University of Pittsburgh
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The Director of Community Programs is part of the Leadership Team in the Office of Child Development, and directs a team of staff that are dedicated to creating, implementing, and refining programming that supports families of young children. The Director initiates, funds, and manages projects that are innovative solutions to a family-driven agenda. This includes providing the overall vision and direction for the Community Programs Division (Division), developing grant proposals and seeking funding, supervising Division staff and graduate students, developing and monitoring the Division budget, coordinating projects, and serving as the liaison with the Office of Child Development (OCD) leadership, other OCD Division directors, and other stakeholders. Major responsibilities include building relationships with partner agencies, maintaining community trust, finding ways to center family voice, drive efforts to seek contracts and grants, negotiate contracts, and support staff development. Overall, the Office of Child Development has a major focus on developing and implementing a mission of social justice and equity. The Director of this division will contribute to this effort by demonstrating a deep commitment to using a social justice lens to develop their division’s work and working with the leadership team to champion this focus office wide. The Office of Child Development is deeply committed to having staff with diverse backgrounds and identities and staff who represent the make-up of all of the communities, schools, and families that we serve. We are committed to fostering a culture of inclusion in which diversity can thrive for all members within the University community. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people of all cultures, races, abilities, and backgrounds.
MSW or related field. Knowledge of program budgeting, contract and grant proposal writing, theories of supervision, family support and engagement practices, an understanding of the ways social justice intersects with families, the Office of Child Development mission, and the University mission. Experience in supervision and administration of staff and community programs: managing multi-site, multi-service programs, networking through public offices and philanthropic institutions, data systems, participating in research studies, demonstrated ability in writing.
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