Job Description

Grants Manager

  • 525211
  • 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.

Grants Manager

Job Location:

Address: 801 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix, AZ 85034

Posting Details:

Salary:  $65,000 - $75,000

Grade: 23

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Job Summary:

Reporting to the Arizona Advisory Council on Indian Health Care (AACIHC) Executive Director, the Grants Manager (GM) is a grant funded position that serves as the lead point of contact for a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Community Health Workers for COVID Response and Resilient Communities (CCR) grant. This position may not continue beyond the duration of the available funding for the CDC/CCR grant.

The GM provides overall project implementation and supervises and guides staff to accomplish grant goals and deliverables. The GM will work closely with subcontracted Tribal Community Health Representative (CHR) programs and partners to better address the social determinants of COVID-19, build community resilience, and advance health equity by building capacity of Tribal CHRs and the health systems they work with and within, to include the Indian Health Service and Tribal Health systems.

This position has the potential to work from a Virtual Office (VO) setting or may Telecommute based on the unit's needs and will require statewide travel.

Major duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
* Provide grant management and oversight of project goals and deliverables. Serves as point of contact with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, AHCCCS, and subcontracted CHR Tribal programs to ensure grant activities reporting and budget development.
* Establishes and maintains relationships with subcontracted CHR Tribal Programs and NAU Evaluation partners to participate in a statewide coalition to share resources and knowledge that has and will assist in mitigating COVID-19.
* Supervises staff to achieve grant deliverables. Approves staff travel, purchases, leave requests, time sheets, and ensures staff follow agency policies.
* Establishes agendas, in collaboration with contracted partners, for meetings and forums with subcontracted Tribes and NAU evaluation partners. Will bring partners together quarterly and meet with partners in person and via online platforms.
* Updates Executive Director and AACIHC Members on the status of the project and serves as the lead spokesperson to explain project.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

* Policies, procedures and programs of tribal health care delivery systems, public health systems, and emergency response systems and how they interact with state and federal systems
* Methods and proper preparation of reports
* Native American cultures and tribal sovereignty laws and policies

* Use of on line virtual meeting platforms, Google Suites and Microsoft Office applications
* Effective verbal, written, and interpersonal communications
* Grant management and reporting, including budget development

* Interact with AACIHC members, tribal members, state agency staff members and outside health care representatives
* Exercise high degree of discretion and independent judgment
* Research and summarize data and compose reports
* Must be able to prioritize work tasks and ensure timelines of tasks are met
* Maintaining a working relationship with AACIHC staff, Council members, Tribal, state and federal program staff for high quality and timeliness of assigned special projects
* Travel statewide


* 1 - 3 years of experience in public health, Tribal Health Systems, or community health programming.

* Bachelor's in Public Health or Health Education.

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 may be 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.

If this position requires driving or the use of a vehicle as an essential function of the job to conduct State business, then the following requirements apply: Driver’s License Requirements.

All newly hired State employees are subject to and must successfully complete the Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify).


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 (13 and 12 days per year respectively) - start earning it your 1st day (prorated for part-time employees)
* Paid Parental Leave-Up to 12 weeks per year paid leave for newborn or newly-placed foster/adopted child (pilot program).
* Other Leaves - Bereavement, civic duty, and military.
* 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

By providing the option of a full-time or part-time 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.

Learn more about the Paid Parental Leave pilot program here. 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.

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Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. The State of Arizona is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employer.

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