State Program Specialist, Corporation for National and Community Service

Posted by Corporation for National and Community Service on November 3, 2014

Job Title: State Program Specialist
Agency: Corporation for National and Community Service
Hiring Organization: Office of Field Liaison
Job Announcement Number: CNS-14-104-1244826
SALARY RANGE: $41,796.00 to $58,231.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: Friday, October 24, 2014 to Friday, November 7, 2014


This position is located in the Pennsylvania State Office within the Office of Field Liaison, Department of the Chief of Program Operations, Corporation for National and Community Service (Corporation), Philadelphia, PA.


The incumbent will manage a portfolio of AmeriCorps*VISTA and Senior Corps projects for the state of Pennsylvania, and will be an active participant in furthering the mission and goals of the Corporation. Primary responsibilities will include:

  • Assisting current and potential program partners with planning, designing, and submitting grant applications for Corporation support that are consistent with Corporation guidance;
  • Assuring that portfolio records are well organized and compliant with office requirements;
  • Annually reviews, promotes and implements Corporation program guidance and directives with grantees, sponsors and key partners;
  • Recording project status activities in the project management systems (eGrants and eSpans);
  • Reviewing and evaluating project operations, including on-site monitoring and progress report review and feedback;
  • Providing support to various training programs associated with AmeriCorps*VISTA and Senior Corps project management;
  • Assisting with promoting national service programs and activities to public and private sector entities;
  • Leveraging non-Corporation resources through the AmeriCorps*VISTA cost-share program, and assisting Senior Corps grantees in securing non-Federal resources; and,
  • Assisting with a variety of administrative requirements.


Established in 1993, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is a Federal agency that engages more than 5 million Americans in service through its core programs — Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and the Social Innovation Fund — and leads President Obama’s national call to service initiative, United We Serve.

As the nation’s largest grantmaker for service and volunteering, CNCS plays a critical role in strengthening America’s nonprofit sector and addressing our nation’s challenges through service.

CNCS harnesses America’s most powerful resource – the energy and talents of our citizens – to solve problems. We believe that everyone can make a difference and that all of us should try. From grade school through retirement, CNCS empowers Americans and fosters a lifetime of service.

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