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Seeking Technical Assistance (TA) Specialist

Generations United’s Grandfamilies & Kinship Support Network: A National Technical Assistance Center is seeking a Technical Assistance (TA) Specialist.

Position Posting – February 2023


The Grandfamilies & Kinship Support Network (Network) is a federally supported Technical Assistance Center for integrating and improving systems and services for grandparents, other relatives, and close family friends who raise children when parents cannot. The TA Specialist is part of a results-oriented team and is responsible for supporting the technical assistance, including trainings, that the Network provides and for helping to disseminate that learning.

Essential Functions, Duties, and Responsibilities include:

  • Fulfill technical assistance (TA) requests and as appropriate, assign requests to internal or external subject matter experts using a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) selection lens
  • Coordinate individual TA requests through a project management system known as “Monday”
  • Help develop webinars, learning collaboratives, and other activities that support technical assistance
  • Conduct virtual and in-person presentations and facilitate meetings on behalf of the Network
  • Create and assist with management of partner and subject matter expert teams for holistic in-depth TA to three jurisdictions
  • Support process for designation as exemplary policies, practices, and programs
  • Review survey results concerning provision of TA to determine ongoing needs and any shifts in TA provision
  • Help identify and summarize TA that is useful to a wider audience
  • Actively apply a DEI lens to all aspects of the work including through the use of the Racial Equity Impact Analysis tool and help ensure accessibility to the Network for those who have limited English proficiency and those who have disabilities
  • Other Responsibilities:
    • Proactively monitor media and make suggestions of relevant articles and resources for social media content and the weekly e-newsletter Generations This Week
    • Assist with organization-wide events planning
    • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required (or preferred where noted).

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in related fields (social work, education, etc.) preferred
  • At least four years professional experience in the kinship/grandfamilies field, which can include direct service provision to the families, or policy and practice work at a relevant government agency or nonprofit organization
  • Interest in issues impacting kinship/grandfamilies, including DEI, with experience in those issues
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • High level of motivation and initiative
  • Flexible, resourceful, attentive to detail and highly organized with ability to multi-task
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively under pressure in both a team setting and individually
  • Well versed in Microsoft Office products and Zoom
  • Experience with “Monday,” a project management system, preferred
  • Strong professional ethics and a commitment to DEI
  • Support of Generations United’s mission

Work Location:

Generations United and the Network are headquartered in Washington D.C. Individuals from the DC area are encouraged to apply and would have hybrid work flexibility.

Applicants are also encouraged from other regions of the country and may work remotely with limited travel to D.C. required. Additional travel to conferences and locations where TA is provided on-site may also be required.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Generations United is committed to equal employment opportunity for all individuals. No employee or applicant for employment shall be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, conscience, national origin, disability, age, and sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy) and any other personal characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Working Conditions:

The work environment characteristics and physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Works in office areas. Interacts with staff, the public, consultants, and outside vendors. May be subjected to interruptions throughout the workday.
  • While performing the duties of this job the employee is frequently required to sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is expected to use a handcart, move, or lift heavy items up to twenty-five pounds. Running errands on foot is occasionally required. The vision requirement includes close vision.

Classification: Exempt

Status: 100% FTE

Reports To: Grandfamilies & Kinship Support Network Assistant Director

Salary: $58,000 – $63,000 annually based on experience, with excellent benefits

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to

Preference will be given to individuals who apply before Friday, February 24, 2023.