Policy Associate II: Child Welfare Workforce Development

University of Southern Maine
September 22, 2023
Offerd Salary:$70,000
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Position Title:

Policy Associate II: Child Welfare Workforce Development



City, State:

Portland ME


Catherine E. Cutler Institute - PMCCI

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Work Schedule:

Full time/Flexible

Statement of Job:

The Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy at the University of Southern Maine is pleased to announce an opening for a full-time Policy Associate II: Child Welfare Workforce Development to support Parent Engagement in grant-funded initiatives.

The Policy Associate II: Child Welfare collaborates with the State of Maine Office of Child and Family Services (OCFS) and brings project management and child welfare experience to state and national child welfare initiatives. This position seeks an individual with experience in working with people with lived experiences in state run systems, specifically parents impacted by child welfare. This position will lead a team that is developing and delivering cutting-edge work in child welfare, namely developing and implementing strategies to support families currently involved with child welfare and working on child welfare systems improvement. This position engages in program planning, management, implementation, and evaluation; group facilitation; oversight and direction for existing initiatives; trauma informed programming and supervision; and training development and delivery. This position is responsible for leadership and project development and for ensuring that the training is of quality that meets relevant federal standards and is consistent with the State agency's law, policies, and priorities.

This is a grant funded full-time position with a starting annual salary up to $70,000 commensurate with experience.

For a complete job description click here.

The University of Southern Maine is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff, and student body. It embraces an inclusive campus community that values the expression of differences in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development, and institutional success. Our Office of Equity, Inclusion and Community Impact supports the University of Southern Maine's DEIA and Community Impact focused departments, committees, groups, projects, training, and events. USM encourages women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds to apply.

We live our USM Service Promise: Student Focused Every Day. We are looking for a team member who understands that promise and supports our values: Respect & Care, Integrity, Equity and Responsiveness.

The University of Southern Maine provides a highly competitive benefits package that includes holidays, vacation and sick time; health, dental and vision insurance; life insurance; short- and long-term disability insurance; a tuition waiver program for employee and eligible dependents; a 403(b) retirement plan; and more. Click on our Benefits Information Summary to learn more.


  • Master's degree and five years of relevant professional experience OR Bachelor's degree and seven years of relevant professional experience.
  • Project management skills and experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in training and workforce development.
  • Demonstrated skills in group process, supervision, shared decision making, and leadership.
  • Knowledge of and direct experience with the development, design, delivery and quality assurance/program evaluation of training.
  • Other Information:

    To apply materials must be submitted via "APPLY FOR POSITION" at the bottom of the job posting or at USM Jobs.

    You will create an applicant profile and complete an application and upload a cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae. Finalist candidates will be asked to provide a list of the names and contact information for references.

    We will examine candidate packages on an ongoing basis as they are submitted.

    We are not able to consider applicants who require Visa sponsorship support.

    Appropriate background screening will be conducted for the successful candidate.

    The University of Southern Maine is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran's status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities.

    For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Office of Equal Opportunity, 5713 Chadbourne Hall, Room 412, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5713, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System)

    Work Year Calendar:

    Fiscal Year (12 Months)

    Required Documents:

    Cover Letter, CV/Resume

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