Job Class: Human Services Manager 4Working Title: Director of Community Relations
Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
Date Posted: 03/12/2019
Closing Date: 04/01/2019
Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Human Services Dept / DHS Manager
Division/Unit: DHS-Central Office / DHS External Rel Leaders
Travel Required: No
Salary Range: $41.40 - $59.27/hourly; $86,443 - $123,755/annually
Classified Status: Unclassified
Bargaining Unit/Union: 220 - Manager/Unrep
FLSA Status: Exempt - Executive
Connect 700 Program Eligible: No
Community engagement is a key priority for the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS). The Director of Community Relations is a highly visible position that will lead the department's community engagement efforts. In this position you will support, develop, and facilitate relationships between DHS and communities across Minnesota whether urban, suburban, or rural. You will advise leadership and represent and act on behalf of the Commissioner in matters related to DHS' work with communities.
It will be crucial for the person in this position to be able to build positive relationships with community members and to act as a strong voice to continue to push leadership to engage communities throughout the state. You will work to keep leadership informed about and grounded in the lived experience of the people DHS serves.
Develop innovative ways to ensure that DHS staff and leadership are actively and regularly engaging community members and the people DHS serves to work in partnership and hear their concerns regarding DHS activities.
Develop strategies to ensure that best practices for community engagement are employed throughout the department.
Represent the agency at meetings with key stakeholders, organizations, and other groups so that DHS has a presence with stakeholders and so that external groups are aware of DHS activities and DHS leadership is kept well- informed about current issues and concerns.
Foster and maintain collaborative relationships with the Department of Human Services' community partners and stakeholders.
3 years of advanced professional experience managing programs related to human services, social services, or health disparities
Experience must demonstrate:
Management of staff
Knowledge of government organizations, structures, functions, and relationships
Demonstrated understanding of equity and the social determinants of health
Ability to form and sustain collaborative and effective working relationships with a wide variety of individuals, community groups, and organizations to work towards a common goal
Respectful of and sensitive to cultural differences that are encountered while interacting with co-workers and in serving Minnesota's diverse communities
Ability to organize, develop, and execute work plans in a timely and accountable manner
To facilitate proper crediting, please ensure that your resume clearly describes your experience in the areas listed and indicates the beginning and ending month and year for each job held.
REFERENCE/BACKGROUND CHECKS - The Department of Human Services will conduct reference checks to verify job-related credentials and criminal background check prior to appointment.
Why Work For Us
GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.
This position is located in Minnesota's great capital city, St. Paul. The State of Minnesota offers employees subsidies for public transportation allowing for convenient and easy access to commute to work.
Ride the new METRO "Green Line" Light Rail Train to work! The 10th Street Station is located close by.
Our mission as an employer is to actively recruit, welcome and support a workforce, which is diverse and inclusive of people who are underrepresented in the development of state policies, programs and practices, so that we can support the success and growth of all people who call Minnesota home.
How to Apply
Click "Apply" at the bottom of the page. If you have questions about applying for jobs, contact the job information line at 651-259-3637.
For additional information about the application process, go to http://www.mn.gov/careers.
If you have questions about the position, contact
If you are a Connect 700 applicant, please email your certificate and the Job posting ID#/number to Liz Mack at Elizabeth.Mack@state.mn.us by the position close date.
If you are an individual with a disability and need an ADA accommodation for an interview, you may contact the Department of Human Services' ADA Coordinator at 651-431-4945 or DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES_ADA@state.mn.us for assistance
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The State of Minnesota is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed to providing culturally responsive services to all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.
We will make reasonable accommodations to all qualified applicants with disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651-259-3637 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate what assistance you need.
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