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WA Department of Children, Youth, and Families Oversight Board Seeks Executive Director
October 5, 2018 | Scott Shoemaker

The Department of Children, Youth and Families (DCYF) is a cabinet-level agency dedicated to the social, emotional, and physical well-being of children, youth and families. The agency was established in July 2018 by combining the Department of Early Learning with the Children’s Administration from the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS). In 2019, the DSHS’s Juvenile Rehabilitation Administration and Office of Juvenile Justice also will become part of this new agency. The creation of the DCYF Oversight Board (Board) represents a level of collaboration, transparency and accountability unique to Washington State’s child-serving systems and unparalleled nationally.

As the first executive director for this recently appointed Board, you will work directly with legislators, subject matter experts, tribal leaders and other partners within the state’s early learning, child welfare, and juvenile justice communities in carrying out the Board’s mission to provide independent oversight and improve outcomes for children, youth and families. The executive director’s duties and responsibilities are described are detail here.

Salary range is $100,000 – $110,000, including benefits.