STG International Inc. Grantee Specialist Region II in Statewide, New York

Grantee Specialist Region II

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Job Description

STG International is seeking a Grantee Specialist (GS) to support the Head Start Training and Technical Assistance network in Region II. The GS will provide high quality training, technical assistance, and consultation that improves the capacity of Early Head Start and Head Start grantees to meet or exceed the Head Start Performance Standards.

Candidates may reside in NY, NJ, or the U.S. Virgin Islands. This position is home-based in the U.S. and will involve extensive travel to programs within clusters of states where the candidate is assigned.

The GS will work with grantees that have been identified by Regional Program Specialists, some of which have areas of noncompliance and/or deficiencies. The GS will provide consultation and training to support the grantees in becoming compliant with all Head Start Regulations. This support includes assisting with the development of a Quality Improvement Plan (QIP).

The GS will be available for meetings as requested by the ACF Regional Office and will be deployed to work directly with grantees on-site and through virtual platforms. The ability to work on-site for periods of time ranging from one day to several weeks is required.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work collaboratively with federal Program Specialists and grantee leadership to identify desired outcomes and plan strategies to affect organizational change.

  • Provide on-site and virtual consultation to grantee leadership as they work to strengthen program systems and services. This includes examining all management systems and working with the governing body and policy group in the development or revision of administrative policies and procedures.

  • Facilitate root cause analysis of monitoring findings and support the grantee in using data to develop and implement a plan of action.

  • Participate as a member of the regional Grantee Specialist TTA team, networking with other team members to share resources, training materials, and consultation strategies.

  • Produce high quality written reports for federal documentation. This includes writing technical service plans and regular reporting of ongoing work with the grantee.

  • Provide training at regional events such as Head Start Association conferences and regional cluster meetings.

Required Skills

  • Working knowledge and understanding of the Head Start Program Performance Standard and federal and state regulations governing federal grants, such as the Head Start Act, OMB Circulars; Cost Principles, and Financial Reporting, development of program goals and objectives

  • Working knowledge of the OHS Monitoring Protocol process.

  • Understanding and knowledge of the process involved in developing a Quality Improvement Plan (QIP).

  • Ability to review, aggregate, and present data gathered from multiple sources.

  • Ability to communicate (verbal and written) effectively and appropriately with others.

  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.

  • Sustained concentration and attention to detail and accuracy.

  • Ability to prioritize and manage workload and deadlines.

  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.

  • Risk management skills (e.g., identifying/ analyzing).

  • Ability to work with an audience with varying skill level.

  • Intermediate to advanced level experience with recent versions of Microsoft Suite, such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Internet Explorer; Google Apps.

  • Familiarity with virtual working platforms (i.e., Adobe Connect, Google Hangouts).

  • Written and oral proficiency in both in English and Spanish.

  • Valid driver’s license and access to transportation.

Required Experience

  • A minimum of a BA or BS Degree—with a preference for a Master’s degree—in a field related to program design and management from an accredited university or college..

  • If the highest degree was awarded more than ten years ago, the resume should be specific regarding courses, conferences, seminars that have been attended that ensure you have remained current in the field of program design and management.

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience related to program design and management of fiscal operations in or with Head Start/Early Head Start Programs and the development and implementation of comprehensive management systems.

STGi offers a competitive benefits package which includes Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k with company match and a generous PTO policy.


Job Location

Statewide, New York, United States

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