HIV Contract Manager & Training Coordinator

Job 

Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
Date Posted: 09/09/2016
Closing Date: 09/23/2016
Hiring Agency: Department of Human Services
Division/Unit: Central Office/Community Supports
Work Shift: Day Shift
Days of Work: Monday – Friday
Travel Required: Yes
Salary Range: $21.98 – $32.24 /hourly; $45,894 – $67,317 /annually
Job Class Option: None
Classified Status: Classified
Job Summary

Job Summary

This position exists to coordinate training and communication activities related to contract management for the HIV/AIDS Ryan White Part B Grants Management Team to enhance provider performance and outcomes for people living with HIV/AIDS using the Ryan White Part B Program.  The incumbent also develops requests for proposals and vendor contracts, and manage contractor performance to assure contractor compliance and outcome achievement in accordance with state and federal law and rule. The incumbent coordinates training and communication activities related to HIVIAIDS Ryan White Part B Program policies to enhance awareness of, access to, and use of Part B services and programs. The person in this position communicates and collaborates with a diverse array of internal and external stakeholders and partners, represents the team, division and DHS on a variety of community committees connected to the contracts and related to team activities. The incumbent serves as a subject matter expert on HIV/AIDS and the Ryan White Part B Program.

 

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in public administration, psychology, social work, or other related field AND one year of related professional experience (e.g. managing professional contracts for community-based care and support services or oversight of community-based care and support services for people living with HIV/AIDS).

OR

Two years of related professional experience

The candidate’s professional experience must also show:

Knowledge of:

  • Broad-based understanding of HIV/AIDS and AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) program requirements and work processes.
  • Project planning and operations sufficient to organize projects with others, establish goals and timetables, organize project workflows, clarify mutual expectations, and evaluate results.
  • Methods and processes for developing RFPs and contracts and for contract management; unit, agency, state and federal contracting requirements.
  • Principles, techniques and experience in business process improvement.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • An Advanced degree in a related field.
  • Knowledge of publicly funded medical assistance programs as they apply to HIV/AIDS-related benefits. (e.g. Medicare, Minnesota’s Medical Assistance (MA) program including Medical Assistance for Employed Persons with Disabilities (MAD-EPD), MNsure, and the Affordable Care Act.)
  • Basic knowledge of DSD policies, procedures, processes, programs, funding sources and business goals

Additional Requirements

To facilitate proper crediting, please ensure that your resume clearly describes your experience in the areas listed and indicates the beginning and ending month and year for each job held.

Reference/background checks – The Department of Human Services will conduct reference checks to verify job-related credentials and criminal background check prior to appointment.

If you are an individual with a disability and need an ADA accommodation for an interview, you may contact Lisa Duda at 651-431-2344 or lisa.duda@nullstate.mn.us for assistance.

 

Application Details

Why Work For Us

GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year. This position is located in Minnesota’s great capital city, St. Paul. The State of Minnesota offers employees subsidies for public transportation allowing for convenient and easy access to commute to work. Ride the new METRO “Green Line” Light Rail Train to work! The 10th Street Station is located close by.

Our mission as an employer is to actively recruit, welcome and support a workforce, which is diverse and inclusive of people who are underrepresented in the development of state policies, programs and practices, so that we can support the success and growth of all people who call Minnesota home.

How to Apply

Click “Apply” at the bottom of this page. If you are unable to apply online, please contact the job information line at 651.259.3637.

For additional information about the application process, go to http://www.mn.gov/careers.

Contact

If you have questions about the position, contact Katherine Finlayson at Katherine.Finlayson@nullstate.mn.us.


AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed to providing culturally responsive services to all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

We will make reasonable accommodations to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651.259.3637 or email careers@nullstate.mn.us. Please indicate what assistance you need.

September 8 – 29, 2016 (Thursdays) Instructional Design for Technical Communicators

Charged with developing a tutorial or similar instructional program? Or have you developed tutorials but are looking to do so more effectively

This 4-session, online certificate course provides you with the skills needed to successfully produce effective learning programs, including following the ADDIE approach, writing instructional objectives, developing criterion-referenced quizzes and tests, describing the dominant Kirkpatrick model of evaluation, choosing an instructional strategy then applying it, and creating engaging, supportive instructional programs.

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September 15, 2016: #TechComm Showcase: Editor as Collaborator with Lori Meyer and Lessons My Cat Taught Me About ID with Jamye Sagan

Join us for #TechComm Showcase: “Editor as Collaborator” with Lori Meyer and “Lessons My Cat Taught Me About ID” with Jamye Sagan.

10:30 am Pacific / 11:30 am Mountain / 12:30 pm Central / 1:30 pm Eastern
Thursday, September 15, 2016

UPDATE: This webinar was a huge success! See the recording and slides on our Free recordings of IDL SIG webinars for members page. (requires password. Contact programs@nullstcidlsig.org if you did not yet receive your password.)

