Assistant Director for Finance, Division of Children and Family Well-Being, NC DHHS (closes 11/1/21)

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Closing: 11/1/2021
Salary Range: $65,373 – $117,589 annually

Job Description:

The Division of Child and Family Well-Being will focus on supporting whole child and family health to North Carolinians and include several sections including all nutrition programs (WIC, SNAP and CACFP), the full range of prevention services for children beginning at birth, children’s mental health services, and early intervention programs and has more than 1,000 employees.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS), in collaboration with our partners, protects the heath and safety of all North Carolinians and provides essential human services. It manages the delivery of health and human services for all North Carolinians, especially for our most vulnerable citizens – children, the elderly, individuals with disabilities, and low-income families. The Agency works closely with health care professionals, community leaders and advocacy groups; local, state, and federal entities; and many other stakeholders to carry out our mission. The Department is divided into 30 different divisions and offices. NCDHHS divisions and offices fall under four broad service areas – health, human services, administrative and support functions. NCDHHS also oversees 14 facilities: developmental centers, neuro-medical treatment centers, psychiatric hospitals, alcohol and drug abuse treatment centers and two residential programs for children.

Duties & Responsibilities:

The Assistant Director for Finance for the Division of Children and Family Well-Being will lead and manage the strategic planning, organizing, and executing of  financial functions, including budget and contracts for the division towards the goal of making the Division’s resources go as far as possible towards buying health, opportunity, and well-being for North Carolina children and families.

This position will develop, implement, and execute the divisional budget, including complex budgeting activities involving a variety of intricate programs/funds with multifaceted funding sources and which must adhere to all departmental, state and federal policies and procedures.  It will also create and track key performance indicators related to both the finances of the division and the customer service levels the budget and contracts functions provide to the division.  This role will also provide oversight of all purchases and contracts to ensure they follow State procurement policies and NC DHHS Office of Procurement, Contracts & Grants procedures and grant requirements.

This position will coordinate with business units in other Divisions in the Department to facilitate the successful launch of the financial and budgetary functions of the Division of Children and Family Well-Being.  It will advise Division management on all budget related matters and program policy changes that will have a positive or negative fiscal impact to the division programs.  The Assistant Director will also lead the proactive creation, tracking, and communication of clear, audience-appropriate contracts updates for DHHS leadership, divisional leadership, and program staff, including rapidly identifying and communicating risks, issues, and bottlenecks.

This role will recommend strategically optimized budget allocations that make resources go as far as possible towards buying health, opportunity, and well-being, based on federal and state and/or local funding constraints, and expenditure projections and revenue forecasts. Directly or indirectly supervises more than 50 professional staff.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

To receive credit for all of your work history and credentials, you must list the information on the application form. Any information listed under the text resume sections or on an attachment will not be considered for qualifying credit. Qualified applicants must document on the application that they posses all of the following:

  • Working knowledge of State budget or business policies, practices, systems, and/or regulations
  • Demonstrated experience in financial reporting and analysis, contract management, and cash management
  • Experience in developing or establishing policies, processes, and/or financial or administrative criteria for the funding of projects, programs, or organizations
  • Ability to supervise a team and effectively collaborate and communicate effectively across a range of internal and external stakeholders

Management prefers:

  • Experience with financial operations in a government health or human services agency
  • Experience making business or financial processes and decisions transparent through the proactive use of dashboard or performance metrics


Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business, finance or other discipline related to the area of assignment from appropriately accredited institution and five (5) years of progressive related experience, in which, two (2) years should be in a supervisory role, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Supplemental Information:

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The DHHS Division of Human Resources (DHR) follows the State Human Resources Employment of Relatives Policy. Applicants who have relatives or people living in the same household, will not considered for job vacancies in the DHR at those locations. For a complete definition of immediate family member, please see the State Human Resources Workforce Planning, Recruitment and Selection Policy, Section 2, Page 38.

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