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Senior Grants Coordinator

  • 510549
  • Full-time


Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System
Accountability, Community, Innovation, Leadership, Passion, Quality, Respect, Courage, Teamwork

The Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS), Arizona’s Medicaid agency, is driven by its mission to deliver comprehensive, cost-effective health care to Arizonans in need. AHCCCS is a nationally acclaimed model among Medicaid programs and a recipient of multiple awards for excellence in workplace effectiveness and flexibility.

AHCCCS employees are passionate about their work, committed to high performance, and dedicated to serving the citizens of Arizona. Among government agencies, AHCCCS is recognized for high employee engagement and satisfaction, supportive leadership, and flexible work environments, including remote work opportunities. With career paths for seasoned professionals in a variety of fields, entry-level positions, and internship opportunities, AHCCCS offers meaningful career opportunities in a competitive industry.

Come join our dynamic and dedicated team.

Senior Grants Coordinator

Job Location:

Address:  801 E Jefferson St, Phoenix, AZ 85034

Posting Details:

Open until filled

Salary: $82,500

Grade: 23

This position may offer the ability to work remotely within Arizona based upon the department's needs and continual meeting of expected performance measures. 

Job Summary:

The Division of Grants Administration is looking for a highly motivated individual to join our team as a Senior Grants Coordinator. Under the direction of the State Opioid Administrator the Senior Grants Coordinator will coordinate training, education, outreach activities; stakeholder involvement; fidelity monitoring; and assist with required grant deliverables and reporting requirement for the Arizona State Opioid Response (SOR) project to reduce the number of individuals with Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) and opioid-related deaths. The coordinator will ensure coordination among the various streams of funding coming into the state to address the opioid crisis, desire to impact public health delivery services should apply. Travel throughout the state will be required.

Major duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
● Maintain accountability and fidelity to project guidelines; prepare and review situational reports; monitor progress toward objectives.
● Communicate with vendors and contractors to review program accomplishments, systems, record keeping procedures and ensure compliance with funder requirements; make appropriate recommendations for changes or modifications, as needed.
● Write narratives, work plans, and review budgets for the SOR grant.
● Track, update, and maintain project requirements, documentation, issues, and funding, and support all other project deliverables.
● Provide training and technical assistance to providers, Managed Care Organizations, community stakeholders and partners, including tribal populations.
● Develop partnerships with statewide and community-level stakeholders to coordinate opioid treatment activities.
● Other duties as assigned, as related to the position.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

● Proficient strategic planning, work plan development, needs assessment and evaluation.
● The continuum of services and treatment options for substance use disorders
● Fiscal and administrative pre- and post- award processes associated with multi- faceted, multi-million-dollar federal grants medication-assisted treatment.

● Strong negotiation and problem solving.
● Strong technical and informative writing.
● Strong analytical skills with the ability to understand data analysis, program evaluation and substance use disorder research.

● Abilities:
● Motivate groups of individuals to work cooperatively.
● Self motivate and maintain high level of autonomy
● Effectively plan and organize work activities and prioritize task completion according to schedules and goals.


● Bachelor's Degree in Public Health, Social Science, or closely related field; Two - three years of work experience in grant, implementation and monitoring.

● Master's Degree in Public Health, Social Science, or closely related field; clinical experience with substance use disorders/ addiction and substance abuse treatment, and implementing public health or multi-systemic initiatives

Pre-Employment Requirements:

• Successfully complete the Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify), applicable to all newly hired State employees.
• Successfully pass fingerprint background check, prior employment verifications and reference checks; employment is contingent upon completion of the above-mentioned process and the agency’s ability to reasonably accommodate any restrictions.
• Travel is required for State business. Employees who drive on state business must complete any required driver training (see Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12.) AND have an acceptable driving record for the last 39 months including no DUI, suspension or revocations and less than 8 points on your license. If an Out of State Driver License was held within the last 39 months, a copy of your MVR (Motor Vehicle Record) is required prior to driving for State Business. Employees may be required to use their own transportation as well as maintaining valid motor vehicle insurance and current Arizona vehicle registration; however, mileage will be reimbursed.


Among the many benefits of a career with the State of Arizona, there are:
• 10 paid holidays per year
• Paid Vacation and Sick time off (12 and 13 days per year respectively) - start earning it your 1st day (prorated for part-time employees)
• A top-ranked retirement program with lifetime pension benefits
• A robust and affordable insurance plan, including medical, dental, life, and disability insurance
• Participation eligibility in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (must meet qualifications)
• RideShare and Public Transit Subsidy
• A variety of learning and career development opportunities
• Opportunity to work 100% virtually or remotely on an ad-hoc basis (home office)

By providing the option of a full-time or part-time virtual/remote work schedule, employees enjoy improved work/life balance, report higher job satisfaction, and are more productive. Remote work is a management option and not an employee entitlement or right. An agency may terminate a remote work agreement at its discretion.

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page


Lifetime Pension Benefit Program
• Administered through the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS)
• Defined benefit plan that provides for life-long income upon retirement.
• Required participation for Long-Term Disability (LTD) and ASRS Retirement plan.
• Pre-taxed payroll contributions begin after a 27-week waiting period (prior contributions may waive the waiting period).

Deferred Retirement Compensation Program
• Voluntary participation.
• Program administered through Nationwide.
• Tax-deferred retirement investments through payroll deductions.

Contact Us:

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by emailing careers@azahcccs.gov.
Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.


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.