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Executive Director, Office of Resilience

Company: NJ Department of Children and Families
Location: Trenton
Posted on: June 26, 2022

Job Description:



Executive Director
Office of Resilience

The NJ Department of Children and Families seeks an Executive Director of the Office of Resilience. This position, under administrative direction, subject to the rules and regulations of the agency, shall have general supervisory and management responsibility over the activities of the agency; does related work as required.

Reporting to the Commissioner, the Executive Director of the Office of Resilience will lead and coordinate statewide efforts to prevent, protect against, and heal from the effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE). The Executive Director oversees the Office of Resilience in hosting, coordinating and facilitating





statewide initiatives related to raising awareness of and creating opportunities to eradicate ACEs through grassroots and community-led efforts, technical assistance and strategic support for organizations already pursuing this work.

This position is located in Trenton, NJ.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Lead and support the development of policy and other public initiatives related to ACEs
* Lead and staff a public-private committee to coordinate statewide work related to ACEs, including the implementation of the statewide Action Plan
* Devise, manage, and report quarterly progress on a work plan that supports the implementation of the pending statewide Action Plan
* Represent and communicate New Jersey initiatives related to ACEs at meetings, conferences, and public events in New Jersey and nationally
* Offer technical assistance and strategic support to all New Jersey initiatives operating under the statewide Action Plan
* Assist in the development of a statewide trauma informed technical assistance center
* Identify grassroots/community-led ACEs efforts across New Jersey, offer partnership and support and provide opportunities to coordinate with the statewide Action Plan.

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

SPECIAL NOTE: A Master's Degree in Social Work, Public Administration, or related field from an accredited college or university is preferred.

EXPERIENCE: Five (5) years of experience in the administration and management of a program to develop and implement policy in a public or private organization.

SPECIAL NOTE: Preferred candidate will possess the following qualifications:

* At least five (5) years of experience in administering social or medical programs
* Knowledge of the research into, and state of interventions related to ACEs
* Active engagement with work on ACEs at the national and state level and familiarity with ACEs research and evaluation
* Demonstrated ability to form and manage relationships with public and private leaders
* Demonstrated ability to facilitate complex change processes and manage large-scale projects with several moving pieces
* Excellent oral and written communication skills
* Ability to synthesize complex information quickly and present to diverse audiences

RESUME NOTE: Eligibility determinations will be based upon information presented on the resume





only. 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.

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

COVID-19 VACCINATION/TESTING REQUIREMENT: Per Executive Order 253, all State employees are required to be vaccinated by October 18, 2021 or undergo frequent testing. Please do not submit your vaccination card at this time.

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.

TO APPLY: You must submit a cover letter and resume as a single PDF document, saving the file by your Last Name, First Name to: 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.



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Keywords: NJ Department of Children and Families, Trenton , Executive Director, Office of Resilience, Executive , Trenton, New Jersey

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