AIAN Head Start Grantee Specialist - Region XI

  • ICF
  • Oct 15, 2019
Full time Management

Job Description

Key Responsibilities:

  • Act as a change agent in fiscal, administrative, and management areas, incorporating activities that include governing body and policy group involvement in the development/revision of fiscal, management, and administrative activities for long-term improvements. 
  • Work with leaders within an organization to plan and assist in the implementation of changes that resolve deficiencies and non-compliances. 
  • Plan and implement strategic interventions with grantees that have been designated deficient or as having serious non-compliance issues. 
  • Work with Federal Regional staff in developing strategies for grantee intervention and plan outcomes that address problem areas for all affected grantees. 
  • Coordinate with other Grantee Specialist and Early Childhood Education staff to identify ways to address administrative and program improvements in a comprehensive and holistic manner. 
  • Review, interpret and utilize a broad array of data to identify trends, and assist each assigned grantee to use the information to establish objectives for change and identify steps and processes needed for implementation. 
  • Analyze existing grantee structure, functions and capacity and propose a redesign of structure(s), functions and systems that support quality program operations. 
  • Recommend ways to improve overall grantee operations, including the development of operations manuals, internal procedures such as audit resolution processes, and identification of appropriate management and administrative procedures to strengthen grantee management practices. 

Basic Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a field related to Program Design and Management, Business Management, Accounting, Public or Non-Profit Administration, or Project Management (with fiscal emphases).   
  • 5+ years of demonstrated experience in providing technical assistance required, specifically on issues pertaining to governance, fiscal management systems and administrative issues within Head Start.  Knowledge of management and related issues and demonstrated ability to apply such knowledge.        
  • Experience providing training at State, Regional, or National Meetings and technical assistance to individual organizations.    
  • Must have valid driver's license and successfully pass a Motor Vehicle Records (MVR) check.

                                                                                                Preferred Skills/Experience:

  • Master’s Degree in a field related to Program Design and Management, Business Management, Accounting, Public or Non-Profit Administration, or Project Management (with fiscal emphases).   
  • Experience in a leadership position within a Head Start program or other early learning program (Executive Director, Assistant Director, Program Director, Chief Finance Officer). 
  • Knowledge and experience performing fiscal management preferred. 
  • Working knowledge of and experience with web-based instructional applications. 
  • Data analysis. 
  • American Indian and Alaska Native Tribal experience.

 Professional Skills:

  • In-depth knowledge of and experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) required. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required. 
  • Ability to work independently as well as with a team. 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with a variety of groups including governing bodies, staff, community leaders, and Head Start policy groups (policy councils and committees). 
  • Ability to complete detailed paperwork in timely manner.