The National Council on Crime and Delinquency (NCCD) works to improve social systems that serve society’s most vulnerable individuals and families. Our research and training help these systems achieve better outcomes for maltreated and neglected children, juvenile justice–involved youth, incarcerated individuals, and older adults.
NCCD is seeking a program associate with deep knowledge and experience in the child welfare field for our social services practice team. In this role, your primary focus will be training and coaching staff on child welfare practice involving Structured Decision Making® (SDM) systems, family-centered engagement practices, technical assistance/consultation, field coaching, and organizational supports for program implementation. You will also be involved with developing grants and proposals for new projects. Because NCCD has clients across the United States and around the world, business travel for this position is extensive (50%).
More About Social Services Practice Our social services practice group works with child and adult protection and other public service agencies to improve outcomes for children, families, and vulnerable adults. We engage in system improvement projects based on improving practice approaches, implementing SDM assessments, and translating data and research into actionable strategies. Our dynamic team works in a collaborative environment that supports autonomy, growth, and creativity.
More About NCCD We are a century-old nonprofit organization of 100-plus motivated and mission-driven employees with offices in Madison, WI, and Oakland, CA. At NCCD, we value and support diversity and inclusion, both in our external work and among staff. While we take pride in the serious impact of our work, our casual workplaces inspire teamwork and offer balance to the workday. Through monthly staff lunches and other regular events for learning and socializing, NCCD offers opportunities for staff to have fun and build camaraderie. For a peek inside NCCD, visit our photo gallery.
Benefits NCCD’s comprehensive benefits package includes no-premium cost share for employee medical coverage, generous vacation and paid holidays, and a relaxed environment with support for work schedule flexibility where possible. Other benefits include dental, vision, life, and long-term disability insurance; retirement plan; sick leave; and more. Read about relocating to Oakland here.
EEO Statement NCCD provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants regardless of age, religion, sex, physical disability, medical condition, marital status, skin color, sexual orientation, race, national ancestry, or any other protected category.
Join Us If using your social service agency skills to effect systems-level change piques your interest, apply here and reference “Program Associate SSPP” in the “Position Desired” field. Please note that an employment application is required for consideration.
Visit our website at www.nccdglobal.org for more information.
• Deep knowledge of child welfare systems, social work skills, family engagement, and/or collaborative and safety-organized approaches to child welfare practices required. • Demonstrated ability to use data in decision making required. • Master’s degree in social work, social science, psychology, counseling, or other human services– related field of study preferred. Equivalent professional experience will be considered. • Strong group facilitation, team building, and customer relations skills required. • Experience in direct services, program development, program management, and/or technical assistance in a child welfare, adult protection, or related social service agency required. • Experience with the SDM® system and/or NCCD practice models preferred.
Internal Number: 00112
About National Council on Crime & Delinquency
NCCD is a nonprofit social justice research organization that promotes just and equitable social systems for individuals, families, and communities through research, public policy, and practice. We envision a just society in which people are safe and supported in their communities and treated with dignity by the systems that serve them. For more than 100 years, our research has informed better system responses at all points of contact.
NCCD has three offices: Madison, WI; Oakland, CA; and Washington, DC. Our projects span jurisdictions across the United States, Canada, Australia, Bermuda, Taiwan, and Singapore. Please see our website for more information.