Richland County Children Services Seeking New Executive Director     


Mansfield, Oh - – The Board of Richland County Children Service (RCCS), is seeking a new executive director to serve as a collaborative leader and champion for families across Richland County.

The RCCS Board convened a Search Committee during its regular meeting on July 8, 2019. The committee has developed a job posting for the Executive Director that will run through various outlets from August 1 – August 31, 2019. The committee anticipates a state-wide search to target professionals with child protective services management or other relevant management experience.

The RCCS Board is committed to finding a talented leader who will successfully navigate the agency in its mission to “lead the community in assuring the safety, well-being and permanency of children at risk of abuse and neglect.” The committee is developing a strategy to involve community stakeholders in its task of identifying those qualifications and leadership characteristics best suited to achieve the mission. 

The Executive Director will develop and oversee agency policy, procedures, goals and objectives in all areas including communications, legal, finance, personnel, program and service. The Executive Director will ensure agency compliance with statutory and administrative rule requirements.

Interested candidates can find the detailed position posting during the month of August 2019 on a variety of online sources, including: 

For the position description visit, Interested candidates meeting the minimum qualifications should submit a Letter of Interest, Resume and an RCCS Employment Application (Required for consideration: available on the Agency Website) to:

Christopher W. Zuercher, Human Resources Manager

Richland County Children Services

731 Scholl Road

Mansfield, Oh 44907

Phone: 419-774-4100

Fax: 419-774-4103

In your cover letter please explain how your experience and skills will help guide the RCCS mission.

About Richland County Children Services:

Richland County Children Services is committed to Keeping Children Safe and Assisting Families. Families are the foundation of any society and for over a century, Richland County Children Services has enriched lives and strengthened families. Our mission is to “lead our community in assuring the safety, well-being and permanency of children at risk of abuse and neglect.” Our goal is to “protect the family unit while establishing a safe environment for every child.”

Richland County Children Services is a public child welfare agency charged with the legal responsibility to assess child abuse and neglect within the county. We operate under federal and state laws and mandates, but we are led by a board of local citizens appointed by the Richland County Commissioners. Our leaders and staff are members of the community and we understand the opportunities and challenges faced by local families.

For more information about child abuse prevention programs and activities go to Please call the Richland County Children Services 24-hour child abuse hotline at 419-774-4100 to report child abuse and neglect.

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