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 Community Services Director (CSD) oversees and directs Contra Costa County’s anti-poverty and community services programs which are designed to alleviate the causes and results of poverty. These programs include the federal Head Start, state Child Development programs, Weatherization programs, and working closely with the County’s Economic Opportunity Council in the administration of federal Community Services Block Grants. The CSD reports to the County’s Director of Employment & Human Services, while managing three divisions with a staff of 295 FTEs. The CSD will need to be a collaborative, team oriented and progressive leader with strong communication skills, possessing a value system that engenders trust and confidence and embodies a commitment to racial equity, diversity and inclusion.
This position requires a Bachelor’s degree with a major in business or public administration, social work, urban studies, behavioral science or a closely related field along with five or more years of full time experience in a program management or financial and administrative support within a human services agency or program. Successful completion of 30 graduate units in business or public administration or a closely related field may be substituted for either the required undergraduate academic major or for one year of the required experience. 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 February 12, 2021.