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We will be presenting two encore progressions from this year’s #STC16 Techncial Communication Summit:

  1. Editor as Collaborator with Lori Meyer and
  2. Lessons My Cat Taught Me About Instructional Design with Jamye Sagan

This is a joint event with the STC Technical Editing SIG and is free to members of either SIG.

The webinar will be recorded so feel free to watch with us online and then rewatch at your leisure. No need to take notes. If you cannot attend, sign up anyway so that you will get a link to the recording.

About the Audience

All levels will find these presentations engaging and informative.

About the Webinars and Speakers

Lori Meyer — The Editor as Collaborator: Communication Makes the Difference

Editing skills play an important role in quality technical communication. However, even the most skilled editors need to communicate professionally and effectively with writers. This session explores how effective communication with colleagues and clients helps editors enhance team communication, improve documentation, and provide writers with valuable insights to enhance their writing.

Lori is a technical communicator and curriculum developer in Northern California, where she develops and edits software documentation and training. Lori feels great excitement about the potential of social media and mobile technology to build on our work as technical communicators.

For some additional background about Lori, see her profile in the Carolina Communique, the STC Carolina Chapter newsletter: One Question Can Change Your Life.

Jamye Sagan — Lessons My Cat Taught Me About Instructional Design

Sometimes, technical communicators may be required to design training materials and programs for their subject matter–even if they have never formally studied instructional design. In this progression topic, the speaker will share photos and anecdotes of her beloved cat Gimli while discussing five lessons she has learned over the years about developing training courses and related materials.

Jamye manages communications between the corporate office and the store pharmacies. She also helps design training programs and reference materials for various pharmacy projects. When not “making sense out of the senseless” in the tech comm world, Jamye enjoys transforming yarn into pretty and useful objects and keeping her cats away from her yarn.

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Congratulations to our new STC IDL SIG Secretary, Marcia Shannon!

Dear IDL SIG Members,

Congratulations to our new STC IDL SIG Secretary, Marcia Shannon!

This was a very close race. 28 IDL SIG members took part in the elections – about 5% of our member base.

We thank Sara Buchanan and Henry McCormick for putting their names into consideration; we hope to work with them in other roles within the SIG. We also thank you members for participating in this election.

–Jamye

Jamye Sagan
Surveys & Social Media Manager, IDL SIG
SIG Liaison, Community Affairs Committee, STC
Member, Community Achievement Award and Pacesetter Award Committees

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August 18, 2016: “Lightning Talks” webinar with Kit Brown-Hoekstra, Viqui Dill, Jamye Sagan, Mellissa Ruryk and Robert Hershenow

UPDATE: This webinar was a huge success! See the recording and slides on our Free recordings of IDL SIG webinars for members page. (requires password. Contact programs@nullstcidlsig.org if you did not yet receive your password.)

Join us for “Lightning Talks” webinar with Kit Brown-Hoekstra, Viqui Dill, Jamye Sagan, Mellissa Ruryk and Robert Hershenow.

10:30 am Pacific / 11:30 am Mountain / 12:30 pm Central / 1:30 pm Eastern
Thursday, August 18, 2016

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About the webinar

Lightning talks are fast and fun. Each speaker has 5 minutes to present the topic using a 20 slide PowerPoint set to automatically advance the slides at 15 second intervals. The atmosphere is light-hearted and fast-paced as each speaker tries to bring some valuable edutainment your way.

The webinar will be recorded so feel free to watch with us online and then rewatch at your leisure. No need to take notes. If you cannot attend, sign up anyway so that you will get a link to the recording.

Intended Audience

All Audiences. The content will be introductory (e.g., > “101 level”)

About the Speakers:

Kit Brown-Hoekstra — Everything I Needed to Know about Leadership, I Learned from Star Trek

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Viqui Dill — You stink at email

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Mellissa Ruryk — Chinglish/Engrish/Spangrish

We who grew up speaking English as a first language know how exasperating it can be with all the “rules” for spelling that seem to be ignored as many times as they are applied; homonyms; and the kind of trouble you can get into by missing out just one letter (think “pubic” instead if “public”). Consider and sympathize, then, with people who don’t grow up learning the twists and idiosyncrasies of this amalgam of thousands of years of British imperialism. Join us as Mellissa Ruryk shares some amusing samples of signs gone wrong around the world with Engrish, Chinglish, Spanglish and… Mangle-ish?

Robert Hershenow — What Do You Think?

What’s going on inside your head? A lot more than you might think! Our conscious thought processes are only part of what our brains are up to at any moment. Find out what else is happening when you are asleep or awake, when you’re happy or stressed, and how you can make the most of all that brain power.

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