The Atlanta/Fulton County Pre-Arrest Diversion (PAD) Initiative seeks a Director of Community Partnerships who feels passionately about working with diverse institutional and community stakeholders to create access to and support for social services instead of punitive responses to mental health, substance use and poverty. The Director of Community Partnerships will provide leadership in the areas of community engagement, partnership development, and care navigation services, in support of PAD’s mission to reduce arrests and incarceration through police and community referrals.
• Develop and execute Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) agreements with social service providers and public agencies to ensure housing, behavioral and physical health, case management, employment/income support, and other services for PAD participants;
• Supervise PAD Care Navigation Supervisor to ensure high-quality care navigation services for PAD participants, including development and evaluation of care navigation goals, adherence to protocol, and successful collaboration with service partners;
• Supervise PAD Community Engagement Manager to develop and implement a community partnership strategy to effectively engage diverse institutional and community stakeholders in Atlanta and Fulton County, including businesses, neighborhood groups, advocacy and grassroots organizing groups, service providers and faith-based organizations;
• Supervise PAD Community Engagement Manager to manage the development and execution of PAD communications strategy, including the development of training and community education materials and activities, media relations, and regular communication with PAD stakeholders and the public;
• Represent PAD in stakeholder and public forums, including participation in town halls, community meetings, city and county government meetings, and partner events;
• As a member of the PAD Leadership Team, contribute to agency policies, team building, and development and documentation of the PAD model in collaboration with a multi-disciplinary staff;
• Work to increase and ensure cultural competency (including racial, cultural, gender identity and sexual orientation) among PAD’s stakeholder agencies and communities;
• People with lived experience of incarceration, recovery, homelessness, and those who identify as Trans or LGBQ strongly encouraged to apply.