Casey Family Programs, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is a national operating foundation that provides and improves—and ultimately prevents the need for—foster care. We value a diverse and culturally competent workplace.
The Director- California Strategic Consulting works with the Managing Director or Senior Director to provide strategic consulting, technical assistance, and relationship management as part of the Systems Improvement (SI) work, in jurisdictions throughout the country. This work is based in California and requires being located in that state.
- Researches, monitors and assist in providing technical assistance to achieve the agreed upon outcomes with jurisdictions such as states, counties, regional, and other agencies.
- Brings together local, state, and regional parties that are interested in or involved in the work towards the safe reduction of the foster care population, and reinvestment, consistent with Casey’s 2020 goals.
- Coordinates and pulls in internal and external resources to address the specific needs of the jurisdiction. Works closely with other SI management teams to coordinate efforts and provide needed technical assistance.
- Drafts and assists in the development, and implementation of agreements for the provision of services in support of the organization’s mission; research agreements, collaborative and grants. Researches or obtains accurate information on all parties involved in agreements or contracts.
- Reviews, edits, and approves contracts prior to submission to Legal, Finance, or other parties before finalization. Works with Manager SI Contracts, Legal and Finance to address site specific issues and ensure compliance with applicable rules. Relays information regarding delays, edits, or termination of contracts to Strategic Consulting management with understanding of reasons behind decisions.
- Acts proactively in planning and tracking work efforts, agreements and projects. Works with project management function in SI Services to ensure consistent and effective practice. Provides updates to Senior Management and ensures progress toward goals according to deadlines.
- Works closely with Legal Services to ensure contract and regulatory compliance in agreements that reside in Systems Improvement. Works closely with Finance Services to ensure contract, financial, and best practice compliance with agreements that reside in Systems Improvement.
· Plans, convenes, chairs, coordinates and/or staffs work groups and committees as
assigned, consistent with state work plans.
· Other duties as assigned.
· A college degree with a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience required – recent experience in public administration in child welfare, foster care, or related field. Consultation with key administrators in the public child welfare arena may be substituted for recent direct work in public child welfare.
· Knowledge of and responsible experience with collaborations, agreements, and partnerships, especially among government agencies is needed. Knowledge about, competence in and familiarity with the infrastructures of child welfare systems required.
· The essential professional qualifications include: excellent organizational ability, analytical, strategic thinking and significant business acumen; clear and concise oral and written communication skills; avid attention to detail; as well as the ability to identify and resolve issues proactively, creatively and expeditiously. A balance of assertiveness and diplomacy is important, as well as the ability to collaborate effectively with a team of professionals, internal and external to CFP.
· Presentation skills required and ability to address small or larger groups with confidence and accuracy in information presented. Must be able to work well both independently and as part of a team, to manage multiple priorities efficiently and to thrive while under pressure or deadline-driven circumstances. Proven effectiveness and ease in a multi-cultural environment is required.
· This is a regular full-time position that may require travel on average 60% of the time.
· Physical requirements include the ability to lift and reach for light objects; close visual acuity to prepare and analyze data, text, and figures; ability to type utilizing a computer keyboard; ability to travel to outside locations; and the ability to work at a computer for extended periods of time as a primary job function.