County of Alameda

Executive Director, Alameda County Children and Families Commission (#5006)

Bargaining Unit: Unrep - Children/Family Comm (067)
$92.73-$92.73 Hourly / $7,418.40-$7,418.40 BiWeekly /
$16,073.20-$16,073.20 Monthly / $192,878.40-$192,878.40 Yearly

Under general direction, plans, coordinates and administers program activities for the Alameda County Children and Families Commission. The Executive Director works directly with Commission members, oversees the implementation of their policies and procedures; and performs related duties as required.


This is a single position classification reporting to the chair of the Alameda County Children and Families Commission and is responsible for the overall coordination, supervision and fiscal operations of the staff of the Commission. The incumbent acts as liaison to the State of California Children and Families First Commission as well as to other related County Commissions.

NOTE: The following are the duties performed by employees in this classification. However, employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent level. Each individual in the classification does not necessarily perform all duties listed.

1. Directs, coordinates and administers the Alameda County Children and Families Commission staff and programs; supervises professional staff and consultants; establishes measurable staff goals and assigns time frames for performance; evaluates performance of staff and consultants.

2. Oversees implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the strategic plan developed by the Commission; monitors and evaluates performance of committee task forces and councils; recommends corrective action to ensure compliance with approved performance objectives.

3. Serves as principal liaison and advisor to the Chair of the Commission and other Commissioners; establishes agendas and provides administrative and technical direction to the Commission.

4. Oversees and participates in the development of the Commission’s budget; coordinates activities to secure funding sources; participate in the forecast of necessary funds for staffing, materials and supplies; discusses and resolves budget issues with appropriate staff and recommends adjustments as necessary.

5. Assumes a lead role in the areas of community and media relations including working with lobbyists, CSAC and the state legislature; acts as lead staff to the Administrative Committee.

6. Represents the County of Alameda in matters related to Children and Families First issues; makes presentations about the ACCFC to diverse public and private audiences; makes regular reports regarding the activities of the Commission to the Board of Supervisors and the community.

7. Oversees the identification and preparation of requests for grants and other funds; acts as the Commission and County liaison in providing coordination among funding agencies, governmental bodies and community or business organizations.

8. Monitors legislative activities and changes in laws and regulations; assesses their impact on program activities; develops and implements policies and procedures to ensure compliance with such changes.

9. Prepares a variety of correspondence, narrative and statistical reports, program documentation, policies, procedures and other written materials.


Possession of a master’s degree from an accredited college or university in public administration, business administration, health care administration or a related field.



Equivalent to five years of full-time experience in program administration, management planning and evaluation in the oversight of a health care or social services program at a level equivalent to or higher than Health Care Program Administrator.
A Ph.D. from an accredited college or university in public administration, business administration, health care administration or a related field may be substituted for one year of experience.)

NOTE: The Civil Service Commission may modify the above Minimum Qualifications in the announcement of an examination.

NOTE: The level and scope of the following knowledge and abilities are related to duties listed under the “Examples of Duties” section of this specification.

Knowledge of:

• Management principles and practice, including work planning and evaluation, supervision and resource allocation.
• Principles, practices, funding sources and administrative requirements in the area of children and family services.
• Applicable laws and regulations.
• Principles and practices of program planning and evaluation.
• Practices and techniques of program analysis and report preparation.
• Budgetary, financial management, auditing and contract administration practices.
• Computer applications related to the work.
• Office administrative practices and procedures, including records management and the operation of standard office equipment.

Ability to:

• Plan, supervise, review and evaluate the work of a professional, multi-disciplinary staff and contractors through subordinate supervisors.
• Serve effectively as a member of a management team.
• Plan, monitor and evaluate program and service delivery effectiveness in the area of children and family services.
• Identify programmatic and operational problems, investigate and evaluate alternatives and implement effective solutions.
• Interpret, explain and apply complex regulations, policies and procedures.
• Prepare clear, accurate and effective reports, correspondence, policies and other written materials.
• Represent the Agency and County in meetings with others and make effective presentations to diverse groups.
• Organize and prioritize work and meet critical deadlines.
• Direct the maintenance of accurate records and files.
• Exercise sound independent judgment within established policies and guidelines.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.

BG:pf 2/15/00
Newspecs: 5006.doc
CSC Date: 1/5/00
DRH:pf Rev. 8/20/02
CSC Date: 11/20/02


Alameda County offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that affords wide-ranging health care options to meet the different needs of a diverse workforce and their families. We also sponsor many different employee discount, fitness and health screening programs focused on overall well being.  These benefits include but are not limited to*:

For your Health & Well-Being

  • Medical – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Dental – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Vision or Vision Reimbursement
  • Share the Savings
  • Basic Life Insurance 
  • Supplemental Life Insurance (with optional dependent coverage for eligible employees)
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance 
  • County Allowance Credit
  • Flexible Spending Accounts - Health FSA, Dependent Care and Adoption Assistance
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Voluntary Benefits - Accident Insurance, Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity and Legal Services
  • Employee Assistance Program

For your Financial Future

  • Retirement Plan - (Defined Benefit Pension Plan)
  • Deferred Compensation Plan (457 Plan or Roth Plan)

For your Work/Life Balance

  • 11 paid holidays
  • Floating Holidays
  • Vacation and sick leave accrual
  • Vacation purchase program
  • Management Paid Leave**
  • Catastrophic Sick Leave
  • Group Auto/Home Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • Commuter Benefits Program
  • Guaranteed Ride Home
  • Employee Wellness Program (e.g. At Work Fitness, Incentive Based Programs, Gym Membership Discounts)
  • Employee Discount Program (e.g. theme parks, cell phone, etc.)
  • Child Care Resources
  • 1st United Services Credit Union 

*Eligibility is determined by Alameda County and offerings may vary by collective bargaining agreement.  This provides a brief summary of the benefits offered and can be subject to change.

** Non-exempt management employees are entitled to up to three days of management paid leave. Exempt management employees are entitled to up to seven days of management paid leave.