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American Heart Association Senior Program Evaluation Analyst in Dallas, Texas


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. Here at the American Heart Association, you matter and so does your career.

The American Heart Association is thrilled to offer an outstanding opportunity for a Senior Program Evaluation Analyst based out of our National Center (Home Based is acceptable) .

Responsible for leading implementation and outcomes evaluation activities performed by the American Heart Association Data Science and Evaluation Team. Responsible for conducting both large and small-scale evaluation studies to assess impact, performance, and efficiency for programs and initiatives aimed at the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases and promotion of ideal cardiovascular health.

This is a full time, benefits eligible, grant funded opportunity. Current funding will expire on June 30, 2026 with the possibility of extension.

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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  • Designs and implements both short-turn-around and long-term evaluation plans for programs across the portfolio of American Heart Association initiatives with minimal supervision

  • Independently and proactively manages all aspects of assigned evaluation projects, including collaborative coordination of project activities across multiple business units and external organizations

  • Develops and implements data collection plans (using quantitative and qualitative methods) that secure buy-in from all key stakeholders (including the program implementer) and which optimize information-flow through the program life-cycle (planning, implementation, and evaluation) with minimal supervision

  • Writes sections of evaluation proposals for new projects

  • Independently selects and refines standard study measures, develops and implements surveys (paper and online), and oversee quality control of data collection, including managing and preparing relational databases and data-sets to facilitate data analysis; conduct appropriate statistical analyses on quantitative and qualitative data

  • Independently produces written reports and presentations detailing evaluation background, critical evaluation questions, evaluation methods, findings, and recommendations

  • Demonstrates risk management skills: identifies potential barriers to successful completion of evaluation deliverables and workplans and appropriately engages support from manager and other resources as needed to ensure quality of and completion of projects

  • Leads development of manuscripts for peer-reviewed publications and presentations based on evaluation studies conducted, including coordinating involvement with American Heart Association volunteers; presents at scientific conferences and meetings

  • Responsible for evaluation activities on the NIH-funded Genomic Analysis, Visualization and Informatics Lab-space (AnVIL) Clinical Resource, which will involve assessing the needs of clinical genomics researchers and evaluating the usability of deployed AnVIL resources. Also responsible for evaluation activities on the American Heart Association’s Know Diabetes by Heart TM project, with the goal to reduce cardiovascular death, heart attack, stroke, and heart failure in people living with type 2 diabetes.


  • Master's Degree in Public Health or related area

  • Five (5) years of experience designing and implementing both short-turn-around and long-term evaluation plans for health-related programs

  • Five (5) years of experience creating and implementing data collection instruments for both quantitative (surveys/questionnaires) and qualitative (interview/focus group guides) approaches

  • Five (5) years of project management and coordination experience

  • Advanced knowledge of research design and methodology

  • Ability to understand scientific communication (journals, briefings, reports, statistics, etc.) and to synthesize complex scientific/evaluation findings into reports or communications for both lay, business, and scientific audiences

  • Comprehensive knowledge of public, community and population health models

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to work with a wide variety of stakeholders, including representatives of priority populations

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite of products for project management purposes

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, meet deadlines, and consistently perform well during times of increased workload

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Three (3) years of experience designing and implementing evaluations for health-related programs focused on cardiovascular diseases or cardiovascular disease risk factors

  • Three (3) years of experience developing evaluation plans for programs implemented in healthcare settings

  • Ability to creatively consider alternative solutions to tasks

  • Interest in lifelong learning and opportunities for professional development and growth

  • Proficient in software used for data management and statistical analyses (e.g. R, SAS, STATA) and qualitative analysis (e.g., NVivo, Dedoose)

Compensation & Benefits

The expected pay range will be $85,000 to $95,000. Pay is commensurate with experience; geographic differentials to the pay range may apply. The American Heart Association reserves the right to pay more or less than the posted range.

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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, 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 1 month ago (3/20/2024 3:15 PM)

Requisition ID 2024-12854

Job Category Science & Research

Position Type Full Time