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JOB #R2300479

Head Start Grantee Specialist- Region VI- Remote

ICF seeks an experienced Grantee Specialist to support the Region VI Office of Head Start (OHS) Training and Technical Assistance contract. The Grantee Specialist with have expertise in Head Start operations, and a strong working knowledge of administration, planning and management systems to provide high quality training and technical assistance (TTA) that improves the capacity of Head Start and Early Head Start programs to meet or exceed the Head Start Performance Standards and applicable Federal regulations. The Grantee Specialist will provide onsite and virtual consultation to recipients, governing bodies, directors and program managers to correct deficiencies and non-compliances identified through the national monitoring system and provide planning and management technical assistance to support continuous quality improvement.  

This position is home-based in one of the Region VI states (Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas) and travel will be required to fulfill the duties of the position.   Travel will be within the assigned OHS region as well as to the Washington, D.C. metro area, and other parts of the country as needed.

Basic Qualifications

The Grantee Specialist 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.
  • 5+ years’ experience related to program and/or organizational management and/or fiscal operations with HS/EHS programs and the development and implementation of comprehensive management systems.
  • 1+ year experience supporting recipients to improve their effectiveness and quality of program operations and management systems.
  • 1+ year experience providing technical assistance that includes working with governing bodies, management teams and program staff.
  • 1+ year experience assisting organizations to address compliance issues.
  • 1+ year experience communicating, both orally and in writing, to various audiences.
  • 1+ year experience facilitating group discussions and presenting to a range of audiences.
  • 1+ year experience operating computer software systems and proficient technology skills with virtual platforms.
  • Must have valid driver's license and successfully pass a Motor Vehicle Records (MVR) check.

Key Responsibilities

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

  • Provide on-site, individualized, group, and virtual TTA to recipients related to governance, program management, and fiscal operations, including supporting recipients in the following areas:
    • Correction of areas of noncompliance and deficiencies identified through the federal monitoring process. This may require on-site work for periods of time ranging from one day to several weeks concurrently.
    • Development and implementation of a Quality Improvement Plan (QIP) and/or Corrective Action Plan (CAP) that addresses root causes of the areas of noncompliance and deficiencies for recipients, as directed by the regional office.
    • Improvement of program oversight and management in areas of concern identified through the Regional Office oversight processes.
  • Maintain regular and timely communication with the appropriate Regional Office staff and TTA Leadership on delivery of TTA and progress toward corrective actions or quality improvement.
  • Coordinate TTA with Early Childhood, Family Engagement, and Health Specialists to ensure effective integration of management systems TTA that supports improvements to education, family services, and health services, as directed by the Regional Office.
  • Develop and provide effective presentations and training in areas related to program management and fiscal operations.
  • Support emerging OHS initiatives and priorities.

Preferred Qualifications

The Grantee Specialist will have:

  • Significant Head Start experience and expertise in fiscal management and knowledge of PART 75-Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.
  • Experience with developing and implementing complex financial management systems.

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.

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:  Know Your Rights and  Pay Transparency Statement.

Pay Range - There are multiple factors that are considered in determining final pay for a position, including, but not limited to, relevant work experience, skills, certifications and competencies that align to the specified role, geographic location, education and certifications as well as contract provisions regarding labor categories that are specific to the position. The pay range for this position is:

$56,467.00 - $95,993.00

Nationwide Remote Office (US99)

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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