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Head Start Grantee Specialist Manager-Region VI
Grantee Specialist (GS) Manager – Region VI
ICF seeks an experienced Grantee Specialist (GS) Manager to supervise a team of home-based Grantee (GS) Specialists and implement a comprehensive system of quality assurance that promotes the provision of effective training and technical assistance to Head Start and Early Head Start grantees and ensures timely and accurate contract deliverables. As part of this system, the GS Manager will develop professional development plans for GS Specialists and support the expansion of their expertise through observation, reflective supervision and coaching, including sharing lessons learned, best practice and role modeling.
The GS Manager will work closely with the Regional Office on short, intermediate, and long term planning in accordance with OHS Central and Regional Office priorities, participate in national and regional meetings with the ACF Regional Program Manager (RPM) the COR, ACF program and grants staff, and state level early childhood systems partners. This position is Home based in Region VI and will require some travel.
- Work closely with the Regional Office on short, intermediate, and long term planning in accordance with OHS Central and Regional Office priorities.
- Provide ongoing supervision of the Grantee Specialists to ensure the provision of high quality training and technical assistance.
- Develop professional development support for Grantee Specialists to increase their expertise and ability to support program capacity and strengthen quality systems for programs.
- Implement a comprehensive system of quality assurance for training and technical assistance to grantees and contract deliverables related to the work of the Grantee Specialists.
- Provide reports of comprehensive data analysis linking regional and state TTA to OHS, Central and Regional Office priorities and grantee service delivery, including an analysis of Grantee Specialist activities as posted on HSES as well as trends, regional needs, and the intensity and quality of TTA provided.
- Participate in regional-level meetings with the HSSCO Director and other state-level partners, as directed the RPM.
- Ensure that work plans, Monthly Travel Plans and other deliverables are met in a timely manner.
- Participate in national and regional briefings as well as other regional office meetings as requested by the RPM and/or COR.
- Maintain ongoing and effective communication with OHS Central Office, the Regional Office Technical Liaison, and the TTA Coordinator.
- Provide direct TTA to grantees, as requested by the regional office.
- A minimum of a BA or BS Degree, with a preference for a Master’s degree, related to program design or management from an accredited university or college.
- A minimum of seven years of experience. This experience shall include at least 3 years with the provision of high level technical assistance and consultation to HS/EHS programs related to management and fiscal systems and 3-5 years of progressive supervisory/management experience with a preference for experience managing remote-located staff/teams.
- Demonstrated ability/experience in successfully developing, implementing and managing/improving multi-faceted projects including experience in implementing quality assurance systems that improved the provision of client services.
- Demonstrated ability to analyze, aggregate, and present data gathered from multiple sources.
- Significant background in use of data collection systems that track measurable outcomes.
- Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing.
- Demonstrated knowledge of Head Start and Early Head Start performance standards and all applicable federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations.
- A preference for a Master’s degree, related to program design or management from an accredited university or college.
- Working knowledge of OHS priorities and regulations.Familiarity with the Improving School Readiness for Head Start Act of 2007.
- Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) required.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.
- Strong analytical, problem-solving and decision making capabilities.
- Ability to work with all levels of internal staff, as well as outside clients.
- Ability to mentor/coach TTA specialists.
- Ability to provide presentations to individuals, small and large groups.
- Ability to review, aggregate, and present data gathered from multiple sources.
- Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.
- Ability to prioritize and manage workload and deadlines.
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