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Federal Grant Specialist

Company: Department of Education
Location: Malden
Posted on: November 12, 2021

Job Description:

Position: Federal Grant Specialist/Educational Specialist CThe Office of Federal Grant Programs is seeking an individual to support a robust portfolio of work aimed at supporting school districts in their efforts to enhance their use of fiscal resources to nurture and cultivate academic excellence, cultural competence, sociopolitical consciousness, and emotional intelligence. As a member of the Federal Grants Office, the Federal Grants Specialist will be a part of a team of people responsible for overseeing and administering the implementation of all Federal Entitlement grant programs (Titles IA, IIA, IIIA, and IVA under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the Carl D. Perkins grant programs, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) programs, and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic security Act (CARES), the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSA), and the American Rescue Plan Act (ARP) Federal Coronavirus Relief Programs), and has a core responsibility for a caseload of districts. The Federal Grant Specialist will work closely with those districts to facilitate their access to federal funds, and to support them in using the funds to implement proven initiatives that help close persistent achievement gaps in our schools. The Federal Grants Specialist will help to continue this work, and will specialize in Title III-A, which concentrates on supports for English learners.The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) is committed to cultivating a climate of safety and trust throughout the agency, built on diversity, equity, and inclusion. The Federal Grants Program Office sits within DESE's Resource Allocation Strategy and Planning Office.Key Responsibilities:This individual will serve as the content expert and liaison for the ESEA Title III, Part A program. Title III, Part A provides funding to help English learners, including immigrant children and youth, succeed in school by assisting them in becoming fluent in English and meeting state academic content and student academic achievement standards.In addition, this individual will:

  • assist in the review, approval, and monitoring of federal entitlement grant applications and amendments;
  • build relationships with a cohort of districts to assist them in their implementation of various programs;
  • participate in federal and state data collection and reporting activities related to all entitlement federal grants;
  • support the provision of information and assistance to district administrators regarding federal grants and program matters;
  • prepare and present workshops on federal grant program matters for district staff;
  • serve as a point of contact for school district staff, department staff and stakeholder groups concerning federal grants and programmatic matters;
  • collaborate with other department staff in the development of efficient grant-making protocols and procedures;
  • assist in the preparation of reports and information as required by United States Department of Education regulations;
  • develop technical assistance materials utilizing different media forms; and
  • perform other duties as required.Based on assignment, travel throughout the Commonwealth is required.Questions regarding this posting or the application process should be referred to Maureen O'Brien at Maureen.T.O'Brien@Mass.govDesired Knowledge, Skills, and Experience: Below are characteristics we will look for in the selection process. We recognize that the depth of each individually and the balance of all of them collectively may vary from candidate to candidate and as such, encourage applications from individuals with a range of background experiences and skills.
    • Familiarity with both federal and Massachusetts laws regarding the education of English learners
    • Superior project management skills. A successful candidate will be able to manage multiple, shifting priorities in a high-demand, fast-paced environment;
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including public speaking ability;
    • Strong ability to comprehend, analyze, and communicate complex information;
    • Strategic initiative; especially in problem-solving and anticipating challenges;
    • Creativity, thoroughness, attention to detail, and a willingness and ability to work on a teamQualificationsFirst consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.Minimum Entrance Requirements:applicants must have a Bachelor's degree and at least four years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional educational experience in a specific or related content area, educational program/or service;a Master's degree or higher in a specific or related educational content area may be substituted for two years of the required experience - 30 semester hours equals one year of experience for substitution purposes.Education toward a degree in a specific or related educational content area will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.Special Requirements: Based on assignment, possession of a current and valid Massachusetts Motor Vehicle Operator's License or the equivalent from another state may be required.An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.Official Title: Educational Specialist C (MA)Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Malden - 75 Pleasant StreetJob: EducationAgency: Department of Elementary and Secondary EducationSchedule: Full-timeShift: DayJob Posting: Aug 17, 2021, 7:40:00 PMNumber of Openings: 1Salary: 71,102.20 - 103,008.36 YearlyIf you have Diversity, Affirmative Action or Equal Employment Opportunity questions or need a Reasonable Accommodation, please contact Diversity Officer / ADA Coordinator: Sarah.Harding@mass.gov - 7813386103Bargaining Unit: 10-SEIU Local 509 - EducationConfidential: No

Keywords: Department of Education, Malden , Federal Grant Specialist, Other , Malden, Massachusetts

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