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Executive Director


The Lucas County Children Services Board in Toledo, Ohio is seeking an Executive Director responsible to provide leadership, direction and ensure the operations of the Lucas County Children Services (LCCS) agency that are consistent with the agency mission, vision, and strategic plan.  The Executive Director is responsible to ensure the children services agency provides client focused, cost effective and timely services to children and families within Lucas County.  This position is responsible for approximately 360 employees in an unionized work environment with a budget of $54 million.  The operations of the Agency include(s) but are not limited to the following divisions:  Social and Support Services, Administrative & Fiscal Services, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Human Resources, and Legal Services.  

The Executive Director must partner with the LCCS Board of Directors to provide strong leadership to all agency staff while they lead the community in the protection of children at risk of abuse and neglect within our community.  The Executive Director assures agency compliance with statutory requirements, administrative policy, state, and federal laws and is committed to a culturally competent work environment. The Executive Director will model cultural competence by working respectfully and effectively with the leadership within our community of all cultures and differences. 


  • Masters’ Degree in relevant field required. MSW or human services related degree preferred. 
  • 7-10 years of progressively responsible management, supervisory and leadership experience required, in child welfare strongly preferred.
  • Independent Social Work licensure with Supervisory Endorsement (LISW-S), LISW or LSW preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and implement large-scale programs in the public sector.
  • Demonstrated ability to build strong community collaboration.
  • Valid driver’s license, automobile insurance and reliable automobile required.
  • Knowledge of public children services agency funding; most specifically levy funding.
  • Knowledge of budgeting, information systems, policy development, and strategic and long-range planning experience, knowledge of social work methodology and indicators of abuse, neglect and family dysfunction and child welfare laws. Knowledge of labor/management relations. 


Lucas County offers an excellent salary and benefit package. Interested and qualified candidates must submit their cover letter and resume by September 9, 2022, to:

Lucas County Children Services
Human Resources Department
[email protected]

LCCS is an Equal Employment Employer committed to a diverse workforce


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