Grants Coordinator



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. 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. AHCCCS employees are passionate about their work, committed to high performance, and dedicated to serving the citizens of Arizona.

Grants Coordinator


Posting Details:

Salary: $57,000-$60,000 

Grade: 21

Job Summary:

The Division of the Grants Administration (DGA) is looking for a highly motivated individual to join our team as a Grants Coordinator. This position will serve as a subject matter expert for integrated services for individuals determined to have a Serious Mental Illness (SMI) or Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED), First Episode Psychosis (FEP), and on questions related to service delivery and oversight throughout Arizona. It is important that this position be able to determine appropriateness and effectiveness of state and federally funded mental health and integrated care services. The Division of Grants Management (DGA) is responsible for the application, oversight, monitoring, and implementation of contracts deriving from state and federal funding with an emphasis on the Mental Health Block Grant (MHBG). Under limited supervision, this position will evaluate the design, delivery, implementation, and effectiveness of the mental health services statewide. The position is grant funded and may be eliminated based on the availability of funding.

Job Duties:

* Oversee Mental Health Block Grant (MHBG) contracts and activities. Maintain close contact with Contractor’s staff regarding MHBG, Serious Mental Illness (SMI) or Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED), and First Episode Psychosis (FEP) activities. Monitors contractor performance through the annual operational review, annual reports, site visits, and recurring coordination meetings. Provides training and technical assistance to contractors as needed.

* Serve as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for integrated services for individuals determined to have a Serious Mental Illness (SMI) or Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED), and First Episode Psychosis (FEP), for the Division of Grants Administration (DGA), which will include but is not limited to providing trainings to AHCCCS staff, contractors, and stakeholders as appropriate.

* Assist with and facilitate AHCCCS projects. Projects to include but are not limited to: submitting and assisting in the development of grant applications, navigating and managing data submissions to grant systems such as WebBGas and eRA Commons, federal deliverable development and submission, Contractor Expenditure Report (CER) reviews, and technical assistance provision.

* Prepare documents including protocols, policies and procedures, and contracts (as needed) for the development of requirements as they relate to the oversight of sub-grantees and contractors, outcome and progress reports written, communication, and presentations which include statistics and financial data pertaining to MHBG programs.

* Represents AHCCCS at national, state, and internal meetings and committees for the purpose of integrated behavioral health care.

* Works with community and state stakeholders and the federal government to develop, modify, adapt policies, and improve the efficacy of services in Arizona

* Project Management including grant work plans, timelines, and deliverables.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

* Experience providing mental health services, as well as knowledge of Arizona’s behavioral health program delivery system (mental health, substance use and integrated care).

* Knowledge of and/or experience in implementing evidence-based practices and research in Serious Mental Illness (SMI), Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED), and First Episode Psychosis (FEP) populations.

* Oversight and monitoring contractual requirements

* Computer skills including use of Microsoft Office (or comparable software program)

* Strong negotiation and problem resolution skills

* Effectively communicate orally and in writing

* Plan and implement complex initiatives, tasks and events


Selective Preference(s):

* Minimum Bachelor’s degree in the behavioral health field, or related field

* Two years of experience working in direct behavioral health services

* Master’s degree in behavioral health or related field preferred

* Multi-lingual preferred


Pre-Employment Requirements:

Valid Arizona Drivers License


At AHCCCS, we promote the importance of work/life balance by offering workplace flexibility and a variety of learning and career development opportunities. Among the many benefits of a career with the State of Arizona, there are 10 paid holidays per year, accrual of sick and annual leave, affordable medical benefits and participation in the Arizona State Retirement Plan.

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

Contact Us:

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting 602-417-4497.
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.


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