American Heart Association Communications Manager - Corporate Communications in Dallas, Texas


Are you ready to join an organization where you can make an extraordinary impact everyday?

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.

This is satisfying and challenging work that makes a real difference in people's lives. We are where you can achieve professional growth with personal fulfillment. We are where you can connect people to making a lifesaving impact. We are where you can 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 is where you can make an extraordinary impact.


The American Heart Association has a great opportunity for a Communications Manager in our Corporate Communications department at our National Center office located in Dallas, TX . This individual will be responsible for the development and implementation of strategic communications plans and communications support for AHA’s Quality Improvement Initiatives and Workplace Health programs that advance the mission of the AHA.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Develops and executes B2C and B2B strategic communication plans for assigned AHA initiatives and programs

  • Identifies and implements marketing communications counsel to internal constituents, develops strategies/tactics, and manages tactical execution through multiple communications channels including media outreach, community marketing, internal communications, and expanding the digital and social footprint

  • Develop strategies that will garner coverage in targeted media outlets and amplify the impact on AHA’s life-saving mission

  • Identify and develop messaging for target audiences inclusive of national and local minority groups or multi-cultural outlets.


  • Bachelor’s degree in public relations, communications, marketing, or related area or equivalent work experience

  • Three (3) years of experience developing and executing strategic communications plans

  • Diverse communications experience including developing strategic plans

  • Experience in writing news releases and pitching news media

  • Experience in using a computer/word processor for typing

  • Ability to communicate complex information so that it can be understood by the public

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision

  • Ability to work extra hours when project is urgent

  • Ability to travel via commercial airline several times per year to AHA conferences and related activities. Travel will involve overnight stay.

Preferred Experience:

  • Prior experience in Healthcare, Public Health or related industry

  • Prior experience in non-profit organization.

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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Requisition ID 2018-2968

Job Family Group Marketing & Communications

Job Category Marketing/Communications