The position, under general executive leadership direction, is responsible for the planning, directing, and overseeing the activities and operations of the Office of Community Care for the City of Dallas.
The candidate will provide critical executive leadership in the areas of child care, senior services, family assistance initiatives, Women, Infant and Children (WIC) programs and contract management. The role works closely with other City departments and outside agencies; and provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to the City Manager's Office. The Managing Director exercises direct supervision over assigned staff.
Essential Job Functions
Assuming full management responsibility for all Office services and activities, including:
Administration of the WIC, Senior Services and Community Centers Divisions
Monitoring and evaluating the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures
Assess and monitor workload, administrative and support systems, and internal reporting relationships; and identifies opportunities for improvement, and directing the implementation of changes
Act as official departmental representative to other City departments, City Manager's Office, elected officials and outside agencies
Explain, justify, and defend department programs, policies, and activities; and negotiates and resolves sensitive, significant, and controversial issues
Select, motivate, and evaluate department staff
Provide or coordinate training and works with employees to correct deficiencies
Implement and administer disciplinary and termination procedures
Plan, direct, and coordinate, through subordinate-level staff, the department work plan; meets with management staff to identify and resolve problems; and reviews and evaluates work methods and procedures
Manage and participate in the development and administration of the Office’s budget; estimates funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies
Direct the monitoring and approval of expenditures; and direct the preparation and implementation of budgetary adjustments as necessary
Coordinate departmental activities with those of other departments and outside agencies and organizations; provides staff assistance to the City Manager, Assistant City Managers, and City Council
Prepare and present staff reports and other communications
Provide staff support to a variety of boards and commissions; attends and participates in professional group meetings; and stays abreast of new trends and innovations regarding community initiatives
Respond to and resolving sensitive inquiries and complaints from both internal and external sources
Review and sign all higher-level department communication, including ordinances and contracts
Attend City Council meetings and takes necessary action regarding Council agenda items
Supervise requests for additional funding and programs, records, documentation, and audits
Assure that planning, assessment, and information system methods adequately outline community needs
Develops and coordinates a grant development team to actively seek new funding sources
Prepare and ensure compliance with all fiscal, personnel, and contractual obligations
Bachelor’s degree in public administration, business administration, management, public relations, marketing, finance or a closely related field plus;
A minimum of eight (8) years of broad, extensive and progressively responsible experience in business, finance, budgeting, accounting and/or other public administration including responsibility for planning, organizing, and coordinating activities of a major program;
Experience must include three (3) years of supervisory experience; OR
Master’s degree in the related field and six years of related experience; including three (3) years of supervisory experience.
How to Apply
Interested qualified candidates must submit an application online via NeoGov at:
* Applications must be complete, including previous salary history and required references. A resume and letter of interest are recommended. All documents must be attached at the time of submission for consideration. A resume should be submitted as supplemental documentation only and will not be considered as a primary application for the position. Incomplete applications may not be considered. Application must be submitted by the deadline noted on the NeoGov application submission site.
The City of Dallas is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Under the Texas Public Information Act, information from your resume may be subject to public disclosure.
Additional Salary Information: The City provides an excellent management benefits package.
This announcement lists the general salary range for the Managing Director/Assistant Director II classification only.