Job Title
Senior Grants Specialist-CO
Denver, CO
Job Type
Full-Time Regular
Job Description

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, child care, 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 Senior 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 VIII office in Denver, CO.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Review and process applications so that they may be funded 30 days prior to a grantee’s refunding date. Prepare continuation Financial Assistance Awards (FAAs) with cover letters for mailing out 30 days prior to a grantee’s refunding date.
  • Prepare and track grants through review and funding process. Deliverables include completed grant review checklist, timely contact with grantees to resolve issues, negotiation sheets and FAAs, briefing meetings with program staff and with management, leading to the awarding of annual continuation grant awards, program improvement grant awards, cost-of-living grant awards, and one-time funding awards to grantees.
  • Monitor timeliness, receipt and accuracy of grant applications, financial reporting documents and financial draw downs.
  • Correspond with grantee staff on a regular 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 have been reviewed for completeness and correctness, a closeout letter that is sent to the grantee, and a closeout award processed in the OHS software system.
  • Track of SF-269 financial reports in local and national databases, and follow up with grantees when reports are late or reflect financial issues that need to be addressed.
  • 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.

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 or accounting, baccalaureate 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.
  • Prior experience with the resolution of financial audit findings for federal discretionary grant programs.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrated background and training in accounting and/or financial management, including audit resolution activities;
  • 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;

Additional Qualifications:

  • Ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing, and produce high quality written products such as memoranda, presentations and correspondence
  • 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, three professional references, and a cover letter to include the Title in the subject line of your email.