American Heart Association (AHA)

Senior Program Evaluation Analyst(National Hypertension Initiative)

American Heart Association (AHA)

Job Description

This job opportunity is located in Dallas, Texas Overview

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! 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.


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. Responsible for 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. Responsible for supporting and leading the program performance monitoring, reporting and evaluation components for the National Hypertension 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.

Essential Job Duties

  • Develop and implement evaluation plans and protocols for assigned initiative activities. Strengthen the capacity of AHA/ADA staff to collect, monitor, analyze, and report activity data through provision of technical assistance to each of the respective initiative stakeholder groups.
  • Conduct outcome evaluation using quantitative and qualitative approaches. Demonstrate the effectiveness of initiative activities to achieve desired outcomes and answer key evaluation questions. Develop 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.
  • Provide Project Management Support for program evaluation team supporting the assigned initiative, including documentation of meeting minutes, scheduling, etc.
  • Assist in the production of abstracts, scientific positions and manuscripts for peer-reviewed publications and presentations; provide input for presentations at scientific conferences and meetings.
  • Manage and oversee the communication with and work of external evaluators hired to support the evaluation efforts of the initiative.
  • Contribute to Initiative projects and priorities, as needed

  • Master's Degree 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 scientific communication (journals, briefings, reports, statistics, etc.) ability to synthesize complex data sets into reports or communications for diverse audiences
  • Comprehensive knowledge of public, community and population health and business models
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • 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 work load
​​Preferred Qualifications

  • Comprehensive knowledge of program evaluation methods
  • Ability to creatively consider alternative solutions to tasks
  • Intellectual curiosity
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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  Location US-TX-Dallas Posted Date 12 hours ago (2/26/2021 5:56 PM) Requisition ID 2021-6579 Job Family Group Science and Research Job Category Health Strategies Location: Dallas, TX American Health Associasion (AHA) does not indicate an expiration date for vacancies. Please apply timely not to miss an opportunity.

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