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Grants Program Coordinator

Date Posted:  Sep 23, 2022
Requisition ID:  392707

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46204


Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of a role.


Next Level benefits at the State of Indiana are here! Be sure to review our expanded benefit package offerings below.


About the Family & Social Services Administration (FSSA): 

The Division of Aging of the Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) strives to foster networks that provide information, access and long-term care options that enhance choice, autonomy and quality of life for Hoosiers and is committed to helping Hoosiers find the information and resources they need. Our goal is to put knowledge in Hoosiers’ hands so they can make better decisions, not only for themselves but also for their loved ones.  

Services are coordinated and funded through Indiana’s network of Area Agencies on Aging and include the state-funded CHOICE program (Community and Home Options to Institutional Care for the Elderly and Disabled) and administration of two Medicaid waiver programs providing home- and community-based services for older adults and individuals of all ages with physical impairments; additionally, we support the development of alternatives to nursing home care and coordinates services through the statewide INconnect Alliance network. 


Salary:   The annual minimum starting salary for this position is  $ 35,5682.00. 

Role Overview:  

The purpose of this role is to ensure that all of Indiana's Area Agencies on Aging (AAA) have the tools and knowledge that equip them to achieve state and federal objectives, with emphasis on requirements under the Older Americans Act (OAA).  You will provide technical assistance and monitoring to the AAAs in a manner that supports robust community planning and the provision of key OAA services such as nutrition and transportation, and AAA grant activities, including training. You will also assist with the contracting and/or procurement processes for the Adult Protective Services program.

The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in any human service, healthcare, or administrative field.  A Master's degree in a related field or two years’ full-time direct-service experience with the elderly or disabled, is preferred.  Some travel may be required.

About the Job:

As the Program Director, you will be responsible for administering a program within a state agency and serve as the specialist in a specific area. In this position, you will utilize education, consultation, cooperative programming, and coordination to accomplish goals. 

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

  • Monitor key performance indicators to ensure program effectiveness. 
  • Assist in developing, updating, and monitoring all policies and procedures related to the program area. 
  • Answer customer questions about program policies and procedures. 
  • Act as technical consultant to stakeholders to clarify and interpret policies and procedures.   
  • Prepare and disseminate monthly and annual program reports. 
  • Review the budget and program assets are allocated appropriately. 
  • Monitor compliance and make recommendations to the program to increase efficiencies. 
  • Prepare training materials and train agency employees on program requirements and usage. 
  • Deliver communication plans and communications. 
  • Serve as a liaison between agency and other state and federal agencies. 


The job profile is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.  

What You'll Need for Success:

You must meet the following requirements to be considered for employment: 

  • Working knowledge in program subject matter obtained through experience and/or education.  
  • Specialized knowledge of program area including pertinent rules and regulations. 
  • Basic knowledge of all source materials and references including federal and state laws governing the programs. 
  • Ability to implement new principles and policies and discern any far-reaching implications 
  • Ability to communicate effectively. 
  • The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense. 
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide variety of stakeholders. 
  • Working knowledge of accounting and budget principles. 

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role may serve as a team lead for an assigned work group.

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) as well as vision and dental plans
  • Wellness program (offers premium discount for the medical plan and gift cards)
  • Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution
  • Flexible work scheduling options, including the potential for hybrid remote work for employees whose work may be performed outside state facilities
  • Deferred compensation 457B account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • A robust, comprehensive program of leave policies covering a variety of employee needs, including but not limited to:
    • 150 hours of paid new parent leave
    • Up to 15 hours of paid community service leave
  • Combined 180 hours of paid vacation, personal, and sick leave time off
  • 12 paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Education Reimbursement Program
  • Group life insurance
  • Referral Bonus program
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Free Parking for most positions
  • Free LinkedIn Learning access


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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