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American Heart Association National Hypertension Initiative - Senior Government Grants Administrator in Dallas, Texas


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. 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 Health Resources and Services Administration (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.

This is a full time, benefits eligible, grant funded opportunity. Current funding will expire on.


The American Heart Association (AHA) has an excellent opportunity for a Senior Government Grants Administrator!

This individual will serve as the government grants administration subject matter expert and advisor related to AHA government-funded programs in accordance with AHA and sponsor policies. Responsible for post-award administration for multiple grants within AHA’s government grants portfolio, including DHHS, NIH and CDC funding. Responsible for collaborating with staff to ensure completion of program deliverables including responsibility for budgetary oversight and expense monitoring, adherence to federal financial compliance principles and managing post-award management tasks. The incumbent will work with multiple teams across the organization, managing project changes requiring prior sponsor approval, such as budget revisions, changes in key personnel, no-cost extensions, and approvals of subawards and contracts using grant funds. Also responsible for reporting, communications, and liaison with other AHA administrative departments, through all stages of award through close-out of the grant. Incumbent should have experience with complex award terms and conditions and the Uniform Guidance; and should have extensive experience with multi-year budgets, separately priced budget components, vendor and subaward agreements, and the use of federal indirect cost rates. This position also requires the ability to read, interpret and analyze award terms and conditions and effectively explain them to the program team, noting impacts and potential issues.

  • Provides post-award administration and procedural management of government grants in compliance with the Uniform Guidance CFR Part 200. Assists program staff with annual technical reports and financial applications as well as noncompetitive applications to communicate results, achievement of deliverables and outcomes to comply with sponsor reporting requirements

  • Monitors grant accounts and spending pipelines in compliance with federal guidelines; provides reports and projections to the program staff to help them keep abreast of budget issues. Facilitates budget revisions and prior approvals from the funding agency if needed

  • Ensures AHA government grant policies are followed in all programmatic activity. Develops and communicates internal record keeping and system requirements for financial management staff and other impacted departments

  • Stays abreast of changes in government funding regulations through research, networking and training

  • Participates in or contributes to government grant training projects or assignments, especially with regards to compliance activities

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


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent

  • Budget development and expense management

  • Project management in compliance with federal and state regulations

  • Reporting and correspondence

  • Grant outcomes and deliverables

  • Must have experience in a university grant office (pre- and post- award)

  • Ability to travel up to 10% local and overnight stay

Preferred Experience:

  • Government Contracts experience

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 (12/18/2020 4:59 PM)

Requisition ID 2020-6468

Job Family Group Fundraising/Direct Sales

Job Category Individual & Institutional Giving

Location: Dallas, TX