State of Tennessee

Nashville, TN

Business & Professional Services , Government , Health Care

Position Description / Responsibilities

The Child & Adult Care Licensing Program Director is responsible for providing state office program direction, staff management, technical assistance and leadership within the Child & Adult Care Licensing Program. This individual will interface with intra-departmental partners in the Certificate, Assessment, Child & Adult Care Food, Adult Protective Services programs as well as Office of General Counsel, federal partners within the administration of Children and families- Office of Child Care. The Child & Adult Care Licensing Program operation mission is for the protection of children and adults while under the care of agencies licensed by the Tennessee Department of Human Services. Licensing specific to child care is to promote developmentally appropriate practices that enhance early learning and foster parental engagement in spaces that are safe, healthy and educationally rich.

The Director will manage a team of regional Program Supervisors, a Program Manager, with overall responsibility for approximately 134 individuals statewide. This position reports directly to the Child Care Services Director.

Position Requirements

Bachelor's degree in Social Services, Early Childhood Education, Human Services, Public Administration or other directly-related field Master's degree is preferred in a directly-related field Demonstrated experience and ability to manage a direct team and large-scale workforce and successful implementation of accountability measures

Proven ability and experience to foster teamwork and lead a team and large workforce toward the identified goals and vision. 3 years of staff and program management experience with a major program, or equivalent experience through a combination of work and educational experience.

Application Instructions

Apply Here: www.tn.gov/careers

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