Are you passionate about early childhood, like to work as a team and can take on challenges to produce powerful results? Consider joining our team at CDI.

CDI is seeking highly qualified, experienced individuals with a thorough knowledge of Head Start and/or Early Head Start in the areas of Early Childhood Education, Parent, Family and Community Engagement, Health, CACFP & Nutrition, Facilities and Transportation to provide periodic consulting services to Head Start/Early Head Start programs that are under interim management.

These consultant assignments are generally 1-3 weeks in length; and, require on-site, time intensive services to meet Head Start Programs immediate needs and produce results. The work is not a one-shot workshop or training session. Multiple assignments occur throughout the year.

Extensive travel is required. Payment is on a reimbursement basis, with the exception of airfare.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit your resume and cover letter to

Federal Interest Specialist

Post Date            :
 October 12, 2021
Closing Date       :  October 29, 2021

General Summary of the Position:
Community Development Institute (CDI) provides essential facilities and real property management support services and resources to the Office of Head Start (OHS) and Regional Offices. This position has primary responsibility for working in a team environment in providing technical support and resources to the ACF/HHS/OHS in the management of facilities with federal financial investment. More specifically, this position researches real property in the public and federal records and provides information on property records to ACF (OHS and the Office of Grants Management) on these matters. Research includes ownership history, real estate transaction records, federal government, and other funding history to identify and document federal share in real property. Additionally, this position reviews the SF-429 real property report and provides findings to OHS and the Office of Grants Management (OGM). This position works in collaboration with project staff to develop action plans, materials, and resources to guide OHS and OGM in taking next steps to resolve federal interest properties. This position requires daily interaction with multiple federal agencies and federal grant recipients in the completion of project objectives.

This position is remote work from a home office.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Juris Doctorate, with coursework or experience in real estate transactions.
  • Experience reading, drafting and/or analyzing legal documents related to real estate transactions such as deeds, leases, mortgages, and construction contracts.
  • Experience researching the public record (assessor’s sites, recorder’s sites, GIS sites, Secretary of State sites, etc.) and/or title software
  • Ability to read and interpret regulatory language

Preferred qualifications:

  • Real estate license
  • State title insurer/title producer license
  • Corporate real estate financing experience
  • Training and experience in federal government acquisition/property procurement, business analysis, financial management, program, and management analysis

Benefits: CDI offers a generous benefit package that includes medical, dental, paid time off, volunteer time off, parental leave, employer contributions to a simplified employee pension plan, professional development, tuition reimbursement and a robust culture that supports innovation, creativity, and open communication.

Compensation: The annual salary for this position is $92,000.

Send cover letter and resume to prior to the closing date.

Community Development Institute is an Equal Opportunity AA, M/F, Vet/Disability Employer