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New Jersey Department of Children and Families

Assistant Division Director




New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States

Assistant Division Director

(Posting #516-22)

The NJ Department of Children and Families seeks a proven leader to serve as the Assistant Division Director of the Office of Training and Professional Development. This position will be located in New Brunswick, NJ. This position may be eligible to work remotely for up to two days in a calendar week.

Under direction of a Division Director or Deputy Director, or other higher level administrative official, directs the staff and activities of an operational unit responsible for providing general administrative and/or fiscal management activities, program policy and planning services, or varied social, medical, assistance, health care, and other services to a specific client population; does other related duties as required.

SPECIAL NOTE: The Office of Training and Professional Development (OTPD) leads training and professional development initiatives for all DCF divisions and offices with a large focus on the child welfare workforce. OTPD is finalizing 2-3-year strategic priorities that will be responsive to DCF’s changing landscape and needs. DCF’s evolving training and professional development needs require OTPD to expand and update its operational structure.

This position will oversee the following OTPD initiatives:

* DCF’s Learning Management System, Project Plan, and emerging Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) process.

* Instructional design processes and learning products designed for DCF operations.

* Instructional design and delivery deliverables through various service contracts.

* Evolving competency-based learning pathways and transfer of learning processes and strategies.

* Curriculum maintenance (e.g. policy integration, organization and collection of materials, trainer curriculum access, standardization).

Preferred candidates will be able to demonstrate experience, skills and knowledge related to:

* Leadership, supervisory and coaching practices

* Adult learning theory

* Instructional design processes

* Implementing hybrid learning experiences

* Transfer of learning

* Methods/process related to instructional technologies (including e-learning)

* The Moodle platform and Articulate 360

* Training and facilitation competencies and standards

* Project Management

The candidate selected for this position will also demonstrate OTPD’s values with a strong emphasis on customer service skills and the ability to forge collaborations and partnerships that model a strong community built on teamwork, respect, equity and integrity.

This position requires knowledge and understanding of DCF’s strategic plan and a commitment to learning, growth, leadership, and self-reflection.

EDUCATION: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree.

EXPERIENCE: Six (6) years of experience in a public or private organization involved in programs providing either social/community, medical/health, rehabilitation/education, or vocational/occupational services to a specific client population (mentally/physically handicapped, developmentally disabled, juvenile offenders, socially/economically disadvantaged), OR six (6) years of experience as an administrator involving planning, budgets and administration of programs in a large public or private agency, three (3) years of which shall have been in a supervisory capacity.

RESUME NOTE: Eligibility determinations will be based upon information presented on the resume only. Applicants who possess a degree from a college or university outside the United States must provide an evaluation of one’s transcripts from a recognized evaluation service at the time of submission by the above closing date. Failure to do so may result in your ineligibility.

LICENSE: Appointee will be required to possess a driver's license valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee mobility, is necessary to perform the essential duties of the position.

RESIDENCY LAW: Please refer to the New Jersey Department of Children and Families’ website at

SALARY: Commensurate with education and experience.

TO APPLY: You must submit a cover letter and resume as a single PDF document, saving the file by your Last Name, First Name. Please indicate in your cover letter the Posting # and where you found this job opportunity. Send the file to:

The Department of Children and Families is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and is committed to fostering a respectful and inclusive work environment which reflects the diversity of the state we serve.