American Heart Association Program Coordinator, Awardee Services in Dallas, Texas


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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 (AHA) has an excellent opportunity for a Program Coordinator, Awardee Services in our National Center office located in Dallas, TX .

The Program Coordinator provides administrative and technical support services in the AHA research awards process and day-to-day management services for investigator and their institutional grants and fiscal officers. You would conduct data quality reviews for the team and assist customers in understanding and interpreting AHA policies and procedures to ensure compliance on awards. Additional responsibilities include:

Essential Job Duties:

Awards Management:

  • Manages notification to research applicants and institutions

  • Manages contract agreements for awarded projects

  • Manages award activation process (collecting forms and resolving concerns)

  • Monitors awards for compliance with AHA policies and procedures

  • Manages active awards, change requests and related inquiries

  • Manages award payment process

  • Reivews annual financial reports for compliance with policies

  • Monitors annual scientific resport submissions

  • Manage/organize record retention of award agreements and payment information

  • Provides information and consultation to all customer groups (awardees, institutional personnel, and sponsors)

Add Special Projects:

  • Data Quality Reviews to evaluate the accuracy of information and payments for transferring and terminating awards and documents findings to management

  • Supports annual institutional audit

  • Assist management with special projects as needed/assigned.

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


  • High School Diploma or GED.

  • Minimum two (2) years of related experience required.

  • Strong customer service and organizational skills.

  • Ability to communicateinformation accurately and effectively to diverse audiences.

  • Experience working with databases and electronic reporting tools.

  • Strong attention to detail.

  • Strong computer skills (Word, Pwr. Point, Excel.).

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

  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university.

  • Experience managing application, notification and awards processes preferred.

  • Experience in research administration with a funding organization.

  • Experience / proficiency with electronic research administration system.

  • Experience working with volunteers, particularly science volunteers.

So, are you ready to work for the largest voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases?

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Job Family Group Health Strategies & Programs

Job Category Science & Research