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) Community Health Workers for COVID response and Resilient Communities (CCR) grant. 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 and guides staff to accomplish grant goals and deliverables. The GM will work closely with subcontracted Tribal Community Health Representative (CHR) programs and partners to better address the social determinants of COVID-19, build community resilience, and advance health equity by building capacity of Tribal CHRs and the health systems they work with and within, to include the Indian Health Service and Tribal Health systems. This position has the potential work from a Virtual Office (VO) setting or may Telecommute based on the unit’s needs and will require statewide travel.
• Provide grant management and oversight of project goals and deliverables. Serves as point of contact with the Center for Disease Control, AHCCCS and subcontracted CHR Tribal programs to ensure grant activities reporting and budget development.
• Establishes and maintains relationships with subcontracted CHR Tribal programs and NAU Evaluations partners to participate in a statewide coalition to share resources and knowledge that has and will assist in mitigating COVID-19.
• 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 contracted partners, for meetings and forums with subcontracted Tribes and NAU evaluation partners. Will bring partners together quarterly and meet with partners in person and via online platforms.
• 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, Community Health Representative Programs and Indian Health System 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. Maintaining a working relationship with AACIHC staff, Council members, Tribal, state and federal program staff for high quality and timeliness of assigned special projects. Travel statewide.
• Masters of Public Health/Health Administration or Nursing Degree or 3-5 years of experience in public health, Tribal Health systems, or community health programming.
At AHCCCS, we promote the importance of work/life balance by offering workplace flexibility and a variety of learning and career development opportunities. Among the many benefits of a career with the State of Arizona, there are 10 paid holidays per year, accrual of sick and annual leave, affordable medical benefits and participation in the Arizona State Retirement Plan.
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