We are a national, multi-disciplinary consulting firm that delivers a full range of management consulting services. We combine subject matter expertise with industry experience to help public, private, and nonprofit organizations achieve lasting results. We 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.
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 access 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.
This position supports the US Department of Human Services, Administration of 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 Program Unit 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.
The Program Manager leads, directs, oversees and manages the work and needs of the on-site 8-person BCT team supporting the Client. The team delivers professional, technical and administrative support through high quality program monitoring, grants management, and administrative and technical analysis services. The Program Manager takes ownership of the team and ensures the quality of its work through effective project management and leadership. He/she/they creates and maintains a positive relationship with the Client and establishes him/her/themself as a trusted adviser and partner. This role requires a collaborative professional with strong knowledge of the Federal Grant Life Cycle and benefits from experience with Head Start/Early Head Start programs. Ideal candidates have strong organizational, analytical and interpersonal skills with proven experience leading and nurturing teams, managing projects, monitoring and evaluating programs, and building positive client relationships.
Plan, design, execute, monitor and control the work via a detailed project plan; assume responsibility for the project deliverables and results.
Track and manage all Regional Office (RO) activities, timelines, resources, outcomes, etc.
Ensure structure and procedures are in place to support the full functionality of project activities.
Develop a clear and well-defined communication plan that considers all stakeholders.
Develop a clear and well-defined quality control plan which includes reporting and corrective action instructions.
Serve as the on-site point of contact and the primary interface with the Client.
Prepare timely and accurate Monthly Status Reports.
Provide Task Summary Reports as required by the Client.
Oversee the award and administration of discretionary grants and review of incoming grantee requests to ensure compliance with program and fiscal requirements.
Ensure the maintenance of all official electronic grant files for new and continued grant awards.
Participate in onsite grantee visits as requested, including follow-ups and desk reviews as part of the triennial monitoring review process.
Review programmatic status reports, monitor review findings, and work with assigned Program and Fiscal Specialists to assist programs in resolving any issues, non-compliances or deficiencies.
Ensure staff understand their duties and are aware of performance expectations and deadlines.
Monitor staff productivity and work quality; provide regular on-going and constructive feedback, and supportive coaching.
Build and model a team mentality, inspiring a shared vision.
Lead, challenge and inspire staff; support and nurture growth.
Be open to and receive complaints; resolve problems and involve senior leaders and Human Resources as needed or required.
Participate in the staff hiring, training and performance evaluation processes.
Ensure adherence to legal, BCT, and Client policies and procedures; involve senior leaders and/or Human Resources in matters requiring disciplinary or legal action.
How to Apply:
Interested candidates should submit their resumes and cover letters to BCT Partners via firstname.lastname@example.org. BCT Partners is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We appreciate the diversity of our communities and encourage candidates of all races, colors, ages, religions, sex, sexual orientations, gender identities, national origins, veteran and disability statuses to apply for BCT positions. No phone calls or in-person applications, please.
Experience, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Bachelor’s Degree in management, business administration, public policy or related field from an accredited university or college; Master’s Degree is a plus, but not required.
10+ years of professional experience, with at least 7 years managing structure, projects and supervising multiple staff members; as well as experience with project monitoring and evaluation
Knowledge of the Federal Grant Life Cycle is critical.
Strong project management, organizational and analytical skills, and the ability to effectively manage multiple priorities and negotiate.
Experience charting, graphing and analyzing data.
Experience with Head Start/Early Head Start or other early childhood programs or working within a Head Start program is a plus.
Strong knowledge of Head Start Program Performance Standards and all applicable federal, state and local laws also a plus.
Strong interpersonal skills, with the proven ability to collaborate and build relationships with staff, clients, remote colleagues and supervisors, and others.
Proven ability to effectively communicate (both verbally and orally), exercise sound judgment and be open to the input and decisions of others.
Able to, both independently and collaboratively, solve problems, make decisions and manage change.
Computer, Internet and Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) proficiency required.
About BCT Partners
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.