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Under the direction of the Chief Medical Officer, the Director of Grants is responsible for the oversight, management, and strategic guidance of the MIHS Grants Department. Cultivates, expands, and promotes grant acquisition and management, guides and facilitates funder communications with government agencies, corporations, and foundations, including grant projects for MIHS. Works collaboratively with the Research Department as appropriate. Provides leadership, consultation, and support for internal and external initiatives and collaborations. Develops innovative, competitive, and fundable concepts for MIHS that includes: identification of viable funding opportunities; project and proposal planning and development; review and feedback; approvals and submission; and post-award program management. Operates across sectors, funding sources, and with multiple departments within MIHS system to foster creative solutions that address the complex health care needs of marginalized communities.
MIHS is the only public teaching hospital and health care system in Arizona. With a focus on health disparities, MIHS encompasses the largest medical teaching program in Maricopa County and realizes over 430,000 annual patient visits. Racial and ethnic minorities account for 83% of ambulatory visits. Since 2003, grant funding has generated nearly $113 million in revenue to support the MIHS Mission, Vision, and Values. Primary programs include, but are not limited to, HIV-related care and support, maternal and child health, interpersonal violence, the Refugee Women's Health Clinic, early childhood, health literacy and work with the justice population. Robust community partnerships are essential to advancing health equity and contribute to the overall success of the Department and programs. The Director of Grants will provide leadership to a team of individuals who are highly experienced in their fields, and dedicated to helping the most vulnerable in our community lead healthier lives. MIHS is moving into an exciting new phase in the transformation and rebuilding of the hospital system. Known as "Care Reimagined", the Director of Grants will be a key participant in strategic funding discussions and opportunities that will generate innovative and visionary plans to transform care.
Requires a Master's degree in Public Administration, Nursing, or Business Management; or an equivalent combination of training and considerable experience which will result in the required specialized knowledge and abilities to perform the assigned work. Must have a minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible leadership experience in grants; with at least five (5) years of those years in healthcare related grant administration that demonstrates a high level of understanding of the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Experience must include demonstrated leadership ability, preferably working in a role that includes management of staff, budgets and multiple functional areas. Prefer prior experience working with multiple levels of government, corporate, philanthropic and foundation grants that focus on a variety of specialty populations. A strong background in and knowledge of federal, state, and nonprofit funding opportunities, policies and procedures, and reporting; An understanding of evaluation protocols; Creative and innovative approaches to address the Social Determinants of Health; Demonstrate team-oriented, collaborative management techniques to lead, motivate and manage teams and priorities in dynamic environment and adapt to change quickly and positively; and Be able to allocate people, time and other resources to create and execute operating or project plans on time and within budget. Must have knowledge of federal, state, and funder regulations including the Uniform Guidance as promulgated by the Federal Office of Management and Budget. Must be a successful leader of people, have strong leadership skills and the ability to motivate a team. Must be able to decide how to allocate people, time and other resource to create, execute, and accomplish an operating or project plan on time and within budget. Must have solid analytical and problem-solving skills along with the ability to utilize the appropriate management techniques to plan, organize, control and coordinate activities. Must be able to manage priorities in a dynamic environment and adapt to change quickly and positively. Must demonstrate ability to be self-directed, as well as demonstrate excellent organizational, analytical and interpersonal skills. Must be able to work as a team member with peers, other managers, staff and senior leadership. Must possess good customer service and communications skills, the ability to work with professionals and maintain confidentiality standards. Requires the ability to read, write and speak effectively in English.