Posted: Sep 18, 2020
Job Title: Division Director, Youth & Family Services
Reports to: Vice President of Programs
Salary Range: $75,000 - $85,000
The Division Director of Youth & Family Services is responsible for leading the organizational commitment to create, develop, and sustain service delivery for system-involved young people that helps them re-connect with education, employment, and caring adults, and eventually to enter and succeed in college. The Director will oversee an array of existing programs and develop new programs, working to advance a culture of continuous quality improvement and data-driven decision-making. As the Director of Youth & Family Services will manage multiple government contracts and private grants, and oversee several programs; the Director must provide a comprehensive, professional youth program consisting of a balance of well rounded, appropriately planned positive experiences that affect both youth and adults.
Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Education, Human Services, or relevant field.
Minimum of eight years of hands-on experience working in this field, including three years of post-degree management experience. Extensive experience working with disadvantaged, underprivileged and at-risk youth and a demonstrated commitment to a youth-centered approach to working with system-involved youth.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Supervision of the program managers
Management of multiple government and private contracts
Development and management of division/program operating budgets
Program and staff evaluation, including exploring and establishing program impact based upon data collection, and management of reporting systems
Planning and coordination of training for staff in youth development, Motivational Interviewing and Restorative Practices
Resource development, including identification of government and private funding sources, and collaboration with development and public grants departments on writing proposals
Serving as an external face of the Youth Justice Programs; leading programming tours with donors, foundations, and other external stakeholders
Advancing the agency’s agenda on issues of youth justice through public speaking engagements and participation in relevant advocacy groups and coalitions
Develops, executes, and supervises through assigned staff, an ongoing School-Age Child Care program consisting of Before and/or After School program, full-day Summer Day Camp and school holiday camps all of which promote the development of physical, social, emotional, and cognitive abilities in school-aged youth.
Develops, executes, and supervises through assigned staff, an ongoing social and sports program consisting of self-directed recreation, team sports, social and special events, youth parent programs, fitness programs, instructional classes and community service programs.
Financial Management: Prepares and justifies all non-appropriated and appropriated funds requirements for all aspects of the youth program including, but not limited to youth activities, youth support, and school age child care programs. Ensures accurate maintenance of program records which include grant reporting, applicable operational and food programs, donations, and other operational income.
Personnel Administration: Recruits, hires, trains, and directs subordinate staff and contract employees as well as recreation specialists, recreation aids, instructional staff, administrative clerks, security agents and laborers. Manages staff time and attendance to ensure compliance with grant allocations and award requirements.
Experience managing government contracts and budgets, including expertise in program contract compliance.
Knowledge of city, state and federal juvenile related policies and issues.
Effective interpersonal oral, written and verbal communication skills.
Training and experience in Motivational Interviewing and/or Restorative Practices a plus.
Position requires professional knowledge of childhood education theory and practice and the ability to contribute to social, emotional, intellectual and physical development of the participants.
Knowledge of child/youth development and family systems theory, methodology, and practical application sufficient to provide technical supervision to a mixed state of professional and nonprofessional employees. Requires knowledge of and ability to interpret and apply laws and regulations governing youth programs to include regulatory requirements, policies, and practices.
Capability to communicate well with others, orally and in writing as well as the ability to establish effective working relationships with others.
Skill in compiling both quantitative and narrative reports for a variety of agencies, based on analyzing data and circumstances. Skill in educating, counseling, and advising School-Age Program Staff, Youth Staff, Volunteers, Contract Instructors and parents through assessment of training needs.
Knowledge of Appropriated and Non-appropriated fund budget systems, and the ability to justify budget submissions. Demonstrated knowledge of personnel management principles, and the ability to supervise and manage a subordinate workforce.
Ability to conduct regular and periodic audits, studies, and inspections, evaluating the results, determining the feasibility of necessary improvements and coordinating corrective actions. Must possess a sound knowledge of contract quality assurance procedures for facility modification, construction projects, and individual services contracts. This position will require independent travel between agency resource centers and other venues as required by position. Must maintain valid DL and insurance coverage on personal vehicle at all times during employment.