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State Program Administrator Coordinator / Maternal, Early Childhood Sustained Home (MESCH)

Company: Minnesota Department of Health
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: September 18, 2023

Job Description:

Job Details

Working Title: State Prog Admin Coordinator
Job Class: State Program Administrator, Coordinator
Agency: Health Department

  • Who May Apply: This vacancy is open for bids and for all qualified job seekers simultaneously, b idders will be considered through 09/13/2023.
  • Date Posted : 09/15/2023
  • Closing Date : 09/18/2023
  • Hiring Agency : Minnesota Department of Health (MDH)
  • Division/Unit : Child and Family Health (CFH) / Maternal, Early Childhood Sustained Home (MECSH)
  • Work Shift/Work Hours : Day Shift / 8:00am - 4:30pm
  • Days of Work : Monday - Friday
  • Travel Required : Yes / Up to 25%
  • Salary Range: $33.30 - $49.53 / hourly; $69,530 - $103,418 / annually
  • Classified Status : Classified
  • Bargaining Unit/Union : 214 - Minnesota Association of Professional Employees (MAPE)
  • FLSA Status : Exempt - Administrative
  • Telework Eligible : Yes
  • Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities : Yes
    Make a difference in the lives of Minnesotans.

    The work you'll do is more than just a job. Join the talented, engaged and inclusive workforce dedicated to creating a better Minnesota.

    Job Summary

    This position exists to provide training, technical assistance, and practice oversight for the Maternal, Early Childhood Sustained Home visiting (MECSH) program. In collaboration (or partnership) with MDH Family Home Visiting leadership and other staff, this position will oversee the implementation of MECSH in the State of Minnesota. This position will work closely with local public health agencies to assure that public health nurse home visitors implementing MECSH obtain the required training, knowledge, and ongoing practice support to implement MECSH with fidelity. This position will support local public health agencies implementing MECSH and assure that policy, procedures, and outcome measures are being met, continuous quality improvement plans are in place, and that local infrastructure and workplans meet MECSH State, and best practice guidelines. This position will work closely with the home visiting program model developer to assure that the MN MECSH program is meeting the goals to enhance the capacity of local communities to improve pregnancy outcomes, promote secure attachment and healthy development, and increase self-sufficiency and the safety of families with infants and young children.

    This announcement will be used to fill two identical positions.

    This job was previously posted. If you already applied, you do not need to reapply unless you wish to additional information to your application/resume.


    Minimum Qualifications

    To facilitate proper crediting, please ensure that your resume/application clearly describes your experience in the areas listed below and indicates the beginning and ending month and year for each job held. Only applicants whose resumes clearly demonstrate fulfillment of each of these minimum requirements will be considered for this position.

    Four years of professional experience in Public Health, Home Visiting, or related field Previous experience must include the following to be considered a candidate:
    • Two years of experience providing, coordinating, or supervising local MESCH home visiting services to pregnant women and families with young children.
    • Completed MECSH Foundation training and six required online MECSH training modules.
    • Experience convening and leading steering committees, coalitions, or community advisory boards.
    • Excellent communication, team building, public speaking and facilitation skills.
    • Knowledge of health care and public health to promote the state/local partnership and enhance local public health agency management and practice.
    • Possession of an active, valid, and applicable Class D (basic) driver's license.
    • Ability and willingness to travel throughout the State of Minnesota periodically to provide in-person MESCH training.
      Preferred Qualifications
      • A Master's Degree in Public Health or a related field.
      • Experience working with a diverse clientele such as Tribal Nations and communities in need.
      • Experience in maternal child health, early childhood systems integration.
      • Understanding the barriers to opportunities in health, economic security, housing, and education for children and families caused by policies and structures that are rooted in historical trauma, racism, internment, and other oppressions.
      • 3-5 years of experience implementing evidence-based home visiting models.
      • Experience as a MECSH apprentice trainer.
      • Experience in continuous quality improvement and implementing best practices.
      • Experience training professionals in evidence-based home visiting models, community health programs, or a similar role.
        Additional Requirements
        • This position requires successful completion of a background check and employment reference check.
        • This employment does not require a valid driver's license, but it does demand travel, which the candidate will be responsible for meeting.

          Application Details

          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 or email . For additional information about the application process, go to .

          If you have questions about the position, contact Kathleen Maertz at or 651-201-5936 .

          To receive consideration as a Connect 700 Program applicant, apply online, email the Job ID#, the Working Title and your valid Proof of Eligibility Certificate by the closing date to Kathleen Maertz 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

          About Health Department

          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.

          Why Work for Us

          Diverse Workforce

          We are committed to continually developing a workforce that reflects the diversity of our state and the populations we serve. The varied experiences and perspectives of employees strengthen the work we do together and our ability to best serve the people of Minnesota.

          A recent engagement survey of State of Minnesota employees found:
          • 95% of employees understand how their work helps achieve their agency's mission
          • 91% of employees feel trusted to do their jobs
          • 88% of employees feel equipped to look at situations from other cultural perspectives when doing their job
          • 87% of employees report flexibility in their work schedule
            Comprehensive Benefits

            Our benefits aim to balance four key elements that make life and work meaningful: health and wellness, financial well-being, professional development, and work/life harmony. As an employee, your benefits may include:
            • Public pension plan
            • Training and professional development
            • Paid vacation and sick leave
            • 12 paid holidays each year
            • Paid parental leave
            • Low-cost medical and dental coverage
            • Prescription drug coverage
            • Vision coverage
            • Wellness programs and resources
            • Employer paid life insurance
            • Short-term and long-term disability
            • Health care spending and savings accounts
            • Dependent care spending account
            • Tax-deferred compensation
            • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
            • Tuition reimbursement
            • Federal Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
              Programs, resources and benefits eligibility varies based on type of employment, agency, funding availability, union/collective bargaining agreement, location, and length of service with the State of Minnesota.


              Minnesota state agencies are equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employers. 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 and indicate what assistance is needed.

Keywords: Minnesota Department of Health, St. Paul , State Program Administrator Coordinator / Maternal, Early Childhood Sustained Home (MESCH), Other , Saint Paul, Minnesota

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