Bachelor’s degree in human services, public administration, business, or related field (or an equivalent substitution of qualified experience as described in this job advertisement.
Master’s degree in social work, human services, public administration, healthcare administration or related field is desired.
Required Work Experience:
Five (5) years of experience directing human services programs in one of the following areas: aging, Medicaid, and/or program administration of social service programs, to include leadership over operations, program development, negotiation, business partnerships, and management of operating budgets and staff.
Work experience should also include building community consensus and demonstrated ability to work in partnership with stakeholders and constituents.
Excellent strategic writing ability and presentation skills, must be able to analyze issues, be quick and sound to problem-solve and respond to controversial questions in a political environment.
Proven experience utilizing data to gauge trends, support program direction, monitor program effectiveness and outcomes.
Excellent leadership skills – Proven ability to successfully lead and guide others in a meaningful way during times of change, clear on identifying goals and measurable objectives, passionate about your work and the work of others you lead, develop trust with employees and business partners, and manage courageously.
Successful candidates have a strong commitment to: developing outcomes related to healthy aging and decreasing health disparities; community development and capacity building; and are passionate about creating an age-friendly community.
Successful candidates must also have a commitment to continuously work with a lens of social justice and racial equity in the development and delivery of programs and services.
Hiring Process Applications are reviewed after the posting closes.
Qualified candidates must submit the following to be considered:
- Completed NEOGOV online application.
- Cover letter describing how your skills and experience align with the stated job responsibilities and qualifications.
- Current résumé indicating relevant experience and education.
Your application will not be reviewed if these items are missing or incomplete.
Hiring process involves background check of conviction and arrest records in compliance with Seattle’s Fair Chance Employment Ordinance, SMC 14.17. Applicants will be provided an opportunity to explain or correct background information.
Job offers are contingent on the verification of credentials and other information required by the employment process including the completion of a background check which includes criminal history and driving history review. Some positions also require a pre-employment exam. For more information on the Human Services Department, please visit: www.seattle.gov/humanservices