Located in northern California, Contra Costa County extends from the northeastern shore of San Francisco Bay to San Joaquin County. With a population of just over 1 million, the County is among the 10 most populous counties in California and home to one of the State’s most ethnically, culturally and socioeconomically diverse populations. Contra Costa is home to numerous attractions, including wildlife refuges, state parks, historic sites, and a variety of museums. The wine country of Napa and Sonoma counties, picturesque seaside communities such as Carmel and Monterey, and the Sierra Lake Tahoe region are all within driving distance.
The Deputy Director of Community Services reports to the Director of the Community Services Bureau (CSB) and manages all aspects of the expansive Head Start effort including oversight of center-based childcare for the more than 1,900 available openings at multiple locations throughout the county. The Deputy administers and manages service and facility contracts, programs, risk management, and various fiscal responsibilities including budgets, and grant management, with oversight of staff and contractors that deliver frontline services. The core mission is to reduce disparities and inequalities in education and the new incumbent is expected to embody the values and commitment consistent with that mission. The new Deputy Director will be a collaborative, team oriented and progressive leader with strong communication skills.
The required background for this role includes any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills, and abilities would be completion of a Master’s degree with a major in Social Work, Counseling, Social or Behavioral or Health Sciences, Business/Public Administration or a closely related field along with four or more years of full-time public administration experience. Two years of the above experience must have been at a managerial level. Possession of a Bachelor’s degree with a major in the above listed areas and one additional year of the required listed experience may be considered in lieu of the Master’s degree. To be considered, please visit the Avery Associates Career Portal at www.averyassoc.net/current-searches/ to upload your letter of interest, resume and contact information including email addresses for five work-related references to Paul Kimura by September 11, 2023.