American Heart Association (AHA)

Program Evaluation Analyst (National Hypertension Initiative)

American Heart Association (AHA)

Job Description

This job opportunity is located in Jacksonville, Florida Overview

The National Hypertension Initiative is funded by the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary of Health, with funding from the Office of Minority Health and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The National Hypertension Initiative will improve COVID-related health outcomes for highly impacted racial and ethnic minorities by addressing hypertension as a key risk factor. The American Heart Association (AHA) will provide technical assistance to HRSA-funded health centers to increase provider and clinician engagement in implementing evidence-based practices and will also include a community integration component, as well as a national targeted media and public education campaign.


The American Heart Association (AHA) has an excellent opportunity for a Program Evaluation Analyst in our National Center office located in Dallas, Texas (remote/home based is acceptable) .

In this role, you will be responsible for providing dedicated support for program evaluation and program performance improvement activities for a newly funded cooperative agreement by the Department of Health and Human Services National Hypertension Initiative (HTN Initiative) program. Responsibilities include assisting with development and implementation of program evaluation activities, 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. This role will have a dual reporting function, supporting and leading on the program performance monitoring and reporting and evaluation components for the HTN Initiative. Additionally, this position will collaborate with the program's third party evaluator to implement outsourced program evaluation activities as well as the project management consultant.

This is a full time, benefits eligible grant funded position. Current funding is through approx. 12/2023. We currently have 2 openings.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Develops and/or and refines standard study measures, develops and implements surveys (paper and online), and oversees quality control of Data Collection for program performance, monitoring and reporting as well as evaluation purposes.
  • Participates in evaluation strategy and progress, with Sr. Program Manager, Senior Operations Manager, Sr. AHA Evaluation Team Members and the third party evaluators.
  • Manage internal and external reporting (including the creation of reports) of the HTN Initiative against program deliverables
  • Analyze and translate quanitative and qualitative data for the HTN Initiative in conjunction with emerging issues of interests including quality improvement, Community Outreach and integration, and patient and public education.
Want to help get your resume to the top? Take a look at the experience we require:


  • Advanced Degree - Master's Public Health, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Marketing Research, Business Statistics or related field of study.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience:
  • Creating data collection instruments for both quantitative (surveys/questionnaires) and qualitative (interview/focus group guides) approaches.
  • Conducting quantitative and qualitative data analyses.
  • Project management and Coordination experience
  • Proficient knowledge of research Design and methodology.
  • Ability to understand scientific communication (journals, briefings, reports, statistics, etc.) ability to synthesize complex data sets into reports or communications for both scientific and lay audiences.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of public, community and population health models.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Must be able to travel overnight approx. 15% of the time.
Here are some of the preferred skills we are looking for:

  • Experience with strategic and operational planning.
  • Ability to creatively consider alternative solutions to tasks
  • Intellectual curiosity
  • Comprehensive knowledge of program evaluation methods
  • Proficient knowledge of databases or data repository systems
So, are you ready to work for the largest voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases? Compensation & Benefits


Pay is commensurate with experience; geographic differentials may apply.

Benefit Plans:

Employees scheduled to work at least 20 hours per week are eligible to participate in the medical, dental, and vision plans the first of the month following 30 days of service. AHA subsidizes the medical and dental cost to ensure benefits are affordable. Eligible dependents under AHA’s group benefit plans include legal spouse, domestic partner, children under the age of 26 or who are disabled. AHA offers additional benefits like an EAP, telehealth benefit for general medical and behavioral health, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, and disability.

Retirement Plans: AHA retirement plans offer employees a way to start saving after their first paycheck. The retirement plans provides employer contributions after two years of service. If you have previous 501(c)(3) non-profit experience, within the last 5 years, at a national health agency, an institution of higher learning or a medical institution, that experience may count towards the two-year waiting period. Employees are 100% vested in employee and employer contributions.

Paid Days Off: Regular full-time and part-time employees earn Paid Time Off (PTO) based on years of service. PTO begins accruing on date of hire. Full time employees receive one paid Community Service time off day per year and are encouraged to participate in projects, programs and organizations which contribute to the health and vitality of their communities. AHA also offers 12 paid holidays per year.

Leaves of Absence: AHA offers both Short Term and Long Term Disability benefits which replace earnings if you are unable to work due to a non-work-related illness or injury. Employees are eligible for Short Term Disability after 90 days of service and are eligible for Long Term Disability after being disabled for 90 days or more. Eligible employees can take up to 12 weeks off of work for a qualified leave of absence under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), intermittent FMLA leaves and leave as an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act as Amended (ADAAA.

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.

  EOE/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities Location US-TX-Dallas Posted Date 1 month ago (12/28/2020 2:01 PM) Requisition ID 2020-6470 Job Family Group Science and Research Job Category Science & Research Additional Locations Diversity Distribution US - Top 50 US-Anywhere Location: Jacksonville, FL American Health Associasion (AHA) does not indicate an expiration date for vacancies. Please apply timely not to miss an opportunity.

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