Program Analyst position for the Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) program

Jun 13, 2018

Business Strategy Consultants seeks an experienced program analyst with a background in social science or public policy to carry out a number of program and policy related duties for the Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (Tribal MIECHV) program. This position will work closely with staff in the Office of Early Childhood Development/Office of Child Care at the Administration for Children and Families in the US Department of Health and Human Services, which administers the Tribal MIECHV program.

 

About the Job

The Tribal MIECHV program is an unprecedented expansion of home visiting services in tribal communities. Program activities conducted by grantees include implementing high-quality, evidence-based home visiting services that align with American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) cultural family and community contexts, collecting and reporting performance data, engaging in data-driven continuous quality improvement efforts, and conducting rigorous evaluation activities.  The program analyst will be intricately involved in conducting program implementation, analysis, and dissemination activities for ACF on behalf of the Tribal MIECHV program.

Responsibilities May Include:

  • Coordinate the planning and implementation of a significant Tribal MIECHV continuous quality improvement initiative, in partnership with ACF staff and contracted technical assistance providers
  • Serve as a Federal Project Officer working directly with a limited number of Tribal MIECHV grantees (includes grant oversight and technical assistance activities)
  • Develop and conduct program analyses to identify and understand the needs of the Tribal MIECHV program at the federal and community level
  • Develop immediate, interim and long-range strategies to carry out legislative initiatives
  • Support the development of responses to information requests regarding the Tribal MIECHV program
  • Stay up to date on broad program and policy reviews and studies related to home visiting and family and early childhood services in AIAN communities
  • Synthesize, analyze and summarize grantee information for the Tribal MIECHV program and other early childhood programs for various program and policy reasons, and draft documents for a variety of audiences
  • Disseminate findings to audiences at the national, state and local level. These audiences include tribal communities, organizations, and leaders, policymakers, intermediaries, researchers, advocates and opinion leaders, program administrators, practitioners, and training and technical assistance providers 

  • Administer and update website content regularly on the Tribal MIECHV program page on ACF’s website; add and maintain grantee project descriptions and information and ensure web content is complete, communicated in accordance with applicable federal standards, and grammatically correct

  • Work with Tribal MIECHV grantees to develop and disseminate information products targeted at select tribal audiences and stakeholders
  • Other duties as assigned

The position will be located in Washington, DC. 

Job Requirements

Qualifications/Experience:

  • Very strong writing, editing, and oral communication skills 
  • Experience in and passion for working with tribal communities or on American Indian and Alaska Native policy issues, particularly in the field of early childhood development.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member and collaborate with associates at all levels.
  • Capacity to develop and maintain strong working relationships with tribal community partners, technical assistance providers, and others.
  • Demonstrate sound decision-making, problem-solving, good judgment, research, and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrate effective verbal, written, and broad communications experience, ideally with some experience in media relations, issues management, and crisis communication.
  • Maintain knowledge of government regulations and emerging web technology to ensure regulatory compliance.

  • Possess creative and strategic thinking with broad public affairs and public policy experience.
  • Experience in strategic approaches to communication and program development.
  • Experience working on American Indian and Alaska Native programming and policy is preferred.

Education: A master’s degree or three or more years’ experience in a related field is preferred.

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