Statewide Director of Workforce Development - School of Social Work ( A1800313 )

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Statewide Director of Workforce Development

School of Social Work

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is seeking dynamic professionals to join a partnership between public university social work programs and the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (IDCFS)

The Statewide Director of Workforce Development will serve as the liaison of the School of Social Work's largest externally funded partnership. Under the direction of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) with direct assignment to the Division of Clinical Practice and Office of Professional Development, the Statewide Director provides program development, management, implementation, quality improvement and overall program evaluation over the statewide operations of the Workforce Development Programs.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • The Statewide Director of Workforce Development (Statewide Director) under the management of the assigned Associate Deputy Director of the Office of Professional Development, represents the mission, vision, and values of the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) and the goals of the Workforce Development Program, comports with agency policy and procedures, interprets and applies agency practices; supports service programs, provides leadership within program and within all venues; as needed, builds and maintains collaborative relationships with other DCFS divisions, regions and field offices, with private sector managers and staff, in community and professional settings, develops and maintains program agreements with public and private sector agency managers, DCFS division administrators, service program leaders, community and stakeholder partners.
  • Under the programmatic direction of the DCFS Associate Deputy Director, the Statewide Director establishes program expectations, promulgates program protocols, sets standards for staff performance, provides for staff training and development; manages all aspects of the program operations directly, or through subordinate delegation, sustains program and practice fidelity; oversees program operations, ensures contract compliance and fiscal accountability, maintains record management, implements continuous quality control and improvement measures; authors high level management reports; provides for program evaluation, makes program adjustments as needed; ensures continuous staff performance and achieves program goal attainment and delivers program outcomes.
  • The Statewide Director provides program management, administrative supervision and clinical guidance for a corps of management and administrative level professionals responsible for directing the activities of various teams of Workforce Development programs. The Statewide Director provides professional leadership for all staff, ensures continually knowledge enhancement and skill developments, and as needed, takes necessary personnel actions for direct reports including but not limited to sanctions or discipline, up to and including termination of employment.
  • The Statewide Director implements, coordinates and sustains frequent and regular internal and external meetings to engage partners and key stakeholders in the on-going implementation and refinement of the program and to ensure continuous quality improvement related to programmatic deliverables.
  • The Statewide Director provides an annual evaluation and contract compliance report and authors and submits for management approval an annual program plan. The Statewide Director establishes and maintains a data collection process that provides DCFS and the University Contract Liaison with information related to program operations, deliverables, and outcomes.
  • The Statewide Director established and maintains a data collection process and authors directly or through subordinate delegation, regular and frequent management reports that shall include, but are not necessarily limited to, statewide program status reports, analysis of statewide and regional data, evaluation of staff assignment, staff performance, program outcomes, program success and challenges, service needs, resource allocations, client successes, needs and challenges.
  • The Statewide Director locally and abroad represents DCFS and University at conferences, symposia, trainings and other public venues related to topics related to the Field Implementation Support Program's (FISP) goals and objectives and relevant subject matters of expertise and data.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master's degree from an accredited college or university with a Master's degree in Social Work preferred; however, a master's degree in a COA recognized human service discipline working directly with children and families will be considered. Professional experience of ten (10) or more years post MSW in a public-sponsored, direct child welfare/mental health systems is required. Prior experience in the supervision of child welfare staff is preferred. At the time of selection, must possess or must be eligible for a professional license in the candidate's discipline.

Knowledge Requirements:

Working knowledge of organizational change management strategies, established training, coaching and transfer of learning methodologies, case study and clinical case presentation methodologies, established evidence-informed child welfare practices and clinical interventions related to trauma and child maltreatment within family systems, the impact of trauma on the child and family system, child trauma treatment practices, child and adolescent development, and program and training

This is a full-time (100%), twelve month non-tenure track academic professional position. The position is grant-funded and renewal is contingent upon availability of funds. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications. The proposed start date is as soon as possible after the closing date. Interviews and hires may occur before the closing date; however, all applications received by the closing date will receive full consideration.

To ensure full consideration complete applications must be submitted by June 20, 2018. Please create your candidate profile at and upload a cover letter, resume, and the name, address, and phone numbers of three references.

For further information regarding application procedures, you may contact [email protected]. You may also visit for additional information.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of contingent offer.

Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or criminal conviction history. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (

College Name or Administrative Unit: School of Social Work
Category: Academic Professional
Title: Statewide Director of Workforce Development - School of Social Work ( A1800313 )
Open Date: 05/23/2018
Close Date: 06/20/2018
Organization Name: School of Social Work





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Posted: 7/10/2018
Application Due: 7/24/2018
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