The American Public Human Services Association (APHSA), is a nonprofit, bipartisan membership organization whose mission is to advance the well-being of all people by influencing modern approaches to sound policy, building the capacity of public agencies to enable healthy families and communities, and connecting leaders to accelerate learning and generate practical solutions together. APHSA seeks a Child Welfare Compact Associate to work 20 hours/week in a contractor capacity. Telework is permitted. The Compact Associate assists the Director of Interstate Affairs and Compact Operations, and support clerical and administrative operations of the AAICPC Administration.
The Child Welfare Compact Associate role is currently based in Arlington, VA, but allows telework. We are looking for someone with strong problem-solving skills and excellent verbal and written communication skills. The successful candidate will possess attention to detail, high energy and flexibility and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced organization. The Child Welfare Compact Associate works with the Director of Interstate Affairs and Compact Operations to develop and execute work plans approved by the Executive Committee of the AAICPC. This work includes editing, designing and overseeing the production and distribution of materials developed by AAICPC and its committees; planning and executing appropriate review and knowledge maintenance strategies for material developed by AAICPC; planning, coordinating, and staffing committees and meetings; assisting in AAICPC and APHSA research activities; coordinating the development and maintenance of AAICPC’s web site, state pages; and, providing technical assistance on routine/general information requests.
• Work with the Director to develop yearly work plans, production and distribution of annual grant reports, continuation grant applications and final grant report.
• Design and format AAICPC Training Materials and other products.
• Staff designated AAICPC’s committee(s).
• Collaborate in various research assignments and projects.
• Track federal legislation which impacts foster care, adoption, residential, and interstate placements and assist in the development of an analysis of issues as requested/needed.
• Develop and conduct surveys and analyze responses.
• Assist with development/editing of website materials; prepare and post materials to the AAICPC website.
• Provide training workshops/webinars on the electronic state pages.
• Support Director in collaborating with AAICPC Treasurer in the collection of dues
and maintenance of AAICPC accounts.
•Conduct research on legal, child welfare, state and federal policies in support of technical assistance, Secretariat opinions, ICPC policies, practices, guidelines and committee work.
•Assist in coordinating and providing administrative and technical support for AAICPC meetings, all-state conference calls and a range of Association work.
•Serve as resource/information distributor and provide basic information for technical assistance.
•Assist with the development of training curriculum and presentation materials.
•Assist and support committees in the development of work products, charters, documents, materials, policy, procedures (e.g. guidebooks, training manuals, training webinars, etc.).
•Provide summary/ minutes of committee meetings.
•Assist and support revisions to the compact administrator’s manual, guidebooks, training manuals, and other ICPC materials as produced or updated by the Secretariat/AAICPC, etc.
•Write reports/papers based on pertinent data/issue.
•Other duties as assigned.
REQUIRED EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND/OR CERTIFICATION
•College or equivalent training or experience
•Master’s degree in social work, policy or social science
•Social work, or public policy background preferred
REQUIRED PREVIOUS OR CUMULATIVE EXPERIENCE
•Required Minimum Number of Years: 3 Years
SPECIFIC EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
•Skill in the use of personal computers/software
•Skill in data collection and analysis
•Familiarity with knowledge management
•Knowledge of basic accounting/budgeting procedures
•Exceptional customer service experience, and skills – ability to communicate effectively with members in resolving problems
•Strong troubleshooting, diagnostic and problem-solving skills
•Excellent organization and record keeping skills
•Strong oral and written communication skills
•Able to work independently and effectively multi-task – completing work tasks in a timely manner
UNIQUE OR UNUSUAL BLEND OF SKILLS OR EXPERIENCE
•Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Access Database, Excel and advanced PowerPoint
•Working knowledge of Adobe Design Suite
•Knowledge of survey development and analysis
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
This is a contract position. Please email your cover letter, including your salary requirements and resume to jobs @ aphsa.org.
APHSA’s dedication to promoting diversity, racial equity, multiculturalism, and inclusion is clearly reflected in how we work and support our members. It is more than a commitment—it is the foundation of how we do what we do. We strive to create a workplace that reflects the communities we serve and recognize that building well-being starts with creating a space where our employees are comfortable bringing their authentic, unique selves to work.
The American Public Human Services Association (APHSA), is a nonprofit, bipartisan membership organization whose mission is to advance the well-being of all people by influencing modern approaches to sound policy, building the capacity…