HEAL Program Manager

State of Utah

Full Job Description
Job Description

Do you have experience supporting projects that will benefit an assigned program, local health departments, and other partner organizations? Do you enjoy managing teams and workflow processes? If this is you, then the Office of Health Promotion and Prevention seeks you to join the Healthy Environments Active Living (HEAL) Program as the HEAL Program Manager. As a HEAL Program Manager, you will work with Federal Grants from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This may include supervising activities related to Community Health Workers (CHWs), lactation promotion, early childcare settings, school health and worksites. You will be integral in helping the HEAL team to fulfill its vision and mission statements of, “ensuring that all Utahns have equitable opportunities to lead healthy, informed, safe and productive lives through the creation of community-clinical linkages and improved education, policy, built environment, and access to quality care in preventing and managing chronic diseases.”

Due to the nature of this position, compliance to the Utah Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Employee Immunization policy is required. Travel will also be required for this position.

Principle Duties

Coordinates staffing, schedules, assignments and work priorities of employees or volunteers.
Supervises staff including hiring, determining workload and delegating assignments, training, monitoring and evaluating performance, and initiating corrective or disciplinary actions.
Works with the lead program manager to prepare and manage budgets for federal and state funding sources, allocating resources appropriately.
Negotiates and writes contract special provisions specific to various program needs.
Creates a supportive team environment that invites openness, innovation, recognition, and productivity.
Develops and maintains partnerships with organizations that share similar goals.
Determines program goals and objectives and/or chairs committees established to support the program.
Develops, evaluates, or reviews plans and criteria for a variety of projects and activities; assesses feasibility of proposals.
Recommends, advocates and/or implements, new and or changes to existing policies and procedures, laws or regulations.
Oversees grant writing, evaluation, reporting and compliance for federal grants.
Coordinates and assigns projects; provides assistance in resolving problems; and establishes project priorities.

Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate for this position:Communicates effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Uses logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Monitors/Assesses performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Brings others together and tries to reconcile differences.
Manages one’s own time and the time of others.
Manages one’s own time and the time of others.
Motivates, develops, and directs people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
Has experience with writing grants.
Has experience managing budgets.
Has knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, and coordination of people and resources.
Has knowledge of public health communication and dissemination techniques and methods.
In order to be successful in this position YOU MUST:Have supervisory experience.
Have a working knowledge of the principles of Public Health.
Have the ability to communicate effectively with staff and various partners.
Have experience with writing and reviewing reports.

Preference may be given to applicants with a background in public policy either through education or experience.

Why You Should Join Our Team
This is an opportunity to make a difference. In addition to working with the great employees in the Healthy Living through Environment, Policy and Improved Clinical Care Program, you will receive great health and retirement benefits, including: comprehensive medical insurance (with traditional and high deductible options), Health Savings Account contributions, dental, retirement/pension plan, and paid leave accrual. We actively strive to promote positive work/life balance for all our employees. Click here to view a summary of all the benefits we offer.

The Agency
To learn more about the Healthy Living through the HEAL program, click here. If offered this position, your continued employment with DHHS will be contingent upon passing a fingerprint background check.

Supplemental Information
Working Conditions:

The typical office setting for this job is adequately lighted, heated and ventilated. However, you may encounter some risks that are associated with any office setting, for example, the safe use of office equipment, avoiding trips and falls, observing fire regulations, etc. Standard Schedule: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Standard Schedule: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Travel for this position is required.
Teleworking is available for this position.
Compliance with current DHHS immunizations policy is also required.
Physical Requirements:
Typically, the employee may sit comfortably to perform the work; however, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying light items; driving an automobile, etc. Special physical demands are not required to perform the work.