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Salem, Oregon, United States of America
Boise, Idaho, United States of America
JOB #R2202504

Head Start Grantee Specialist Manager - Region X

ICF seeks an experienced Grantee Specialist (GS) Manager for the Region 10 Head Start Training and Technical Assistance contract. The GS Manager will 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 Grantee Specialist Manager position is supervised by the Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator (TTAC). At the direction of the TTAC 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 one of the Region X states (Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Alaska). Once Covid-19 restrictions are lifted, travel will be required to fulfill the requirements of the position. Travel will be in any of the regional states.

Basic Qualifications

The Grantee Specialist Manager shall have:

  • 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 specifically detail courses, conferences, seminars attended or relevant work experience.
  • A minimum of seven years’ experience that includes at least three years with the provision of technical assistance to HS/EHS programs related to management and fiscal systems.
  • Experience coaching staff.
  • A minimum of three-five 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.
  • Must have valid driver's license and successfully pass a Motor Vehicle Records (MVR) check.

Key Responsibilities

The Grantee Specialist Manager shall provide the following in-person or virtually as determined by the regional office.

  • 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.
  • Promote ongoing communication skills and relationships through listening, offering encouragement, and professional support during Regional events and TTA Requests (e.g., offering recognition through ICF You Matters).
  • Communicate with Regional Office staff to ensure coordinated support, messaging, and prioritization of technical assistance to grantees with monitoring findings, management systems concern, under-enrollment, and other risk factors identified by the Regional Office.
  • Conduct at least two 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.

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.

We can only solve the world's toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. For more information, please read our EEO & AA policy.

COVID-19 Policy: New or prospective U.S. employees must provide proof of complete vaccination on the date of their commencement of employment. If selected for employment, you will provide proof of your full vaccination status, defined as vaccinated two weeks after receiving the requisite number of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved or authorized for emergency use by the FDA.

Reasonable Accommodations are available, including, but not limited to, for disabled veterans, individuals with disabilities, and individuals with sincerely held religious beliefs, 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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Who is ICF?

A global consulting services company with approximately 8,000 people across 75+ countries, but we are not your typical consultants.

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