Contribute to the delivery of programs and services in Charlottesville that support meeting essential needs, which promote self-sufficiency, and that enhance the quality of life for all residents in our community. The Charlottesville Department of Social Services is seeking qualified candidates to be considered for the position of Director of Social Services.
The Director of Social Services performs complex professional and administrative work overseeing and being responsible for all activities, services, and divisions of the department, which includes Family Services Programs, Benefits Programs, and Administration. This position leads the department in establishing and maintaining collaborative partnerships with federal, state, and local stakeholders in support of the mission of the organization. Work is performed with broad functional areas, a high degree of independent judgement, and a strategic focus. The Director directly supervises the Deputy Directors and reports to the Deputy City Manager for Social Equity.
The preferred hiring range for this position is between $120,744.00 and $161,699.20 Annually. Starting offer is based on applicable education, experience, and internal equity. This is a full-time, exempt, position which provides excellent benefits including 13 paid holidays plus 1 floating holiday, paid vacation and sick leave, health insurance options with employer contribution, employer-paid life insurance, City's retirement options, gym membership reimbursement, tuition reimbursement, and continuing education/training opportunities. This position is also eligible to receive 80 hours of discretionary leave per calendar year.
Education and Experience: Candidates may qualify by demonstrating the required knowledge and skills outlined for the job through experience(s) other than formal education such as college.
Eight (8) years of increasingly responsible administrative management and supervisory experience in a human/social services agency.
Bachelor’s degree in social services administration or related field OR an additional four (4) years of directly related experience.
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered in lieu of the specific requirements listed above.
Required to successfully pass a pre-employment background check and pre-employment drug screen.
Virginia Driver’s License and must meet the city’s driving eligibility requirements OR be able to provide own transportation to/from out of office engagements.
TO APPLY: to view the complete job posting and to apply, visit our employment website listed. Applications are only accepted online through our employment page and must be submitted prior to the listed closing date and time.
The City of Charlottesville is located in west Central Virginia, approximately 100 miles southwest of Washington, D.C. and 70 miles northwest of Richmond, Virginia. Situated within the upper Piedmont Plateau, at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and at the headwaters of the Rivanna River, Charlottesville was established as a town in 1762 by the Virginia General Assembly, and was incorporated as an independent city in 1888. As a result of eight annexations, the most recent of which was effective in 1968, the City now encompasses a land area of 10.4 square miles. The City is autonomous and entirely independent of any county or any other political subdivision. It does not have the same boundaries with or is not subject to taxation by any county or school district, and is not liable for any county or school district indebtedness.