Website City of Philadelphia
Reporting to the director of the Opioid Response Unit, the Deputy Director will have both internal and external facing responsibilities, ranging from leading internal interagency working groups and community engagement. The Deputy Director will partner closely with the ORU Director to provide executive coordination, strategic planning, and have demonstrated experience and ability to stand in for the ORU Director as needed.
- Lead strategic planning efforts to maintain a multi-year strategic plan including revising strategic objectives in coordination with interagency workgroups.
- Develop annual ORU action plan and midyear report cards tracking on outcomes and metrics.
- Provide thought leadership around specific substance use disorder related challenges and opportunities, and facilitate problem solving and strategies to resolve barriers for the implementation of the ORU action plan.
- Develop and maintain partnerships with a variety of stakeholders from local, state, and federal government, as well as community-based organizations, non-profit organizations, and private entities.
- Maintain open lines of communication and feedback loops with community stakeholders and elected officials.
- Represent the ORU in internal and external venues such as community meetings, City Council hearings, conferences, media inquiries, and other public venues.
- Establishment of administrative, policy, program, quality, and fiscal direction for the ORU.
- Ability to work independently to achieve goals.
- Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines.
- Ability to problem solve and think creatively to produce solutions.
- Ability to respond appropriately to emergencies and/or crises.
- Strong interpersonal, leadership, and negotiation skills.
- Track record in establishing and sustaining collaborative and effective working relationships with executive leadership, direct supervisor, peers, staff, consultants, service providers, and vendors.
- Ability to effectively communicate – verbally and in writing – with a variety of stakeholders including executive leadership, direct supervisor, peers, staff, consultants, service providers, and vendors.
- Strong public presentation skills and experience, strategic thinking, and high professional ethics.
- Ability to maintain effective working relationships and develop partnerships.
- Knowledge of community, civic, and social organizations, and resources applicable to the delivery of social services for substance use disorder and community impact.
- Ability to coordinate diverse groups toward a common goal.
- Knowledge of basic government accounting and procurement procedures is preferred.
- General experience in project management.
Qualification & Experience:
- Completion of a bachelor’s degree at an accredited college or university with major course work in Social Work, Criminal Justice, other Social Science, and/or other relevant fields. Master’s degree preferred.
- Minimum of 5 years supervising multiple staff teams at an executive level.
- Experience working with political system, elected officials, constituents, and advocacy organizations.
- Experience working in an urban environment and a demonstrated appreciation for cultural, ethnic, and racial diversity.
Company: City of Philadelphia
Vacancy Type: Full Time
Job Functions: Information Technology
Job Location: Wilkes Barre, PA, US
Application Deadline: N/A