Director of Workforce Development

Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina
Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina
Desired Location: 
Triangle Area
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$REPORTS TO: President/CEO

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: The Director of Workforce Development reports to the President/CEO and serves a critical role on the agency’s Leadership Team. The primary functions of the PCANC Workforce Development Team are to support the fit of Evidence-Based/Informed Programs with the capacities, capabilities, and contexts of practitioners and to increase practitioner competence and confidence to deliver interventions as intended through ongoing training and coaching. The PCANC Workforce Development Team ensures that effective and appropriate workforce development activities are available through multiple access points within statewide and community implementation infrastructure related to evidence-based/informed programs. The team designs workforce development activities to optimize practitioners’ delivery of programs and increase the likelihood of realizing expected program outcomes for community, children, and families. This position will lead the development and delivery of PCANC Workforce Development services and ensure alignment with and support for related intermediary activities for PCANC’s menu of evidence-based/informed family strengthening programs.

• Using adult learning, coaching, and implementation science best practices, oversee the development of a core model for PCANC’s Workforce Development services that can be flexibly applied across PCANC’s menu of evidence-based/informed programs and diverse practitioner contexts in North Carolina.
• Develop and lead a team to deliver Workforce Development services for select evidence-based and evidence-informed programs, including but not limited to the following:

  • Circle of Parents;
  • Strengthening Families Program 6-11;
  • The Incredible Years parent training program; and,
  • Triple P (Positive Parenting Program).

• Collaborate with state agencies and private foundations, program model purveyors, and other intermediary service partners, to ensure coordination of statewide efforts in supporting evidence-based and evidence-informed family strengthening programs.
• Develop a cohesive long-term vision for workforce development services.
• Work to grow infrastructure and capacity to support high-quality workforce development activities across North Carolina state and community service systems using evidence-based/informed family strengthening programs.
• Stay up to date with research on family strengthening programs and research on adult learning, coaching, and implementation science.
• Work with the Leadership Team on the development of grants and contracts to fund workforce development support.
• Support the preparation of grant reports on selected family strengthening programs.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES: Team Development and Management
The Director is responsible for partnering in the recruitment and management of a team to support the programmatic goals of the organization. Specifically, the Director is responsible for the following key activities:
Culture: Promote a culture of high performance and continuous improvement that values learning and a commitment to quality.
Team Development:  Mentor and develop staff using a supportive, collaborative approach on a consistent basis. Provide opportunities for staff to engage in professional development activities on a regular basis.
Team Management: Collaboratively establish performance and development goals for each Workforce Development Team member. Support the Workforce Development Team members in the development of annual work plans and tracking grant deliverables.  Assign responsibilities and accountabilities, meet regularly with supervisory staff on the team and the team as a whole to assess progress towards goals, and conduct an annual performance evaluation with each direct report on the team, and assure all team members receive an annual performance evaluation by their supervisor.
Budget Management: Develop the annual operating budget for PCANC’s Workforce Development activities in partnership with the President/CEO and Director of Finance and Administration. Manage budget and report expenses in a timely manner to finance staff. Ensure all expenses are an effective use of resources.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES: Organizational Leadership and Strategic Planning
The Director serves as a key Leadership Team member and an active participant in making strategic decisions affecting PCANC. While responsible for leading the Workforce Development Team, the Leadership Team is the primary team for this role.  Specifically, the Director is responsible for the following key activities:
Strategic Planning: Work closely with Leadership Team, Board of Directors, and designated staff to drive organizational development and implementation of the strategic plan.
Organizational Leadership: Provide leadership and direction in setting overall goals and strategies for the organization. Actively participate in Leadership Team meetings and discussions regarding the strategic direction of the organization. Maintain a professional demeanor at all times and actively contribute to a positive working environment.  
Advisor: Serve as advisor and thought leader to the President/CEO and Leadership Team on Workforce Development and other relevant topics from implementation science and prevention science.
Collaboration: Serve as senior-level mentor and bridge-builder for the organization as a whole, assuring ongoing collaboration between departments and strengthening partnerships with key stakeholders. Actively participate in PCANC staff meetings. Perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements:  Demonstrated supervisory experience, a history of collaborative work with multi-disciplinary partners at both the state and local level, excellent relationship building skills, demonstrated program development experience, and a strong understanding of evidence-based family strengthening programs, adult learning principles, and coaching best practices.  Working knowledge of implementation science and prevention science. Fluent (i.e., advanced knowledge and the ability to flexibly apply that knowledge in varied contexts) in evidence-based prevention and well-being program models (e.g., assessment processes, fidelity expectations, appropriate flexibility/adaptation in delivery, etc.). Proficiency in various service sector environments (e.g., public health, education, child welfare, juvenile justice, pediatric medical, child mental and behavioral health, or faith-based) in which evidence-based programs are often delivered. Strong writing, communication, and presentation skills.  Must thrive in an environment characterized by change, growth, and passion for strengthening systems to foster the development of strong families to keep children safe.

Preferred qualifications:
Master’s Degree in public health, social work, psychology or a related field.  Past experience managing a team through a large-scale change process or working in a change environment as well as exposure to or practice in project management is welcomed.

PCANC offers a remote, flexible work environment for this full-time position. This includes a majority of time working from a home office, with regularly scheduled team meetings conducted by video conference. Travel to the Raleigh office can be expected several times per month.



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Salary Range: 

$78,000 -  $82,000. 

How to Apply: 

Send cover letter and resume in Word or PDF format only to

Position open until filled.  No phone calls, please.  EOE.