Community Alignment Manager – Universal Home Visiting (Posting #046-23)
New Jersey Department of Children and Families

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Post Date: Feb 03, 2023
Job Type: Full Time
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Location: US - New Jersey - Trenton
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Community Alignment Manager
Universal Home Visiting
(Posting #046-23)

The Department of Children and Families (DCF) seeks a skilled manager for its newly established Universal Home Visiting (UHV) program. DCF is currently in the planning stage for this program which will be available to NJ families who have recently had a baby, adopted a newborn, or began fostering a newborn, as well as parents experiencing a stillbirth.

The Community Alignment Manager will utilize content-based knowledge, strong management skills and creativity to serve as a visionary implementer of the Community Alignment portion of this innovative new program. Community Alignment focuses on developing community resources for families served by the UHV program, based on local needs, and promoting the program with local prenatal and pediatric providers. Each county will have a contracted Community Alignment Specialist stationed at the local Connecting NJ hub. Community Alignment Specialists align people, processes, and supporting technologies within each hub, allowing UHV nurses to seamlessly refer families to supportive resources to improve family health and well-being. Oversee this network of Community Alignment Specialists and serve as the state’s expert on Community Alignment.


* Provide expertise, direction, and coordination for UHV Community Alignment activities
* Ensure Community Alignment services are delivered in adherence with the evidence-based model
* Plan, develop and implement services with input from stakeholders, the evidence-based model developer and agency leadership
* Provide technical assistance to Connecting NJ hubs related to program delivery and model adherence
* Coordinate teams of staff and stakeholders to develop policies and priorities for a culturally competent program responsive to the needs of residents
* Serve as the technical expert related to Community Alignment in state-level home visiting work. Training in the evidence-based model being utilized will be provided to the selected candidate.
* Partner with other OECS staff who provide oversight to Connecting NJ hubs, ensuring Community Alignment work is integrated within the overall fabric of the hubs, and that the joint Community Advisory Board is serving both Connecting NJ needs as well as those of the UHV program.
* Lead the development of implementation guidelines, standards and trainings related to Community Alignment.   
* Help integrate UHV into New Jersey’s established system of early childhood services using skills in consensus building, collaboration, mediation & strategic planning.
* Participate in the Advisory Group for the program and other workgroups and advisory boards
* Work closely with DCF staff, program evaluator, model developer, and local community partners in developing, implementing, and evaluating the UHV program.
* Occasional in-state travel.

EDUCATION: Master’s in Social Work, Public Administration, Public Health or related field.

EXPERIENCE: At least 7 years’ experience in health or social services programs serving pregnant women or families with young children, with at least 2 years in a supervisory or management capacity required. Experience in stakeholder and community engagement as well as experience using data to manage and inform programs is required.

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