Executive Director of Programs and Planning

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The Office of Youth and Family Development (“OYFD”) is responsible for oversight and management of alternatives to placement and of post adjudicated youth placed pursuant to court order in a juvenile delinquency case in Family Court and permanency planning. Under general direction from the Associate Commissioner of OYFD, with wide latitude for the exercise of independent judgment, the Executive Director of Programs and Planning will be responsible for the development, implementation, oversight and management of intake, assessment and matching for placement, aftercare implementation, and office wide project planning.

The Executive Director of Programs and Planning will:
• Supervise, manage and oversee the operations of the intake, assessment and matching unit.
• Supervise, manage and oversee the operations of provision of aftercare services to youth in non-secure and limited secure placement;
• Draft, administer, interpret and apply Agency and Division policies and procedures applicable to non-secure and limited secure placement;
• Make budgetary studies and estimate the annual budget for personnel, equipment, supplies, and general operation;
• Maintain cooperative relationships with other city and state agencies, community groups, public and private agencies, and contracted providers;
• Review and prepare administrative reports and conduct studies on the evaluation of programs for the population;
• Direct the assignment of duties and responsibilities to staff;
• Work with provider agencies to ensure services are delivered appropriately and assist to develop corrective action plans for provider agencies whose performance is less than satisfactory;
• Oversee the collection of data and outcome analyses performed by provider agencies and reports on performance and outcome data;
• Collaborate with OYFD colleagues to facilitate necessary transfers between NSP and LSP;
• Ensure that aftercare programs expedite safe permanency planning of youth for which ACS has responsibility, including, youth in detention and foster care youth in detention;
• Undertake other duties as assigned by the Associate Commissioner of OYFD
• Collaborate with colleagues at DYFJ, ACS, other city and state agencies, the NYC Family Court, and community partners to oversee a smooth transition of youth from OCFS limited secure placement to ACS limited secure placement.
Minimum Qual Requirements
1. A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and four years of progressively responsible experience, including one year at the administrative or managerial level in a large governmental agency, business firm, civic or community organization operating in the area of social services; or
2. Education and/or experience equivalent to "1" above. However, all candidates must have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college and the one year of experience at the administrative or management level as described in "1" above.
Preferred Skills
The preferred candidate should posses a Juris Doctorate (JD) or Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW) or other relevant graduate degree. The
preferred candidate should possess the following: demonstrated superior judgment and management abilities; ability to work with and understand adolescents and their families; experience with the juvenile justice system and related systems; an understanding of the functions and operations of juvenile detention; an understanding of the Family Court Act, specifically the child welfare laws, juvenile delinquency laws and foster-care regulations; experience and ability managing professional and civil service staff; ability to problem-solve and make decisions in a timely manner; ability to work under pressure and with tight deadlines; strong analytic ability; strong organizational, written, and oral communication skills; ability to lead and work as part of a team, as well as independently, to achieve necessary results; an ability to problem solve; and ability to prioritize tasks and undertake several critical projects at one time.
Additional Information
Section 424-A of the New York Social Services Law requires an authorized agency to inquire whether a candidate for employment with child-caring responsibilities has been the subject of a child abuse and maltreatment report.
The City of New York and the Administration for Children’s Services are Equal Opportunity Employers Committed to Diversity
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Residency Requirement
New York City Residency is not required for this position
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