Government Representative 1
Family Leadership Manager
The New Jersey Department of Children and Families (DCF) seeks a Government Representative 1 to work within the DCF Office of Family Voice (OFV) as the Family Leadership Manager. The OFV uses innovative approaches to elevate the voices of youth, parents, and families to ensure that improvements in policy, operations, and practice across the Department of Children and Families (DCF) are guided by people who have experience with the system.
Working closely with the Executive Director and the rest of the OFV team, the Family Leadership Manager’s work focuses on increasing opportunities for authentic and equitable parent, caregiver and family leadership across DCF. They play an important role in supporting Family Leaders (parents and caregivers with first-hand experience with DCF services), building supportive organizational culture and administrative practices, and collaborating with organizations that support parent and family leaders in local communities. The Family Leadership Manager works with DCF staff to promote meaningful partnerships and shared leadership with parents and caregivers to improve services in ways that truly help families thrive.
EDUCATION: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree.
EXPERIENCE: Successful candidates will possess at least five (5) years of experience working with parents and/or other caregivers, ideally coordinating or managing programs and projects in which parents, caregivers and families are engaged as partners in decision-making and/ or advocacy at the program or organizational level (such as through continuous quality improvement activities or leading groups or other program activities).
RESUME NOTE: Eligibility determinations will be based upon information presented on the resume only. Applicants who possess a degree from a college or university outside the United States must provide an evaluation of one’s transcripts from a recognized evaluation service at the time of submission by the above closing date. Failure to do so may result in your ineligibility.
SAME APPLICANTS: If you are applying under the NJ “SAME” program, your supporting documents (Schedule A or B letter), must be submitted along with your resume by the closing date indicated above. For more information on the SAME Program visit their website at: https://nj.gov/csc/same/overview/index.shtml , email: SAME@csc.nj.gov , or call CSC at (833) 691-0404.
SALARY: Commensurate with education and experience
TO APPLY: You must submit a cover letter and resume as a single PDF document, saving all PDFs by your Last Name, First Name.
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