Director of Human Services

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OrganizationCity of Charlottesville
TypeFull Time
Application DeadlineJanuary 21, 2022
College Degree Required?Yes
Salary Range$100,000 to $135,200 annually, plus benefits
Phone(434) 970-3565


Application Deadline: January 21,2022 at 5pm EST.

Apply online only at: www.charlottesville.gov/jobs

The Director of Human Services directs, organizes, and administers the programs and services of the Department of Human Services, including but not limited to foster care family recruitment and supervision, family self-sufficiency, youth opportunity coordination, and a variety of community-based programs serving youth and their families. This role requires the incumbent to have the ability to work closely with people from diverse backgrounds and the ability to build consensus on solutions to human service challenges in our community using an anti-racist, equity-focused and trauma-informed/person-centered lens.

The Director works in tandem with a Deputy Director, in the oversight of staff, programs, and services. In addition, serves as a City representative/liaison on a number of local and State boards, coalitions, and committees. The Director will uphold the department’s practice philosophy, values, and mission which includes centering clients and delegating responsibilities, embracing resilience and a growth mindset, applying a strengths – based and solution focused approach, and remaining accountable to the people we serve in our pursuit of social justice and antiracism. Position reports to the Deputy City Manager of Racial Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

The hiring salary will be between $100,000 and $135,200 annually, dependent on education and experience. The City offers an excellent benefits program, including the option for participation in a Defined Benefits or Defined Contribution Retirement Plan. Reasonable relocation assistance will be available.

Education: Bachelor’s Degree with coursework in public relations, communications, journalism, public administration, or related field.

Experience: At least five (5) years of experience in media relations, public relations or journalism, preferably in the public sector with local government. (An equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be deemed acceptable).

**Effective November 1, 2021, all newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs will still be subject to the weekly testing requirement.**

TO APPLY: to view the complete job information, including a downloadable brochure about our Community, City Government, and the position, visit our employment website listed. Applications are only accepted online through the City of Charlottesville employment page and must be submitted prior to the listed closing date and time. Please include with your online application a cover letter, resume, and at least 5 professional references.

The City of Charlottesville is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Values Diversity at All Levels of its Workforce.