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Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
JOB #R2000584

Head Start Grantee Specialist Manager-Region IV

Grantee Specialist (GS) Manager – Region IV

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 IV and will require some travel

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Implement a comprehensive system of quality assurance for TTA to grantees and contract deliverables related to the work of Grantee Specialists.
  • Provide effective and timely ongoing oversight and coaching to Grantee Specialists.
  • Develop and implement professional development for Grantee Specialists to increase their capability to deliver TA that increases program capacity, supports grantees in developing strong management systems, and strengthens grantee corrective action efforts.
  • Communicate with Regional Office staff to ensure coordinated support, messaging, and prioritization of technical assistance to grantees with monitoring findings, management systems concerns, under-enrollment, and other risk factors identified by the Regional Office.
  • Conduct at least two field observations of the Grantee Specialists in each performance period to assess quality of TTA provided and determine professional development needs.
  • Implement TTA data aggregation, analysis, and reporting processes that inform and improve the quality and responsiveness of Grantee Specialist TTA services and improves coordination with state, regional and national priorities.
  • Participate in national and regional briefings as well as other regional office meetings as requested by OHS.
  • Provide direct TTA to grantees, as requested by the Regional Office.
  • Support emerging OHS initiatives and priorities.

Basic Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a BA or BS Degree from an accredited university or college.
  • If the highest degree was awarded more than ten years ago, the resume should be specific regarding such events as courses, conferences, seminars attended or relevant work experience.
  • A minimum of seven years’ experience that includes at least 3 years with the provision of technical assistance to HS/EHS programs related to management and fiscal systems.
  • Experience coaching staff.
  • A minimum of 3-5 years of progressive supervision/management and staff development with experience managing remote-located staff preferred
  • Experience developing, implementing and managing quality assurance systems.
  • Experience analyzing, aggregating, and presenting data gathered from multiple sources.
  • Experience communicating, both orally and in writing, to various audiences.

Preferred Experience/Skills:

  • 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.

Professional Skills:

  • 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.

Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth. If you’re seeking to make a difference in the world, visit to find your next career. ICF—together for tomorrow.

ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE – Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity)

Reasonable Accommodations are available for disabled veterans and applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process. To request an accommodation please email and we will be happy to assist. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations. Read more about non-discrimination:  EEO is the law and  Pay Transparency Statement.

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