Partnership & Program Coordinator (social Services Specialist Ii)

Fairfax, Virginia
$56,816.03 - $94,693.25 Annually
May 01, 2021
May 15, 2021
Full Time
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Supports the Division of Children, Youth and Families (CYF). If you are looking to work in a diverse community to strengthen the well-being of children and families, then this opportunity may be ideal for you. We invite you to learn more about DFS and its Mission, Vision, and Values, by clicking here.

ABOUT THIS POSITION: Under general direction of the Director of Volunteer and Partner Services, the Partnership & Program Coordinator position performs tasks independently to protect children and build family resilience as articulated by local, state, and federal policies and laws. This position is a member of the Child Abuse & Neglect Prevention Services Program and performs the following duties and responsibilities:
  • Serves as an expert in business process and partnership development
  • Maintains comprehensive knowledge and serves as the expert and trainer on the county-wide volunteer management system
  • Creates and maintains statistical reports with contributions to create the results-based accountability and outcome measures for the Volunteer and Partner Services (VPS) team
  • Provides narrative reports as requested to community partners and internal partners. Maintains records for state, local and county policy requirements
  • Develops, administers, and analyzes volunteer and partner surveys
  • Develops and maintains a quarterly partnership report for external and internal agencies to include statistics to strengthen procedures to train, recruit and manage volunteer programs
  • Manages Study Buddy Program and On-call Volunteers and recruits for Parent Education, Father Engagement and Kinship volunteers
  • Develops and coordinates one-time volunteer events
  • Explores additional opportunities for interagency collaboration
  • Participates in agency workgroups related to volunteer engagement
  • Assists in coordinating with media/public relations contacts and participating in special events to publicize and promote VPS activities and goals
  • Packages educational and informational material needed to publicize volunteer and partner opportunities
  • Maintains communications and assists in sustaining working relationships with volunteers and partners
  • May be part of an on-call rotation that includes evening, overnight, weekend, and holiday hours which may require immediate response into the field
  • Performs other duties as assigned to ensure child safety and improve outcomes in families.

Note: All Fairfax County Government employees are expected to adhere to the Standards of Conduct. In maintaining a drug free workplace, employees are prohibited from manufacturing, distributing, possessing, using or being under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs while at work or on county premises.

Employment Standards

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree, plus two years of professional social work experience. A master's degree in a related field may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

Valid Driver's license.

  • Comprehensive knowledge and demonstrated experience working with the county-wide volunteer management system
  • Experience working directly to create and report on outcome measures; experience working with volunteers, community partners, and volunteer boards; experience working with local volunteer organizations and building partnerships
  • Strong planning, writing and critical thinking skills
  • Experience working in Child Welfare (child protective services, foster care & adoption, child abuse prevention, or family support & preservation).

The appointee to the position must satisfactorily complete a criminal background check, a driving record check, and a Child Protective Services check.

This position is considered essential personnel and will be required to report to work during times designated countywide as approved for unscheduled leave regardless of the emergency situation (i.e., weather, transportation, other disaster).

Sufficiently mobile to travel throughout the Northern Virginia region, to make presentations, attend meetings and events outside the office. Ability to use automated technology. Clear and concise oral and written communication skills. Work requires performing tasks with risks of secondary traumatic stress (STS). Ability to navigate through and make decisions in stressful and crisis situations. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodation.


Panel interview, may include practical exercise.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or status as a veteran in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

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