Program Director for Child Welfare Education Partnership
Company: University System of NH
Posted on: February 25, 2021
Program Director for Child Welfare Education Partnership
Operating Title Program Director for Child Welfare Education
Partnership Long Classification Title Project Director III Campus
Location Concord Department GSC Education and Training Partnership
[CMVRET] Summary of Position Reporting to and with broad
administrative oversight from the Vice President of Finance and
Administration, this position is responsible for the administration
and direction of the Child Welfare Education Partnership ( CWEP )
program. The CWEP Program Director is responsible for the
administration, supervision, coordination, and execution of a
contract with the New Hampshire Division of Health and Human
Services ( NHDHHS ) to provide a broad range of educational
programs, research and development activities and other services
for foster and adoptive parents, residential care providers and
staff at the Division of Children, Youth and Families ( DCYF ).
This position requires an individual with the intellectual capacity
to view programs and activities delivered by CWEP within the
overall structure of NHDHHS and analyze how the program's
individual functions contribute to the effectiveness and efficiency
of training for the constituents the contract serves. The position
also requires the ability to look beyond individual course and
instructor evaluations and experiences to evaluate how the program
is meeting the educational needs of DCYF's new and established
workforce in order to perform their job functions expertly while
delivering a high-quality support and interaction to New Hampshire
families. The Program Director must possess the mental agility and
intellectual flexibility to implement ongoing and systemic change
throughout the training unit. Continuous Quality Improvement
processes are key to the success of the contract. Acceptable
minimum level of education Master's Acceptable minimum years of
experience 5-7 years Additional Job Information Posting Number
PS1752FY20 Other minimum qualifications Master's in Social Work or
other appropriate academic discipline, with five to seven years of
experience related to project specialization. Supervisory
Experience in educational program development and content; online
program development and instruction; teaching adult learners;
knowledge of the New Hampshire child welfare system; budget
development and fiscal management; evaluation and assessment
development and analysis.
Ability to design, conduct, and evaluate independent research and
quality improvement processes.
High Degree of self-motivation, initiative, and ability to work
with diverse constituencies at all levels of state government and
Travel as needed. Additional Preferred Qualifications Doctorate
level degree (EdD or PhD) in an appropriate academic discipline.
Salary Information Salary is complemented by a comprehensive
benefits package which includes medical, dental, retirement,
tuition, and paid time off. The University System of New Hampshire
is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer.
The University System is committed to creating an environment that
values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus
communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals
who will help us achieve this mission. The University System
prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion,
sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or
expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status, genetic
information, and political orientation. Application by members of
all underrepresented groups is encouraged. Hiring is contingent
upon eligibility to work in the U.S. Institution Information
Posting Date 08/08/2020 Open Until Filled Yes Closing Date Posting
Open to Internal Candidates Only? No Interested Internal Candidates
Exist? No Job Category Appointment Type Grant Funded If TERM
position provide projected end date Equipment/Instruments DOT
Safety Information None applicable Duties / Responsibilities Job
Duties Duty/Responsibility Program Administration responsibilities
--- Ensure that the vision and mission of CWEP are aligned with
DCYF and are flexible and responsive to shifts in the current
philosophy and practice of DCYF leadership including the emphasis
on birth parent and youth participation in all aspects of the
--- Coordinate and oversee the development of course content,
program activities and training delivery including hiring and
evaluation of program faculty and trainers.
--- Develop and implement an ongoing program effectiveness
evaluation process. Produce a program effectiveness evaluation
report in conjunction with a continuous quality improvement ( CQI )
plan, and report quarterly on the CQI process
--- Produce an Annual Report on program activities and outcomes as
--- Collaborate with DCYF staff and other stakeholders to
accomplish program objectives. Maintain a strong line of
communication with DCYF leadership for program and budget
--- Continually reassess and maximize the effectiveness of the CWEP
operational systems in coordination with the systems of USNH , GSC
and DCYF .
--- Provide fiscal stewardship including development and monitoring
of annual program budget, approval of contract expenditures, and
ensure billing and contractual fiscal reporting requirements are
submitted to DCYF in a timely manner.
--- Accountable for vision and direction of program marketing
practices by ensuring that logo, bi-line, mission and vision
clearly reflect both the DCYF Practice Model and Granite State
--- Instruct classes as needed.
--- Participate in national and regional training collaboratives.
Duty/Responsibility Program planning:
--- Work in partnership with DCYF leadership to effectively assess
training needs of constituents and perform annual needs assessment
and training plans of resource parents, relative caregivers,
residential providers and DCYF staff to inform program
--- Develop curricula, schedule and deliver trainings for resource
parents, relative caregivers, residential providers and DCYF staff
and other associated partners.
--- Actively engage with the program staff to ensure that all
curriculum development, learning outcomes and language for all
delivery modalities are current with DCYF practice.
--- Assure all instructors are trained in and adhere to the DCYF
Practice Model while representing the program and DCYF with ethics
--- Monitor ( DAPIM ) project management method to design, manage,
and measure improvement and change and evaluation process.
--- Provide oversight on planning and delivery of events such as:
DCYF Conference, NHFAPA Conference, Teen Summit, and Court Advisory
--- Provide oversight for the coordination and planning of
technical support for Better Together Workshops throughout the
State. Duty/Responsibility Staff Supervision:
--- Provide direction and overall leadership to CWEP staff in all
activities related to program implementation, delivery and
--- Collaborate with program supervisors and staff to ensure
program deliverables are met in accordance with DCYF and GSC's
expectations. Review responsibilities and workload on a regular
basis to ensure proper alignment with the goals of the contract and
appropriate distribution across the program personnel.
--- Ensure CWEP participation in practice improvement committees as
requested by DCYF
--- Provide oversight to ensure that program staff work
cooperatively with resource parents, relative caregivers, birth
parents, youth, residential providers and DCYF staff, GSC staff,
child placing agency staff and community partners and other DCYF
--- Accountable for annual staff performance evaluations, approval
of staff leaves and any other personnel matters involving CWEP
staff and instructors. Duty/Responsibility --- Participate in
committees as assigned by DCYF and/or the College such as: DCYF
Leadership, New England Child Welfare Directors, Better Together
Steering Committee Meetings, and any other groups necessary for
effective and efficient program delivery.
--- All other duties as assigned. Supplemental Questions Required
fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- Have you ever been employed by any University System of New
- Have you ever been employed by a USNH institution as a work
study or other student position?
- If yes, which location(s): (Open Ended Question) Documents
Needed to Apply Required Documents
- Cover Letter
- (3) Professional References Contact Info Optional Documents 5
Chenell Drive, Suite 301, Concord, NH 03301
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