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Foster America Fellow - Financial Management

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October 5, 2020
July 31, 2020
$75,000 - $90,000

Financial Management to Maximize Resources for Children and Families

Foster America fellows leverage their diverse professional backgrounds as they assume leadership roles at child welfare agencies, improving outcomes for our nation’s most vulnerable children and families. In partnership with Hamilton County Job and Family Services, we seek an experienced public finance leader to develop and document replicable financial models, processes and reporting. The county agency administers state, federal and local programs designed to help families work toward self-sufficiency and ensure the Safety and Well-being of vulnerable populations. The fellow will lead a process to assess the organization’s financial landscape and work in partnership with the agency’s senior management team to redesign contracting and financial management processes.

About this Role: The fellow will utilize expertise in public finance, strategic planning and process mapping to drive change within HCJFS’ financial management operations. The fellow will develop infrastructure, document existing and streamlined processes, and create opportunities to improve procurement and contract administration involving public finance.

The fellow will create systems and structures to promote replicable financial management processes, maximize local, state, and federal resources, and ensure long-term operational continuity for the agency. The fellow will also research and recommend tools to enable HCJFS to modernize some of its accounting, contracting, and documentation management processes.

Over the course of 18 months, the fellow will:

  • Review HCJFS current financial policies and procedures and identify opportunities for improvement
  • Review current HCJFS contract procurement and management processes and identify opportunities for improvement
  • Review and gain expertise with applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, policies and procedures.
  • Explore and support opportunities to maximize federal funding under the Family First and Prevention Services Act (FFPSA)
  • Identify and/or assist in the develop of tools for automating financial reconciliation and reporting
  • Assist with budgeting and mapping of financial information for payment, reporting and compliance purposes

About the Agency: Hamilton County Job and Family Services (HCJFS) administers state, federal, and local programs designed to help those in need and help families work toward self-sufficiency. The agency has served Hamilton County since 1947. Today, the approximately 850 employees that work for the agency serve hundreds of thousands of Hamilton County residents. The agency is one of the few quadruple-combined public human service agencies in Ohio – providing public assistance, children’s services, child support and workforce development programs to the community. Among the department’s many duties: local child protection, adult protection, child care, child support enforcement, workforce development, cash assistance, food assistance and medical assistance. HCJFS is the largest department within Hamilton County government.

About the Fellowship: The Foster America Fellowship is an opportunity to radically improve the lives of our nation’s most vulnerable children by designing and implementing innovative solutions to some of the child welfare system’s most complex problems. Fellows apply the skills they have cultivated in other sectors as they transition to full-time, 18-month positions at child welfare and human service agencies. In their roles, fellows focus on high-impact reform projects to create better and more equitable outcomes for children, families, and communities affected by child abuse, neglect, trauma, and poverty. Each role is designed to have an immediate and lasting local impact while also informing solutions that can be scaled nationally. Foster America fellows receive extensive training and professional development with a cohort of peers, positioning them to thrive and grow as social change leaders during the fellowship and beyond.

Fellowship support includes:

  • Cutting-edge training focusing on results-driven leadership, human-centered design, child welfare context, racial equity, innovation, and much more.
  • An influential network of purpose-driven, like-minded professionals including fellows, Foster America staff, and the child welfare field’s most innovative leaders.
  • Individualized coaching, mentoring, and support.
  • Career development for alumni who pursue leadership positions in child welfare and related sectors.

Position Highlights:

  • Reporting to Amy Story, Assistant Director, Strategic Operations, this role will operate out of the top management leadership.
  • Join an inspirational team deeply dedicated to serving vulnerable individuals, children, and families.
  • HCJFS embraces an innovative spirit, curious to test new ideas and strategies to improve outcomes for children and families.
  • Work on the cutting edge of innovative solutions that advance the impact of child welfare and human services.
  • Opportunity to identify and eliminate potential gaps that exist in the organizational opportunities, making it vulnerable to organizational shifts and operational continuity.

Compelling Candidates are:

  • Committed to our mission of improving the lives of our nation’s most vulnerable children, families, and communities
  • Experienced professionals, with at least 7 years of progressive leadership roles
  • Able to design and/or maintain data systems and databases
  • Experienced in public finance, strategic planning, and project management
  • Skilled in relationship building, easily garnering collaborative support
  • Results-oriented, with a track record of leading positive change
  • Creative in developing unique solutions to complex problems
  • Flexible, adaptable, proactive, and persistent
  • Curious and eager learners
  • Humble and self-reflective

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Fellows must have U.S. work authorization.
  • Fellows must be able to work full-time for at least 18 months starting August 24th, 2020.
  • Fellows must work on-site at their host agency.
  • Fellows must travel quarterly to attend training sessions that last from three to five days.
  • Fellows must pass all host agency employer requirements, which may include background checks, drug screening, and civil service exams.

Questions? Contact the Director of Talent, Stephanie.Castellanos@foster-america.org

Financial Management to Maximize Resources for Children and Families

Foster America fellows leverage their diverse professional backgrounds as they assume leadership roles at child welfare agencies, improving outcomes for our…

Details at a glance

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

Benefits

Competitive health benefits, dental, vision, 401k, commuter benefits, parental leave, twelve federal holidays observed

Competitive health benefits, dental, vision, 401k, commuter benefits, parental leave, twelve federal holidays observed

How to Apply

Please submit your application: bit.ly/FosterAmericaPositions

Application includes: A resume and a letter of intent

Please submit your application: bit.ly/FosterAmericaPositions

Application includes: A resume and a letter of intent

Location

Hamilton County, OH

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