Opioid Response Grants Coordinator – Hybrid Work Options


Division of Community Engagement
Position Number:
Salary Range:
$4,457.00 - $6,523.00 Monthly
Apply By:
Wednesday, August 31, 2022, 11:59 pm
Work Unit:
Opioid Response Unit
Job Location:
1300 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203
Release Date:
Wednesday, August 10, 2022
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Find a rewarding career making a difference: Join the Office of the Attorney General!

The Opioid Response Unit in the Office of the Attorney General/Department of Law, Division of Community Engagement, is seeking an experienced Grants Coordinator to manage the opioid settlement funds resulting from litigation filed by the Department of Law to hold accountable companies responsible for the opioid crisis. This is an excellent opportunity for a seasoned professional who is excited about building grant programs from the beginning to make a historic impact for communities across Colorado. Through management of opioid settlement grant funds, this position plays a key role in implementing equitable and efficient processes for the distribution of these funds in the state of Colorado. This position supports the newly formed Opioid Response Unit that is in the beginning stages of distributing, administering and tracking opioid settlement funds as they are made available. If you appreciate a diverse workday and enjoy building new programs, this is a unique opportunity to make a difference for the entire State of Colorado. If you’re interested in being part of our awesome team of committed public servants, we invite you to apply so we can learn more about you!


On behalf of the Attorney General, the Opioid Response Unit is committed to working with partners across our State to address the opioid crisis. This unit is responsible for strategically managing any opioid settlement funds received by the Department of Law, along with available operating resources in the best interest of the people of Colorado to maximize impact and equity.

The Opioid Response Grants Coordinator will:

  • Administer and track opioid settlement funds that are being held by a National Administrator to ensure accurate distributions to local governments and regions occur in a timely fashion
  • Manage distribution of the state allocation of opioid response grants and contracts throughout the full grant life cycles
  • Operationalize the opioids grant fund disbursement model
  • Develop and ensure accountability and alignment with Procurement Code, State Fiscal Rules, and DOL granting related policies and best practices
  • Create and maintain working relationships with funding partners by meeting regularly and reliably to review progress
  • Monitor grant progress to ensure compliance by reviewing reporting, assessing quality of outcomes, tracking expenditures, and coordinating with partners to monitor progress of deliverables. As it relates to certain grant dollars, this responsibility is delegated to the Department from the Colorado Opioid Abatement Council, as are several of the responsibilities described above and below
  • Prepare fund status presentations for the Director of Opioid Response, the Attorney General, the Department’s Opioid Working Group, and other boards, as necessary.
  • Provide administrative support to boards created to oversee and/or advise on opioid response funds
  • Track allocated funds within the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system, SalesForce and/or Microsoft Excel to ensure accuracy of tracking
  • Track budgets, allocations, and conduct analysis to assess fund disbursement model
  • Provide technical assistance ensuring that grant/contract deliverables are completed, including taking corrective action when needed, while maintaining the relationship with the grantee
  • Ensure all grantees are following the required and recommended process, meeting projected goals, and adhering to the intent of the program
  • Lead and conduct audits of grant expenditures

Salary note: Although the full salary range is listed, salaries are typically set closer to the range midpoint. Salary will be set commensurate with the successful candidate’s qualifications and in compliance with the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act.

This recruitment may be used to fill multiple Grant Specialist positions in the Department of Law.

Minimum Qualifications:  

  • Requires a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution AND
  • Two years of professional experience in program management, public health, public and/or business administration or non-profit management which must have included at least one year of specific grant management or grant administration experience.

Experience in the opioid crisis is not necessary for this position. We will train the qualified Grants Coordinator candidate on the opioid crisis and how it has impacted the State of Colorado.

Substitutions:  A master’s degree in public health, social work, public administration, public finance, non-profit management, or business administration may substitute for one year of the professional experience. Professional grant and program management experience will substitute on a year-for-year basis for the bachelor’s degree.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Broad and deep program, grant, and/or project management experience; five years of related professional experience is preferred
  • Experience developing and implementing programs, such as grant awarding processes
  • Expressed desire to impact opioid response efforts in the state of Colorado
  • Demonstrated skill in creating and maintaining relationships with community partners
  • Experience with contract administration including experience drafting Statements of Work, project plans, ensuring quality of outcomes
  • Experience with data management using a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system such as Salesforce
  • Experience using or consulting on data management or data dashboarding platforms
  • Comfort with software applications, such as Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel, Word, Teams, or others as needed
  • Ability to provide technical assistance regarding grant or programmatic requirements
  • Experience performing financial analysis and reporting
  • Exceptional customer service skills when working with external partners, such as regional councils, local governmental entities, and affected individuals
  • Strong implementation and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Ability to work independently
  • Knowledge of rural Colorado’s community and economic issues
  • Experience with State of Colorado grant administration is preferred

Conditions of Employment:

The Opioid Response Unit team currently works in the office two days per week. Hybrid work options are available, but some in-person work is required.

  • Applicants must pass a thorough background investigation prior to appointment.
  • Effective September 20, 2021, employees will be required to attest to and verify whether or not they are fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Employees who have not been fully vaccinated may be required to submit to serial testing in the future. Upon hire, new employees will have three (3) business days to provide attestation to their status with proof of vaccination. Vaccinated employees must provide proof of vaccination. Note:  Fully Vaccinated means two (2) weeks after a second dose in a two-dose series of the COVID-19 vaccine, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or two (2) weeks after the single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine, as defined by the State of Colorado’s Public Health Order and guidance issued by the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment.

View the full job announcement for more information and to apply online.

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