Senior Project Associate

SNAP E&T National Partnership Grant

DESCRIPTION
Under the supervision of the Director, Center for Policy and Practice, the Senior Project Associate will provide day-to-day management of ACCT’s SNAP E&T National Partnerships grant. The Senior Project Associate will be responsible for project activities across a range of support activities ensuring ACCT and its partners meet timelines for deliverables for the project, ensure quality control of deliverables, and resolve barriers and issues in project implementation. 

The position is a grant funded three year posting with the option for extension and is located in ACCT’s Washington, DC office. The salary range for this position is $85,000 - $90,000.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

1.    Support the continuous operation of the SNAP E&T National Partnerships Grant:

  • Develop and manage detailed project schedules and work plans 
  • Convene and facilitate meetings with ACCT, teaming partners, and FNS staff to refine project objectives, activities, and outcomes
  • Monitor project progress and budget and communicate with ACCT and FNS leadership to adjust as needed
  • Develop and execute the evaluation of this effort to monitor progress toward achieving project goals and objectives
  • Assign and supervise work activities of teaming partners to ensure quality and timeliness of work products
  • Support management activities, including participating in budget development, grant reporting, and grant writing
  • Promote and communicate grant T/TA activities, as well as T/TA opportunities, for stakeholders via email, social media, E-News, and other channels.
  • Participate in planning and training activities for the ACCT’s National Legislative Summit and Annual Leadership Congress.

2.    Develop TA and learning tools to increase and expand SNAP E&T partnerships

  • Convene work groups, webinars, conferences, and other events for SNAP agencies and support convenings for peer membership networks in consultation with teaming partners
  • Inventory, review, and adapt existing TA materials for dissemination to different SNAP E&T stakeholder communities
  • Maintain online peer support and learning tools, including online forums, resource libraries, and related web materials
  • Provide direct support to stakeholders to identify policy and practice barriers, opportunities, and best practices in developing partnerships with third-party providers
  • Facilitate web-based T/TA to cohort members and other stakeholders across a range of management and operations issues related to third-party provision of SNAP E&T services
  • Respond to stakeholder T/TA requests

3.    Organize and Facilitate Community College On-Site Visits

  • Work with stakeholders to develop on-site project team based on self-assessment and facilitate on-site working sessions.
  • Facilitate virtual working group sessions to progress institutional workplans
  • Develop on-site project team based on self-assessment and facilitate on-site working sessions.

4.    Perform other duties as assigned. 

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: 

  • Minimum of BA/BS degree and at least 2 years experience in managing human service/community college programs or projects; developing and providing technical assistance, project and/or grants management/reporting; and coalition work. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with different stakeholders to achieve shared goals
  • Knowledge of or experience in workforce development, public assistance, or related systems
  • Strong interpersonal skills and attention to detail to keep projects on track and on time
  • Strong oral and written communication skills; ability to present in front of both small and large audiences is required
  • Sensitivity to diverse cultures, races, and low-income family situations
  • Must have ability to exercise sound judgment, initiative and maintain strict confidentiality. 
  • Must have the ability to work as a team member and able to deal effectively and courteously with supervisor, peers, and governmental agencies and their representatives. 
  • Willingness to travel at least 15% as public health considerations permit.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to:

  • Stand
  • Walk
  • Sit
  • Climb or balance
  • Stoop, kneel, or crouch, or crawl
  • Talk or hear

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.

ACCT offers a competitive salary, collegial environment, and comprehensive benefits.  This position is a member of a bargaining unit. Please forward a letter of interest, resume to: hr@acct.org.  Must pass criminal, credit and professional references background check. No phone calls please.