Grants Support Specialist, Region 4 (Atlanta, GA)

  • BCT Partners
  • 61 Forsyth St SW, Atlanta, GA 30303
  • Aug 03, 2022
Full time Administrative Accounting Management Nonprofit-Social Services Professional Services

Job Description

Position Summary:The Grants Support Specialist provides ongoing, prompt and accurate fiscal assistance to Head Start (HS) and Early Head Start (EHS) grantees and supports Federal staff with high quality grants management services.  This includes preparing and tracking grants through review and funding processes, monitoring receipt and accuracy of grant documents, monitoring, evaluating and resolving grant issues, and preparing grant closeouts.  The Grants Specialist will be a critical thinker with outstanding attention to details and an eye towards process improvement.   
 Key Responsibilities[1]:

  • Budgetary and financial analysis of grantee funding and program modification requests.
  • Review and analysis of grantee financial reports, information and risk indicators.
  • Provide accurate and timely regulatory and fiscal policy guidance to Head Start grantees.
  • Review and analyze grantee waiver requests, applications for facility construction, purchases and major renovations.
  • Identify various activities related to the identification and mitigation of grantee risk factors, correction of regulatory compliance issues, and improvement of Head Start grantee performance. 
  • Assist in tracking overall fiscal/budget plan, tracking certified grants and monitoring of funding levels. 
  • Assist in verifying that grant files are complete to facilitate financial closeout process, and provide support for all grants closeout activities.
  • Review incoming grant applications, providing follow-up communication to applicants where appropriate; Ability to conduct cross functional quality assurance of all final deliverables.
  • Correction of regulatory compliance issues and improvement of Head Start grantee performance.
  • Perform various activities designed to ensure the complete and timely resolution of all audit findings referred to OGM for resolution.

Perform other reasonable tasks as assigned by management in support of BCT’s goals and objectives.Experience, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:A successful candidate should have:

  • Bachelors degree in a field related to task activities from an accredited university or college with demonstrated coursework in accounting. Bachelors degree in accounting highly preferred.
  • Seven years of progressive professional experience related to the task activities including accounting, federal discretionary grants management, non-profit or for-profit financial management, and regulatory compliance monitoring and oversight.
  • Demonstrated prior experience with the resolution of financial audit findings for federal discretionary grant programs.
  • Demonstrated experience in providing subject matter expertise related to regulatory compliance with federal financial management regulations including the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing, and produce high quality written products such as memoranda, presentations and correspondence.

Additional Qualifications:

  • Experience with the federal grants life cycle.
  • Experience in a nonprofit, federal discretionary grants management, or government consulting environment.
  • Ability to function as a professional team player.
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable in completing required tasks.
  • Ability to pay strict attention to detail.
  • Possession of excellent organizational, client management, and analytical skills.

BCT Partners’ mission is to provide insights about diverse people that lead to equity.
We are a national, multi-disciplinary consulting firm that delivers a full range of research, consulting, training, technology, and analytics services. BCT works with government agencies, corporations, nonprofit organizations, educational institutions and foundations, and is one of the leading firms in the country with expertise in the following markets: housing and community development, economic development, workforce development, children and families, health, education, and diversity, equity & inclusion.

We invite and welcome to our team people who share our values and goals; those with a passion for making the world a better place, who see strength in our diversity, seek equal opportunity for all communities and are motivated to create a more equitable and just society.  We appreciate the knowledge, abilities, and ideas of each individual and embrace his/her/their positive contributions to our collaborative and dynamic work environment

Our Clients
The US Department of Health & Human Services, Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Head Start (OHS).  OHS’ mission is to promote school readiness by enhancing the social and cognitive development of low-income children through health, educational, nutritional, social, and other services, as necessary. The Head Start Regional Office is the funding agency to grantees that provide Head Start (HS) and Early Head Start (EHS) services to pregnant women and children from birth to age 5. OHS provides oversight of these grantees through monitoring and technical assistance, often with the support of partners like BCT.  BCT takes great pride in supporting our clients: the OHS Regional Office, its grantees and the communities they serve. 
 [1] Job descriptions serve to provide guidance and information regarding position responsibilities and job expectations.  BCT Partners reserves the right, where permitted by law, to modify position responsibilities, sometimes without notice or written updates to the job description documents. BCT Partners is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, military and or/ veteran status, or any other Federal or State legally protected class. BCT Partners will not discriminate against persons because of their disability, including disabled veterans, and will make reasonable accommodations for known physical or mental limitations of qualified employees and applicants with disabilities. If you are interested in applying and require special assistance or accommodations due to a disability, please contact our Human Resources department at We appreciate the diversity of our communities and invite all who are interested to apply.

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