Deputy Director, Office of Children's Af...
The City and County of Denver - Denver, CO

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The Office of Children's Affairs seeks a Deputy Director to ensure the integration, execution and evaluation of strategic initiatives and investments. The Deputy Director will be part of an agency leadership team and will report directly to the Executive Director. The Deputy Director will be responsible for managing and evaluating programs and investments. Specifically the Deputy will manage the day-to-day operations of the Office by providing leadership and oversight for the core focus areas that serve Denver children and youth, including the supervision of all associated personnel, administration of programs, and oversight of the financial budgets. This includes, but is not limited to, these program areas:
  • Denver Great Kids Head Start
  • 5 by 5 Project
  • School Readiness Initiatives
  • Denver Out of School Time Initiatives
  • Administration of Healthy Meals
The Office of Children’s Affairs (OCA) is focused on the first two decades of life, from infancy to young adulthood. The vision of OCA is to deliver a City where all children, youth and their families have the opportunity to succeed. The role of OCA is to support City agencies, the community and its service providers in fulfilling three major goals:
  • Ensure that all children have their basic needs met
  • Ensure that all children are ready for kindergarten
  • Ensure that all children and youth have the opportunity to succeed academically and professionally
OCA does this by focusing on increasing access to and participation in quality programs and services across the City.

Job Responsibilities:

Strategic Planning
  • Working closely with Executive Director to direct, plan, and oversee the Office’s strategic and long-range goals, including the organization's programmatic objectives and initiatives.
  • Champion change through the development of a process that identifies innovative concepts and programs that can be used to further the mission of the Office. This includes facilitating stakeholders to identify effective programs, building partnerships to deliver programs, and providing fiduciary oversight once programs are implemented.
  • Implement and refine evaluation processes for the Office, including specific metrics and measures for each program.
  • Effectively manage personnel performance plans in compliance with City policies and procedures.
  • Ensure cross program integration and communication, including development of common and shared performance metrics for the Office.
  • Develop and maintain a high-functioning team that is connected to and engaged with the community they serve.
  • Ensure public meetings and events are effectively publicized, conducted and organized.
  • Provide oversight on production of grant applications and compliance to existing grant programs.
  • Provide programmatic budget management and oversight in partnership with Executive Director and finance team.


Required Experience (must be demonstrated on application/resume):

At least six (6) years of experience within the non-profit, education, private, or government sectors. This experience will include:
  • At least three (3) years of experience in a full leadership role within the non-profit, education, private, or government sectors;
  • Plus at least an additional three (3) years acting as an administrator or a full performance level professional in multi-issue program development and execution.
Preferred Experience (must be demonstrated on application/resume):

The successful candidate will possess the demonstrate the following:
  • 5-8 years of leadership experience within the non-profit, education, private, or government sectors;
  • Ability to multitask with exceptional attention to detail;
  • A strong interest and/or experience in children and youth issues;
  • Strong writing skills;
  • High standard of ethical conduct.
Required Education (must be demonstrated on application/resume):

A Baccalaureate Degree in Education, Non-profit Administration, Business Administration, or a generally related field.

Equivalency (must be demonstrated on application/resume):

A combination of appropriate education and experience may be substituted for the minimum education and experience requirements on a one-year for one-year basis.

Licensure and/or Certification :

Completion of the Career Service Authority supervisory training course prior to completion of the probationary period.

Additional Information:

The City and County of Denver values leadership that influences the commitment, ability and willingness of employees to provide quality service to the citizens of Denver.
Denver offers a very competitive benefits package including:
  • Medical, Dental & Vision Plans (multiple programs)
  • Paid Time Off (combined vacation/sick leave)
  • Paid Holidays
  • Retirement (Pension Plan!)
  • Flex Spending Account
  • RTD EcoPass Discounts
  • Parking Flex Cash
  • Life Insurance; Short-term and Long-term Disability Insurance
  • On-site perks such as dry cleaning, mail service and lobby convenience stores
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Job offers are contingent on the verification of credentials and other information required by law and City and County of Denver policies, including the completion of a background check, part of which is a criminal history.
Classification Title: Administrator III #CA2309
Pay Grade: 814-A
Compensation range: $74,025 - $118,440
Hiring range: up to $100,000
Agency: Mayor’s Office of Education and Children
Testing: 100% Preferred Qualifications ranking
Probationary Period : The successful candidate will be required to complete at least a six-month probationary period. Benefits are active during probation.
Recruiters: YDM