Government Representative 1
Youth 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 Youth 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 Youth Leadership Manager’s work focuses on increasing opportunities for authentic and equitable youth and young adult leadership across DCF. They play an important role in supporting Youth Leaders (youth and young adults with first-hand experience with DCF services), building supportive organizational culture and administrative practices, and collaborating with community-based organizations that support youth leaders. The Youth Leadership Manager works with DCF staff to promote meaningful partnerships and shared leadership with youth and young adults to improve services in ways that best help young people thrive.
SPECIAL NOTE: Position reports to Trenton, NJ, but physical location of position is flexible.
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 youth, ideally coordinating or managing programs and projects in which young people 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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