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Real Property Facilities Expert UMass President's Office
The University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute (UMDI), under a contract with Community Development Institute (CDI), has been tasked to: (a) help increase capacity for the Office of Head Start (OHS) Regional Offices (RO) in the determination, tracking, and management of the federal interest in Head Start (HS) and Early Head Start (EHS) grantee facilities nationwide; and (b) provide technical assistance in the funding of safe and healthy facilities for HS children through the Real Property Facilities Initiative (RPFI). Since services are provided nationwide, travel is required for this position. The Real Properties Facilities Expert (RPFE) will partner with Regional Office federal staff in the creation of processes that will enhance their capacity to manage facility actions and enhance infrastructure across the twelve OHS regions. Since services are provided nationwide some travel is required for this position. The RPFE will be located at the assigned Regional Office and be responsible for coordinating the Regional facilities technical assistance activities and supporting the development of training materials and resources. The RPFE will be required to communicate with federal staff, RPFL, UMDI, and PMFO management staff. Primary direction for day-to-day activities will be provided by the position’s immediate supervisor. Guidance and direction for RPFI project objectives and deliverables will be provided by the RPFI Leadership Team.
Administrative and Fiscal Support Specialist UMass President's Office
UMDI’s Head Start National Center on Program Management and Fiscal Operations (PMFO) business unit, funded through the Federal Office of Head Start (OHS) National Training and Technical Assistance (T/TA) System, works closely with OHS to ensure that all Head Start/Early Head Start (HS/EHS) agencies have access to current, high-quality and evidence-based information, resources, and T/TA to support program management, leadership, governance and fiscal operations. The provision of these resources requires partnership with sub-recipients, consultants and vendors. Since the services are provided nationwide, much use is made of virtual technology. The Administrative and Fiscal Support Specialist works directly with the Finance & Administration Manager and also provides support to the Technical and Project Manager as well as the PMFO and RPFI Teams. This position will be experienced in handling a wide range of administrative tasks, and work directly under the supervision of the Finance & Administration Manager, providing financial support that includes preparing project burn reports, maintaining documentation for staff travel, consultant travel, and the proper allocation of project-related expenses. The Administrative and Fiscal Support Specialist will be a highly resourceful team-player, who is comfortable working in a fast-paced environment, sometimes under pressure, while remaining flexible, proactive, and efficient. The individual must exercise good judgment in a variety of situations, utilize strong written and verbal communication, possess strong administrative and organizational skills, and the ability to balance multiple priorities.

The University of Massachusetts is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age over 40, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, or other protected class.