Director of Social Services and Housing

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Post Date: Jan 14, 2022
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: - n/a -
Salary: $134,408 – $163,374
Location: US - California - Davis
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Director of Social Services and Housing
City of Davis
Salary: $134,408 – $163,374 annually, DOE/DOQ

The City of Davis seeks a Director of Social Services and Housing to provide administrative direction for a newly created Social Services and Housing Department, overseeing approximately six full-time staff. Working under the direction of the City Manager, the Director is responsible for overseeing all functions and activities of the Department, including homeless outreach and services, mental health and crisis interventions, affordable housing program implementation, and other social services oversight. The Director will coordinate data analysis, code enforcement, and early intervention and prevention services. The ideal candidate will have the leadership skills to shape this new department, as they will be responsible for hiring, employee training, and departmental decisions. The Director should be a proactive thinker, community service-minded, and have an extensive background in social services and/or housing.

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The Director of Social Services and Housing has a unique opportunity to build a new department from the ground up. The Director will oversee approximately six staff focused on affordable housing, homelessness, mental health intervention, and other similar services. The Director will help build a more comprehensive community health and safety network and will provide guidance to staff who analyze data relevant to community health and safety, which includes data from the Police and Fire departments. The Director will use a critical lens when looking at data and information to make decisions. A critical element of the role is coordinating with other City and County departments, community-based organizations, and other service providers that are involved in the social services of the city. Having in-depth knowledge of public policy along with City functions and activities is essential to this role.

Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:
-Equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in public health, community development, psychology, sociology, public administration, or a related field.
-A master’s degree or advanced certification is preferred.
-Seven (7) years of increasingly responsible management and/or administrative experience in social services, affordable housing, public health, or a related field, including five (5) years of management experience.
-Possession of a valid California Driver’s License, to be maintained throughout employment.

Salary and Benefits
The annual salary range is: $134,408 – $163,374 annually DOE/DOQ. The City offers a generous benefits package.

For first consideration, apply by February 10, 2022, by completing an application and attaching your cover letter and resume at

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