Assistant Director, Office of Monitoring
New Jersey Department of Children and Families

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Post Date: Jul 29, 2022
Job Type: Full Time
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Location: US - New Jersey - Trenton
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The NJ Department of Children and Families (DCF) seeks a dynamic, creative manager with a track record in program monitoring and CQI to serve as the Assistant Director of the Office of Monitoring.

The Assistant Director will utilize content-based knowledge, strong management skills and creativity to support the development and oversight of the Department’s newly formed Office of Monitoring. The Assistant Director will be responsible for working in partnership within the Department and with constituents with lived experience, providers, and other external stakeholders to ensure that the Department has a robust, high quality and participatory monitoring practice that reliably delivers information regarding the accessibility, quality, efficacy, and cultural competence of all DCF’s purchased social and clinical services.

* Support the creation of practices, procedures, policies, organizational structure, and performance standards for the new Office of Monitoring.
* Participate, with Departmental leaders across Divisions and Offices, in the creation and management of Departmental Continuous Quality Improvement plans and cycles.
* Work with internal and external partners to develop and implement a strategy for the creation and use of monitoring tools and procedures for each of the Department’s purchased services.
* Provide leadership and direction to operating units regarding the organization, functions, staffing patterns and work procedures.
* Supervise subordinate staff; has charge of work concerned with data processing, administrative practices, and other operational areas of the agency.
* Plan, organize, and assign work of the organizational unit and evaluates employee performance and conduct, enabling the effective recommendation of the hiring, firing, promoting and disciplining of subordinates.
* Represent the Office and Department at meetings within DCF, with community groups, grantees and other public activities.
* Provide professional presentations before lay/professional groups, and plans, conducts and/or participates in workshops, conferences and training programs.

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university required; Master’s in Social Work or related field preferred.   

EXPERIENCE: At least 4 yrs of social service exp which includes experience in the management and leadership of social service programs. 2 yrs experience working on program evaluation. Work exp in a community based social service, child welfare, or clinical program preferred.

COVID-19 VACCINATION/TESTING REQUIREMENT: Per Executive Order 253, all State employees are required to be vaccinated by October 18, 2021 or undergo frequent testing. Please do not submit your vaccination card at this time.

SALARY: Commensurate with education and experience.

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