The Community Services Director will contribute to the development and implementation of organizational strategic plans, policies, fund development and budget management. This position is responsible for evolving, coordinating, and overseeing the overall operations of 3 of our programs:
- Ninijanisag (Our Children) Program is a multifaceted program focusing heavily on engagement and prevention, working to ground youth in Native culture while designed to combat chemical and commercial tobacco abuse, and suicide prevention among at-risk youth between the ages of 8-17.
- Oyate Nawajin (Stand with the People) Programs are designed to keep American Indian families together and strong by providing the knowledge, skills and resources they need to provide a safe, stable environment for their children. Includes Family Advocacy, ICWA Court Monitoring & Legal Services, and Nokomis Circle (Liaison between families and CP), and Kinship worker (providing in-depth kinship searches for young people experiencing/exiting/at risk of homeless to build their natural support network.
- Safe Harbor Programs designed to provide case management services to SEY (Sexually Exploited Youth) individuals, including housing assessments; culturally responsive programming, weekly individual counseling; connection to legal services; educational and workforce goal setting; medical and dental referrals.
- Oversees a wide range of advocacy and case management staff—duties including client case documentation, client characteristics, program master rosters and documentation, forms and logs.
- Responsible for planning and development of the programs including approach and methodologies.
- Maintain, enforce and update policy and procedure manuals for the programs as needed.
- Manages and supervises the operations of programs, ensuring the services and activities are performed in accordance with program work plans, and in coordination with other agency programs, including performance progress and submittal of periodic progress reports and data.
- Oversee and facilitate program budgets and expenditures. Ensure that all financial documentation is submitted in a timely manner.
- Responsible for supervising all Community Service staff, consultants and volunteers including evaluating individual staff performance and development, coordinating staff schedules including any leaves.
- Ensure that family education and case management services are delivered by advocates/case managers related to domestic abuse, chemical dependency, financial planning, health, parenting, housing, legal, education and basic needs as part of their duties.
- Ensure that program groups are provided on a regular basis per program work plans. Also responsible to ensure that monthly calendars of activities are provided to families.
- Work in collaboration with other ADYC program directors, identify and refer resident and other clients for additional or reciprocal services within the ADYC’s programs.
- Work in Conjunction with Ramsey County Child Protection and stakeholders. Network and serve as a resource to other agency staff and community.
- Interview and hire agency staff in conjunction with an interview team.
- Offer training to staff in areas of professional and personal development competence. Coordinate staff trainings on an on-going basis.
- Facilitate regular program meetings; ensure that regular case supervision meetings occur.
- Responsible for ongoing program outreach and creating visibility in the community including disseminating information to providers and the community.
- Responsible for data collection for reports and carrying out the evaluation duties of programs including surveys and focus groups.
- Maintaining close working relationships with county child welfare department, county court, Department of Human Services staff, stakeholders, and community organizations. Periodically fulfill or delegate requests for community education. Manage information and referrals to appropriate systems, agencies and service providers.
- Responsible for overseeing the on-going progress of client goals, client case monitoring, including direct service case decisions and recommendations.
- Coordinate the use of consultants as appropriate (cultural, childcare providers). Includes recruiting, scheduling, and training for assistance with project activities.
- Assist in developing and maintaining community linkages for families, service delivery, and cross-agency referral purposes.
Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services field or comparable experience is preferred.
A minimum of 8 years of administrative/management experience in a community service agency and at least 5 years of experience working/supervising staff within the youth and family social service and Indian Child Welfare fields.
• Knowledgeable of culturally responsive case management processes and other helping models.
• Good organizational and program development and coordination skills.
• Experience with Budget management
• Knowledgeable of the American Indian community, its culture, values, family systems and resources.
• Knowledge of different American Indian tribal customs, teachings, and traditions.
• Knowledge of a Native language a plus.
• Strong knowledge of the Indian Child Welfare Act and Minnesota Indian Family Preservation Act and their application within judicial proceedings of court and legal advocacy preferred.
• Cognizant of the psycho-social, political and economic issues of those who identify as BIPOC, LGBTQ+, Native American, or Indigenous.
• Experience with harm reduction policy and trauma-informed care youth services.
• Strong computer skills including Office 365.
• Excellent written and communication skills.
• Possess strong ethics and boundaries.
• Able to pass a MN DHS Background Check.
• Valid driver’s license and vehicle, and vehicle insurance.
If interested, please email cover letter and resumé to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or mail to:
Ain Dah Yung Center
1089 Portland Avenue
St. Paul, Minnesota 55104
Fax is available at (651) 224-5136.