A Career in Public Service Awaits You, Come Join our Bureau of Women’s and Children’s Health (BWCH) Team!
Your Talent, Our Mission: To promote, protect, and improve the health and wellness of individuals and communities in Arizona.
- The Bureau of Women’s and Children’s Health (BWCH) resides within the Division of Public Health Services of the Arizona Department of Health Services and serves as the lead state agency for maternal and child health in Arizona. The mission of the Bureau is to strengthen the family and the community by promoting and improving the health and safety of women and children. Three overarching goals guide the work of the Bureau of Women’s and Children’s Health: Reduce mortality and morbidity among women and children, Eliminate health disparities in health outcomes and access to services and increase access to health care.
Three of the federal grants administered in BWCH are the Family Violence Prevention Services Act, the Rape Prevention Education funds, and the Public Health Prevention Block Grant. The Program Manager position will manage two complex public health programs that are supported by those funds; the Domestic Violence and Sexual Violence Prevention Education Programs. The combined budgets for these programs total approximately $3 million. This position is responsible for managing 15 contractors on average, who provide either shelter and supportive services or sexual violence prevention education.
What You'll Do:
- The Program Manager will be responsible for developing, managing, and monitoring multiple budgets and contracts, writing applications/reports, creating/updating program-specific policy and procedure manuals, and complying with all procurement statutes and processes. This position will interpret State and Federal laws, rules, and regulations and create program policy to ensure compliance with federal and state legislation. The Program Manager will use state and national data, community input, and current research to guide program direction and implementation. This position will also represent the department and BWCH on state and national committees focused on sexual and domestic violence.
- The Program Manager will coordinate and collaborate with internal partners in addition to community-based stakeholders and federal/state agencies to obtain input on program policies and strategies and leverage resources that will enhance successful program implementation. The Program Manager manages and evaluates the execution of the Domestic Violence and Sexual Violence Prevention Education Programs. This position collaborates with external state and community partners to ensure the Domestic Violence Program supports a seamless system of services across the state by providing evidence-based shelter and supportive services. The Program Manager is also responsible for working with diverse stakeholders and contractors to implement evidence-based/evidence-informed strategies and programs with the goal of preventing sexual violence.
- Plans, implements, and administers statewide domestic violence and sexual violence prevention to ensure the public is receiving quality, evidence-based/evidence-informed services. This includes creating scopes of work, monitoring contracts, providing technical assistance to contractors and stakeholders, and coordinating professional development opportunities.
- Develops, administers, and monitors budgets to ensure funding is expended in a cost-effective manner to support program goals and ensure funding is spent in accordance with applicable state and federal laws, rules, and guidance. This includes developing and maintaining appropriate budget monitoring spreadsheets/tools, making decisions regarding the allocation of funds, reviewing and approving invoices, and working with contractors to identify and resolve budgeting issues.
- Writes grant applications, annual reports, program update reports, data reports, policy and procedure manuals, social media messages, and other written products as needed to successfully secure funds to support programmatic and administrative functions and share relevant information with diverse audiences.
- Coordinates program evaluation activities with internal and external experts as well as contractors to ensure the programs are able to track and measure data needed to assess program impact and outcomes. This includes identifying data needed to conduct valid program evaluations.
- Represents the Bureau of Women's and Children's Health on various state and national committees to coordinate and promote services as well as share expertise to expand and enhance the reach and quality of program strategies/activities.
- Completes other duties as assigned to support the mission of the Bureau of Women's and Children's Health.
- Knowledge of Performance Management (PM), Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI), and Lean methodologies.
- Principles of Public Health.
- Family dynamics as it relates to sexual and domestic violence.
- Social justice issues and societal myths related to sexual and domestic violence.
- Effective Bystander Intervention strategies.
- Trauma-Informed Care.
- Evidence-based and evidence-informed principles of prevention.
- State and federal procurement and financial management laws, rules, and guidelines.
- Program development and planning principles.
- Efficient and effective budget management principles.
- Applicable state and federal statutes and ADHS policies and procedures.
- Evaluation principles, methods, and techniques.
- Health disparities and health equity National Standards for Culturally.
- Linguistically Appropriate Services.
- Analytical/assessment skills.
- Policy development/program planning/management skills.
- Effective written and verbal communication skills.
- Cultural competency skills.
- Community dimensions of practice skills.
- Financial planning and management skills.
- Leadership and systems thinking skills.
- Time management skills.
- 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.
- Develop and maintain effective working relationships with diverse internal and external stakeholders at the national, state, county, and community levels.
- Communicate effectively and thoughtfully with community members who may have never disclosed their experience as sexual or domestic violence victims.
- Produce accurate, high-quality written products.
- Apply research to practice.
- Effectively assess multiple factors in decision making.
- Monitor program goals and objectives effectively and adjust program activities as indicated.
- Be proactive in identifying trends that may impact program goals and objectives.
- Bachelor's degree in Public Administration, Business, Public Health or related field and 4 years professional related exp., which included program planning or administration. Master's degree in a related field may substitute for 1-year exp. Preference is given to applicants with Public Health exp. and those with exp. in sexual assault prevention, domestic violence, and health equity efforts.
- Driver's License.
- 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.
The State of Arizona is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.