NJ Funders ACEs Collaborative Seeking Executive on Loan to Lead Statewide ACEs Efforts

The New Jersey Funders ACEs Collaborative is seeking to hire an “Executive on Loan” to share their expertise with the State of New Jersey and coordinate statewide efforts to prevent, protect against, and heal from the effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). The Executive on Loan position will be a two-year contract with the NJ Funders ACEs Collaborative. The Executive on Loan will report to the New Jersey Department of Children and Families (DCF) and liaise between the State government and the NJ ACEs Funders Collaborative—a partnership between the Burke Foundation, The Nicholson Foundation, and the Turrell Fund—in support of statewide ACEs-related policy and programming.

This public-private alliance seeks to dramatically increase public awareness of ACEs and activate members from sectors such as health, business, education, child welfare, government, nonprofit and philanthropy to coordinate in addressing ACEs. In the summer of 2019, the NJ Funders ACEs Collaborative published the Adverse Childhood Experiences: Opportunities to Prevent, Protect Against, and Heal from the Effects of ACEs in New Jersey report, which launched a statewide discussion around addressing ACEs and will continue to inform engagement through the development and implementation of a statewide ACEs Action Plan in 2020.

The Executive on Loan will play a key role in implementing this work.  He or she will:

  • Lead and support the development of ACEs-related policy and other public initiatives related to trauma and ACEs;
  • Staff a public-private committee (comprised of leaders in business, education, healthcare, government, nonprofit, etc.) to coordinate statewide work related to ACEs, including the development and implementation of a statewide ACEs Action Plan;
  • Represent and communicate New Jersey initiatives related to ACEs at meetings, conferences, and public events in New Jersey and nationally;
  • Offer technical assistance and strategic support to New Jersey initiatives operating under the statewide ACEs Action Plan; and
  • Identify grassroots/community-led ACEs efforts across New Jersey, offer partnership and support, and provide opportunities to coordinate with the ACEs Action Plan.

To qualify for the position, applicants should be able to demonstrate active engagement with work on ACEs at the national level and high familiarity with the research into ACEs and related interventions. Applicants should have a Master’s Degree in Social Work, Public Administration, or related field and at least five years’ experience administering social or medical programs.

Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to Michelle Fouks at cchesnakov@thenicholsonfoundation.org by February 7, 2020.