Executive Director, Office of Resilience
New Jersey Department of Children and Families

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Post Date: Jun 06, 2022
Job Type: Full Time
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Location: US - New Jersey - Trenton
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The NJ Department of Children and Families seeks an Executive Director of the Office of Resilience. Reporting to the Commissioner, the Executive Director will lead and coordinate statewide efforts to prevent, protect against, and heal from the effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE). Oversee the Office of Resilience in hosting, coordinating and facilitating statewide initiatives related to raising awareness of and creating opportunities to eradicate ACEs through grassroots and community-led efforts, technical assistance and strategic support for organizations pursuing this work.

* Lead & support the development of policy and other public initiatives related to ACEs
* Lead & staff a public-private committee to coordinate statewide work related to ACEs, including the implementation of the statewide Action Plan
* Devise, manage & report quarterly progress on a work plan that supports the implementation of the pending statewide Action Plan
* Represent and communicate New Jersey initiatives related to ACEs at meetings, conferences, and public events
* Offer technical assistance and strategic support to all NJ initiatives operating under the statewide Action Plan
* Assist in the development of a statewide trauma informed technical assistance center
* Identify grassroots/community-led ACEs efforts across New Jersey, offer partnership and support and provide opportunities to coordinate with the statewide Action Plan.

* Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university; Master’s in Social Work, Public Administration or related field preferred.
* 5 yrs experience in the administration and management of a program to develop and implement policy in a public or private organization.
* 5 yrs experience in administering social or medical programs
* Knowledge of the research into, and state of interventions related to ACEs
* Active engagement with work on ACEs at the national and state level and familiarity with ACEs research and evaluation
* Ability to form and manage relationships with public and private leaders
* Ability to facilitate complex change processes and manage large-scale projects
* Ability to synthesize complex information quickly and present to diverse audiences

Eligibility determinations will be based upon information presented on the resume only. Applicants who possess a degree from a college or university outside the United States 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.

COVID-19 VACCINATION/TESTING REQUIREMENT: Per Executive Order 253, all State employees are required to be vaccinated by October 18, 2021 or undergo frequent testing. Please do not submit your vaccination card at this time.

SALARY: Commensurate with education and experience.

Submit a cover letter and resume as a single PDF document, saving the file by your Last Name, First Name to: Job.Posting@dcf.nj.gov

Equal Opportunity Employer