Assistant Director of Social Services

Work Type
Directors and Program Managers, Economic Services, Family and Children’s Services

Position Number

$80,200 - $108,271

Closing Date
December 28, 2020
Posted December 10, 2020

Agency Name
New Hanover County

Work County
New Hanover

Job Location
North Carolina
Job Description

Essential Duties
New Hanover County is seeking an Assistant Director of Economic and Family Services to become part of a dynamic, professional county organization with a clear vision as a vibrant, prosperous, diverse coastal community, committed to building a sustainable future for generations to come.   This position is responsible for managing and coordinating the services of the Economic and Family Services division.  The ideal candidate is a leader who possesses excellent communication skills, critical thinking abilities, collaborative problem solving abilities, and personnel management skills. Duties will include supervising staff; assigning and monitoring work; establishing and evaluating the progress of goals and objectives for various programs; devising and implementing policy changes; responding to inquiries from public officials, media, and citizens; preparing and presenting information to the Health and Human Services Advisory board and other affiliates; representing the agency on boards and committees; and planning and monitoring departmental and project budgets.
The department of Social Services is a part of New Hanover County's consolidated Health and Human Services agency, with roughly 500 dedicated professionals seeking to serve the citizens of our county through providing essential human services.  The department is a part of a dynamic, professional county organization with a clear vision as a vibrant, prosperous, diverse coastal community, committed to building a sustainable future for generations to come.  Ideal candidates for the department of social services have excellent customer service, organizational and computer skills, the ability to problem solve and make critical decisions and above all, an overwhelming desire to serve the citizens of our county. New Hanover County strives to hire the best and the brightest employees who are committed to public service.  Our employees enjoy an innovative, energetic and employee-focused work environment with top down support that embraces bottom up ideas and engagement.  Our talented team of professionals have a passion for providing care and services that effect change on the everyday lives of the citizens they encounter.  Our shared values of professionalism, innovation, integrity, stewardship and accountability guide the way we conduct ourselves and deliver services to our customers.  If this sounds like an organization that models the values you uphold, we invite you to come and be a part of the exciting, healthy and progressive team at New Hanover County.   Minimum Qualifications Minimum requirements are a Master’s Degree in Social Work, Public Administration, Human Services, or a related field and five years of social services management experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience . Must have strong leadership and management skills with the ability to develop and maintain relationships with diverse groups of people as well as strong analytical skills,  experience in strategic planning, organizational development and developing and administering budgets. Experience working with LEAN or Six Sigma process improvement methodologies and NC FAST experience is strongly preferred.   Licenses/Certifications Valid NC Driver's License.   Other Information Hours are 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday - Friday.  Must be available to work during emergency situations. Salary Information The hiring range for this position is $80,200 - $108,271 + a competitive benefits package.  Salary is negotiable within the hiring range, depending on qualifications  
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