San Mateo County is located in the heart of the San Francisco Peninsula, offering a wide range of recreational pursuits, economic opportunities and numerous attractions. The population of over 770,000 residents enjoys a diverse, multi-cultural citizenry, cosmopolitan ambiance, temperate climate, clean air, rural open space and a geographic location just south of San Francisco and at the northern edge of Silicon Valley.
The County includes the incorporated cities and towns of: Atherton, Belmont, Brisbane, Burlingame, Colma, Daly City, East Palo Alto, Foster City, Half Moon Bay, Hillsborough, Menlo Park, Millbrae, Pacifica, Portola Valley, Redwood City, San Bruno, San Carlos, San Mateo, South San Francisco, and Woodside.
San Mateo County is seeking a dynamic and collaborative leader to be the new Director for its Human Services Agency. The Director reports directly to the County Manager and will be in charge of shepherding the Agency forward to the tackle the exciting challenges and numerous opportunities facing the HSA. The HSA Director must have exceptional leadership reflected by active engagement and communications, high levels of visibility, and a participatory management style. These critical attributes will be essential in partnering with staff, peer departments, community based organizations, and stakeholders in delivering valuable services to constituents in need. The HSA Director must be committed to being highly visible both internally and externally to ensure unity towards a common mission.
Strong administration skills are essential to this role. The Agency represents the third largest budget for the County and financial acumen and budget expertise are crucial skill sets. Compliance oversight for the myriad of funding streams and reporting requirements associated with programs and service delivery is required components with this role. The successful candidate will have a minimum of six years of progressively responsible administrative experience in the delivery of human services, social welfare or health services programs, with at least two of those years at an executive management level. A background with the equivalence to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited University with major coursework in social welfare or health administration, public policy or business administration is preferred. A Master’s degree in a related field is highly desirable.