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Regional Program Director

Date Posted:  Oct 8, 2021
Requisition ID:  257742

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. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


About the Indiana Department of Health (IDOH):  
The Indiana Department of Health’s mission is to promote and provide essential public health services for a healthier and safer state.


Salary Information:
This position traditionally starts at an annual salary of $37,778 but may be commensurate with education and job experience.

Please note that this is a field position.

About the Job:

The Regional Program Director serves as the liaison between TPC and all commuity-based grantees as well as designated statewide grantees.  All partners are required to focus on the objectives and strategies of TPC. The Regional Program Director coordinates all activities of the community partners to ensure that they accomplish their goals as established by the approved, written work plan. The Regional Program Director is the first line of communication with all community grantees and is responsible for the day-to-day activities of the grantees including approving any revisions or changes to the prescribed plan.  The Regional Program Director is responsible for recognizing and fulfilling the technical assistance needs of grantees.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Assists grantees in creating partnerships with representatives from multiple sectors of the population including groups that reach those with health disparities resulting from tobacco use;
  • Assists communities in identifying their unique needs, documenting the status of those local needs, and monitoring progress toward program goals and objectives as prescribed in the written, approved work plan
  • Develops an expertise on tobacco control and tobacco control strategies as described in CDC Best Practices for Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs 
  • Educates the community and business leaders participating of the community’s concern with the toll tobacco use places on the community;  
  • Communicates and shares tobacco resource materials with all partners/coalitions
  • Assists in identifying training and technical assistance needs of the partners/coalitions
  • Serves as a liaison between agency and other State and Federal agencies;
  • Assists Director in evaluating proposed programs in topic area.

The job description 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.

What You'll Need for Success:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, public health or related field.  
  • Prefer at least two years applicable experience in public health or marketing.  
  • Substitution: Seven (7) years full-time professional experience in program coordination, development, implementation, or related experience.  


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) and vision/dental coverages 
  • Wellness program (offers premiums discount for the medical plan) 
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution) 
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match 
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options 
  • Group life insurance 
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits 
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off 
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs 
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years 
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program 
  • New Parent Leave 
  • Free Parking 
  • Free LinkedIn Learning 


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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