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American Heart Association Grant Analyst in Bridgeport, Connecticut


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 Grant Analyst is responsible for supporting and facilitating the pre-award review process for proposals requesting restricted funding to advance the mission of the American Heart Association. The Grant Analyst will ensure proposals adhere to requirements of the funding organizations, follows policies and procedures of the American Heart Association, and fully advances the mission of the AHA. The ideal applicant will be familiar with the American Heart Association’s core mission, including mission advancement and issue-based fundraising opportunities as well as best practices for project implementation. The Grant Analyst will be cross trained in other related areas including developing budgets for restricted proposals and preparing gift agreements (grant contracts). This position is not a fundraising/development role. (Flexible work arrangements are available)

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.

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Essential Job Duties:

  • Analyzes restricted funding proposal packets (application, budget, letters of support, etc.) for completion, accuracy, and adherence to American Heart Association policies and procedures. Reviews funder requirements and ensures proposals are aligned with funder requirements and American Heart Association priorities. Routes completed proposal packages for internal review using an American Heart Association platform.

  • Contributes to development of resources that will support proposal development teams across the organization in understanding American Heart Association’s funding needs, priorities, and processes.

  • Collaborates with Development, Corporate Relations, Mission Advancement (grants), Integrated Programs, Legal, Finance and other departments that regularly and consistently interact with the restricted funding process to improve proposal process and workflow.

  • Prepares and distributes regular internal communications on the status of proposals currently in process and ensures deadlines are met.

  • Assist in developing budgets for restricted projects and with preparing gift agreements as a member of a matrixed team.

  • Other duties, projects, or analyses as assigned including participation on cross functional task forces.


Minimum Qualification:

  • BA in Finance, Business, Public Health, or related area

  • 3 years of work-related experience in a nonprofit or similar organization

  • Experience in proposal, contract, or agreement development and administration

  • Experience developing project scope of work, resource identification and/or expense budget

  • Basic understanding of project/program resource allocation and budget development

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications

  • Proficient with assigned functional applications or systems including shared document repositories (intranet operations) such as SharePoint

  • Ability to communicate in writing and orally with correct grammar and spelling

Preferred Experience:

  • Experience in pre-award proposal analysis

Compensation & Benefits

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  • 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 3 weeks ago (3/3/2023 11:49 AM)

Requisition ID 2023-9962

Job Category Science & Research

Additional Locations Diversity Distribution US - Top 57

Position Type Full Time

Location: CT-Bridgeport