HIV Contract Manager & Training Coordinator


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.  

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 for assistance.  
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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


If you have questions about the position, contact Katherine Finlayson at


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 Please indicate what assistance you need.

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