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Grants Specialist

Position:  Jr./Grants Specialist (Levels I-VI)                                                   Agency: Office of Head Start

Location: Washington, DC Area                                                                             Start Date: Contingent on Award

 

Job Description:

The net.AMERICA Corporation is seeking several Grants Specialist at Jr and I-V levels who have expertise with Head Start and Early Head Start grants.

 

Responsibilities included but not limited:

  • Initiate frequent and ongoing communication with assigned grantees regarding grant applications, program status and activities, and overall HS grant-funded operations.
  • Provide support to the OHS Teams, to ensure implementation leading to the most efficient and effective achievement of results in support of OHS’s Head Start Grants Management and Administrative Project’s Objectives.
  • Reviewing, awarding, and administering grants, cooperative agreements, or other related instruments.
  • Negotiating terms and conditions of grants awards, and conducting program evaluation, including establishing measures then monitoring, and assessing awardee performance.
  • Tracking grants/agreements and assisting with report deadlines, expenditures, and close outs. Conducting post-award reviews and analyses.
  • Initiating and recommending audits, then conducting or monitoring resolution of audit findings.
  • Performing final review of completed awards, making appropriate adjustments or disallowances, and processing close-outs.

 

Experience and Education Required for Jr and Levels I to III:

  • High School Diploma and/or Associates degree from an accredited university/college, in Education, Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Program Management
  • 2-4 years of job-related experience providing program support and/or management.
  • Strong knowledge and experience with Head Start Performance Standards
  • Ability to provide ongoing monitoring support to grant-funded programs.
  • Proficient computer skills and familiarity with Microsoft Office.

 

Experience and Education Required for Levels IV to VI:

  • BA or BS degree from an accredited university/college, in Education, Early Childhood Education, Child Development, Program Management
  • 5-10 years of job-related experience providing program support and/or management.
  • Strong knowledge and experience with Head Start Performance Standards
  • Ability to provide ongoing monitoring support to grant-funded programs.
  • Proficient computer skills and familiarity with Microsoft Office.