Family Enrichment Center (FEC) Executive Director

Employer
New York City Administration for Children's Services
Location
New York, United States
Salary
$94,283.00 - $111,175.00
Closing date
Dec 9, 2021

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Position Type
Executive, Programs, Community Outreach, Program Administration and Management, Administrative, Other Administrative
Fields
Community Foundations, Social Services
Salary Band
$90,000 - $119,999
Employment Type
Full Time

About our Agency

The Administration for Children’s Services protects and promotes the safety and well-being of New York City’s children and families by providing child welfare, juvenile justice, and early care services. Our Children, young people, and families are our priority and we service them with respect, cultural competence, accountability and transparency. Promoting a culture of respect, professionalism and staff development, ACS is committed to supporting all aspects of our agency’s workforce.

 

Job Description

Business Title: Family Enrichment Center (FEC) Executive Director 

Civil Service Title: CITY RESEARCH SCIENTIST

Division/Work Unit: Office of Community Relations

Proposed Salary Range: $94,283.00 - $111,175.00 (Annual)

The Office of Community Engagement & Partnerships (OCEP), within ACS’ Division of Child and Family Well-Being (CFWB), works collaboratively with community residents, leaders, faith institutions, fatherhood providers and other stakeholders to 1) Promote goodwill and help deepen the community’s awareness of ACS’ programs, services and campaigns; 2) Connect the general public and vulnerable children and families to an array of community supports offered by ACS’ contract agencies; 3) Organize and convene the community through ACS’ 11 Community Partnership Programs and 3 Family Enrichment Center (FEC) networks; and 4) Build new partnerships that help to support equity and family safety, stability, and well-being.

In 2021, the City of New York began a citywide expansion of the Family Enrichment Centers (FEC). Building on the success of the first three FECs located in East New York, Brooklyn, and Highbridge and Hunts Point, Bronx, over the next four fiscal years, the New York City Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) will launch 27 additional FECs, including at least nine additional FECs in fiscal year 2022. This expansion reflects the Mayor’s commitment to addressing racial equity and inclusion in the communities that have suffered disproportionately during the COVID-19 pandemic, and ACS’s commitment to investing in primary prevention services in those communities that have long experienced disproportionately high levels of reporting to the Statewide Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment. Seventy-five (75%) percent of reports of child abuse and neglect citywide are from neighborhoods identified by the Mayor's Task Force on Racial Inclusion and Equity and eighty (80%) of annual foster care placement are also from these neighborhoods. Therefore, it is critical to the City’s recovery that the most vulnerable families and children are given supports to thrive in the post-COVID world.

To assist with the FEC expansion effort, OCEP is looking for five (5) FEC Program Managers who will support the program implementation and contract management functions of the FEC Program. They will build upon the existing infrastructure to support an innovative, data-driven, community-driven primary prevention program, rooted in community strength and resiliency and will also be responsible for the following:

Program Leadership and Oversight

  • Lead the expansion of the FEC, ensuring alignment with ACS’s primary prevention goals, while ensuring high-quality execution of programs
  • Oversee all areas of program development, program and contract management, procurement and budget
  • Collaborate with internal Divisions such as Finance, IT, Procurement and External Affairs
  • Lead operational and fiscal functions to ensure program accountability
  • Provide transformational leadership to program staff; managing professional development, and coaching to support a collaborative, innovative, and high-performing team, and culture
  • Oversee the development of standards, tools, resources and training processes to ensure a successful FEC expansion with optimal model fidelity
  • Prepare regular progress reports and share updates on program metrics

Executive Thought Partner and Collaborator

  • Serve as a key member of OCEP’s management team, contributing to the execution of the Unit’s organizational strategy and goals
  • Build consensus, inspire ongoing support and participation with internal peers and external stakeholders
  • Foster strategic, cross-functional collaborations with key ACS senior leaders within OCEP and across the agency

Community Building, External Relations and Resource Development

  • Partner with the leadership on designing external public-facing materials.
  • Identify forums and other settings in which to showcase programmatic accomplishments, using a QA/QI lens.
  • Work closely with the Assistant Commissioner to identify financial or other supports to maximize the FEC practice – internally and externally
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with key resource partners, public and private to support the FEC’s mission
  • Identify opportunities for cross-site collaboration with local and national community-building/family strengthening initiatives
  • Engage with leaders in the sector to share insights and best practices, staying abreast of new priorities and initiatives and contributing to the broader field

Leadership Competencies

  • Executing Program Expansion – oversees all aspects of a multi-site, citywide program expansion
  • Strategic Execution – ability to co-design and implement non-traditional human services programs that support innovation. Adept at inclusive planning and integrating multiple strategies in a coherent manner
  • Strategic Thinking – demonstrated ability to frame projects, daily activities and solutions, within the context of the overall program goals. Cross-systems thinker, adept at communicating vision, priorities, challenges and solutions
  • Staff Development – Motivates team toward performance excellence, sets clear goals and expectations and manages the team’s workflow
  • Coaching and Performance Management – maximizes talents of team members and encourages their professional and career development. Proactively seeks growth opportunities for team members to learn from their peers and build new competencies
  • Advancing Equity – promotes equity internally with external providers and FEC contractors

 

Experience, Skills & Education

Preferred Skills

  • Deep and proven commitment to strength-based solutions and community-building
  • Servant leader with strength in coaching, developing and empowering teams
  • Strong analytical, strategic, verbal and written skills
  • Working knowledge of the Family Protective Factors
  • Experience with NYC procurement, contracting and fiscal management

Minimum Qualification Requirements   

  • For Assignment Level I (only physical, biological and environmental sciences and public health) A master's degree from an accredited college or university with a specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological or environmental science or in public health.
  • To be appointed to Assignment Level II and above, candidates must have:
    • 1. A doctorate degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, environmental or social science and one year of full-time experience in a responsible supervisory, administrative or research capacity in the appropriate field of specialization; or
    • 2. A master's degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, environmental or social science and three years of responsible full-time research experience in the appropriate field of specialization; or
    • 3. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to "1" or "2" above. However, all candidates must have at least a master's degree in an appropriate field of specialization and at least two years of experience described in "2" above. Two years as a City Research Scientist Level I can be substituted for the experience required in "1" and "2" above.

NOTE: Probationary Period

Appointments to this position are subject to a minimum probationary period of one year.

 

How to Apply

Please go online and apply at www.nyc.gov/careers. Search for JOB ID# 495776

City Employees: Apply through the Employee Self Service portal (ESS) at www.nyc.gov/ess. Search for JOB ID# 495776

Salary range for this position is: $94,283.00 - $111,175.00 (Annual)

Residency Requirement:

New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.

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