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Assistant Director of Family Justice Center

Job Description:

This position is a 32 hour (.8) week role, but offers full-time health benefits. The position is paid at .8 of the salary step. Why It's a Great Opportunity:  The Crystal Judson Family Center (FJC) has a dynamic, professional-level opportunity that focuses on strategic and operational leadership. This position will support the work of the nine programs at the Center, and foster strong collaborative relationships with the Center's network of partners. This position will serve as a leader in the Pierce County community working to address gender-based violence and have the opportunity to support the innovative programing and initiatives at the Center.

As a key member of a small, experienced team, you will work as an integral part of the FJC Leadership Team. The FJC team is dedicated to a healthy work environment, including regularly scheduled self-care team bonding, access to on-going professional development, and support from your team and manager. We work hard for survivors and our community and make sure our team has the support to do their work and do it well! This is your chance to have a rewarding career where no two days are the same! Check out the FJC by taking a virtual tour on our website.
 Why It's a Great Department:  The mission of the FJC is to partner with survivors to heal pasts and build futures. This is done through working partnership with survivors, professionals, and community to break down barriers, advocate for equitable practices which promote safety and access for ALL survivors and create a haven where needs are met, children are protected, violence stops, families begin to heal and thrive, and hope is realized. We focus on a continuous learning mindset for employee development and are excited for you to join our team! 
How to be Successful in the Role:  This position will hold vital scope of work supporting the organizations operational and strategic work and will need skills in budget management, effective communication strategies, and public speaking. These skills combined with a strong understanding of Washington state laws around confidentiality and knowledge of gender-based violence and multi-disciplinary programs is key. 

Partnerships throughout the community are relied upon heavily, so the ability to successfully collaborate with others is crucial. Working with the Center Director, staff, partners and participant advisory board, you will need strong project management skills to ensure the FJC's mission is fulfilled through programs, strategic planning and community outreach. Any experience you bring working with the community and/or system-based providers is a bonus! 

Your Future in this Role: The FJC has a hands-on onboarding process for all new team members, which includes regular support and supervision from your immediate supervisor and one-on-one meetings with other team members to learn about the Center's history, service philosophy and staff roles. Onboarding also includes online training, community trainings and shadowing client interactions and work. Throughout your employment you will receive direct, constructive feedback from peers and your supervisor to facilitate your success and allow you to meet your professional goals. 

 Core Daily Responsibilities:
  • Ensure effective communication with county departments and staff to facilitate and ensure adherence to policies and procedures.  
  • Supervise and coordinate activities of a designated unit. Determine work procedures and methods for expediting workflow.
  • Coordinate various agency services including government, civil/criminal systems, and community services as they relate to domestic violence victims.  
  • Coordinate with partners to develop service delivery plans and schedules.
  • Coordinate Center services with participating agencies, including media interaction, public relations, and education as it relates to the Center’s Mission.  
  • Assist in development, preparation, and oversight of the Center’s budget, accounting and grant/contract management.

 A job classification description with a more detailed list of essential functions can be found here.Recruiting Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in criminal justice, social work, public administration or closely related field AND
  • Five or more years of progressively responsible experience in program management and/or leadership and knowledge of the civil and criminal legal systems
  • Additional education or experience which clearly indicates the ability to perform the essential functions of the position may substitute equally on a year for year basis for the recruiting requirements
Special Requirements/Qualifications:
  • As a condition of employment, you will need to authorize and complete a background check. Information received from the background check is reviewed case-by-case and will not necessarily remove an applicant from consideration.
To be considered for this opportunity please:
  • Complete and submit an online Pierce County Employment Application by selecting "APPLY" above or go to:   www.piercecountywa.org/jobs. 
  • Attach a cover letter and resume.
  • If you do not have internet access, you may visit your local public library or any WorkSource location and use their computers.
  • Individuals needing accommodation in the application, testing process or need this job announcement in an alternative format may call Human Resources at *****, at least two days prior to the need. 
This is a competitive selection process.  Your application form will be reviewed and evaluated for the quality and quantity of education/experience in the areas listed.  Applicants whose qualifications most closely correspond to the County's needs will be eligible for further consideration.  Notification of application status normally occurs 4 to 6 weeks after the closing date.  Short notice may be given to applicants to participate in further selection processes which may include written, oral and performance examinations, and final interviews. 
At Pierce County, diversity, equity, and inclusion means commitment, not a single step. We strive to foster an inclusive environment that supports equitable access to opportunities throughout your career. We want to recruit, develop, and maintain a talented workforce from various backgrounds, cultures, lifestyles, and perspectives, committed to our vision.  Employees of the County have local, direct, and visible impact in our diverse community. Will you join us in keeping Pierce County a great place to live and work?              

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