MANAGING DIRECTOR OF HOLISTIC DEFENSE
Paid holidays, excellent benefits and CalPERS retirement!
The County of Santa Cruz offers a generous benefits package which includes annual leave, paid holidays, medical, dental, vision and retirement benefits!
The County of Santa Cruz is seeking a Managing Director of Holistic Defense.
Under general direction plans, organizes, directs, and evaluates the activities of the Holistic Defense Division of the Santa Cruz County Office of the Public Defender. The Holistic Defense Division is a core component of the agency’s whole-person defense model, which combines aggressive courtroom advocacy with holistic defense practices to help clients meet their legal and social needs. This position will implement and lead the division in the four pillars of holistic defense, which are (1) Seamless access to services that meet clients’ legal and social support needs; (2) Dynamic, interdisciplinary communication; (3) Advocates with an interdisciplinary skill set; (4) A robust understanding of, and connection to, the community served. The Managing Director of Holistic Defense leads a staff of advocates that may include social workers and other client advocates and has primary management responsibility for developing and implementing holistic policies and procedures in keeping with the agency’s mission, vision, and values, sustaining an innovate holistic advocacy program that provides interdisciplinary services to clients, developing staff, building networks, developing the division’s budget, managing contracts, procuring and managing grants, effectively and efficiently allocating the divisions’ resources, and performing other work as required.
Live and work in beautiful Santa Cruz County!
The County’s natural beauty spans from its coastal beaches to its redwood forests. The County also has excellent shopping throughout the local communities and features a lively downtown area in the City of Santa Cruz.
The ideal Mediterranean climate features low humidity with a typical 300 days of sunshine a year. Its unique shops and restaurants, coupled with a multitude of cultural and recreational activities, including theater, music, art, as well as golfing, surfing, hiking and biking offer a wealth of leisure activities. Higher education includes Cabrillo College and the University of California, Santa Cruz, with two additional State Universities less than an hour away. These elements of high-quality living make Santa Cruz one of California’s most desirable areas.