Institutional Superintendent 4643

Recruitment #200624-UNCZ-18



Position is located at the Central Oklahoma Juvenile Center in Tecumseh, OK.


This position is a safety sensitive position as defined by 63 O.S. § 427.8 (K)(1)(i)(2) due to providing direct childcare. Therefore, those applicants testing positive for marijuana will not be hired even when in possession of a valid medical marijuana license.

The Oklahoma Office of Juvenile Affairs is currently looking for a Superintendent to lead transformational change for youth at our brand-new residential treatment program for Oklahoma’s juvenile justice system! 

Will you join our team shaping the future of our youth?  Are you looking to resurrect your career aspirations? 

• Transform the trajectory of young lives
• Join a collaborative and innovative team creating solutions to needs of families
• Obtain a rewarding career with exceptional benefits
• Embark aboard a new world-class secure-care treatment center opening the end of 2020.

About Us:
The Office of Juvenile Affairs (OJA) is a state agency focused on shaping the future of youth.  We are grounded in positive youth development, guided by data-driven decisions, and strive to innovate to meet community and family needs. We serve youth with the most intense needs and therefore value a strengths-based, hope-centered, evidence-based approach when working with youth. Our goal is to build youth skills, enhance resilience, strengthen families, and make strong community connections.

We seek an innovative leader to join our team and guide our new Oklahoma secure-care treatment program. We welcome exceptional applicants for the facility superintendent who have strong backgrounds in youth development, juvenile justice, education and treatment programming.  

The Position:
The superintendent leads the supervision, direction and development of our dedicated staff to provide positive impact for our residents. The onsite team includes XXX staff for the care of up to 144 youth. The position is equipped with the authority and autonomy to shape the future of care for youth through a system that has undergone transformational change to improve the response and treatment for youth. Join our strong leadership team to bring about the next generation of care at our brand-new treatment center.

● Directs and guides the center in the delivery of care
● Builds and supervises teams to improve programming
● Oversees business and management operations to innovate practices and services
● Collaborates closely with the Oklahoma Youth Academy Charter School operated in the center to ensure the youth receive not only treatment but educational and vocational opportunities.

The Location:
Tecumseh is located in the heart of Oklahoma and is a short drive from the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee and Oklahoma City – among the 25 largest American cities and home of the NBA Thunder.  The low cost of living, friendly people, diversity makes Oklahoma a great place to live.  See why Oklahoma is a great state at:

Qualified candidates should have a passion to change the trajectory of juvenile justice-involved youth and have strong interpersonal and leadership skills that are matched with experiences to improve care-systems and teams working with youth.

Preference is given for Master Degree applicants with a baccalaureate degree from an accredited university in social work, psychology, business or public administration, or a closely related field; and six (6) years of experience in social services, guidance and counselling, intake or probation and parole, including three (3) years in a supervisory position with a social service institution or agency in a program providing services to children; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. 

Salary is commensurate with experience. 

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