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Grants Coordinator

  • 510700
  • Full-time


Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System
Accountability, Community, Innovation, Leadership, Passion, Quality, Respect, Courage, Teamwork

The Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS), Arizona’s Medicaid agency, is driven by its mission to deliver comprehensive, cost-effective health care to Arizonans in need. AHCCCS is a nationally acclaimed model among Medicaid programs and a recipient of multiple awards for excellence in workplace effectiveness and flexibility.

AHCCCS employees are passionate about their work, committed to high performance, and dedicated to serving the citizens of Arizona. Among government agencies, AHCCCS is recognized for high employee engagement and satisfaction, supportive leadership, and flexible work environments, including remote work opportunities. With career paths for seasoned professionals in a variety of fields, entry-level positions, and internship opportunities, AHCCCS offers meaningful career opportunities in a competitive industry.

Come join our dynamic and dedicated team.

Grants Coordinator

Division of Grants Administration

Job Location:

Address: 801 E Jefferson St, Phoenix, AZ 85034 

Posting Details:

Open until filled: 1st review of resumes on 08/25/22

Salary: $66,000.00 

Grade: 21

This position may offer the ability to work remotely within Arizona based upon the department's needs and continual meeting of expected performance measures.

Job Summary:

The Division of Grants Administration is looking for a highly motivated individual to join our team as a Grants Coordinator. The Grants Coordinator will serve as a subject matter expert for integrated services for individuals determined to have a Serious Mental Illness (SMI) or Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED), First Episode Psychosis (FEP), and on questions related to service delivery and oversight throughout Arizona. It is important that this position be able to determine appropriateness and effectiveness of state and federally funded mental health and integrated care services.

The Division of Grants Management (DGA) is responsible for the application, oversight, monitoring, and implementation of contracts deriving from state and federal funding with an emphasis on the Mental Health Block Grant (MHBG). Under limited supervision, this position will evaluate the design, delivery, implementation, and effectiveness of the mental health services statewide.

Major duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Oversee Mental Health Block Grant (MHBG) contracts and activities. Maintain close contact with Contractor's staff regarding MHBG, Serious Mental Illness (SMI) or Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED), and First Episode Psychosis (FEP) activities. Monitors contractor performance through the annual operational review, annual reports, site visits, and recurring coordination meetings. Provides training and technical assistance to contractors as needed.
• Serve as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for integrated services for individuals determined to have a Serious Mental Illness (SMI) or Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED), and First Episode Psychosis (FEP), for the Division of Grants Administration (DGA), which will include but is not limited to providing trainings to AHCCCS staff, contractors, and stakeholders as appropriate.
• Assist with and facilitate AHCCCS projects. Projects to include but are not limited to submitting and assisting in the development of grant applications, navigating, and managing data submissions to grant systems such as WebBGas and eRA Commons, federal deliverable development and submission, Contractor Expenditure Report (CER) reviews, and technical assistance provision.
• Prepare documents including protocols, policies and procedures, and contracts (as needed) for the development of requirements as they relate to the oversight of sub-grantees and contractors, outcome and progress reports written, communication, and presentations which include statistics and financial data pertaining to MHBG programs.
• Represents AHCCCS at national, state, and internal meetings and committees for the purpose of integrated behavioral health care.
• Other duties ass assigned, as related to the position.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

• Arizona's behavioral health program delivery system (mental health, substance use and integrated care), strategic planning work plan development, needs assessments and evaluation.
• Evidence based practices and research in SMI, SED, FEP, and related mental health topics.
• Oversight and monitoring contractual requirements.

● Project management.
● Interpersonal, communication, networking and facilitation skills.
● Strong negotiation and problem resolution skills.

● Effectively communicate orally and in writing.
● Prioritize multiple projects and meet deadlines.
● Plan and implement complex initiatives, tasks and events.

Minimum: Bachelor's degree and 1 year of grant services or direct behavioral health services experience or 5 years experience in grant services or direct behavioral health services. Preferred: Multilingual candidates preferred.
Pre-Employment Requirements:

• Successfully complete the Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify), applicable to all newly hired State employees.
• Successfully pass fingerprint background check, prior employment verifications and reference checks; employment is contingent upon completion of the above-mentioned process and the agency’s ability to reasonably accommodate any restrictions.
• Travel may be required for State business. Employees who drive on state business must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12.) AND have an acceptable driving record for the last 39 months including no DUI, suspension or revocations and less than 8 points on your license. If an Out of State Driver License was held within the last 39 months, a copy of your MVR (Motor Vehicle Record) is required prior to driving for State Business. Employees may be required to use their own transportation as well as maintaining valid motor vehicle insurance and current Arizona vehicle registration; however, mileage will be reimbursed.


Among the many benefits of a career with the State of Arizona, there are:
• 10 paid holidays per year
• Paid Vacation and Sick time off (12 and 13 days per year respectively) - start earning it your 1st day (prorated for part-time employees)
• A top-ranked retirement program with lifetime pension benefits
• A robust and affordable insurance plan, including medical, dental, life, and disability insurance
• Participation eligibility in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (must meet qualifications)
• RideShare and Public Transit Subsidy
• A variety of learning and career development opportunities
• Opportunity to work 100% virtually or remotely on an ad-hoc basis (home office)

By providing the option of a full-time or part-time virtual/remote work schedule, employees enjoy improved work/life balance, report higher job satisfaction, and are more productive. Remote work is a management option and not an employee entitlement or right. An agency may terminate a remote work agreement at its discretion.

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page


Lifetime Pension Benefit Program
• Administered through the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS)
• Defined benefit plan that provides for life-long income upon retirement.
• Required participation for Long-Term Disability (LTD) and ASRS Retirement plan.
• Pre-taxed payroll contributions begin after a 27-week waiting period (prior contributions may waive the waiting period).

Deferred Retirement Compensation Program
• Voluntary participation.
• Program administered through Nationwide.
• Tax-deferred retirement investments through payroll deductions.

Contact Us:

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by emailing careers@azahcccs.gov.
Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.


All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.