Director of Community Partnerships

Atlanta, Georgia
$60,000+ per year plus benefits
Oct 20, 2020
Nov 19, 2020
DCP - August 2020
Position Type
Full Time
Willingness to Travel
25 - 50%
Experience Level

Position:                   Director of Community Partnerships

Agency: ​​                    Atlanta/Fulton County Pre-Arrest Diversion Initiative

Classification:           ​​Full Time (Non-Exempt)

Supervisor: ​​               Executive Director, Atlanta/Fulton County Pre-Arrest Diversion Initiative


The Atlanta/Fulton County Pre-Arrest Diversion (PAD) Initiative seeks a Director of Community Partnerships who feels passionately about working with diverse institutional and community stakeholders to create access to and support for social services instead of punitive responses to mental health, substance use, and poverty. The Director of Community Partnerships will provide leadership in the areas of community engagement, partnership development, and care navigation services, in support of PAD’s mission to reduce arrests and incarceration through police and community referrals.


  • Develop and execute Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) agreements with social service providers and public agencies to ensure housing, behavioral and physical health, case management, employment/income support, and other services for PAD participants;
  • Supervise PAD Care Navigation Supervisor to ensure high-quality care navigation services for PAD participants, including development and evaluation of care navigation goals, adherence to protocol, and successful collaboration with service partners;
  • Supervise PAD Community Engagement Manager to develop and implement a community partnership strategy to effectively engage diverse institutional and community stakeholders in Atlanta and Fulton County, including businesses, neighborhood groups, advocacy and grassroots organizing groups, service providers, and faith-based organizations;
  • Supervise PAD Community Engagement Manager to manage the development and execution of PAD communications strategy, including the development of training and community education materials and activities, media relations, and regular communication with PAD stakeholders and the public;   
  • Represent PAD in stakeholder and public forums, including participation in town halls, community meetings, city and county government meetings, and partner events;
  • As a member of the PAD Leadership Team, contribute to agency policies, team building, and development and documentation of the PAD model in collaboration with a multi-disciplinary staff;
  • Work to increase and ensure cultural competency (including racial, cultural, gender identity, and sexual orientation) among PAD’s stakeholder agencies and communities;


  • Minimum of five years’ experience in project management and administration;
  • Master’s Degree in Social Work, Counseling, Education, Sociology or related field preferred;
  • Supervisory experience required, particularly related to social services and behavioral health services; 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work on a team and with diverse partners, including law enforcement, service providers, business groups, and grassroots advocacy organizations;
  • Excellent written and spoken communication, training, and facilitation skills;
  • Knowledge and experience with place-based initiatives, harm reduction, criminal justice reform, and mental health/substance addiction services;
  • People with lived experience of incarceration, recovery, homelessness, and those who identify as Trans or LGBTQ strongly encouraged to apply.

PAD provides a salary range of $60-65K, comprehensive benefits, and a strong vacation policy in a people-centered environment.



  1. A cover letter which:
  2. Describes why you think reforming the role of the police will improve public health and safety
  3. Describes a successful policy or program that you helped develop and what partnerships were critical to its success
  4. Describes your experience in the field of behavioral health, homelessness, re-entry, or related areas
  • A resume
  • Three references, including a former supervisor

DEADLINE: November 19, 2020

SUBMISSION: Send in PDF format to

The Atlanta/Fulton County Pre-Arrest Diversion Initiative is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, military status, age, qualified handicap, or disabled status. We are committed to providing a workplace free of any discrimination or harassment.

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