Full-time, Part-time
Dallas, TX 75201
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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.

Due to the current pandemic, daily travel is minimal and voluntary to ensure the health and safety of staff. There is no overnight travel currently. In the future, this position may resume daily and/or overnight travel. All AHA offices are closed and staff are currently working from home. Offices will be reopening in October 2021; this position will resume to being based in the local office.


The American Heart Association (AHA) has an excellent opportunity for a Program Coordinator in our National Center office located in Dallas, Texas .

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.

*Due to the current pandemic, all staff are currently working from home. In the future, this position will resume being based in the local office.*

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

  • Reviews annual financial reports for compliance with policies

  • Monitors annual scientific report submissions

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

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

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 communicate information 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?

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 1 month ago (9/15/2021 4:23 PM)

Requisition ID 2021-7520

Job Family Group Health Strategies & Programs

Job Category Science & Research

Location: Dallas, TX

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