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Keith J. Hart, Director

MAIN NUMBER 410-767-1216 FAX 410-333-5957 TTY 410-333-5181 TOLL FREE 1-800-321-VOLS

Job Announcement Governors Office on Service and Volunteerism (GOSV) PROGRAM OFFICER
Full-Time Position $38,117-$45,647 Background: The Program Officer (PO) is an integral position in the administration of program grants on behalf of the Governors Office on Service and Volunteerism (GOSV) within the Governors Office of Community Initiatives (GOCI). The PO works closely with the Senior Program Officer to manage our program portfolio, assisting in the development of an annual monitoring plan, management of monitoring and reporting activities, and overseeing compliance of grant agreements, regulations and policies of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) and other funders. (Current programs include AmeriCorps State and Volunteer Generation Fund.) Responsibilities: The Program Officers core duties will include: Work in conjunction with GOCI/GOSV staff to develop program grant proposals; create and submit grant applications and budgets. Work in conjunction with GOCI/GOSV staff to ensure compliance in program grant management and reporting. Work in conjunction with GOCI/GOSV staff to manage and maintain financial tracking systems for program grants. Assist in coordinating the Governors Commission on Service and Volunteerisms active engagement and participation in the GOSVs grantmaking function. Participate in recruitment, selection, and monitoring of grantees. Participate in dissemination and collection of notice of grant awards. Contribute to program staff meetings and other convenings. Contribute to the annual grantee monitoring plan. Activities will include annual review of GOCI/GOSV systems and records (electronic and hard copy); determining site visit order and priorities; completing regular portal compliance review of all program grantees; updating monitoring manuals; reviewing and disseminating grant regulations, provisions, etc. Learn, interpret, and monitor compliance of GOSV grantees with all federal and state funding requirements and regulations. Assist in the completion of narrative reports for funders and stakeholders. Assist in the review of grantee progress and financial reports; provide feedback and resources each quarter as appropriate; aggregate data for reporting. Assist grantees in developing and implementing effective evaluation systems regarding performance measures.

Monitor development and implementation of national performance measures; assist in designing training materials for staff and grantees; help implement standards in future grant cycles. Monitor new program resources available from sources including CNCS, Americas Service Commissions, the National Service Knowledge Network website, etc. and share with staff and grantees as appropriate. Serve as a point of contact for program grantees; assign follow-up as needed; record interactions and follow-up required in Salesforce. Assist in maintaining Salesforce instructions for staff and grantees; help design and implement training and reporting systems as necessary. Assist in maintaining grantee file and record management as appropriate (paper, electronic, online). Maintain up-to-date contact list and program descriptions for all grantees. Plan, lead, and evaluate technical assistance webinars for program grant applicants. Provide additional technical assistance to prospective program grant applicants via online or in-person presentations, phone consultation, electronic communication (email), and promotional materials (e.g. fact sheets).

Salary and Benefits: Salary is commensurate with experience. State of Maryland benefits package. Qualifications: Minimum Bachelors degree in relevant subject Experience in service and volunteerism field (as staff, AmeriCorps member, or other participant) and knowledge of key field issues Knowledge of data compilation and reporting (especially spreadsheet design and usage) Ability to quickly learn and implement a wide range of policy and regulatory guidance Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with use of technology to manage communications and program information (especially with online tools/databases and Excel) Strong task completion and project management experience Extraordinary attention to detail Excellent verbal and written communication skills Access to reliable transportation Start Date: January-February 2014 To Apply: Submit cover letter and rsum with Program Officer Position in the subject line to Cassandra Champion at