Project Director - Child Welfare (Remote)
ICF is seeking a Project Director to lead the National Training and Technical Assistance Center (NTTAC) operation in support of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), Office of Justice Programs, U. S. Department of Justice. This position is remote with occasional visits to client offices in D.C. as needed. The successful candidate will be a someone who can lead and motivate an experienced team that sets Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) standards; coordinates nationwide TTA provided by multiple and varied TTA provider organizations; develops resources and virtual trainings; and delivers TTA to build the capacity of juvenile justice and child victimization prevention professionals. The Project Manager will partner with OJJDP and TTA providers to expand access to TTA resources through webinars, the OJJDP TTA Help Desk, TTA360, Listservs and social media.
- Build and maintain a trusted advisor relationship with OJJDP, and act as the primary point of contact for the client and provide prompt, comprehensive responses to all client needs and requests
- Provide visionary, strategic, and practical leadership and direction for project staff.
- Identify needs of target audiences and provide prompt, responsive, and high quality, effective products, and services that are responsive to those needs.
- Promote NTTAC to the public, TTA providers, OJJDP staff, and other federal partners.
- Provide oversight for the delivery of TTA based on evidenced-based practices that provide juvenile justice and child victimization prevention practitioners to meet the diverse needs of children and youth.
- Lead a geographically dispersed team and provide oversight for multi-faceted TTA work.
- Ensure that work occurs in a learning environment that utilizes Continuous Quality Improvement, and Quality Assurance.
- Successfully manage a multi-million-dollar project budget and provide responsible stewardship for all project resources including invoicing and routine program and fiscal reporting.
- Research evidenced-based approaches and develop publications to help improve policies, practices, and programs.
- Engage subject matter experts to support training and technical assistance, needs assessment, strategic planning, and research and evaluation services.
- Bachelor’s degree in juvenile justice, social science, or related area
- 10 years of professional work experience and knowledge of juvenile justice programming, knowledge management, project management, assessment, training and technical assistance.
- Minimum of 3 years of experience in TTA and/or capacity building provision in a human services field.
Preferred Skills and Experience
- Masters or PhD with comparable experience preferred
- Demonstrated experience in project management and implementation, in a federal environment.
- Ability to build and maintain strong stakeholder relationships and balance multiple perspectives/needs.
- Knowledgeable regarding national trends and initiatives; the organizations and individuals actively leading the field; and current research on promising practices and programs in juvenile justice.
- Experience with OJJDP TTA provision at the national level.
- Demonstrated understanding of the needs and drivers of OJJDP and the Juvenile Justice. field and ability to incorporate trends and needs into TTA deliverables.
- Project Management Professional certification.
Professional Skills and Experience
- Exceptional project management skills, with a focus on TTA project management
- Proven experience in strategic planning, TTA, change management, capacity building, organizational development, and/or implementation science
- Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making capabilities
- Solid team builder and team player with proven ability to manage competing priorities
- Ability to multitask and maintain high-quality results in a fast-paced environment
- High level of attention to detail and flexibility to adjust to last-minute requests and changing priorities
- A high degree of adaptability, comfort in establishing new directions and the ability to manage and adapt to change
- Excellent verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills; excellent presentation skills
- Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to build and maintain positive, productive relationships with peers, colleagues, consultants, and professional staff
- Possess a knowledge of and experience with TTA at the national level
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