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Date:  Jul 26, 2022
Req ID:  19966

Little Rock, AR, US, 72201

Anticipated Starting Salary:  36154.98

Position Number: 22102205 
County: Pulaski 
Posting End Date: 08/14/2022 

Join the Arkansas Department of Education where each student is recognized as an individual.  Through a cultivation of world-class educators, partnering with communities, and an influx of social supports, Arkansas Department of Education provides multi-level supports that help ensure students will receive a personalized education and develop a life-long love of learning.

The EngageAR-Arkansas Service Commission Senior AmeriCorps Program Officer has overall programmatic oversight of sub-recipient programs, development and planning of sub-recipient training and leadership of the AmeriCorps Service Member LeaderCorps program.  This position works to provide on-going consultation and technical assistance, providing sound programmatic oversight through formal and informal monitoring and day to day communications. 

AmeriCorps Sub-Recipient Oversight

  • Oversee and evaluate approximately one half of the AmeriCorps State and National portfolio and all first year sub-recipient programs
  • Maintain knowledge of and ensure sub-recipient compliance with federal CNCS regulations, provisions and directives
  • Provide on-going consultation and technical assistance to programs and sub-recipients on fiscal systems, eGrants operating system, My AmeriCorps and other web-based record maintenance systems
  • Site visits annually to ensure consistency with grant terms and conditions, timelines, budgets and performance measures
  • Ensure compliance with all EngageAR and CNCS-required reporting
  • Coordinate fiscal reviews of all sub-recipients, engaging the EngageAR Fiscal Officer


AmeriCorps Program Development and Strategic Planning

  • Stay abreast of developments and trends within the field of national and community service by reading professional publications and attending local, state, national and international conferences and symposiums
  • Quarterly review of sub-recipient program reports, evaluating outcomes, assessing program model impact and/or identifying new program strategies to create desired outcomes
  • Ensure sub-recipient program participation in AmeriCorps National Days of Service and assist with special recognition events
  • Promote community and national service as a means of community problem solving, facilitate cooperation of government and community groups to address community problems
  • Develop an annual Training and Technical Assistance plan for sub-recipients, coordinating AmeriCorps Program Director mandatory training sessions
  • Develop an annual Training and Development Plan for EngageAR LeaderCorps, creating leadership opportunities for experienced AmeriCorps members
  • Develop high quality AmeriCorps programs by continuously assessing member recruitment and retention data; developing member training and support activities


EngageAR Office Management

  • Participate in America Service Commission committees
  • Maintain up to date sub-recipient program management handbooks, guidance policy and ensure all documents are posted in timely fashion to EngageAR


  • Work to support Commissioners, participating in sub-committees, providing training, information and resources
  • Participate in National Days of Service
  • Attend all special and recognition events
  • Annually complete the CNCS’ National Service Criminal History Check and maintain certificate in personnel file
  • Perform related responsibilities as required or assigned
  • Some evening, weekend, holiday work, in addition to state and national travel



Seeking an individual who is dedicated and interested in strengthening communities through a means of volunteering, collaboration, and national service programs.  EngageAR offers the opportunity to work in an environment that is collaborative, promotes communication, models integrity, inclusion and excellence. 


Position Information

Class Code: G180C

Grade: GS06


Salary Range: $36,155.00 - $52,425.00


The Grants Analyst is responsible for applying professional level skills and has specific program knowledge as it relates to area of assignment. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.


Provides technical assistance to grantees regarding grant applications, grant modifications, progress reports and budgets. Prepares and submits grant application to applicable federal agencies. Conducts grant related workshops and meetings. Develops, implements and analyzes grant program related goals and objectives. Prepares annual and biennial budgets, project incomes, ensures sufficient appropriations for grant awards, and analyzes expenditure reports. Prepares detailed reports of actions taken in grant programs to provide information to funding sources to ensure compliance with grant requirements. Plans and conducts grant training programs; prepares and updates grant guidance manual for use by personnel, which explains policies and procedures. Develops, analyzes, and reviews grant reports, and analyzes data. Develops reporting systems and monitoring methods to measure program effectiveness and to ensure that grant programs are in compliance with state and federal laws, and monitors grant projects for compliance with state and federal regulations. . Performs other duties as assigned.



Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of federal and state grant funding business. Knowledge of state and department policies, procedures and guidelines. Ability to evaluate information and prepare narrative reports. Ability to communicate information and provide technical assistance to requesting parties concerning grant program requirements. Ability to analyze and conduct research. Ability to develop reports and schedules with applicable software. Ability to make oral presentations. .

Minimum Qualifications

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor's degree in business administration, accounting, finance or a related field; plus one year of experience in the review, analysis, preparation and/or monitoring of grants. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.



The State of Arkansas is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Little Rock