Assistant Director, Pennsylvania Child Welfare Resource Center

University of Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania, United States
Competitive Salary
Oct 13, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

The Assistant Director is responsible for assisting in the leadership, management and administrative functions of the Pennsylvania Child Welfare Resource Center (CWRC). The Assistant Director works closely with the Director of the Child Welfare Resource Center, Principal Investigator and Chief Fiscal Officer of the Child Welfare Education and Research Programs (CWERP), as well as the Department Managers of the CWRC. The Assistant Director assumes a lead role in creating the strategic direction and vision of the Center. Co-leads planning and organizational improvement, internal program evaluations, and coordination of the departmental activities within the Center.

The Assistant Director, along with the Director, develops and maintains relationships with key child welfare stakeholders, including county child welfare directors and the Department of Human Services, and the Office of Children, Youth, and Families. The Assistant Director provides supervision to Department Managers, assists in the assessment of operations, functions and services provided by the Child Welfare Resource Center and is responsible for leading the Center in the absence of the Director. Master’s degree in Social Work, Public Administration, or other Human Services related field required. MSW degree preferred Excellent leadership, interpersonal, writing, collaboration, problem-solving, planning/organizing, and management skills required. Must have competency in the child welfare field, organizational change, project management, implementation science, adult education and program evaluation. Experience working with ethnically and culturally diverse populations
preferred. Minimum of ten (10) years’ experience in child welfare and the provision of training/technical assistance are required.

Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in the supervision and management of staff is required. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity, EOE, including disability/vets. • Note: Position located in Mechanicsburg, PA (near Harrisburg, PA) • PA Child Abuse History Clearance, PA State Police Criminal Record Check and FBI Criminal Record Check will be required as a condition of employment. • For more information about the CWRC, visit us at

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