Social Services Program Coordinator- Resource Development

Dakota County
Full Time MN Hennepin County Human Services, 525 Portland Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55415, United States Apply before 5/23/2024 4:30


General Description

POSTING TYPE: Open Competitive
DEPARTMENT: Social Services
HOURS: Full Time
PREFERRED HIRING RANGE: $75,760 - $85,230/year (109 Salary Grade)
FULL SALARY RANGE: $75,760 - $118,375/year
LOCATION: Hybrid; mix of telework and in-person at the Northern Service Center, West St. Paul
CLOSE DATE: 4:30 p.m. on 5/23/2024

Come join us at Dakota County and "Be more". Dakota County employs over 2,000 skilled individuals whose talents and contributions makes Dakota County a premier place to live and work. The work County government does is unique. Dakota County offers important careers – the kind of careers that make a difference in people's lives.

Dakota County welcomes and is inclusive of diverse people, backgrounds, and perspectives. The County aims to reflect the community and clients it serves and fosters an equitable and respectful working environment where everyone is empowered to be their authentic selves.

This fast-paced, demanding and rewarding position joins a dynamic, evolving team focused on meeting the service needs of people connected to Dakota County Social Services.
This position will focus on building new resources and enhancing current partnerships for the Social Services Department . This position will also serve as a liaison with partner organizations, with a specific emphasis on doing targeted outreach and engagement with communities of color in Dakota County to ensure services available are designed for all Dakota County residents.  

Minimum Qualifications


  • Bachelor's degree in any one of a variety of fields, including but not limited to: Human Services, Psychology, Social Work, Public Administration, Business Administration, Communications, Cultural Studies, or related field.
  • Three years' experience related to human services program development, contract management, project planning and/or direct service to people experiencing community support needs.
  •  Valid Driver's License

  • Experience with outreach and engagement to communities of color

Duties & Responsibilities

 These examples do not include all possible tasks in this work and do not limit the assignment of related tasks in any position of this classification. Regular attendance according to the position's management approved work schedule is required for all positions. 

 1. Facilitate and coordinate efforts of the Division, Community agencies, other government entities, and advocate to address service support issues of persons served by Social Services.
2. Facilitate the development of services and resources to meet the needs of persons served by Social Services.
3. Conduct outreach and engage with communities of color in Dakota County to determine service resources available and identify ways Social Services can better serve these communities.
4. Participate in community collaboratives as a representative of Social Services and liaison to community organizations to advance the goal of equitable service delivery for communities of color. 
5. Assess service and resource needs of service recipients, identify current services available, and identify gaps in services. Conduct studies to determine operational and financial feasibility of developing resources to bridge identified service gaps.
6. Research and evaluate public and private funding opportunities, write grant applications, develop start-up projects and plan funding for programs needing continuation.
7. Monitor changes in laws and regulations to determine impact on county service recipients and programs and make recommendation for appropriate response to changes.
8. Prepare decision memos and Requests for Board Action, negotiate contract terms, including budget and payment rates; prepare contract documents, monitor and evaluate contracted programs.
9. Implement and monitor programs and contracts funded by grants or county funds.
10. Collect, analyze, and evaluate data and trends, determine emerging resource needs, research outcomes, prepare reports and present policy options.
11. Participate with and organize other units of government and organizations to work on joint projects, coordinate with other units within the County to work on joint projects, represent agency on assigned tasks.
12. Provide technical assistance; facilitate meetings; train county staff and partners in areas of expertise; represent the department and/or division at county, community and state meetings.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Duties 1-12 are essential functions.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities and Work Environment

• Knowledge of methods for conducting trainings and/or facilitating meetings in an engaging and productive manner.
• Knowledge of person-centered thinking philosophy
 • Knowledge of local, regional, and state resources and infrastructure regarding social services programs
 • Knowledge of overall government program operations.
 • Knowledge of funding resources, strategies, best practices, and regulations.
 • Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws and rules and polices pertaining to human service programs.
 • Knowledge of and ability to identify and interpret County, State, and Federal rules and regulations.
 • Program planning and development skills.
 • Negotiation, budget, cost/benefit, and grant writing skills.
• Ability to apply methods of data collection and analysis.
 • Ability to work independently and as a team member.
 • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing to a variety of audiences, including service recipients, community groups and the County Board.
 • Ability to lead projects and teams, determining timelines, assigning responsibilities, and monitoring progress.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work is performed in a County office building. Local and some regional travel is required. Equipment used may include, but is not limited to, computer, printer, calculator, telephone, copy and fax machines. Lifting of moderately heavy objects generally is not required.

SELECTION PROCESS: The examination/selection process for this classification will consist of a rating of your training and experience from the application materials submitted. The top scoring candidates will be forwarded to the hiring department for further consideration.

Dakota County Employee Relations
Main Number 651.438.4435 (contact 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday) Fax 651.438.8178