F2 Solutions is a leading technology solutions provider specializing in grant review support and conference services, along with cutting-edge technology to the government and nonprofit sectors. We are looking for a Program Specialist to join our team of dedicated individuals who are invested in and committed to contributing towards meeting and exceeding our goals of providing top-quality products and services. F2 Solutions values the expertise its staff possesses to deliver state-of-the-art and cost-conscious solutions.
The mission of the Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) is to promote safety, stability, and well-being for people who have experienced or been exposed to violence, neglect or trauma. FYSB achieves this through supporting programs that provide shelter, community services and prevention education for youth, adults and families. FYSB’s Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention (APP) Program supports efforts to reduce adolescent pregnancy using age appropriate, evidence-based models and interventions (EBIs) that stress the importance of abstinence and the use of contraception while providing complete, medically-accurate, and age-appropriate information to youth. The Project Specialist position is within FYSB’s Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention (APP) Program.
The selected individual will serve as a Program Specialist supporting APP; the individual will report to the APP Program Manager, and work with grantees, APP team members, youth-serving professionals and organizations, other Departments and the general public.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Provides guidance and technical assistance in concert with the technical assistance contractor to APP grantees, that are replicating evidence-based interventions (EBIs) or designing innovative models and conducting implementation evaluation as required under provision of the allocated Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOA).
Supports the award of new grants by participating in grant reviews, developing pre- and post-award documentation, and serves as the point of contact, coordinator, and advisor to assigned grantees to ensure proper interpretation and implementation of FOA requirements, Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS)/ Administration for Children and Families (ACF) policy provisions, legislation and other requirements; monitors adolescent pregnancy prevention grantees located across the nation.
Drafts communications including speeches, talking points for senior leadership, reports, briefing papers, PowerPoint presentations and memoranda.
Leads strategic partnerships in concert with internal work groups to coordinate sexual risk avoidance educational research and practical application of education and training.
Cultivates external relationships with non-profits and foundations.
Works with contractors and expert consultants to develop models aimed to support the expansion of abstinence-focused initiatives and projects.
Works collaboratively with teams to develop work products using interpersonal skills necessary to establish and maintain effective working relations with APP, FYSB, ACF and other partner organization staff.
Works with internal and external entities to leverage opportunities to bring awareness to teen pregnancy prevention initiatives and data made available through the APP Program.
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote);
Strong organizational, written and verbal communication skills;
Ability to draft senior level communications for mass distribution;
Ability to use independent initiative, good judgment, and decision-making skills when setting priorities;
Ability to transfer knowledge of federal laws, regulations, and policy to the administration of grants and cooperative agreements;
Ability to prioritize competing tasks and perform them quickly and efficiently;
Ability to influence decisions through the presentation of information gathered through research or data analysis;
Experience working in a high paced, rapidly changing environment;
Ability to analyze and conduct research independently.
Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Arts, or Master's degree in Sociology, Social Work, Industrial Psychology, Public Health or equivalent experience.
Minimum of 3 years Project Management Experience
Five to seven years of relevant work experience, preferably in the federal government.
Ability to travel approximately 5% of the year.
This is a full-time contract position working on site at a Federal Building in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area.
F2 Solutions provides a full spectrum of support services to its clients via three primary lines of business: Grant/Peer Review; Conference/Event Management; and IT Solutions. Integrated throughout these service lines are a continuum of supplemental support services that we call "ancillary supports." Our ancillary supports are intended to strengthen and add value to our core capabilities and furth...er ensure contract/project success. From our onsite grants processing center (which supports onsite, hybrid, and remote grant/peer reviews), to a conference/event team that seamlessly executes every meeting detail, to diverse IT services that assist in improving clients’ processes, workflows, and systems, F2 stands ready to work with its customers to achieve their desired goals.