Program Specialist Job Description

A program specialist works with federal, state, and local governments to identify program needs and to develop programs that meet those needs.

Program specialists assist the agencies by identifying program needs and developing programs to meet those needs.

They develop proposals, monitor program performance, and advise on funding.

Program specialists also work with at the local level to assess the needs of their communities and develop programs to meet those needs.

Program specialists may be responsible for managing an agency’s operations, including those of programs, services, and facilities.

They plan, coordinate, and manage databases and existing programs.

Updated on:     
September 15, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for a Program Specialist who can help us with our programming needs. We need someone who is experienced in programming and can help us with our specific needs.

Program Specialist Duties:

  • Provide expert technical and administrative support to Indian Country
  • Achieve project objectives by assessing project needs, conferring with USDA staff, and advising superiors on the best courses of action
  • Proactively identify, mitigate, track, and report on recurring issues
  • Work directly with Program Specialist, Community Support, Construction, Public Works, and Engineering teams to resolve technical challenges
  • Ensures that department goals, priorities, and timelines are met
  • Seek out opportunities for expansion/growth by developing new business relationships
  • Be engaged in the community: meet with stakeholders, students and community groups, resulting in increased awareness of department services
  • Provide guidance and feedback to others to strengthen specific knowledge/skills areas

Program Specialist Responsibilities:

  • Develop outreach strategy for specific projects, including content, audience, and outreach tactics
  • Build relationships with key influencers, educators, and decision-makers, and attend or host workshops, conferences, and other events, to promote the company
  • Initiate and direct the implementation of outreach plan, including managing content development, outreach, events, and relationship management
  • Assist in planning community relations and fundraising events, including sponsorships and donations
  • Perform any other duties as necessary

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Requirements And Skills:

  • Master’s degree in a related field
  • 2+ years experience in related field
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Strong communication and computer skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to make sound judgments

[Company Name] is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion. We encourage applications from all people of different races, religions, national origins, genders, gender expressions, and ages. We are also committed to supporting veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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