Silver Spring, MD
Under the supervision of the Report Manager, this position edits and proofreads all Head Start monitoring reports, and ensures reports are clear, has the proper tone and voice , free of grammar and spelling errors and includes verbiage and sentence structure that meets the Office of Head Start (OHS) Standards.
Content Management & Editing
Reviews and edits Head Start monitoring reports and other products as assigned; corrects grammar, spelling, punctuation, verbiage and sentence structure.
Supports the coordination of efforts of the product development workflow, facilitating smooth and timely communication among report processing team members.
Assists in proofreading other content to ensure accuracy and consistency of DLH and client reports and other products.
Supports the coordination of copy-editing training material and resources to support staff and reviewer consultants conducting monitoring reviews.
Maintains Head Start style guidelines document, maintaining accuracy and updating and distributing as necessary.
Other duties as assigned.
Maintain internal tracking system to manage reports as that move through the workflow.
Conducts substantive edit of all reports prior to dissemination to Report Manager for final comments to the client.
Performs quality edits of other Head Start monitoring contract and DLH products.
Participates in cross-functional training that supports the Aligned Monitoring System (AMS) 2.0 and OHS monitoring priorities.
Creates an individual professional development plan that aligns with the current skills required for the current monitoring process and monitoring review activities.
Participates in competency-based professional development to enhance knowledge and skills related to job functions and responsibilities.
Participates in internal and external training of the Head Start Program Performance Standards (HSPPS) and other regulations to support knowledge required for the current monitoring process and monitoring activities.
Unique Job Requirements and Characteristics
Minimum of 2 years' experience proofreading
Proficient with publishing (Adobe Acrobat PDF) software) and editing software (Grammarly) and word processing (Word).
Flexible to quickly adapt to changing needs of client and work environment.
Customer Service: Handles customer questions and complaints, communicates with customers, handles service problems politely and efficiently, always available for customers, follows procedure to solve customer problems, understands company products and services, maintains pleasant and professional image.
Initiative: Tackles problems and takes independent action, seeks out new responsibilities, acts on opportunities, generates new ideas, practices self-development.
Communication: Communicates well both verbally and in writing, creates accurate and punctual reports, delivers presentations, shares information and ideas with others, has good listening skills.
Teamwork: Meets all team deadlines and responsibilities, listens to others and values opinions, helps team leader to meet goals, welcomes newcomers and promotes a team atmosphere.
Adaptability/Flexibility: Adapts to change, is open to new ideas, takes on new responsibilities, handles pressure, and adjusts plans to meet changing needs.
Computer Skills:Skilled in the use of computers, adapts to new technology, keeps abreast of changes, learns new programs quickly, uses computers to improve productivity.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate orally/speak, hear, read/comprehend, write, and see. The employee is required to stand and walk. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Bachelor's degree communications, English, journalism and 2+ years experience in writing, editing, proofreading complex materials and reports and/or desktop publishing or equivalent combination of education and experience. Demonstrated proficiency with all Microsoft Office tools, including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. Knowledge of early childhood education and/or Head Start preferred.
DLH Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.
This position is located at 8757 Georgia Avenue|Suite 1200, Silver Spring, MD. View the Google Map in full screen.
DLH Holdings Corp.