American Heart Association

Senior Program Evaluation Analyst

Location US-TX-Dallas
Posted Date 3 months ago(2/16/2023 11:37 AM)
Requisition ID
Job Category
Science & Research
Position Type
Full Time


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


Envision 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 single day. Is it easy? No. Is it worthwhile? you bet!


The American Heart Association has an excellent opportunity for a Senior Program Evaluation Analyst for our National Hypertension Control Initiative. (Location: remote/home based is acceptable).


***This is a full time, benefits eligible grant funded position. Current funding is through approx. 12/31/2023. ***

In this role, you will have shared responsibility for providing dedicated support for program evaluation and program performance improvement activities for the National Hypertension Control Initiative (NHCI) program, the funded cooperative agreement by the Department of Health and Human Services. Responsible for assisting with development and implementation of program evaluation activities and program performance and monitoring activities including: data gathering, developing program performance dashboards to support and enhance learnings, and best practices of technical assistance and training for 350 DHHS-funded Health Centers. Responsible for supporting the program performance monitoring, reporting and evaluation components for the National Hypertension Control Initiative. Also, responsible for collaborating with the program's third-party evaluator to implement outsourced program evaluation activities as well as the project management consultant.


This is satisfying work that makes a real difference in people's lives. You can achieve professional growth with personal fulfillment. You will connect with people and make a lifesaving impact. You will partner with individuals, schools, lawmakers, healthcare providers and others to ensure everyone has access to healthier lifestyle choices and proper healthcare.



  • Support the development and implementation of evaluation plans and protocols for assigned initiative activities.
  • Strengthen the capacity of American Heart Association and NHCI health center and community-based organization staff to collect, monitor, analyze, and report activity data through provision of technical assistance to each of the respective NHCI stakeholder groups.
  • Conduct outcome evaluation using quantitative and qualitative approaches.
  • Support development of logic models and evaluation plans with data collection protocols, align the evaluation plan with activities identified for the project, develop a data map aligned to the logic models that indicates data availability, and analyze existing data.
  • Demonstrate the effectiveness of NHCI activities to achieve desired outcomes and answer key evaluation questions.
  • Provide project management support for program evaluation efforts supporting the assigned initiative, including documentation of meeting minutes, scheduling, etc.
  • Assist in the production of reports and, if appropriate, abstracts, scientific positions and manuscripts for peer-reviewed publications and presentations; provide input for presentations at scientific conferences and meetings.
  • Collaborate with external evaluators hired to support the evaluation efforts of the initiative.
  • Contribute to NHCI projects and priorities, as needed


  • Master's Degree or Doctorate in Public Health, Healthcare Informatics, Statistics, Program Evaluation or related area
  • Five (5) years of experience creating data collection instruments for both quantitative (surveys/questionnaires) and qualitative (interview/focus group guides) approaches
  • Five (5) years of experience in conducting complex, multi-level quantitative and qualitative data analyses
  • Five (5) years of experience in strategic and operational planning
  • Five (5) years of project management and coordination experience
  • Three (3) years of experience with research design and methodology including application of Human Subjects Research Protections to ensure compliance with Federal Wide Assurance
  • Ability to understand, interpret, and translate scientific communication (journals, briefings, reports, statistics, etc.)
  • Ability to synthesize complex data sets into reports or communications for diverse audiences
  • Knowledge of public, community and population health and business models
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work on an interdisciplinary team
  • Ability to work with a wide variety of stakeholders, including representatives of target populations
  • Proficient in data management and statistical analysis software applications, i.e., Microsoft Excel, SAS, STATA and R Programming
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, meet deadlines, and consistently perform well during times of increased workload

​​Preferred Qualifications

  • Comprehensive knowledge of program evaluation methods
  • Ability to creatively consider alternative solutions to tasks
  • Intellectual curiosity


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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