Headquartered in Richmond, Virginia, and supported by public and private funding, Families Forward Virginia is a new 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. In September, 2017, Prevent Child Abuse Virginia, CHIP of Virginia, and Early Impact Virginia merged to become Families Forward. We help build healthier, stronger, more self-sufficient families by working with parents and their children through voluntary home visits, positive parenting, and child sexual abuse prevention programs. Families Forward trains and supports more than 1,000 Virginia parenting professionals and volunteers annually, and leads statewide child abuse and neglect education, awareness programs. We promote legislation, policies and programs that ensure local, state and federal decision makers support children and families.The mission of Families Forward is to disrupt the cycle of child abuse, neglect and poverty in Virginia.
|Healthy Families Virginia Director||Are you passionate about supporting and strengthening families? Are you looking for an opportunity to expand your knowledge and skills to build and coordinate a statewide home visiting initiative that enhances protective factors for Virginia’s families? Come join Families Forward Virginia, a private non-profit organization, whose mission is to disrupt the cycles of child abuse, neglect and poverty by strengthening Virginia’s families and communities. Become a part of our team where we operate in the core values of Respect, Integrity, Champion, Collaborative, and Excellence. We are seeking an extraordinary person to become the new Healthy Families Virginia Director to champion Families Forward Virginia’s (FFV) statewide Healthy Families America model. Healthy Families is an evidence-based home visiting model rooted in the belief that nurturing relationships early is the foundation for life-long healthy development. Our team works hard to ensure our affiliates are supported through training and technical assistance and quality assurance. The Healthy Families Virginia Director will act as the primary liaison between state and local affiliates and supervise the technical assistance and quality assurance team. This position requires someone who is energetic, can bring fresh ideas to the agency, has the flexibility and ability to problem solve, embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, appreciates an “all hands on deck” work environment, and is not afraid to take calculated risks. Must be ready to hit the ground running. We are offering a competitive salary of $80,000 and a generous benefits package. Opportunity to work remotely with travel required when necessary. HOME VISITING EXPERIENCE REQUIRED. The position will remain open until filled. RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide fundamental support for Healthy Families Virginia operations that includes supervision of TA/QA Specialists, implementation of policies and processes and maintenance of model fidelity. Provide leadership for the adherence of the Healthy Families America Central Administration Standards and remain current on the best practices in the home visiting field. Champion the collaborative relationships necessary to ensure that the expectations of the national office, state level partners and funders are met. Expand the footprint of home visiting by identifying strategic areas for expansion and working as the primary contact with local community partners on new site development. Ensure oversight of FFV Affiliate Agreements and HFV contract assurances with Virginia Department of Social Services. Be the conduit for communications between local HFV sites and stakeholders and troubleshoot issues to ensure contract compliance and revenue maximization. Collaborate with the Chief Programs Officer and the Chief Operation Officer to budget, monitor and provide oversight for specific programmatic operations to ensure sound fiscal and system management. Work closely with the Research and Evaluation Director, the Independent Evaluator, and the Communications Director to provide input to the HFV Executive Summary. Represent Families Forward on statewide groups and committees, and inform Families Forward staff and network of relevant plans and issues; prepare and delivers presentations as requested. Prepare and submits reports for funding sources and others as requested that relate to Healthy Families Virginia. VALUES-BASED SUCCESS CRITERIA: Possess a problem solving approach to organizational challenges and help maintain an environment supportive of the same. Serve as an open and available resource to colleagues across the organization and align with Families Forward’s culture of proactive management. Embrace an “all hands on deck” work environment where everyone is vital to its success and there is a sense of both individual ownership and shared purpose. Adopt a proactive approach to setting and maintaining an organizational culture that is positive, professional, respectful, inclusive, energetic and constructive. Take calculated risks to improve performance, experiments with new ideas, methodologies, and procedures. Build and maintain strong relationships with a wide array of allies and partners Embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion and ensure these foundational themes are reflected throughout the portfolio of work. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Possess excellent analysis, communication, and writing skills in identifying challenging issues, distilling opportunities for engagement or grant investments, and strategically synthesizing information from both the community and grantee/affiliate experience. Possess a strong background in working with diverse groups, and a deep understanding of key local community issues and challenges, including historically marginalized communities. Ability to develop thoughtful leadership around specific topics and/or emerging practice areas in the field, and to shift and change activities in response to changing organizational priorities. Ability to simultaneously manage multiple, complex projects in a deadline-driven and high-achieving environment, and practices rigor, resourcefulness, collaboration, flexibility, creativity, and patience. Possess exceptional strategic thinking and problem-solving abilities, and proven record of success in solving complex and dynamic situations. Ability to develop and connect strategic initiatives across multiple models, programs and teams. Ability to thrive in an innovative, fast-paced, outcomes-driven and non-profit culture with limited guidance and a service-oriented mindset. Ability to be comfortable working in an open office environment, which fosters critical collaboration among colleagues. Knowledge and experience proficient in Microsoft Office applications. Ability to travel overnight.||Community Relations, Management, Programming, Social Work||May 16, 2023|