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Executive Director - Office of Family Voice

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New Jersey Department of Children and Families
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Trenton, NJ

New Jersey Department of Children and Families


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Published 28 days ago

The NJ Department of Children and Families (DCF) seeks an Executive Director of the Office of Family Voice (OFV) to be responsible for planning, designing, implementing, and evaluating community engagement efforts.

Reporting to the Commissioner, the Executive Director oversees the implementation of the Department of Children and Families’ efforts to maintain essential feedback loops with parents, youth, kin and resource parents throughout the state to guide system transformation. Embedded in the department’s strategic plan and goals is the significance of families with lived experience as essential to helping guide DCF through important decisions to support parents and youth. OFV uses innovative approaches to organize and elevate the voice of constituents ensuring that policy, operations, and practice throughout the Department, is infused with the voices of those who have lived experience.

OFV is staffed with community members with lived experience who are focused on achieving a higher level of staff awareness around the breadth and depth of our consumers’ challenges to help address any concerns related to social justice. Through OFV, families, youth, mothers, fathers and women are all welcome as active partners in the department’s efforts to keep families safe, healthy and connected.

This work is conducted in partnership with staff from across the Department and from the larger external stakeholder community. The Executive Director implements meetings with community stakeholders that help the department understand strengths and challenges of the services, policies and practices both proposed and in place and their impact on the youth, parents and caregivers that we serve.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Create and implement opportunities for constituent involvement (i.e., Youth Council, Parent Council, Fatherhood Engagement Committee)

* Utilize the information collected through community engagement and parent partnerships to inform DCF policy and practice

* Clearly communicate through presentations, reports and formal meetings, the community’s thoughts, ideas and challenges to other representatives from offices within DCF

* Team with offices within DCF to advocate for the needs of the community that will achieve long term sustainable outcomes

* Incorporate ideals that reflect the community’s culture and economic conditions

* Create and implement opportunities for constituent involvement in systems review processes

* Develop peer support with an ultimate goal of helping constituents master self-advocacy skills

* Benchmark similar efforts across the United States to inform NJ’s work in incorporating the perspective of those with lived experience in the work of the department

* Scan and evaluate strengths and areas in need of improvement related to organization and incorporation of constituents with lived experience, within DCF and its service network

* Successfully manage internal and external relationships to further the work in the portfolio

* Manage staff with lived experience in the Office of Family Voice

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

EXPERIENCE: At least six (6) years of social service experience which should include substantive experience in the management and leadership of social service programs; three (3) years which involved management responsibilities, including personnel and supervision, policy, budget and fiscal accountability and oversight.

RESUME NOTE: Eligibility determinations will be based upon information presented on the resume only along with other supporting documents. 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 by the above closing date. Failure to do so may result in your ineligibility.

LICENSE: Appointees will be required to possess a driver’s license valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee mobility, is necessary to perform the essential duties of the position.

SALARY: Commensurate with education and experience.

RESIDENCY LAW: Please refer to the New Jersey Department of Children and Families’ website at www.state.nj.us/dcf.

TO APPLY: You must submit a cover letter and resume to:

Linda M. Dobron, Assistant Commissioner, OHR

Department of Children and Families

PO Box 717

Trenton, NJ 08625-0717

Job.Posting@dcf.nj.gov

The Department of Children and Families is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and is committed to fostering a respectful and inclusive work environment which reflects the diversity of the state we serve.

The NJ Department of Children and Families (DCF) seeks an Executive Director of the Office of Family Voice (OFV) to be responsible for planning, designing, implementing, and evaluating community engagement efforts.

Reporting to the…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required

Location

Trenton, NJ

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