Associate Science and Medicine Advisor

at American Heart Association in Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States

Job Description


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 an Associate Science and Medicine Advisor in our National Center office located in Dallas, TX (with location flexibility).

(This is a grant-funded position with funding through 6/30/2028 with funding likely to extend)

In this role, you will provide technical and scientific input for American Heart Association sponsorship related grants activities. The position will work in the Office of Science, Medicine and Health team to fulfill the science support to the Food Is Medicine (FIM) initiative.

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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+ Provide consultation, mentorship, and approval review on science/clinical aspects to grant-related program initiatives, including input on public and professional programs, patient and lay publications, corporate relations and marketing materials with health and science implications and other public or professional facing activities.

+ Provide oversight, review, and guidance of clinically focused aspects of the research strategy occurring between patients, clinicians, and FIM practitioners.

+ Work with grant-related program team to help develop and review content for professional, public, and community-facing products and ensure content is current and accurate.

+ Provide leadership and mentorship to optimally translate science and guidelines specific to the sponsorship or grant to teams producing on-line and face-to-face educational programs, practice resources, and patient educational tools.

+ Serve as grant-related science/clinical representative/spokesperson, as appropriate and as needed; engage in science-science meetings with corporate relations and sponsors.

+ Maintain understanding of and adherence to the Office of Science, Medicine and Health’s processes and policies to successfully implement on role under the direction of the FIMI Executive Director, and in close consultation with the National Senior Director of Science and Medicine.

+ Maintain current CVD, stroke, and nutrition knowledge on the state of the science and practice in these fields to assure that the content reviewed is current and accurate.

+ Research, identify and establish opportunities to improve American Heart Association/ASA Office of Science knowledge base through individual or assigned involvement in scientific meetings, review of literature, consulting with clinical practitioners, and monitoring legislation or other public action.

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


+ Master’s degree in Public Health or related field required or clinical and educational experience in the cardiovascular, nutrition, or related fields.

+ Minimum of five (5) years of academic, clinical, or research experience in the cardiovascular, nutrition or related fields.

+ Outstanding writing & communication skills; publication history in peer reviewed journals, preferred.

+ Ability to understand, integrate and summarize scientific literature.

+ Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with professional volunteers, staff, and the public as part of a team.

+ Demonstrated ability to simultaneously lead multiple, sophisticated projects in varying stages of development under time constraints.

+ Proficient with standard office software packages, including basic knowledge of PC-based database applications and web browsers.

+ Must be able to travel overnight approx. 25% of the time.

Preferred Skills

+ Knowledge of voluntary health organizations or nonprofit organizations.

+ Experience in volunteer management

Compensation & Benefits

Expected pay range will be $79,000 to $105,000. Pay is commensurate with experience; geographic differentials to the pay range may apply.

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, 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 2 months ago (4/10/2024 3:10 PM)

Requisition ID 2024-13108

Job Category Science & Research

Position Type Full Time

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Posted On: Apr 12, 2024

Updated On: Jun 09, 2024

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