Health Promotion Director

Posted Date: 06/18/21


Iowa Department on Aging

510 E 12th St, Des Moines, Iowa 50319


Full Time

Rate of Pay:

$62,108.80 - $96,075.20 Annually


Responsibilities: Job Description Only applicants who meet the Minimum Qualification Requirements and meet all selective requirements will be placed on the eligible list.


The Iowa Department on Aging (IDA) is recruiting to hire an Executive Officer 2 to manage the Health Promotion Program for the State of Iowa.


Initiates Development of Health Promotion.

Coordinates all aspects of the health promotion program with the area agencies on aging (AAA). Prepares technical reports, and correspondence explaining the Departments position on policy issues related to health promotion. Communicate technical reports to IDA staff, the aging network, service providers, and older individuals and their caregivers. Develop and implement evaluation tools to assure AAA compliance with federal and state regulations. Draft administrative rules, policies and procedures governing the nutrition program. Develop state goals and performance measure for the health promotion programs. Serve as the Department liaison with other state and federal departments for health promotion activities. In collaboration with the Assistant Director, coordinates partnerships and collaborative opportunities with institutions of higher learning. Provide technical assistance to the area agencies on aging regarding health promotion activities. Develops policy research and prepares various written documents such as reports, white papers and grants. Directs, manages, and monitors the statewide Health Promotion Program and budget as outlined in the most current federal Older Americans Act, Iowa Code and Iowa Administrative Code.


Manage the Health Promotion Program for the State of Iowa Manages performance and financial reports to determine compliance. Analyze area agency on aging annual area plans and recommend solutions for compliance with nutrition program requirements. Manage the budget for Older American Act and grant funded Health Promotion services. Monitor federal and state requirements, outcomes and performance data related to the Area Agency on Aging Area Plan/State Plan. Serve as a Department liaison to State Attorney General's Office for the health promotion program and grants, developing agreements with grantees Keeps supervisor apprised of current issues related to AAA performance, changes in policy, results of program monitoring, specific issues related to Iowa Code or Administrative Code. Manage the budget for Older American Act nutrition services. Participates in the management of the Older American Act Nutrition Program for the state of Iowa. Assists the department's Assistant Director in performing a variety of administrative program duties.


Creates data driven documents to assist the Department Director and Assistant Director, policy makers and the general public in understanding Aging network performance as it relates to Health Promotion. Advises and confers with the Department and Assistant Director on the Health Promotion program and other related programs in drafting documents related to the overall operations of Iowa's Aging Network performance. Other duties as needed to further the mission of the Department.


Qualifications: Selectives 899 Registered Dietitian Registered as a dietician by the Commission on Dietetic Registration. Registration is given based on completion of requisite continuing education courses and payment of registration fees. When registered, the person is assigned an “R” number. Minimum Qualification Requirements Applicants must meet at least one of the following minimum requirements to qualify for positions in this job classification:


1) Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in any field, and experience equal to four years of full-time professional-level work in program administration, program development, program research/evaluation, or management.


2) A total of eight years of education and/or full-time experience (as described in number one), where thirty semester hours of accredited college or university course work in any field equals one year of full-time experience.


3) All of the following (a, b, and c):

a. Two years of full-time professional-level work experience in program administration, program development, program research/evaluation, or management; and

b. A total of four years of education and full-time experience (as described in part a), where thirty semester hours of accredited college or university course work in any field equals one year of full-time experience; and

c. A total of two years of graduate-level education and full-time experience (as described in part a), where twenty-four semester hours of accredited graduate college or university course work in a public-service-related area (e.g., public or business administration, social work, public health, law, education, engineering) equals one year of full-time experience. Graduation from the Iowa Certified Public Manager Program is also equivalent to one year of full-time experience or education.


4) Current, continuous experience in the state executive branch that includes twelve months of full-time work as an Executive Officer 1 or comparable specific management-level position.



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