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American Heart Association Senior Communications Manager, Executive & Digital Strategies in Dallas, Texas


Are you ready to join an organization where you can be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives?

Imagine 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 day. Is it easy? No. Is it worthwhile? Absolutely.

Join the fast-paced environment of the American Heart Association Office of the CEO (OCEO). We’re looking for a motivated Digital Communications Pro who thirsts for hands-on experience across all CEO media and communication channels in this highly visible and exciting role of CEO positioning. With a passion for the emerging health narrative, he/she will direct the CEO social media strategy, create PowerPoint presentations for all internal and external CEO speaking engagements and possess the grace and high-touch service of working with the CEO, Board Members, Volunteer leaders and AHA stakeholders in developing best-in-class communication deliverables. You bring a unique balance of creative, technical and organization skills with the ability to juggle multiple projects. You will be part of a dynamic team of 4 communication professionals who are a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. Elevate your creative visual storytelling, writing, editing, account management, research and technical/analytics skills in this fast-paced role that reports to Director CEO Communications and is based out of AHA’s National Center in Dallas, Texas.


The American Heart Association (AHA) has an excellent opportunity for a Senior Communications Manager, Executive & Digital Strategies in the Office of the CEO in our National Center office located in Dallas, Texas

In this role, you will be responsible for crafting, organizing and executing strategic internal and external communications that represent the voice of the American Heart Association’s CEO including, but not limited to: PowerPoint presentations, social media: graphic and planned content posts, blogs, talking points, personal correspondence and other related communication deliverables for the AHA CEO, our Board members and Office of the CEO (OCEO) executives. Responsible for developing relationships across the organization to deliver compelling narratives that ladder up to the OCEO storytelling agenda.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Serve as digital communications lead and liaison for the CEO. Craft social media content posts, and lead engagement, responses and broader plans via CEO branded social accounts. Research media trends and work with organizational units to develop strategy that advances the image, positioning and personalization of the CEO targeted to a variety of audience segments including leaders in health technology, health equity, systems of care, advocacy, volunteers, donors and staff. Build a digital experience that engages audiences where they are and inspires them to act.

  • Design and produce compelling PowerPoint presentations and accompanying talking points. Possess a real passion for visual storytelling to enhance graphic content and visual presentations in collaboration with CEO. Research, identify and recommend current health and news trends to incorporate into AHA and CEO communications strategy.

  • Produce communications deliverables including scripts, presentations or briefings for large-scale events such as Scientific Sessions, Gold Heart Awards, Go Red for Women, International Stroke Conference and Quarterly Board Meetings.

  • Experience collaborating with AV teams and loading and stewarding assets on the Digital Asset Management (DAM) platform. Maintain communications tracker and video file captioning. Serve as back up for working with video editor to produce monthly videos.

  • Refine and own quarterly communication metrics dashboard. Deep dive into Sprinklr and other tools to evaluate Twitter/LinkedIn engagement and find opportunities to increase engagement.


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

  • A Bachelor's Degree in Communications, Marketing, Public Relations, Journalism, related area or equivalent work experience

  • A minimum of 8 - 10 years communications and marketing experience

  • Experience developing and designing visual media for presentations (PowerPoint) and videos

  • Experience in social media, leading digital communities via LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram or related accounts

  • Experience writing, editing and managing communications content for print or digital media

  • Project management experience, including leading multiple projects concurrently, with attention to timelines, details and deadlines

  • Ability to develop newsworthy or topical ideas, write and pitch ideas

  • Proficient computer skills including all Microsoft Office programs, especially Word, PowerPoint and Excel

  • Proficient in Canva & Sprinkler

  • Advanced writing and editing skills

  • Confirmed ability to work well independently and collectively across the broader organization

  • Ability to travel overnight up to 15% of the time

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

  • 8 - 10 years of experience developing executive communications and strategy

So, are you ready to work for the largest voluntary health organization who for nearly 100 years has been a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives, dedicated to ensuring equitable health in all communities ?

Click on “New Resume” (or “Existing Resume” if you have previously applied to AHA positions) to submit your online application. Only those deemed most qualified will be contacted to interview.

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Requisition ID 2019-4877

Job Family Group Marketing & Communications

Job Category Fundraising/Sales