Project Director- Youth & Family - Fairfax, VA
ICF International - Fairfax, VA

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Health, Education & Social Programs
Education, Community & Social Programs
Fairfax, VA

About ICF International
If you want to work on the leading issues of the day, if you want your work to reflect your passion in life, if you truly want to make the world a better place, then you want to work at ICF International.

Whether ensuring efficient use of energy resources, protecting the environment for generations to come, supporting cancer and HIV/AIDS patients and returning veterans, keeping young people in school and educators informed, delivering results in emergency preparedness, or breaking ground in any number of today’s issues, ICF works in the topics that lead the news.

We have a passionate commitment to our work and to helping our clients achieve their objectives. We combine technical expertise with world-class analytics. We provide room for entrepreneurial thinking and grass-roots innovation to achieve compelling results for both our clients’ projects and our own company. All our work is done in a professional, collegial, and intellectual environment that allows individuals the latitude they need to perform work that parallels their passions. Since 1969, ICF has been serving government at all levels, major corporations, and multilateral institutions. More than 4,500 employees serve these clients worldwide. ICF
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                        Job Description:
                        ICF International seeks a Project Director to work within our Education, Community & Social Programs Division. The Project Director provides proactive, creative leadership to the development of a multi-faceted and coordinated Resource Center to vulnerable youth populations. The Project Director works collaboratively with technical assistance providers, grantees, and the field to ensure that the Resource Center effectively and efficiently achieves its goals, objectives, and priorities. The Project Director is responsible for overseeing the contract and ensuring that all deliverables are provided to the client on time and within budget. The Project Director performs a full range of management activities including approving task specific budgets, developing management protocols, supervising staff, representing the Resource Center at local, regional and na tional meetings, and other related tasks. In addition, the Project Director performs a range of analytical, writing, editing, problem-solving and related work in support of client delivery of training, technical assistance, education and outreach services to policy makers and the field.

                        Key Responsibilities:
                        • Provide overall leadership, vision, and direction on the projects, including oversight of all tasks and activities, assignment of staff, budget monitoring, and contract compliance.
                        • Collect information on issues related to youth and family policy, research and practice on an ongoing basis.
                        • Facilitate networking between grantees to promote collaboration, communication, and innovation across states and territories.
                        • Coordinate with its training and technical assistance providers to develop and disseminate information to grantees using various means, including, but not limited to online resources and training tools, Webinars, conference calls, etc.
                        • Identify areas of needs or gaps in information and disseminate information to fill those gaps.
                        • Implement overall quality assurance plan.
                        • Lead matrixed staff, contractors, and consultants.
                        • Lead communications with clients and other partners.
                        • Manage and monitor multi-year and multi-funded project budget.
                        • Perform other related duties as assigned.
                          Basic :
                          • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in social work, public policy, public administration, public health, or a related field.
                          • 8+ years of experience working with vulnerable youth populations.
                          • 3+ years of project management experience.
                          • Experience working in a dynamic environment with a high level of responsiveness and across a wide variety of stakeholders.
                          • Proficient with MS office applications (i.e. Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
                          Preferred :
                          • Master’s degree in social work, public policy, public administration, public health, or a related field.
                          • Demonstrate youth development approaches and strategies that strengthen families and communities.
                          • Understand a wide variety of issues related to positive youth development strategies on the Federal, State, and/or Local level.
                          • Knowledge of integrating evidence into program, practice, and policy decisions.
                          • Experience in the collection, evaluation, maintenance and dissemination of reports, materials and products.
                          • Knowledge of database management and social media.

                          Professional Skills:
                          • Superior attention to detail and the ability to meet stringent deadlines.
                          • Ability to demonstrate client-centric consulting practices.
                          • Ability to deliver presentations, webinars, and online training.
                          • Excellent problem solving skills with ability to analyze situations, identify existing or potential problems, and recommend solutions.
                          • Ability to apply detailed knowledge of organizational procedures to make independent decisions and serve as a credible resource for a senior management team.
                          • Ability to be flexible, multi-task, prioritize, and manage multiple activities simultaneously in a fast-paced, changing environment.
                          • Strong team player with the ability to take initiative and work well independently.
                          • Excellent verbal, oral, interpersonal, and written communication skills.
                          • Ability to exercise good judgment, discretion, tact, and diplomacy.
                          ICF offers an excellent benefits package, an award winning talent development program, and fosters a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce.

                          ICF International is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer - M/F/D/V

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