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Review Vacancy

Date Posted 10/06/21

Applications Due10/21/21

Vacancy ID92458

AgencyChildren & Family Services, Office of

TitleSpecial Assistant (Director of NYS Mentoring Program)

Occupational CategoryOther Professional Careers

Salary GradeNS

Bargaining UnitM/C - Management / Confidential (Unrepresented)

Salary RangeFrom $101403 to $128142 Annually

Employment Type Full-Time

Appointment Type

Jurisdictional Class Exempt Class

Travel Percentage 0%

Workweek Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week 37.5


From 6 AM

To 6 PM

Flextime allowed? No

Mandatory overtime? No

Compressed workweek allowed? No

Telecommuting allowed? No

County Rensselaer

Street Address Capital View Office Park - Council on Children and Families

52 Washington Street, West Building

City Rensselaer


Zip Code12144

Minimum Qualifications Preferred Qualifications:
? Master’s degree with an emphasis on social work, psychology, education, or related field
? Six (6) or more years providing direction, leadership, guidance and expertise to staff by leading youth development programs or managing projects e.g., mentoring program, community-based program or teaching
? Four (4) or more years of supervisory experience
? Ability to deal with a diverse constituency and work productively under pressure, both as an individual and part of a team
? Experience working with the court system is preferred
? Working knowledge of state agencies, specifically the Office of Children and Family Services and State Education Department
? Ability to prioritize and handle multiple assignments, including the ability to manage time and work independently, while paying close attention to details in the process of accomplishing tasks and problem solving; ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously is a must.

Duties Description The Program Director role will strategically manage the day-to-day activities of the NYS Mentoring Program and chart a course for continued growth as outlined in the program’s overall vision and goal statements. This position involves administrative, networking, and personnel management skills and requires the experience and ability to manage personnel and collaboration efforts over multiple regions as well as financial and operational aspects of the program. This position will be responsible for the following duties:

Supervise a Delivery Team comprised of a Deputy Director and regional program staff. Each regional program staff manages a portfolio of mentoring programs throughout regions of NYS

Oversight of the mentoring portfolio: including implementing tracking metrics and expanding the mentoring portfolio

Work with state agencies including, but not limited to, the Office of Children and Family Services and the State Education Department on implementation and monitoring of programs and schools participating in the Mentoring Program

Generate and contribute to summary reports that provide narrative documentation of program updates

Facilitate relationships between the Mentoring Program and external partners including schools, courts and community-based organizations

Expand the court-system mentoring program model to all areas of the state with a focus on youth aging out of the foster care system and court involved youth

Expand the mentoring program model to all areas of the state to focus on youth with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities in hospital settings

Facilitate the Mentoring Program Advisory Council including drafting meeting agendas and following up on assigned tasks

Work with the Executive Chamber to develop public-private partnerships and identify new and additional partnerships that benefit the mentoring relationship.

Additional Comments
Background Investigation Requirements:

1) All prospective employees will be investigated through a Criminal Background Check (CBC), which includes State and federal Criminal History Record Checks. All convictions must be reported; conviction of a felony or misdemeanor, or any falsified or omitted information on the prospective appointee’s employment application, may bar appointment or result in removal after appointment. Each case will be determined on its own merits, consistent with the applicable provisions of State and federal laws, rules, and regulations. Prospective employees will be fingerprinted in order to obtain a record of their criminal history information, and may be required to pay any necessary fees.

2) All prospective employees will be screened against the Statewide Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment (SCR). Prospective employees will be required to pay any necessary fees.

3) For Division of Juvenile Justice and Opportunities for Youth (DJJOY) prospective appointees will be checked against the Staff Exclusion List (SEL) maintained by the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs. Prospective employees whose names appear on the SEL as having been found responsible for serious or repeated acts of abuse or neglect will be barred from appointment and may have their names removed from the eligible list(s) for the title(s) if applicable.

Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. OCFS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. OCFS is committed to ensuring equal opportunity for persons with disabilities and workplace diversity. It is the policy of OCFS to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities to enable them to perform the essential functions of the position for which they are applying or for which they are employed. OCFS does not discriminate on the basis of disability in its hiring or employment practices and complies with all regulations promulgated by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission under title I of the ADA.

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Name New York State Office of Children and Family Services

Telephone 518-473-7936

Fax 518-473-6122

Email Address


Street Bureau of Personnel - MAA

52 Washington Street, 231 North

City Rensselaer

State NY

Zip Code 12144


Notes on ApplyingQualified candidates should e-mail their resume and letter of interest to You MUST include the Vacancy number of the position in the subject line of your email and/or cover letter to ensure receipt of your application. In order to qualify you for the position when you have current or prior New York State employment, you may be contacted by OCFS Personnel for your social security number to confirm your employment history.

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