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ADRD Program Manager (210405)

  • Kansas Department of Health and Environment
  • Topeka (Full-Time)

Posted: Sep 22, 2023


Job Description:

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment has an ADRD Program Manager opening in Topeka. This position serves as the Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD) Program Manager for the Community-Clinical Linkages Section. This position is responsible for planning, organizing, and facilitating activities related to expanding and sustaining the ADRD Program. Essential functions of this position include preparing and directing the preparation and maintenance of programmatic reports, development, and maintenance of a $250,000-$450,000 program budget, use and development of project management tools, frequent collaboration with national, state, and local partners, and supporting the development and activities of relevant coalitions. This position will provide support in establishing and growing a state-level coalition and will be required to frequently engage in partnership building, stakeholder engagement, public and partner education, and cross-sector collaboration.

Job Responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following:

Plan, organize, and facilitate activities related to and manage the resources necessary to maintain and expand the Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (ADRD) Program. Write and negotiate contracts, manage contractors, and create strategic program and evaluation plans that result in completed grant activities. Maintain complete and accurate program records. Assists with grant writing, reporting, and workplan development. Provide guidance for evaluation planning and work with chronic disease epidemiologist on maintaining necessary data and evaluation plans.

Works across bureau and agency lines to identify new partners and assist in development of partnerships to promote the ADRD program and the Alzheimer’s disease state-level coalition in Kansas. Maintains existing partnerships with public and private organizations and individual stakeholders. Coordinates communications and meetings with ADRD partners. Performs outreach to potential local and regional project partners, which may require episodic domestic travel. Collaborates with other state and local agencies to develop statewide health promotion strategies.

Develop and maintain effective ADRD prevention and management education activities that incorporate national partner materials such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Healthy Brain Initiative State and Local Road Map for Public Health. Ensure educational activities target disparate populations, the public, and health care providers to increase awareness, prevention, and disease self-management. Recruit and educate health care professionals to increase knowledge of evidence-based care and increase collaboration and referral to community resources. Provide technical assistance to state and local agencies, organizations, and coalitions.


  • One year of experience in planning, organizing, and directing and/or providing social or human services to the public or community. A bachelor’s degree in health education, public health, or healthcare related field may be substituted for experience as determined relevant by the agency.


The minimum level of education and experience required to perform the job.

  • High School, GED

Licensing & Certification: 

  • Valid Driver’s License – Incumbent is required to have and maintain a valid driver’s license when operating a state vehicle, a private vehicle, or a rental vehicle for the benefit of the State.

Preferred Qualifications: 

Any additional skills, experiences, or qualifications that would be beneficial, but aren’t strictly necessary.

  • Bachelor’s degree in public health, health promotion, allied health, or related discipline.
  • Master’s degree in public health, health promotion, allied health, or related discipline.
  • Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access.
  • Proofreading, editing, attention to detail.
  • Experience with program coordination and project management.
  • Experience working with or in memory-care settings.
  • Experience working in public health or clinical setting.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to relate to a variety of people.

About the Position: 

  • Who can apply: Anyone (External)
  • Classified/Unclassified Service: Unclassified
  • Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm (Flexible schedules available)
  • Eligible to Receive Benefits: Yes
  • Veterans’ Preference Eligible: Yes

Employment Benefits:

  • Comprehensive medical, mental, dental, vision, and additional coverage
  • Sick & Vacation leave
  • Work-Life Balance programs: parental leave, military leave, jury leave, funeral leave
  • Paid State Holidays (designated by the Governor annually)
  • Fitness Centers in select locations
  • Employee discounts with the STAR Program
  • Retirement and deferred compensation programs

How to Apply:

Specific instructions for applying, which might include submitting a resume, cover letter, list of references, or completing an online application.

  • Please include the Job ID number (210405) when emailing.

Job Application Process:  Only applications submitted within our State of Kansas Careers Portal will be considered.

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  • Complete or update your contact information on the State of Kansas Careers Portal > My Contact Information page. *This information is included on all your job applications.
  • Upload required documents listed for each specific job posting.
  • Start your draft job application, upload other required documents, and Submit when it is complete.
    • Manage your draft and submitted applications on the Careers> My Job Applications page.
  • Check your email and My Job Notifications for written communications from the Recruiter.
    • Email – sent to the Preferred email on the My Contact Information page
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Contact Information:

[email protected]

Salary Range

$ $23.31 to $27.61