Career Opportunities


UPDATED: July 20, 2022


It is Families Forward’s policy to provide an equal employment opportunity for all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and sexual orientation), national origin, disability or genetic information, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic as established by law. Families Forward hires only U.S. citizens and Non-citizens who are legally authorized to work in the United States.

We recognize and appreciate the importance of creating an environment in which all employees feel valued, included, and empowered to do their best work and bring great ideas to the table. We recognize that each employee’s unique experiences, perspectives, and viewpoints add value to our ability to create and deliver the best possible services to our affiliates, partners and other stakeholders. Given that our individual social, economic, and cultural identities shape and influence our experiences and perspectives, we want a workforce that reflects the people and communities serve. We must continue to address systemic racism and social injustices to truly disrupt cycles of child abuse, neglect and poverty. 

LEx Leader Specialist

Are you passionate about supporting families and increasing resources for communities? Are you looking for an opportunity to use your lived experience, expand your personal knowledge and share skills to help incorporate families’ voices into statewide initiatives?   


If so, come join Families Forward Virginia, a private nonprofit organization, whose mission is to disrupt the cycles of child abuse, neglect, and poverty by strengthening Virginia’s families and communities. Become a part of our team where we operate in the core values of Respect, Integrity, Champion, Collaborative, and Excellence.


We are seeking a person with lived expertise who can bring their skills, talents, and personal experiences to become our new LEx Leader Specialist to champion Families Forward Virginia’s statewide Thriving Families Safer Children initiative. The purpose of this initiative is to help five to seven jurisdictions, localities, and/or communities move from traditional, reactive child protection systems to community designed systems that proactively support child and family well-being and prevent child maltreatment. This position will focus on grass root community engagement with families to ensure that their voices are present in the implementation process of Family Resource Centers. The position will also support families through the process of being co-owners and co-developers of Family Resource Centers within their communities.  

This position requires someone who is energetic, can bring fresh ideas to the agency, has an ability to problem solve, work across diverse groups, embraces an “all hands-on deck” work environment, and is not afraid to take calculated risks.  Must have first-hand experience as a recipient of family serving agencies/organizations and be ready to hit the ground running. You may find a more specific job description here.


We are offering a competitive salary $66,500 and a generous benefits package. Opportunity to work remotely with travel required when necessary. The position will remain open until filled.


Interested candidates should send their cover letters and resumes to Ronald Brown.

No additional open positions at this time