ICF Consulting Group, Inc. Technical Assistance Specialist- On Call- REMOTE in Helena, Montana
ICF’s Youth & Adult Education Portfolio is seeking an On-Call Technical Assistance Specialist to contribute to education technical assistance (TA) projects. Clients include federal, state, and local education agencies, and other public and nonprofit organizations. As an On-Call Technical Assistance Specialist, you will apply your content and facilitation expertise to projects that build the capacity of K-20 education institutions to achieve their goals.
The Technical Assistance Specialist is responsible for developing and maintaining strong, collegial relationships with state education agency (SEA) and local education agency (LEA) staff, school personnel, and other clients to provide high-quality, relevant, and useful capacity-building TA. The Technical Assistance Specialist will participate in teams that provide TA, contributing to activities such as conducting needs assessment, developing and delivering TA that clearly addresses client needs, monitoring and course correcting TA as needed, coordinating with project evaluators to curate evidence, and liaising with clients.
Key project tasks may include:
Participating on teams providing TA services to clients, contributing technical, content, and process expertise
Developing and maintaining positive, constructive relationships with clients and other service recipients
Conducting needs assessment of client needs for TA
Assisting with development of TA plans in collaboration with clients, internal teams, and leadership
Developing, delivering, monitoring, and refining TA services in concert with a team
Serving as a subject matter expert
Assisting with development of TA resources, such as information briefs, whitepapers, tools, rubrics, processes, etc., according to high standards of quality
Writing technical reports for and delivering presentations to a variety of audiences
Contributing to required formal reports and internal documentation systems
Advising TA teams about emerging state and federal education policy issues, TA strategies, and new resources
Participating in team meetings to discuss progress of TA initiatives, emerging needs and issues, and challenges to service provision
Masters’ degree in Education, Public Policy, Social Science, or related discipline
Knowledge of the public K-20 and/or adult education systems in the United States
5+ years of work experience:
contributing to teams to plan and carry out projects from start to finish
designing and providing education TA
producing high-quality, professionally written products and presentations
working in at least one content area of education expertise (such as accountability systems; assessment; college and career readiness; English learners; equity; literacy; social and emotional learning; STEM education; teacher and leader recruitment, development, and retention)
Proficiency in MS Office and other standard office applications (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel, SharePoint, Skype, and Adobe Connect)
Preferred Experience, Qualifications and Skills:
Strong team player with the ability to take initiative and work well independently
Proven ability to manage competing priorities, perspectives, and stakeholder needs
Recent experience contributing to projects for the US Department of Education’s offices and programs (such as the Comprehensive Center Network)
Prior work experience in a consulting environment
Knowledge about how to help organizations plan and implement large, complex initiatives
Superior attention to detail and the ability to meet stringent deadlines
Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making capabilities
Excellent verbal, oral, interpersonal, and written communication skills, including experience with developing and facilitation work sessions
Working at ICF
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