This position is responsible for leading efforts to build the capacity of UWPC partner organizations that are working together to implement proven strategies and best practices that respond to the problem of persistent poverty, financial instability, and low-wage stagnation among families.
Specifically, this position leads efforts to conceptualize and implement practices to inform our countywide work with funded programs, place-based initiatives and collaborations. This includes planning and execution of all project-level strategic initiatives for the Strong Families portfolio, Centers for Strong Families (CSF), and other systems-level change activities. The director builds the capacity of local organizations and equips social service providers with the tools they need to tackle our toughest problems by providing the following supportive services:
- Capacity Grants that help community organizations establish, staff and run CSFs in neighborhoods that need them which can cover costs from start-up funds to operating expenses
- Technical assistance and training to help staff reach out to potential clients and offer effective coaching
- Data collection tools that help tailor support for individual clients and inform the work at large
- Professional networking support in the form of national and regional meetings, collaborative groups and an online library of resources of similar integrated service delivery models
The director establishes and maintains quality standards of service and holds programs accountable for results. This work includes management of external contractors, training and technical assistance to organizations, and training and technical assistance on the scaling of evidence-based programs. The position will be part of the Impact division and support other projects as appropriate.