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  • Full-time


COME WORK WITH US! 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 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.



Job Location:

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

Posting Details:

Salary: $63,800.00 

Grade: 22


Job Summary:

A Career in Public Service Awaits You, Come Join our Prevention Services Team !

Your Talent, Our Mission: To promote, protect, and improve the health and wellness of individuals and communities in Arizona.

What You'll Do:

- You will ensure effective implementation, accountability and ensure timely reporting for the federal Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) grant and the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding.

- As the MIECHV Program Director, you'll will be responsible for budget development and oversight; short and long term planning for the activities to be carried out under these grants.

- You will coordinate the activities of several different components of the grant including the provisions of six models of evidence based home visiting services; implementation of a promising approach model; oversee state home visiting contracts, a professional development system including an annual conference for up to 700 people, multiple evaluation components carried out by a contracted evaluator; coordinate a multi state agency and multi model data management system, a quality improvement component grant planning team, and the interagency leadership team which is a component of the Strong Families AZ Home Visiting Alliance.

- As the MIECHV Program Director, you will also oversee the implementation of all emergency supplies and allowable activities under the ARPA. You will oversee program and fiscal monitoring of subcontractors. You'll will work across state agencies, bureaus, and offices to accomplish program and agency goals. This position is required to perform work at/attend meetings at alternate locations and/or travel when necessary.

- Additionally the MIECHV Program Director will directly supervise two program managers and a program specialist and additional partial positions as needed. Some of the activities performed under these positions not mentioned above include contract management, program implementation for priority populations, management of social media campaigns, community support coordination including the implementation of the Strong Families AZ Helpline, coordination of the Strong Families AZ Home Visiting alliance including the local implementing agencies and community partners.

This position reports directly to the Office Chief, Office of Children’s Health.

Job Duties:

- Develops, implements and oversees all activities related to MIECHV and ARPA grant goals, objectives, budgets, responsibilities, priorities, standards of work and timelines. Authorizes budget expenditures and activities for the program.
- Employs, supervises and evaluates, directly or through delegation, adequate and appropriate division of staff. Supervises by directing, instructing and training staff in fulfilling programmatic requirements including but not limited to procurement, contract, program design and evaluation. Budget development, tracking, Monitoring and planning. Implements AZ Performs with staff.
- Oversees system planning and implementation of Strong Families AZ Home Visiting Alliance including the interagency leadership team, local implementing agencies and community partners. Coordinates with child-serving agencies and advocacy organizations to develop coordinated systems of care and act as a representative on system level meeting groups. This includes providing training and presentations on relevant topics related to home visiting, home visiting benchmarks, and system level work. Confers with others at the community, state and Federal level to promote a statewide system of early childhood home visiting.
- Writes reports and grants, reviews and oversees collection and reporting of data; responsible for developing program materials and processes.
- Researches current home visiting practices, health issues in Early Child Health and provides expert consultation to internal and external partner groups.
- Coordinate and align Title V activities under the domain of children’s health and with ADHS Home visiting programs.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:
- Arizona’s State Home Visiting System.
- Fundamentals of systems of care for children and their families and public health.
- Federal and State health policy; especially Federal guidelines concerning children's health.
- Group process and organizational behavior
Legal, ethical and contract implications of service delivery.
- Providing leadership and direction to staff and committees.
- State and ADHS policies and procedures.
- Federal and State legislative process.
- Program planning and evaluation.
- Principles of management for programs for children, including consumers, personnel, fiscal and communication.
- Use of data to monitor system effectiveness.
- Principles of health care financing and the implication for the early childhood system.
- Must have a general knowledge of family/professional partnership/cultural competence.
- Development principles including quality assurance, budget development and resource allocation; procurement and contract policies; maternal and child health topics to include public health best practices related to early childhood health and development.
- Performance Management (PM), and Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) and Lean methodologies.

Skill in:
- Extracting, compiling, analyzing, evaluating and synthesizing data.
- Data management systems, specifically, Efforts to Outcomes.
- Effective and professional written and oral communication.
- Group process and organizational design as it applies to partnering with community stakeholders and consumers.
- Program planning and evaluation.
- Developing and maintaining working relationships with internal and external customers.
- Applying prevention policy and environmental strategies and techniques to planning programs and projects.
- Responding to media.
- Exceptional skills in spreadsheet usage including development of spreadsheets and use of formulas.
- Writing grants, work plans, logic models and providing information in a clear and concise way; providing information across modalities to adapt to various audiences.
- Budget development, monitoring.

Ability to:
- Develop plans, set goals and carry out the plans to reach identified goals.
- Plan, organize and direct the work of others including providing constructive feedback and having effective conversations.
- Collaborate and plan with various partners, other agencies and personnel.
- Communicate effectively with family advocacy groups, other local and governmental child-serving agencies and stakeholders involved in the lives of families and children.
- Interact effectively with people of different cultures and socio-economic backgrounds, particularly in the context of human resources, non-profit organizations, and government agencies whose employees work with persons from different cultural/ ethnic backgrounds and be aware of and address personal biases to ensure services are provided equitably.
- Adapt to change.
- 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 Preference(s):

Bachelor's degree in a public health related field, public administration, child and family development, social work or a related area with 4 years work experience with administering grant programs serving children and young families. Master's degree in a related field will substitute for 2 years of work experience. Master's degree preferred.

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.