Deputy Director
New Jersey Department of Children and Families

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Post Date: Aug 26, 2021
Job Type: Full Time
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Location: US - New Jersey - Trenton
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Deputy Director

The NJ Department of Children and Families (DCF) seeks a dynamic, creative leader with a track record in change management & social service innovation to lead the Division of Family and Community Partnerships.

Provide oversight of offices within the Division while being an integral member of the leadership team for DCF.


* Oversee ongoing operation of offices within the division while leading & supporting offices & team members

* Develop & oversee in-depth process to review the division’s current array of programs and services to determine relevance/need, quality & service gaps.

* Partner with the other divisions to develop a short-term plan to better align the Office’s array of programs and services with the Department’s vision.

* Assess division staff training needs.

* Lead an effort to create a framework that articulates the desired intermediate & long-term outcomes for families, children, and communities served by the Division of Family and Community Partnerships.

* Use foundational materials to contribute to a long-term strategic plan for the prevention in child welfare that aligns with the department strategic plan.

* Create strong collaborative partnerships internally as well as with key state agencies and non-profit service and advocacy organizations.

EDUCATION: Master's in Industrial or Organizational Psychology, Business or Public Administration, Operations Research, Labor Relations, Social Work or related field.

EXPERIENCE: 5+ yrs in an executive, managerial, or administrative capacity managing large-scale work in one of the following: supervising direct social service or health care delivery in public or private organizations, preferably ones that provide services through a mix of contracted and internal services; design and implementation of new social service models or programs.


* Demonstrated leadership, organizational development, financial management and human resources skills.

* Competency in areas including: Designing and leading innovative initiatives in a transparent and inclusive way that builds on team assets; change management; participatory community planning; strategic thinking and planning, collaboration and teamwork, holding people accountable, developing others, managing to results, research / data analysis skills, writing and presentation skills, partnership development, ability to effectively lead and work in a multi-disciplinary team; build consensus.

* Strong MS Office skills.

RESUME NOTE: Eligibility determinations are based upon information presented on the resume only. Applicants who possess a degree from a college or university outside the US must provide an evaluation of one’s transcripts from a recognized evaluation service at the time of submission. Failure to do so may result in your ineligibility.

SALARY: Commensurate with education and experience.

TO APPLY: Submit cover letter & resume in PDF format, saving by Last Name, First Name to:

Equal Opportunity Employer

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