BCT Partners is a national, multi-disciplinary consulting firm that delivers a full range of management consulting and information technology services. We combine subject matter expertise with industry experience to help public, private, and nonprofit organizations achieve lasting results. Our mission is to partner with our clients to identify their most critical challenges, offer expert advice, and deliver real-world solutions that transform business and society. BCT is a minority-owned and operated, small disadvantaged business enterprise and one of the leading firms in the country with expertise in the following markets: public sector (federal/state/local), health, pharmaceuticals and life sciences, education, community and social innovation, financial services and insurance, and energy.
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is a federal agency funding state, territory, local, and tribal organizations to provide family assistance, child support, childcare, Head Start, child welfare, and other programs related to children and families. Actual services are provided by state, county, city and tribal governments, and public and private local agencies including local governments, private non-profit and for-profit community organizations and faith-based organizations. ACF assists these organizations through funding, policy direction, training and technical assistance, and information services. Through this funding, ACF provides critically needed services and support to vulnerable populations, including low-income children and families and at-risk youth. BCT seeks an experienced Grants Specialist to provide ongoing, prompt and accurate fiscal assistance to Head Start (HS) and Early Head Start (EHS) grantees and will support Federal staff with high quality grants management services. This position is based at the Region IV office in Atlanta, GA.
- Provide quality customer service in the areas of fiscal operations and management for Head Start grantees in Region IV.
- Review and analysis of Head Start grant applications Prepare Notice of Grants Awards (NGA) for new and continuation grants. Prepare and track grants through review and funding process. Deliverables include completed grant Application Analysis Tool (AAT), timely contact with grantees to resolve issues, briefing meetings with program staff and T/TA staff, where needed.
- Monitor timeliness, receipt and accuracy of grant applications, financial reporting documents and financial drawdowns.
- Correspond with grantee fiscal staff on a monthly basis.
- Monitor ongoing fiscal performance of grantees, evaluation of required fiscal reports, wage comparability study; resolution of audit findings and recommendations; and resolution of community/individual complaints.
- Prepare grant closeouts. Deliverables include completed closeout checklist, assurance that reports and audits are completed accurately and timely, distribution of a closeout letter to the grantee, and a closeout award processed in the OHS software system, GrantSolutions.
- Provide ongoing training and technical assistance to grantees, including working in partnership with the Region IV TA System to ensure grantees receive the necessary support.
- Participate in seminars and special training events or other activities as requested by OHS.
- Conduct joint annual site visits with program specialist staff, where needed.
- Attend State, Regional and National trainings, conference and other professional development opportunities.
Skills, Knowledge, and Experience Required:
A successful candidate should have:
- BA or BS degree from an accredited university or college, with a preference for a degree in finance, accounting, business management, or a related field;
- Strong organizational skills that reflect ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks seamlessly with excellent attention to detail.
- Very strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships with stakeholders, including regional team, Central Office Staff, associations and grantees.
- Ability to manage confidential information without issue.
- Demonstrated background and training in accounting and/or financial management, including audit resolution activities;
- Demonstrated experience with GrantSolutions is preferred; and experience with the administration of discretionary grants is required; with a preference for Head Start/Early Head Start programs;
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.
- Strong analytical, problem-solving and decision-making capabilities.
- Team player with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
- Ability to work with all levels of internal staff, as well as outside clients.
How to Apply:
Interested candidates should submit their resumes and cover letters to BCT Partners via https://bit.ly/BCTJobOpportunities . BCT Partners is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We appreciate the diversity of our communities and encourage candidates of all races, colors, ages, religions, sex, sexual orientations, gender identities, national origins, veteran or disability statuses to apply for BCT positions. No phone calls or in-person applications, please.