Assistant Director, Family Education Services

The Family Tree Baltimore, MD


This position accountable for the day-to-day implementation of: family education and children’s programs for The Family Tree, statewide.  Supervises and implements strategies as identified in the agency strategic plan.  In cooperation with executive and program management develops and implements an annual work plan as a benchmark for meeting initiatives and objectives.  Ensures that new initiatives are implemented and oversees program operations processes including the use of human, fiscal and technical resources.   


Provides training, technical assistance and guidance for program specialist, student interns and volunteers in The Family Tree’s models for parenting training and children services.

Provide leadership in the planning, developing, and tracking of key cross agency information that insures that TFT will achieve objectives as established by performance measures based on the strategic and annual work plans.

Supervise the daily activities of assigned research projects within department

Assist in the development of annual program budget. Manages the program budget and expenditures to ensure that program goals are meet. 

Coordinate quarterly agency wide family-based activities.

Implement new program initiatives in cooperation with Executive Resource Team and Program Managers.

Provides technical assistance to staff and management for program compliance with agency policies, funding sources, regulatory and accreditation bodies.

Meet regularly with Volunteer Coordinator to enhance services to program participants and to address administrative need.

Design and implement an annual staff development plan in accordance with agency policies and operations manager

Conducts research as required for writing grants and reports.

Implement a quality assurance program to monitor program progress, using approved databases and Office software such as Excel and Forms.

Create presentations for training or meetings as required.

Serve as a representative of The Family Tree by joining and participating in local and statewide coalitions and committees that focus on the prevention of child abuse and neglect interventions.  

Attends required staff meetings, training, or conferences.

Participates in agency work teams as assigned.

Meets regularly with immediate supervisor

Meets regularly with direct reports in individual and group supervision.


Mental Health License (LCMFT, LCPC, LCSW-C or LGSW) preferred

Master’s Degree in Behavioral Sciences (Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, Mental Health, Nursing and Education) required


• 5 years experience working in Human or Social Services

3 year working directly with families or children in home or in group settings

2 year supervisor or administrative experience


• Excellent oral and written communication skills

Knowledge of child development and parenting skills building

Computer word processing


• Must work flexible hours, including weekends and evenings

Must be prepared to travel to various program sites, and various communities.

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