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OrganizationCity of Charlottesville
TypeFull Time
Application DeadlineApril 2, 2021
College Degree Required?Yes
Salary Range$100,000 to $150,000 annually


Application Deadline: April 2, 2021 at 5pm EST.

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The City of Charlottesville is seeking qualified candidates to be considered for the position of Director of Social Services who are highly motivated and who strive for success by demonstrating Charlottesville’s Core Values of Leadership, Trust, Creativity, Respect, and Excellence. The City’s next Director of Social Services should be an innovative, dynamic leader who is passionate about serving and should be goal and people-oriented; a catalyst who will motivate staff towards high quality achievement, fulfillment of strategic plans, and be capable of managing multiple complex problems in a fast-paced environment. The ideal candidate will have experience building partnerships and developing positive, collaborative relationships.

The City of Charlottesville is underway with a paradigm shift in the way that it provides services to its diverse population. Recent retirements, natural attrition and newly created positions of several key leadership posts have positioned the City to be able to make a major organizational culture change in serving our community and meeting the contemporary needs of our governmental staff. The City of Charlottesville is currently recruiting leaders to fill these positions.

The Director of Social Services will perform complex professional and administrative work in directing the activities of the Social Services function of the City. The Director of Social Services is appointed by the City Manager and serves as a senior member of the City Manager’s leadership team. The Charlottesville Department of Social Services is one of 120 local departments in Virginia’s state-supervised, locally-administered public social services system. The Department is an agency of city government which administers federal, state, and local public assistance and family service programs.

Skills Required

Minimum Requirements:

  • Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college university with a degree in social welfare administration or related field.
  • At least eight to ten years of increasing responsible administrative management experience in a social services agency.

Additional Info

TO APPLY: to view the complete job information, including a downloadable brochure about our Community, City Government, and the position, visit our employment website listed. Applications are only accepted online through our employment page and must be submitted prior to the listed closing date and time. Please include with your online application a cover letter, resume, salary history, and at least 5 professional references.

The City of Charlottesville is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Values Diversity at All Levels of its Workforce.