New York City Administration for Children's Services
Location: New York, New York
Type: Full Time
Preferred Education: Masters
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.
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:
Oversee FEC contract deliverables and provide regular assessments to ensure successful outcomes and model fidelity
Document best practices and convene learning exchanges with FEC communities, ability to embody and support the values of inclusion, community organization and engagement
Seek opportunities to expand the program’s reach by conducting presentations; liaise with communities along with peers and leadership team
Prepare written and verbal reports including bi-weekly updates, accomplishment reports, data and program summary and other administrative details
Support program implementation by conducting site visits and performance assessments with the addition of invoices and budget modifications approvals
Knowledge of New York City’s Passport procurement system
Provide technical assistance and strategic planning support, assist with development of FEC Advisory Board
Ability to transfer knowledge of the Family Protective Factors Framework, Appreciative Inquiry, Participatory design, e.g. co-design community settings
Conduct field visits (in-person or virtual) on a regular basis and be eager to meaningfully engage with and build cross-systems connections in communities over-represented within the child welfare system
Foster strategic, cross-functional collaborations with peers within OCEP and across the agency
Experience, Skills & Education
Deep and proven commitment to strength-based solutions and community-building within communities of color
Coaching, developing and empowering teams in a public or not-for profit sector setting
Experience supporting clear work flow processes and performance measures
Experience in project management, contract management and quality assurance/improvement
Working knowledge of public sector contracting, fiscal and procurement processes
Proven background in not-for-profit or public sector program design and implementation and working with providers/contractors
Effective problem solver
Solid communication (verbal and written) skills
3-5 years’ experience in community building, organizing, advocacy or other grassroots work
Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, Anthropology, Policy/Administration, Community Development, or other related field of study
Microsoft Suite; Word, Excel, PowerPoint
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:
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
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
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# 496325
City Employees: Apply through the Employee Self Service portal (ESS) at www.nyc.gov/ess. Search for JOB ID# 496325
Salary range for this position is: $75,504.00 - $88,075.00 (Annual)
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.