Assistant Division Director (Posting #100-23)

NJ Department of Children and Families   Trenton, NJ   Full-time     Social Service
Posted on February 28, 2023

Assistant Division Director

(Job Posting #100-23)


The NJ Department of Children and Families seeks a proven leader to serve as the Assistant Division Director of the Office of Children’s System of Care. This position will be located in Trenton, NJ. 


Under direction of a Division Director or Deputy Director, or other higher level administrative official, directs the staff and activities of an operational unit responsible for providing general administrative and/or fiscal management activities, program policy and planning services, or varied social, medical, assistance, health care, and other services to a specific client population; does other related duties as required.   The Assistant Division Director for the Children’s System of Care will oversee the Office of Residential Services. Candidates should have demonstrated knowledge/experience of the NJ Children’s System of Care, out-of-home program clinical determination, referral, and admissions processes, behavioral health and mental health services, intellectual and development disability services, and service provision for children and youth some of which may be child welfare involved.


SPECIAL NOTE: This position may be eligible to work remotely for up to two days in a calendar week.




EDUCATION: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree.


EXPERIENCE: Six (6) years of experience in a public or private organization involved in programs providing either social/community, medical/health, rehabilitation/education, or vocational/occupational services to a specific client population (mentally/physically handicapped, developmentally disabled, juvenile offenders, socially/economically disadvantaged) OR six (6) years of experience as an administrator involving planning, budgets and administration of programs in a large public or private agency, three (3) years of which shall have been in a supervisory capacity. 

RESUME NOTE: Eligibility determinations will be based upon information presented on the resume only. Applicants who possess a degree from a college or university outside the United States must provide an evaluation of one’s transcripts from a recognized evaluation service at the time of submission by the above closing date. Failure to do so may result in your ineligibility.


LICENSE: Appointee will be required to possess a driver's license valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee mobility, is necessary to perform the essential duties of the position.




SAME APPLICANTS: If you are applying under the NJ “SAME” program, your supporting documents (Schedule A or B letter), must be submitted along with your resume by the closing date indicated above. For more information on the SAME Program visit their Website at: , email: , or call CSC at (833) 691-0404.


RESIDENCY LAW: Please refer to the New Jersey Department of Children and Families’ website at


SALARY: Commensurate with education and experience.


TO APPLY: You must submit a cover letter and resume as a single PDF document, saving the file by your Last Name, First Name. Please indicate in your cover letter where you found this job opportunity and send the file to:



The Department of Children and Families is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and is committed to fostering a respectful and inclusive work environment which reflects the diversity of the state we serve.