The Program Officer is a member of the program team and is jointly responsible for coordinating the selection, support, and evaluation of Volunteer West Virginia (VWV)-funded service programs; reporting on progress to primary stakeholders; and managing budgets of and fund transfers to grantees. Additionally, the Program Officer is responsible for promoting an ethic of service across the state through outreach efforts and by acting as a liaison between VWV and other organizations that are a part of the service, nonprofit and volunteer network. The Program Officer reports to the Executive Director.
What you’ll do:
• You will manage a portfolio of grantees as a member of the program team, including but not limited to AmeriCorps.
• You will ensure high-quality program and fiscal/grants management practices by collaborating with the program and finance teams to identify needs and provide responsive training and technical assistance, which may be provided during grantee meetings and orientations, via phone, or on-site as requested.
• In collaboration with the finance team, you will oversee grantee contracting, budget negotiations, reimbursement requests, fiscal reporting, and grant closeouts.
• You will monitor grantee progress through site visits, progress reports, phone consultation, and other means.
• You will recommend corrective action for programs found to be out of compliance with state, federal, or West Virginia regulations and requirements.
• You will participate in, and may lead, the grant selection process, including providing technical assistance to applicants, recruiting and training reviewers, participating in the review process, conducting pre-award assessments, and conducting appropriate follow up activities.
• You will assist with reporting to stakeholders such as the Corporation for National and Community Service, the Governor’s Office, and the state legislature.
• You will identify opportunities to develop new initiatives and collaborations to support the field of service and volunteerism.
• You will track and manage data according to specific standards.
• You will collect and share best practices among grantees and nonprofits.
• You will serve as a liaison to groups and associations as the need arises.
• You will collaborate with VWV staff and partners to conduct public relations campaigns that promote service across the state.
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Applications will be considered on a rolling basis with priority given to those received by Friday, April 6, 2018. All
interested applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.