Career Opportunity

Grant Reviewer (Principal Consultant #1393)
Springfield or Chicago
$55,251 - $69,821
$55,251 - $94,029
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
December 29, 2021
Open Until Filled

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Reporting to the Supervisor, provides services for the fiscal and programmatic implementation and monitoring of one or more state or federal funded education programs; reads and evaluates state and federal grant applications; writes federal grant proposals; participates as a member of a team of consultants providing technical assistance to grantees about program implementation, evaluation, and effective practices; provides information and other resources to assure school and district compliance with the provisions of the program and applicable legislation; serves as a point of contact and liaison with external educational service agencies, community based organizations, and professional groups; provides technical assistance to 21st CCLC projects and school districts on parent involvement and extended learning.

  • ​​​​Provides technical assistance, research, and other support services to assigned grants.
  • Provides support to schools as it relates to instructional improvement through written and verbal communication, onsite visits, and monitoring as appropriate.
  • Assists in implementing one or more federal funded grant programs to ensure their effectiveness and assure school and district compliance with all programmatic and fiscal regulations as related to 21st CCLC and parent involvement.
  • Reviews federal and state fiscal and programmatic documentation to determine implications for schools and districts, and appropriate forms for compliance and documentation required to show program goals are being met.
  • Creates, prepares, and participates in the design and delivery of materials for workshops, conferences, and committee meetings in order to disseminate information and best practices.
  • Collects input for agency policy development, guidance and other agency documents for schools and districts, appropriate forms of compliance and monitoring, and other documents as needed.
  • Performs grant evaluations and reviews and approves original and amended grant applications.
  • Assists in planning, executing and coordinating department activities that support assigned federal grant programs to include quality enhancements, data storage and retrieval, internal and external communications, budgeting and analysis of legislation, and makes recommendations in these areas to the Director as appropriate or required.
  • Participates in department, agency and other training activities to improve collective and individual knowledge, skills and abilities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Master's Degree in Education or a related field, or, a Bachelor's Degree in Education or related field plus two years of relevant professional experience. (COPY OF TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED AT TIME OF APPLICATION)​​​
  • Two years of experience (in addition to education requirements) working in or with a school district, regional office of education, community based organization, or state agency.​​​
  • Knowledge of implementing grant funded programs.​​​
  • Ability to develop and manage budgets.​​​
  • Ability to present complex information to lay and professional audiences effectively in formal and informal settings.​​​
  • Ability to work effectively with and within diverse teams.​​​
  • Ability to identify and locate resources.​​​
  • Knowledge of ESSA.​​​
  • Knowledge of parent involvement in school districts and after school programs.​​​
  • Ability to define problems and apply problem solving techniques.​​​
  • Ability to coordinate and lead projects.​​​
  • Ability to set schedules and timelines.​​​
  • ​Highly effective communication skills.​​​