Coordinator - Grant Programs (HRSA)


The Opioid-Impacted Family Support Program (OIFSP) is a project funded by a grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). This grant intends to prepare students and graduates of the CHW Program to work with children and families impacted by Opioid Use and other Substance Use Disorders (OUD/SUD) in high-need and high-demand areas in Cook County, Illinois. Malcolm X College's Community Healthcare Worker (CHW) Program is a certificate program that trains community health workers to serve as a link between the community and the healthcare system. Community Health Workers help reduce the discrepancies in health care and health outcomes in under privileged communities.

The Coordinator - Grant Programs (HRSA) is responsible for coordinating and performing a wide range of programmatic, budgeting, procurement, and reporting activities in support of the implementation and administration of the Opioid-Impacted Family Support Program (OIFSP).

The position provides support to the project director, CHW program director, faculty, and external partners in administering plans and activities for accomplishing the project's objectives including: implementing specialized curriculum to prepare CHW students to work with children and families impacted by opioid use and other substance abuse disorders (OUD/SUD); expanding recruitment and outreach efforts; and working with community partners to create apprenticeships and employment opportunities.

This is a grant funded position, the grant is schedule to end by the Summer of 2024.

  • Serves as a primary contact for grant related activities including public relations opportunities, information open houses, and event planning.
  • Serves as a liaison with community and healthcare partners, collaborating institutions and program staff to facilitate communications, schedule meetings, and ensure the efficient exchange of information regarding project activities.
  • Coordinates with Business Office to oversee and manage grant's operating budget; monitors expenditures; maintains expense records, tracks grant funded student stipends; and makes recommendations to Principal Investigator for budget revisions.
  • Participates in collecting and analyzing statistical and program data for inclusion in periodic program reviews and evaluations of grant's key performance measures and indicators.
  • Prepares various narrative, budgetary and status reports on OIFSP to provide a description and assessment of the program's activities and accomplishments.
  • Works with CHW project team to develop partnerships with community-based health centers to create apprenticeship programs, place students to work with children and families impacted by OUD and SUD, and generate job placement opportunities.
  • Maintains records and creates databases using Excel and various college systems to monitor program activities and data including recruitment, enrollment, retention, and student outcomes.
  • Assists in coordinating and implementing various recruitment and outreach activities including workshops, webinars, and community meetings to identify and engage individuals interested in training as a CHW with a focus on serving the OUD/SUD population and their families.
  • Conducts presentations to provide information and outline the purpose, goals, expectations and commitments of the Opioid-Impacted Family Support Program (OIFSP). Works with prospective students in completing applications and connects them to college admissions, financial aid and student support staff.
  • Prepares purchase requisitions, places orders with vendors, and verifies delivery of materials, supplies, equipment, and other goods acquired with program grant funds.

Qualifications :

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Public Health, Health Sciences, Education or a related field
  • Master's degree preferred
  • At least two years of public health workforce experience
  • Experience in grant management and project/grant coordination highly desired
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Proficiency in the use video conferencing applications (i.e. Zoom)
  • Must be team player, self-directed, and innovative, ability to assess current operations in an effort to improve future goals and initiatives of the grant.
WE OFFER: Excellent health benefits at a low cost, Investment plans 403(b) & 457(b), SURS Retirement Plan, generous vacation, holidays, personal and sick days, Tuition Reimbursement. For a more detailed overview of benefits, please visit our benefits page.

Chicago residency is required for a full-time employee within 6 months of hire.
We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.
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