehensive, standardized, and distributable food composition analysis.

This position can be home based.

This is a full time, benefits eligible, grant funded opportunity. Current funding will expire on 12/31/2024.

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 training and support locally and through our National Center.

#TheAHALife is our company culture, our way of life, reflecting our diversity and 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, Twitter, and at


This individual will be responsible for developing and leading projects plans, tracking and monitoring progress on grant deliverables, coordinating with global stakeholders, and supporting the Good Food U/Good Food Fellows management team.

  • Identifies and documents project scope, schedule, budget, and deliverables. Develops processes (RACI's, work breakdown structures), change requests, reports, and tracking. Analyzes project progress and adjusts workflow and assignments accordingly

  • Fosters cross-departmental collaboration and communication between team members and impacted departments. Communicates regularly with internal staff, management, volunteers, and consultants for assigned projects to advance and execute the plan. Facilitates meetings

  • Prioritizes work assignments, identifies and avoids resource collisions while managing multiple projects simultaneously

  • Forecasts future trends for projects to inform resource planning function. Identifies issues and provides options and solutions for identified risks and issues

  • Develops and maintains a dashboard and reporting structure to be conveyed internally to key stakeholders and to sponsors

  • Drives accountability to the program plan(s). Develops a detailed work plan. Works closely with departmental leads to ensure projects meet deadlines

  • Uses project management tools such as, Microsoft Project, Visio, and relevant mind-mapping software

  • Contributes to grant reporting requirements in collaboration with program manager

  • Collaborates on achieving deliverables related to content and curriculum development for Good Food U and Good Food Fellows

  • Facilitates the development and tracking of marketing and evaluation strategies for Good Food U and Good Food Fellows


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience

  • Two (2) – Five (5) years of relevant experience

  • Project management experience in product or program development

  • Proficient business analysis skills

  • Proficient knowledge and skill in use of Project Management applications such as PPM Pro, MS Project, or related software

  • Ability to lead and influence without authority

  • Proficient skills in Microsoft Office Suite, including Visio or related workflow software

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Ability to communicate and build relationships across all levels and functions

  • Ability to travel up to 25% local and overnight stay

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience with project management in educational domains, especially those related to food, agriculture, health, and nutrition

  • Experience working with international partners and institutions of higher education

  • Passion for mission-driven work related to improving human and planetary health

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, 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 6 days ago (3/21/2023 6:34 PM)

Requisition ID 2023-9986

Job Category Health Strategies

Additional Locations Diversity Distribution SouthWest

Position Type Full Time

Location: AR-Fayetteville