Ohio START Program Manager

PCSAO – Columbus, OH

The Public Children Services Association of Ohio (PCSAO) is a membership-driven association of Ohio’s county Public Children Services Agencies that advocates for and promotes child protection program excellence and sound public policy for safe children, stable families, and supportive communities. PCSAO serves as the administrator of Ohio START (Sobriety, Treatment and Reducing Trauma), an evidence-informed children services-led intervention model that helps public children services agencies (PCSAs) bring together caseworkers, behavioral health providers, and family peer mentors into teams dedicated to helping families struggling with co-occurring child maltreatment and substance use disorder. The overall goal of this program is to stabilize families harmed by parental addiction so that both children and their parents can recover and move forward with healthy and safe lives.


Position Summary:

PCSAO seeks a program manager to assist with the management and implementation of the Ohio START program. In this role, the program manager will focus on the development and oversight of technical assistance required and provided to the Ohio START grantees. The Ohio START Program Manager will create regional technical assistance hubs, manage personnel providing direct technical assistance to the grantees and work closely with our national START partners to ensure technical assistance meets model fidelity. In addition, the Ohio START Program Manager will assist the Director of Ohio START with general program management and community collaboration.



The ideal candidate will hold a Master’s degree, preferably in social work, public administration or a related field, have substantial experience working in the field of child welfare, addiction or public policy. This person will also have a demonstrated track record in program implementation, community engagement and coalition building as well as strong project and time management skills. The ideal candidate should be passionate, forward thinking and support the mission of PCSAO.



Commensurate with demonstrated, related experience and qualifications. Benefits include health insurance and generous retirement plan. This is a grant funded, full-time position in the PCSAO office located in Columbus.


PCSAO is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


More information about PCSAO can be found at: www.pcsao.org.


To Apply:

Please submit your resume, cover letter and three professional references through the form located at https://forms.gle/B6WSVbs4VQGYqWCp7.  

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