Vacancy for Specialist at Save the Children in the USA

Apply for the Vacancy for Specialist at Save the Children in the USA. The specialist, Head Start Finance, and Operations, will act as a program financial point person and fiscal advisor to the Program Director. They will manage program finances and processes at a local level and ensure responsible stewardship of Head Start funding throughout the life of the award. They will work with both local and national level staff.

Job Title: Specialist, Head Start Finance and Operations


Program & Budget Holder Support (35%)

  • Financial point of contact to the Program Director and sits on Head Start Finance team
  • Additionally, develop spending projections and plans to ensure timely spending of funds and meeting programmatic goals
  • Also, prepare monthly financial information and reports financial results in monthly meetings and to the policy council.

Financial Management (65%)

  • Responsible for staying abreast of federal regulations, Head Start financial reporting standards, Save the Children policies and procedures, and ensuring effective implementation and compliance within the Head Start program.
  • Likewise, lead the development of the Head Start program budgets and fiscal year budget
  • Also, lead development of all program applications for funding, including state and federal funding as well as private funding


  • A minimum of 3 to 5 years’ finance or operations experience.
  • High School diploma or equivalent relevant experience required.
  • Strong skills in excel
  • Also, exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Professional level of specialized knowledge to manage complex tasks, programs or projects
  • Similarly, strong interpersonal, team building and communication skills
  • Also, demonstrated personal initiative and ability to prioritize and meet deadlines

Preferred Qualifications

  • Nonprofit or Head Start experience a plus.

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