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MCH Title V Block Grant Coordinator/PUBLIC SERVICE ADMINISTRATOR Opt 1

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Date:  May 13, 2022

Springfield, IL, US, 62702-5076

Job Requisition ID:  14577

Agency:  Department of Public Health 

Office: Women's Health & Family Services

Division: Maternal, Child, Family Health Services
Posting ID: 63-22-0250

Posted: 5/13/2022 - 5/26/2022
Salary:  $3,116 - $10,658/monthly 
Job Type:  Salaried Full Time 
County:  Sangamon 
Number of Vacancies:  1 
Plan/BU:  Supervisory Exclusion 063 


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Agency Marketing Statement

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is tasked with the oversight of communities within Illinois to achieve and maintain optimal health and safety. With an annual budget of over $600 million in state and federal funds, 7 regional offices, 3 laboratories and over 1,100 employees, IDPH is equipped to fulfill its mission of protecting the health and wellness of the people of Illinois through the prevention, health promotion, regulation and control of disease and injury.

Position Overview

The Illinois Department of Public Health is seeking a highly motivated individual to serve as the MCH Title V Block Grant Coordinator. Administers the Illinois Title V Block Grant. Manages Illinois' Title V Block Grant; reviews MCH data and identifies areas requiring additional attention. Identifies and engages key stakeholders in Title V programs and initiatives. Advises Division Chief on progress of Title V programs and recommends areas of improvement as well as new opportunities. Represents Illinois Title V through presentations and in meetings. Serves as supervisor for Title V program staff. Provides grantee technical assistance. The MCH Title V Block Grant Coordinator serves as liaison to the general public, state and federal agencies, and other key organizations regarding OWHFS and IL Title V activities.

Job Responsibilities

1.  Manages Illinois' Title V Block Grant which consists of monitoring changes in Title V Block Grant guidance.

  • Compiles information from program staff and grantees to prepare the narrative and forms for the annual Title V report and application and ensure the submission of the annual Title V Block Grant applications and report, including the annual and five-year needs assessment activities.
  • Coordinate the completion of the Title V Block Grant Application and Annual Report narrative and forms.
  • Oversees the monitoring of grantee activities and reporting (quarterly, financial and data reports) and assist Division Chief and Fiscal in developing annual budget proposal and justifications for block grant activities.


2.  Identifies and engages key stakeholders in Title V programs and initiatives.

  • Collaborates with Title V staff as well as other IDPH staff and key MCH stakeholders to identify, develop and/or implement programs and initiatives.
  • Convenes expert panels as needed to discuss existing and emerging trends in maternal and child health that may require a coordinated effort by the state to address and resolve.


3.  Reviews maternal and child health data and identify opportunities for additional programs.

  • Collaborates with the Title V epidemiologists in developing, reviewing, and monitoring data relevant to the national and state performance measures of the Title V Block Grant.
  • Identifies areas of improvement or new opportunities for programs and initiatives.
  • Assists in the development and distribution of regular reports on key performance metrics for block grant activities.

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4.  Develops and organizes presentations at meetings and/or conferences with critical external and internal partners.

  • Travels to represent Illinois Title V through presentations and in national and regional Title V meetings.


5.  Serves as working supervisor:

  • Assigns and reviews work
  • Provides guidance and training to assigned staff
  • Counsels staff regarding work performance
  • Reassigns staff to meet day-to-day operating needs
  • Establishes annual goals and objectives
  • Approves time off
  • Prepares and signs performance evaluations


6.  Performs other duties as required or assigned that are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to completion of four years of college with courses in business or public administration.
  2. Requires prior experience equivalent to three years of progressively responsible administrative experience in a public or business organization managing professional staff.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. A Master’s degree in public health, epidemiology or related field.
  2. Three years experience in maternal and child health and experience with the Title V Block Grant.
  3. Three years experience in program development and management, data analysis, fiscal management and strategic planning.
  4. Three years experience coordinating and communicating with external stakeholders.
  5. Two years experience with Microsoft Office products (i.e., Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook).

Conditions of Employment

  • Requires the ability to travel frequently.
  • Requires the ability to travel statewide and nationally.

Work Hours:  Monday-Friday 8:30am-5:00pm 
Work Location: 535 W Jefferson St Springfield, IL 62702-5076 
Agency Contact:  Stacey.m.bishop@illinois.gov