Grants Specialist Senior, St. Paul, Minnesota

Created 01/14/2022
Reference 11417396
Job type Full Time
Country United States
State Minnesota
City St. Paul
Zip 55164
Salary Competitive
Job Details

Job Class: Grants Specialist Senior

Working Title: Tribal Health Engagement Coordinator
  • Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers.
  • Date Posted: 01/11/2022
  • Closing Date: 02/01/2022
  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Minnesota Department of Health (MDH)
  • Division/Unit: Health Improvement Bureau (HIB) / Office of American Indian Affairs
  • Work Shift/Work Hours: Day - 8:00am - 4:30pm
  • Days of Work: Monday - Friday
  • Travel Required : Yes - up to 50% of the time
  • Salary Range: $24.63 - 36.12 / hourly; $51,427 - $75,419 /annually
  • Classified Status: Unclassified
  • Bargaining Unit/Union: 214 - MN Assoc of Professional Empl/MAPE

Job Summary

This job posting is being used to fill two positions. This is a temporary, unclassified, benefits-eligible position with an expected duration of up to three (3) years.

Join the MDH team that is working to advance health equity and support self-sustaining American Indian public health infrastructure in Minnesota. The Office of American Indian Health (OAIH) is recruiting experienced and compassionate professionals to help administer state and federal grants and act as liaisons to tribal public health organizations. You will provide technical assistance and support to tribal and American Indian urban communities working to develop robust public health infrastructure systems and reduce health disparities.

This position will be part of a two-member team with the following responsibilities:

•Provide consultation, guidance, technical assistance, and support to OAIH grantees

•Provide grant administration for American Indian/tribal grantees

•Work closely with Training and Technical Assistance Coordinators to facilitate grantee access to technical assistance providers

•Establish and maintain effective working relationships with tribal governments, and other stakeholders not funded by OAIH grants, to increase involvement and enable collaboration

Minimum Qualifications

Two years of professional-level experience in public health, tribal health, or other healthcare setting, and/or in education or non-profits

Experience must include the following:
  • Project management and facilitating discussions within diverse stakeholder community groups
  • Developing budgets, or administering grants or contracts

Additional minimum qualifications to be assessed during the interview:
  • Strong verbal and written English communication skills
  • Human relations skills sufficient to effectively communicate with diverse groups

To facilitate proper crediting, your résumé must clearly illustrate how you meet the minimum qualifications; please indicate the beginning and ending month and year for each job held.

Preferred Qualifications

Master's degree in Public Health, Community Health, Environmental Health, Indigenous Studies, or other related field

Experience working with tribal public health systems and/or the American Indian community

Knowledge of State of Minnesota policies for grant administration, contract management, and finances

Experience advancing health equity through culturally competent and equity-centered strategy development in a diverse, multicultural, and multi-lingual work environment

Experience translating technical information into plain language for a variety of audiences

Preparing reports, grants, contracts, and summaries in a timely and professional manner

Fluency with the language(s), culture, and terminology of the American Indian community

Additional Requirements

While a driver's license is not mandatory, the position includes a travel requirement, which the employee will be responsible for meeting.

This position requires successful completion of a background check, which may consist of the following:

SEMA4 Records Check

Employment Reference Check

Criminal History Check

Application Details

Why Work For Us

Come work for one of the best public health systems in the nation and you will contribute to our mission to protect, maintain and improve the health of all Minnesotans. We are working hard to achieve our vision for health equity in Minnesota, where all communities are thriving and all people have what they need to be healthy. Our collaborative, mission-driven work environment is a major factor in promoting a high level of employee health awareness, employee longevity and job satisfaction.

We offer a competitive benefits package including employee and family health and dental insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, health promotion programs, pre-tax benefits, vacation leave, sick leave, paid holidays, deferred compensation, retirement benefits, and more!

How to Apply

Select "Apply for Job" at the top of this page. If you have questions about applying for jobs, 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 Rebecca Lichter at .

If you are an individual with a disability and need an accommodation for an interview, you may contact the Department of Health ADA Coordinator 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.
Employer Minnesota Department of Health

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