Kelsey Morse oversees the smooth and effective operation of the team’s central functions, including development of scopes of work, internal mid-year check-ins and end-of-year debriefs by project and team, end-of-year reporting, fiscal management, grant compliance, and contract/grant launch and management.
Her work deals primarily with federal grants and contracts management, where she serves as the liaison between the program staff and finance team. Kelsey is specifically responsible for managing fiscal reports and invoices from subawardees to monitor subaward spending; managing consultant, coach, and service provider contracts; and supporting the program directors with budgeting and financial reporting.
In her role, Kelsey participates as a project team member on multiple projects and initiatives concurrently. She works directly with the Community College Workforce Consortium to plan and execute annual convenings and track membership. She has had the opportunity to both manage and serve as support staff across various internal and external events by participating in the planning and facilitating of meetings of diverse stakeholders; these events include peer meetings, technical assistance workshops, site visits to grantees, and program/policy research meetings.
Prior to joining JFF, Kelsey worked as a Campus Organizer working directly with college students at both Holyoke Community College and Westfield State.
Kelsey graduated from Saint Michael's College with dual bachelor's degrees in sociology/anthropology and environmental studies.