The Arizona Advisory Council on Indian Health Care is looking for a highly motivated individual to join our team as a Grants Manager. Reporting to the Arizona Advisory Council on Indian Health Care (AACIHC) Executive Director, the Grants Manager (GM) is a grant funded position that serves as the lead point of contact for a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Health Disparities grant. The national initiative will address COVID-19 health disparities among populations at high-risk and under services, including racial and ethnic minority populations and rural communities. This position may not continue beyond the duration of the available funding for the CDC Health Disparities grant.
The GM provides overall project implementation and supervises staff to accomplish grant goals and deliverables. The GM will work closely with Tribes and tribal organizations to address COVID-19-related health disparities and advance health equity by expanding tribal and tribal communities capacity and services to prevent and control COVID-19 infection (or transmission). This position has the potential to work in a Virtual Office (VO) setting or may Telecommute based on the needs of the unit and at the discretion of leadership.
• Provide grant management and oversight of project goals and deliverables. Serves as point of contact with Arizona Department of Health Services and AHCCCS to ensure grant activities reporting and budget development.
• Establishes and maintains relationships with Tribes and tribal organizations to participate in a statewide coalition to share resources and knowledge that has and will assist in mitigating COVID-19. Will bring partners together quarterly and meet with partners in person and via online platforms.
• Develops COVID-19 resource repository (website) that houses tools the partners have created so that it is easily accessible. Creates on-line handbook of data methodologies and best practices that assists in COVID-19 mitigation.
• Supervises staff to achieve grant deliverables. Approves staff travel, purchases, leave requests, time sheets and ensures staff follow agency policies.
• Establishes agendas, in collaboration with partners, for meetings and forums with Tribes and tribal organizations.
• Updates Executive Director and AACIHC Members on the status of the project and serves as the lead spokesperson to explain project.
• Knowledge of policies, procedures and programs of tribal health care delivery systems, public health systems, and emergency response systems and how they interact with state and federal systems. Methods and proper preparation of reports. Native American cultures and tribal sovereignty laws and policies.
• Skill in use of online virtual meeting platforms. Effective verbal, written and interpersonal communications. Grant management and reporting, including budget development.
• Ability to interact with AACIHC members, tribal members, state agency staff members and outside health care representatives. Exercise high degree of discretion and independent judgment. Research and summarize data and compose reports. Prioritize work tasks and ensure timelines of tasks are met. Travel statewide.
• Masters of Public Health/Health Administration or 3-5 years of experience in public health or emergency preparedness.
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