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The Adoption Exchange serves waiting children, recruits families for children who have survived abuse and neglect, supports adoptive families throughout every phase of the adoption process, and trains child welfare professionals throughout the country.
Headquartered in Colorado, The Adoption Exchange operates offices in Utah and Nevada with additional programs in Missouri, Oklahoma, South Dakota, and Wyoming. The Adoption Exchange is also one of several collaborating partners within the federal AdoptUSKids project.
Manage the intensive, child-specific recruitment program and provide direct leadership and supervision of staff to ensure fidelity to the Wendy’s Wonderful Kids (WWK) evidence-based recruitment model and successfully achieve grant goals and objectives. Build relationships within the public and private child welfare community to support successful implementation and raise awareness and education about the outcomes of this evidence-based recruitment model.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Plan the Program
- Plan the delivery of intensive recruitment program services and activities in accordance with the strategic goals of the organization and to support successful achievement of the grant goals and deliverables
- Develop new initiatives to support increased effectiveness of the intensive recruitment program
- Develop and monitor annual budgets to support the delivery of services
- Consider, solicit, and contribute to continuous improvement efforts and strategies
Organize the Program
- Ensure that the program activities operate within the policies and procedures of the organization and comply with all relevant funding requirements and professional standards
- Oversee the collection and maintenance of data for statistical purposes according to the organizational and grant requirements
- Review and approve monthly, quarterly and annual data reports within established deadlines
Staff the Program
- Recruit, interview and select well-qualified staff to serve as intensive recruiters
- Implement the human resources policies, procedures and practices of the organization
- Provide leadership, guidance, coaching, and direction to direct reports; ensure timely/meaningful feedback is given to support career development and progression
Lead the Program
- Ensure all intensive recruiters receive orientation and appropriate training on organization and on the WWK child-focused, recruitment model
- Conduct annual performance reviews, approving bi-monthly payroll and personal / credit card expenditures
- Build relationships by establishing and maintaining positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally, to achieve the goals of the organization and the intensive recruitment program; create and maintain regular, timely, ongoing communication with key county leadership
- Represent the programs and point of view of the organization to community providers, philanthropic supporters, state and county partners, and the general public
- Anticipate, understand, and respond to the needs of internal and external stakeholders to meet or exceed their expectations within the organizational parameters
- Foster teamwork by working cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and positively influence others to make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness
- Ensure programmatic tasks are accomplished in a timely, quality fashion and within deadlines to meet overall organizational and strategic plan goals
- Assess problem situations to identify causes, gather and process relevant information, generate possible solutions, and make recommendations and/or resolve the problem
- Perform other duties, as requested
- Intensive Recruitment Program budgets
- 7 Intensive Recruiters
Years of Experience Required
- 3-5 years
Highest Level of Education Required
- Bachelor's Degree
Field of Study (if required):
- Social Work or related field
Industry/Area of Expertise Required
- Child Welfare/Human Services (or related)
Technological Skills Required
- Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint)
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Proven attention to detail and deadline oriented
- Experienced in leading staff and managing budgets
- Highly organized, able to produce high-quality work, manage multiple projects, meet deadlines, and competing demands well
- Self-starter; demonstrates initiative and ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team, ability to work with limited supervision and/or autonomously within procedures and practices
- Demonstrated knowledge of trauma and the impact of trauma on child development, behaviors, and attachment
- Culturally competent and demonstrated ability to build and sustain relationships with government partners and diverse populations
- Willingness to travel; must have dependable transportation and be insurable as a driver on the auto liability policy of The Adoption Exchange.
Preferred Qualifications (Not Required)
Industry/Area of Expertise:
- Database & Reporting Systems
Level of Education Preferred: Master's Degree in Social Work or related field
Compensation will be commensurate with experience. The Adoption Exchange offers a full benefits package to full-time employees.