This position is housed in the ADHS Office of Health Equity. This position works closely and in coordination with the new Vaccine Equity Officer, Health Equity Program Administrator, ADHS leadership and agency program staff. This position will work under supervision and serve as the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) lead for equity matters related to COVID-19 during the response and recovery efforts. This position will oversee the implementation of the COVID-19 Health Disparities grant and will cultivate and strengthen internal and external partnerships. The position will lead ADHS agency-wide health equity assessment and action planning; convene partners for the Health Equity Learning Collaborative and organize and lead additional meetings to coordinate work as needed. This position partners with leadership to develop and drive key equity strategies to eliminate systemic marginalization and promotes inclusion. The position will have will be responsible for preparing quarterly reports and other pertinent documentation associated with grant implementation and tracking. This position requires advanced critical thinking skills, expertise in innovation, collaboration, planning and coordination.
- Oversee the implementation of the COVID-19 Health Disparities grant and coordinate with internal and external partners to determine program goals and objectives and evaluate projects. Carry out administrative grant responsibilities including preparing quarterly reports and other pertinent documentation associated with grant implementation and tracking.
- Lead ADHS agency-wide health equity assessment and action planning. Track and monitor action planning progress. Partners with leadership to develop and drive key equity strategies to eliminate systemic marginalization and promotes inclusion.
- Cultivate and strengthen internal and external partnerships. Convene partners for the Health Equity Learning Collaborative and organize and lead additional meetings to coordinate work as needed. Facilitate discussions to identify opportunities to advance health equity.
- Develop short and long range program plans to include development of program budgets, reports, informational publications and presentations related to the program.
Knowledge of: - Health Equity practice, theory, and competencies, access to care and systems of care.
- Program planning and implementation targeting rural, medically underserved communities, local and statewide health and human service agencies and organizations.
- Performance Management (PM), and Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) and Lean methodologies.
Skills in: - Leadership engagement in public health, health and across social service sectors to address health equity issues and social determinants of health.
- Identifying strategies to address power imbalances impacting public and population health.
- Strength in written & oral communication, planning and problem solving/resolution, organization, detail-orientation, and priority setting skills.
- Data collection and analysis. - MS Office Suite and Google Suite.
- Work independently and in team/group settings, conduct basic research, multi-task and adjust to changing priorities, meet deadlines on short time frames, prepare and deliver formal and informal presentations, and respond to high volume work load and technical assistance requests.
- Identify health equity/health inequity literature, research and evidence to inform policy, programs and practice.
- Work with diverse stakeholders.
- Work independently.
- Support a diverse multi-cultural workforce that reflects the community, promotes equal opportunity at all levels of public employment, and creates an inclusive work environment that enables all individuals to perform to their fullest potential free from discrimination.
- 4 years professional exp. related to public health, health programs, social work or other closely related field which included program planning or administration.
- Master's degree preferred in public health, social work, or other closely related work & may sub. for 1 year of required exp. Arizona Licensed Certified Social Worker, Certification in Health Equity or Certified Health Education Specialist preferred.
- Employees who drive on state business require possession of and the ability to retain a current, valid state-issued driver's license appropriate to the assignment. Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver's license checks, must maintain acceptable driving records and must complete any driver training (See Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.11).
The State of Arizona provides an excellent comprehensive benefits package including:
− Affordable medical and dental insurance plans
− Paid vacation and sick time
− 10 paid holidays per year
− Wellness program and plans
− Life insurance
− Short/long-term disability insurance
− Defined retirement plan
− Award winning Infant at Work program
− Credit union membership
− Transit subsidy
− ADHS Student Assistance Pilot Program
For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page
To help you build a financially secure future, the State makes monthly contributions to finance your retirement benefit. The State will make a contribution to the ASRS in an amount equal to your contribution. In other words, you and the State will each pay 50% of the total cost of the benefit. New State employees have a 27 week wait period for contributions to begin.
Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by calling (602) 542-1085. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation. DHS is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All newly hired employees will be subject to E-Verify Employment Eligibility Verification.
ARIZONA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (AMS)
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.
Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.