The Department of Children and Families is seeking a strong leader with senior level management and administrative experience to fill the Deputy Director for the Division of Family and Community Partnership (DFCP). This position is responsible for working in partnership with New Jersey’s communities to promote the growth of the provider networks and community partnerships vital to our work in transforming communities to support safe, healthy and connected families.
The Deputy Director is the operational leader of the DFCP and is responsible for overseeing that the strategic vision is effectively implemented throughout the division. The candidate will lead staff to achieve the goals set in the DCF strategic plan and progresses the work of prevention in the statewide networks on behalf of families in New Jersey. This position will be located in Trenton, NJ, however it will require extensive travel within New Jersey and occasional travel outside the region with occasional evening and weekend responsibilities.
RESPONSIBILITIES: As a key management leader, provide administrative support to the Assistant Commissioner and assist in the management of the Division’s core functions:
Recommend policies and procedures to support the Divisions mission
Oversee the design, implementation, and management of major projects
Grant writing, with a focus on federal grants
Strong effective communication (oral and written)
Participate in senior leadership meeting
Represent the Division to the outside groups and to the public
Serve as the Acting Director in the Assistant Commissioner’s absence
Provide professional presentations before lay/professional groups, and plan, conduct, and participate in workshops, conferences and training programs
Provide leadership and supervision to the staff and managers in the DFCP Operations Units:
Plan and assign the work across the Division to meet the goals and objectives in the DCF and DFCP strategic plans, the state’s prevention plan
Thought Leader in Prevention, use data to propose adaptations to meet the goal of the Division
Strategically develop staff, evaluate employee performance, coach and develop areas of concern; recommend promoting and disciplining of subordinates
Ensure adequate and appropriate use of staffing resources, operations and workflow for the Division
EDUCATION: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's degree. Preference will be given to degrees in Business Administration, Public Administration, Public Policy, Community Development, and Strategic Planning and Implementation.
EXPERIENCE: Six (6) years of experience in operational oversight and development within public and/or private non-profit or related organizations, with responsibility for organizing and overseeing services to the community, working with fellow non-profit organizations and NJ State Departments, project management, and organizational leadership. At least three (3) years of senior level or higher management experience is preferred.
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. 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.
RESIDENCY LAW: Please refer to the New Jersey Department of Children and Families’ website at www.state.nj.us/dcf.
SALARY: Commensurate with education and experience.
TO APPLY: You must submit a cover letter and resume to: