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AzCHER Southern Region and Statewide Planning Manager

Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association
Phoenix, AZ 85004
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Phoenix, AZ 85004

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  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance

Full job description


Summary of position:

The Regional Manager, Planning is a full-time grant-funded position that 1) manages the administrative and operational tasks of one of four regions within the Arizona Coalition for Healthcare Emergency Response (AzCHER); and 2) oversees statewide planning efforts primarily through the consolidation of regional preparedness, response, and recovery plans. The position belongs to an emergency preparedness team, requiring the incumbent to possess strong communication, information-sharing, and team-building skills. Reporting to the Executive Director, the incumbent will be responsible for regional contributions through effective relationship and volunteer management as well as knowledge of regional risks and hazards, while adhering and contributing to the requirements, deliverables, and mandates of the statewide coalition.

The ideal candidate

  • MUST reside in Southern Arizona,
  • has strong written and oral communication skills, and
  • a background in Emergency Management and Public Health is required.

The successful candidate is passionate about emergency preparedness and willing to teach those skills to our members; capable of developing and maintaining effective relationships with staff, volunteers and coalition members (hospitals, healthcare facilities, EMS, emergency management and public health).

About us:

The AzCHER Emergency Preparedness Coalition is housed under the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association. AzHHA is the association giving Arizona hospitals a voice to collectively build better healthcare and health for Arizonans. As the champion for healthcare leadership in Arizona, AzHHA and its member hospitals explore ideas and take collaborative action at the state capitol, in hospitals and at home to attain the best healthcare outcomes for our community. Above all else, we put people and patients first through Better Care, Better Health and Lower Costs. Visit for more information.

Job duties and responsibilities include:

  • Serve the region’s General Body
  • Manage and facilitate the Regional Steering Committee
  • Initiate and oversee regional communications, information- and resource-sharing as it pertains to healthcare emergency management
  • Direct and oversee the development of regional hazard assessments, resource assessments, plans, trainings, exercises, and improvement plans
  • Completion of comprehensive Community Hazard Vulnerability Assessment (CHVA)
  • Completion of statewide Integrated Preparedness Plan
  • Completion/maintenance of statewide Emergency Response Plan (ERP)
  • Completion of ERP annexes
  • Maintenance of Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP)
  • CMS/Joint Commission/ADHS Emergency Preparedness Policy
  • Compile information for Annual Report
  • Maintain planning templates for members
  • This position will work remotely but will require some travel. The successful candidate must reside in Arizona and be familiar with all regions of the state. The current opening is for the Southern Region and candidate must reside in Southern Arizona. There will be required monthly meetings in Phoenix and travel to other events both in and out of state. Mileage will be reimbursed. A laptop computer (networked) will be provided.

Minimum education:

Bachelor’s degree in a related field

Preferred education:

Master’s degree in Emergency Management or Public Health

Preferred certifications:

CEM, CHEP, FEMA, IS course work

Minimum experience:

2+ years of experience working with an interdependent team: NIMS/ICS knowledge, Emergency Management knowledge

Preferred Experience:

Emergency Operations Center (EOC) experience

Computer Skills:

Knowledge of Microsoft Suite (Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint), Adobe Acrobat

Supervisory Responsibilities:

No supervisory responsibilities are required, but the ability to function collaboratively with team members is essential.

Special Skills:

  • Capable of developing and maintaining effective relationships with staff, volunteers, and coalition members (hospitals, healthcare facilities, emergency medical services (EMS), emergency management, and public health
  • Maintain interests of regional members, partners, and volunteers
  • Develop strong working relationships with coalition members and Steering Committee members
  • Contribute to statewide functions through teamwork and utilization of communication tools
  • Strong written, verbal, oral and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • High level of integrity and ethical performance
  • Organizational skills
  • Provide exceptional customer service to internal and external customers
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to prioritize
  • Analytical problem-solving ability
  • Ability to handle confidential information and situations discreetly and professionally
  • Ability to work collaboratively as well as independently with limited supervision
  • Professional telephone and email etiquette, professional appearance and demeanor, able to interact with all levels within the organization
  • Must contribute to a high functioning team in a customer service-oriented environment
  • Drive and self-motivation

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Requires occasional overnight travel and weekend and/or evening work
  • Presentation of technical material in group settings required occasionally
  • Mid-level stress
  • Individuals may need to sit or stand as needed
  • Requires walking primarily on a level surface for periods throughout the day
  • May include lifting up to 25 pounds for files on a regular basis - proper lifting techniques required

Job Type: Full-time


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance


  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekends as needed

COVID-19 considerations:
We follow the recommendations made by the CDC.

Application Question(s):

  • Do you reside in southern Arizona?


  • Bachelor's (Required)


  • working with interdependent teams: NIMS/ICS, Emerg Mgmt: 2 years (Preferred)

Work Location: Hybrid remote in Phoenix, AZ 85004