Grants Officer Jamie McFaul from the Maine Commission for Community Service (MCCS) is being highlighted this week as the part of a Get to know the DOE Team campaign! Learn a little more about Jamie in the brief question and answer below.
What are your roles with DOE?
I work for the Maine Commission for Community Service, a partner agency to the Maine Department of Education. The Commission builds capacity and sustainability in Maine’s volunteer and service communities by funding programs, developing managers of volunteers, raising awareness of sector issues, and promoting service as a strategy. Learn more on our website (MCCS)
My role with the Commission is as the Grants Officer. In this role I administer AmeriCorps grants in the State. I am responsible for monitoring financial and program performance, identifying noncompliance and corrective actions, and all other oversight tasks associated with grant program management including federal performance and compliance reporting.
What do you like best about your job?
I really love working with all of the programs that we have throughout the State, their AmeriCorps staff & members are doing great work and I am proud of what they are able to accomplish. Plus, every day at MCCS, I learn something new – the staff I work with is very dedicated to lifelong learning and professional/personal development, and that means a lot to me.
How or why did you decide on this career?
I wanted to work in the field of public service with a focus on community development & planning and, with my current position at MCCS, I am able to do just that.
What do you like to do outside of work for fun?
I like to work on the garden, play a variety of musical instruments, read non-fiction, and go for hikes with my puppy, Zebadee.