Director of Human Services
Are you a dynamic and passionate leader who enjoys strengthening communities through public service? Come help make a difference in improving outcomes for our citizens!
The City of Chesapeake is seeking an experienced and knowledgeable executive leader for our Director of Human Services team. As a senior leader, you will be responsible for providing direction and supervision to staff as well as establishing and implementing effective business strategies, goals, objectives, and plans. The experienced leader will also develop policies and procedures, prepare budgets, monitor revenue and expenditures, and document and report on events for the human services divisions. Through your knowledge and experience as an executive leader human services operations, you will help improve outcomes for our citizens and maintain strong relationships with staff, senior management, and elected/appointed officials.
• Oversee human services activities and programs such as social services, juvenile justice services, Interagency Consortium, contingency planning, safety, and other activities, processes, or programs.
• Consult with elected and appointed officials, commissions, local, federal or State regulatory agencies, department heads, staff agencies, civic or private groups, individuals, and others on problems, strategies, policies, and procedures related to human services programs and projects.
• Develop and maintain customer service-centered partnerships with local, state, and federal officials, non-profits, department heads, staff, and the citizenry at large.
• Serve as an executive leader representing the City on State, regional and local boards or committees; make presentations to elected/appointed officials, department heads, staff, and public or private agencies or groups on significant human services issues or programs.
We are seeking a strategic leader who has a minimum of six (6) years of experience in this area of work. As a senior executive in the organization, the ideal candidate will possess effective time management and project management skills and convey sound decision-making ability, strong business acumen, and solid leadership skills. The position requires a candidate who is politically astute and able to communicate effectively with City staff, management, and other executives throughout the organization.
Join our team! We’re the City that CARES!