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Child and Family Services Director

Community Action Partnership of Strafford County

Community Action Partnership of Strafford County is a 501(c)(3) private nonprofit organization established in 1965 under the provisions of the Equal Opportunity Act of 1964. We work with community, state and federal partners to assist children, families, low-income and elderly residents with their efforts to become or remain financially and socially independent through a variety of coordinated programs. Without the services provided by our agency, many local residents would be without a means to provide for their basic needs, including food, education, child care, utilities assistance, transportation, shelter and access to other services.

CAPSC offers a number of benefits including:

  • 403(b)
  • Medical coverage
  • Dental coverage
  • Earned time-off
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Vision care coverage
  • Work/Life resources
  • Employee and Dependent life insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • 11 Paid Holidays a year

Child and Family Services Director

Community Action Partnership of Strafford County (CAPSC) located in Dover, New Hampshire, is hiring a new Child and Family Services Director.

About Community Action Partnership of Strafford County

CAPSC has been serving Strafford County for the past 55 years by providing residents with basic needs, including food, education, childcare, utilities assistance, transportation, housing, emergency shelter and access to other services. The Agency has a budget of approximately 13.5 Million and is staffed by 147 team members. More information about their great work can be found at

CAPSC is funded by federal, state and local funds and supports 13 cities and towns in Strafford County. The agency also receives United Way grants, foundation and charitable grant funds, fees for service, private business donations and donations from individuals.

Responsibilities of the Child and Family Services Director

The Child and Family Services Director is responsible for the overall administration of child and family services (Head Start, Early Head Start, Childcare, Home Visiting, Food and Nutrition and Family Resource Center) in accordance with State and Federal regulations.  This position develops the systems and procedures to ensure all program mandates and standards are met.  

The Director must possess leadership skills and be able to establish and maintain successful working relationships with staff, children, parents and community agencies.  This position is responsible for ensuring compliance with all funding source mandates, applicable laws and regulations, and assures that standards which exceed the minimum are being met in all programs: Head Start/Early Head Start Program Performance Standards, Child Care Licensing Regulations, State of NH Home Visiting program requirements, etc.

Qualifications the Successful Candidate will have:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Business, Social / Human Services, Education or related field and a minimum of five years professional leadership / management and supervisory experience.  Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Knowledge of theories and practices of Early Childhood Education and Family / Social Services.
  • State and federal contract experience required including development of budgets. 
  • Demonstrated skills in proposal writing.
  • Knowledge of Federal and New Hampshire Program Guidance methods and regulations especially Head Start and Home Visiting Programs. Local candidates preferred.
  • Experience with technology systems such as ADP Solutions and MS Dynamics 365.
  • Ability to explain complex financial matters to non-financial team members
  • Proven ability/desire to work and solve problems as a team
  • Thrives in a fast paced, technology-focused environment
  • A commitment to improving the lives of others
How to Apply:

 If you are interested in joining this socially entrepreneurial organization, please send your resume with salary requirements to Please do not directly contact Community Action Partnership of Strafford County directly.

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Date Added: October 15, 2020

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