Shared Parenting Program Coordinator/ Office of Attorney General (Texas)

Location: Austin, TX

The Shared Parenting Program (SSP) Coordinator performs advanced professional administrative work for the Office of the Attorney General – Child Support Family Initiatives division. Work involves planning, developing, and implementing major projects focused specifically on increasing the time and quality of interactions non-custodial parents have with their children, development of program priorities, contract management and contract administration with community and faith-based organizations and local government.

Full Job Description

Reponsibilities

  • Leads the development and planning of special shared parenting activities within local child support field units; develops and reviews public education materials; identifies successful dissemination strategies and expansion of referral resources available to local child support unit staff and public; facilitates community partnerships between Access and Visitation providers and child support field units, and increase access to shared parenting resources within the IV-D courts.
  • Maintains communication between all project partners, monitors program progress, identifies implementation risks, and addresses evaluation needs and findings; and communicates with the Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement and ensures that all reporting requirements are met.
  • Identifies cost/benefits and processes for program implementation in additional sites; serves as contract manager and contract administrator over the SPP contracts and coordinates with contract operations and grants administration to address contract and grant issues; and prepares annual federal application.
  • Manages the Texas Shared Parenting Program (SPP) by planning and implementing activities to enhance this on-going program designed to increase the amount and quality of interactions that non-custodial parents have with their children and improve the quality of the co- or shared-parenting relationship that both parents have with each other.
  • Identifies and develops innovative ideas to enhance the overall Shared Parenting Program; designs and implements appropriate evaluation resources for SPP activities by working closely with outside evaluation contractors, developing internal evaluation tools and capacity, drafting evaluation reports and recommendations for program improvement and expansion; identifies funding needs and resources – both within the IV-D program and with other public and private funding sources – required for implementation and expansion of access and visitation/shared parenting program services within the State of Texas; and drafts funding proposals and identifies potential community and faith based organization partners appropriate for participation in expanded shared parenting program services.
    Performs related work as assigned.
    Maintains relevant knowledge necessary to perform essential job functions.
    Attends work regularly in compliance with agreed-upon work schedule.
    Ensures security and confidentiality of sensitive and/or protected information.
    Complies with all agency policies and procedures, including those pertaining to ethics and integrity.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Graduation from high school or equivalent.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university; may substitute full-time program services coordination, grant management, or closely related experience for the required education on a year-for-year basis.
  • Eight additional years of full-time program services coordination, grant management, or closely related experience.
  • Experience giving educational presentations to the public; must be prepared to conduct a presentation at the time of interview.
  • Experience working under limited supervision with wide latitude for independent judgement.
  • Experience working with faith and community based organizations.
  • Experience managing multiple site projects.
  • Knowledge and experience operating a computer using databases, spreadsheets and word processing software.
  • Skill in handling multiple tasks, prioritizing, and meeting deadlines
  • Skill in effective oral and written communication.
  • Skill in exercising sound judgement and effective decision making.
  • Skill in written and oral communication.
  • Ability to receive and respond positively to constructive feedback.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others in a professional office environment.
  • Ability to provide excellent customer services.
  • Ability to arrange for personal transportation for business-related travel.
  • Ability to work more than 40 hours as needed and in compliance with the FLSA.
  • Ability to lift and relocate 30 lbs.
  • Ability to travel (including overnight travel) up to 40%.

How to Apply

All applications for employment with the Office of the Attorney General must be submitted electronically through www.workintexas.com, Job Posting ID 6518553, Employer Posting No 17-0335. A State of Texas application in WorkInTexas (WIT) must be completed to be considered. Your application for this position may subject you to a criminal background check pursuant to the Texas Government Code.

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