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  • Full-time


The Arizona Department of Health Services promotes and protects the health of Arizona’s children and adults. Our mission is to promote, protect, and improve the health and wellness of individuals and communities in Arizona. We strive to set the standard for personal and community health through direct care, science, public policy, and leadership. ADHS promotes alternative work schedules, flexible hours. We have positions that can fit any stage in your career, from entry to senior level. We offer a robust benefit package, including the ADHS Student Loan Assistance Pilot Program, where eligible employees can receive up to $437.50 per month for their outstanding student loans. Come check us out and see how you can make a difference in the lives of all Arizonans.


Division of Prevention

Job Location:

Address: 150 N 18th Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85007 

Posting Details:

Salary: $58,000 

Grade: 22

Job Summary:

Under the general direction of the Office Chief, this position serves as the Healthy Aging Program Manager and is responsible for strengthening the family and community by promoting and improving health status through leadership, collaboration, and partnership. A major focus of this position will be the development and implementation of a Healthy Aging model for the State of Arizona. In addition, this position will 1) Lead the state healthy aging program; 2) Coordinate the activities of various departmental, interagency, and community-based agencies' committees, coalitions, and task forces involvement in the development of the state strategic plans; 3) Administer and seek federal grants, community foundation funding and other sources of additional resources for the healthy aging program; 4) Administer contracts, intergovernmental agreements, and interagency service agreements on behalf of the Department; and 5) represents the Department on local, state, and national boards and committees.

Job Duties:

- Develop and maintain relationships with internal and external partners (Alzheimer's Association, Dementia Caregiver Association, Duet, HAPI partners, Arizona Falls Coalition, County partners, etc)to maximize the effectiveness of the program and maintain ongoing participation in meetings and workgroups.

- Develop and implement program evaluations, needs assessments, surveys, logic models, as necessary for program planning, development, implementation and management. Write grant applications, reports, correspondence, and other documents related to the mission and objectives of the program.

-Serve as the department's designated subject matter expert on healthy aging, Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementia(ADRD) and represent the department at local, state, regional and national boards, committees, associations, and professional organizations.

- Establish, coordinate and support external advisory boards, planning groups, and coalitions of the healthy aging program including providing support and guidance for county healthy aging programs.

- Develop policies including draft legislation and health promotion programs for healthy aging to include systematic monitoring and evaluation of their effectiveness under the direction of the Office Chief.

- Analyze community, family and behavioral health promotion data and other relevant public health data on healthy aging, review professional literature, and soliciting public comment to develop state strategic plans for Alzheimer's and Dementia.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:
- Principles and practices of public health, community organization and community and aging health education.
- Behavioral and mental health promotion theory and practice, preventive health care practices.
- Methods for designing, implementing and evaluating community, family, geriatric and behavioral health promotion and programs.
- State and federal legislative and regulatory processes, health care rules and regulations.
- Principles and practices of public sector management including fiscal and budget, organizational behavior, and effective communication.
- Principles of health services delivery, especially in public health, community-based, and managed care settings.
- Methods of building and maintaining community-based coalitions.
- Program planning, management, and evaluation principles, methods and techniques.
- Grants development and management, especially related federal rules and regulations.
- ADHS policies and procedures.
- Performance Management (PM), and Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) and Lean methodologies.

Skill in:
- Strong and successful grants writing
-Partnership development
-Oral and written communications.
- Conceptualization, designing, planning and evaluation of community, family and behavioral health promotion programs and strategies.
- Conflict resolution and mediation.
- Group process and interpersonal skills for the coordination and collaboration necessary for the projects, for developing and maintaining the working relationships needed to organize and maintain councils, task forces, committees, coalitions, and projects.
- Analysis and interpretation of data, current professional literature and healthy policy.
- Resource management skills including financial, human and material.

Ability to:

-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.


Selective Preferences:

Bachelor's degree in Public Health or related field with 4 years of professional experience, including two years experience in aging adult programs, chronic disease, and population health and at least two years managing or coordinating a public health program. A Master's degree in a related field may substitute for 1 year of professional experience.

Pre-Employment Requirements:

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.

Contact Us:

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.


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.