Director, All Children-All Families

Human Rights Campaign
Washington, DC
Dec 01, 2021
Dec 04, 2021
Full Time
We strongly encourage people of color, transgender and non-binary people to apply. HRC is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes everyone, including non-LGBTQ+ people, to join our team. Position Summary The Director of the All Children - All Families Program will play a leading role in helping advance LGBTQ+ inclusive policies and practices in child welfare systems across the United States. The Director will build upon program success to expand impact and drive change for LGBTQ+ children, youth and families in child welfare systems, especially those who live at the intersection of multiple marginalized identities. The Director is responsible for high-level strategy and vision as well as day-to-day management of the annual certification process and Change-Maker report and the national training program. The Director will steward stakeholder relationships, collaborate with child welfare partners, represent the program in public forums and manage a team of staff and consultants. The Director must be a strong strategist and a superb communicator, with an impressive history of forging strong and positive relationships with colleagues and stakeholders. The ideal candidate is a collaborative leader with a track record of success advancing policy and practice change related to sexual orientation, gender identity and expression in child welfare organizations, and a strong understanding of how to advance intersectional practices. Position Responsibilities Oversee advancements and innovations in the All Children - All Families annual certification process, including the evolution of the Benchmarks of LGBTQ+ Inclusion and Tiers of Recognition. Manage the expansion of the ACAF fee-for-service National Training Program, including the Training of Facilitators program, contracting with agencies and overseeing training rollout, routine updates to curriculum and other training materials. Oversee development of annual webinar series and accompanying practice tools to support public and private child welfare organizations in building LGBTQ+ inclusive services and work environments. Oversee and produce routine external communications to ensure high visibility for the program and to increase understanding of the ways in which adoption, foster care and child welfare systems impact the lives of LGBTQ+ children, youth and families -- especially BIPOC LGBTQ+ people -- and that the work is effectively communicated to colleagues and key stakeholders Develop educational materials, practice guides and web-based resources on current and emerging best practices in LGBTQ+ inclusion in child welfare. Serve as key liaison with the HRC Policy team on child welfare and related topics, engage child welfare stakeholders in legislative advocacy when needed. Cultivate and maintain relationships with key strategic partners, HRC steering committee members, and National Advisory Council members in ways that build collaboration and trust. Manage staff including, when applicable, interviewing, hiring, conducting performance reviews, coaching, motivating, and disciplining employees. Develop and oversee the program's annual budget, including grant-funded projects and fee-for-service revenue projection. Act as a spokesperson on LGBTQ+ issues related to child welfare, foster care and adoption. Position Qualifications Bachelor's degree (or equivalent work experience), with at least 7 to 10 years of programmatic experience and 2 to 3 of those years directly managing a team, required. Expertise regarding policy and practice issues in child welfare systems related to sexual orientation, gender identity and expression. Ability to develop strategies to improve the lives LGBTQ+ children, youth and families served by public systems, including those living at the intersection of multiple marginalized identities. Successful track record of managing, coaching and developing high-performing teams. Excellent public speaking skills; ability to convey complex information to a variety of audiences. Outstanding interpersonal skills, with the ability to develop trusting, transparent and positive relationships with colleagues and stakeholders. Highly organized and detail-oriented, capable of handling multiple projects simultaneously in a high-volume, fast-paced environment. Ability to lead, model and embed, equity diversity and inclusion principles within the team and external relationships. Solid knowledge of policies and practices relevant to LGBTQ+ inclusion in child welfare, including legal landscape, emerging best practices in SOGIE data collection and training. Represent the ACAF Program at on- and off-site events, conferences and trainings throughout the year. When travel is safe, regular overnight travel of up to 15% may be required. Necessary technical skills include: Strong command of Microsoft programs and Google Suite Familiarity with database management, preferably Salesforce experience Experience with survey tools, preferably Qualtrics All positions at the Human Rights Campaign and/or the Human Rights Campaign Foundation may require travel on a regular basis or periodically. Where the need arises for business travel, appropriate compensation as outlined by the Fair Labor Standards Act will apply. No phone calls or emails, please. Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to respond to queries about application status.PDN-94747983-7069-4a89-97cb-9d2d239606ae

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