February 22, 2024
About Our Company
ICF is a global consulting and technology services company with approximately 9,000 employees, but we are not your typical consultants. At ICF, business analysts and policy specialists work together with digital strategists, data scientists and creatives. We combine unmatched industry expertise with cutting-edge engagement capabilities to help organizations solve their most complex challenges. Since 1969, public and private sector clients have worked with ICF to navigate change and shape the future.
Job Description & Responsibilities
ICF seeks a Grants Specialist/Data Analyst to provide 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.
This position is remote supporting the Region VIII Office in Denver, CO.
- Review and take action on 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 prepared in Grants Solutions software, 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 drawdowns.
- 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 a 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 Grants Solutions software system.
- Assist regional offices with organization of records management systems.
- Responsible for updating national database with current client assignments.
- Filing correspondence, audit progress reports, financial status reports, applications, grant award documents and other business-related grant materials in the official grant files.
- Distribute grant-related materials to recipients, program officials and the official grant files, as needed.
- Create and/or generate reports from national databases.
- Operate and maintain multiple, on-line, and local data management/tracking systems and databases.
- Take notes during meetings with client staff and grantees.
- Generate and mail miscellaneous correspondence with grant recipients.
- Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university or college, with a preference for a degree in Accounting, Business Management, or a related field.
- 2+ years of progressive professional experience
- 1+ years' experience aggregating, analyzing, charting, graphing and reporting on and presenting data gathered from multiple sources.
- 1+ years intermediate to advanced experience with Microsoft Suite including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint; desktop publishing, and ability to use current webinar technology and audio conferencing.
- Must have valid driver's license and successfully pass a Motor Vehicle Records (MVR) check .
- Background and training in accounting and/or financial management, including audit resolution activities.
- Experience with Grant Solutions.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.
- Strong analytical, problem-solving and decision-making capabilities.
- Strong team player, with the ability to collaborate and work closely with Regional Office staff and other partners.
- Ability to work with all levels of internal staff, as well as outside clients.
- Superior attention to detail and the ability to meet stringent deadlines.
- Ability to be flexible, multi-task, prioritize, and manage multiple activities simultaneously in a fast-paced, changing environment.
- Exceptional interpersonal skills including courtesy, professionalism, and a cooperative attitude.
- Ability to build productive business relationships.
- Excellent time management and communication skills.
- Ability to exercise good judgment, discretion, tact, and diplomacy.
What we offer
Pay Range - There are multiple factors that are considered in determining final pay for a position, including, but not limited to, relevant work experience, skills, certifications and competencies that align to the specified role, geographic location, education and certifications as well as contract provisions regarding labor categories that are specific to the position. The pay range for this position is:
$52,488.00 - $89,230.00