Organization: Broward County, FL
Salary: Beginning salary will be commensurate with education and experience.
Close Date: The position will be open until filled. First review of resumes will take place May 13, 2022.
Broward County, seated in Fort Lauderdale, is located on the Atlantic coast in southeast Florida midway between Miami-Dade County and Palm Beach County. Broward encompasses thirty-one separate municipalities and is among the largest counties in the United States. The County has experienced explosive growth in people and development since the 1970s. It is now an urban county with an ethnically diverse permanent population of more than 1.9 million.
The County boasts twenty-three miles of beaches, an average January temperature of 70 degrees, award-winning parks and library systems, a wide array of professional sport teams and sporting venues, excellent colleges and universities, outstanding cultural amenities and unsurpassed shopping and dining establishments. These and other attractions have made Broward County a destination of choice for more than ten million visitors each year.
Broward County is governed by a nine-member Board of County Commissioners (BOCC). Commissioners are elected by district in partisan elections to four-year, staggered terms. The County Mayor and Vice Mayor are annually elected by the BOCC. The BOCC appoints a professionally qualified County Administrator, a County Attorney, and a County Auditor. Broward County voters also elect a Supervisor of Elections, a Property Appraiser, and a Sheriff. These constitutional officers manage their own agencies but rely on the BOCC for funding and some centralized services including budget. All other County functions fall under the responsibility of the BOCC and are managed by the County Administrator. The County currently employs approximately 6,300 FTEs under the County Administrator and its FY 2022 overall budget is approximately $6.7B.
Broward County’s Human Services Department (HSD) enhances the lives of its most vulnerable residents by delivering a comprehensive array of innovative and integrated health and human services. Services are provided by almost seven hundred highly qualified staff from offices throughout Broward County and supported by a total budget of $182.4 million. HSD also has partnerships with numerous community agencies that receive County funding to provide services to the community. HSD touches about every population of focus and is the social safety net for Broward County residents. In addition to the Community Partnership Division, the Human Services Department also includes Administrative Services, Crisis Intervention and Support, Family Success Administration, Broward Addiction Recovery Center, Elderly and Veterans Services, Equity and Community Investment, and Evaluation and Planning.
The Community Partnerships Division (CPD) is responsible for planning, coordinating, administering, and evaluating a comprehensive array of human service programs for children, Families and adults which are organized into the following units: Children’s Services Administration, Health Care Services (includes HIV/Aids Services) and The Homeless Initiative Partnership Section. CPD works collaboratively with community partners including funders; non-profit and for-profit providers; faith-based organizations; governmental entities; advocates and consumers in assuring that community based human services are cost effective, coordinated and performance based in meeting the needs of the residents of Broward County. CPD employs approximately56 FTE’s and is supported by a budget of $103,451,424 of which approximately $40M comes from grants. The balance is County General Fund supported. CPD served 112,206 clients in FY2021.
The Director of Community Partnerships is appointed by the Director of Human Services and provides administrative, program and policy management over the day-to-day operations of the CPD including its extensive and diverse coordinated network of essential life services sites.
Requirements include a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in social sciences, public or business administration, or a closely related field. Must have at least (6) six years of programmatic and fiscal management of social/human service delivery systems to include (4) years of experience in the supervisory aspect of the work or closely related experience.
Finalist candidates will:
• Know and understand large and complex local governmental operations, particularly current budgeting principles and techniques.
• Be able to analyze administrative, operational, and fiscal issues and make sound recommendations for solutions.
• Be proficient at collaboration, facilitation and partnering with internal and external partners, stakeholders, funders, customers, and communities served.
• Be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other County departments, County leaders including peers, County department heads, the County Administrator’s staff, and the Board of County Commissioner.
• Be able to express ideas effectively, both orally and in writing.
• Be politically astute but apolitical.
• Be honest, straightforward, consistent, and even keeled.
• Be dedicated, committed, dependable, and accountable.
• Be skilled at delegating effectively, making sound decisions and communicating across a broad range of audiences including public officials, County personnel, internal and external human service providers and a wide diversity of citizens.
• Possess extraordinary leadership skills and be adept at leading people and achieving harmony within the workplace.
The current salary range is $108,889.87 to $173,787.74. Beginning salary will be commensurate with education and experience. An attractive benefits package which includes:
• Florida Retirement System (FRS) – Employees have the choice of two retirement plans: the traditional pension plan with eight years of vesting or the investment plan with one year of vesting.
• Deferred Compensation – The County offers a voluntary 457 plan offered through three providers: MissionSquare, Brighthouse Financial, and Nationwide Retirement Plans.
• Flexible Spending Accounts – Eligible health expenses and dependent care accounts.
• Health Savings Accounts – Newly benefit-eligible employees that elect either of the High Deductible Health Plans (HDHP) effective January 1, 2022, or later, will receive prorated funding for 2022 based on the month of eligibility.
• Vacation and Sick Leave – Leave is accrued biweekly for vacation and sick time; annualized at two weeks of vacation and 12 days of sick time; additionally, 40 hours of job basis leave is granted annually for exempt salaried employees.
• Holidays – Ten (10) holidays and two (2) personal days.
• Insurance Coverage – The County offers a variety of benefit plans that employee can purchase including Health, Dental, Vision, Long Term Disability, and Pre-paid Legal. The County subsidizes enrollment in Health and provides a waiver credit if applicable.
• Life Insurance – The County offers $25,000 of group term life and AD&D Insurance. Employees can purchase additional life insurance for themselves and their dependents and spouse/domestic partner.
• Additional Benefits – Credit Union, Employee Development and Personal Income Protection Plans.
• For additional information on benefits, please visit: https://www.broward.org/WellBeing/Pages/deferredcomp
To Apply: The position will be open until filled. First review of resumes will take place May 13, 2022. Please send a detailed cover letter and resume with salary expectations to:
Robert E. Slavin, President
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