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A job that makes a difference

Make a difference on Team DABSJ and choose a career that’s dedicated to creating better futures for children and families. When you work at DABSJ, you get:

Note: Internal applicants are directed to apply via ADP (ADP>Myself>Talent>Career Center) 

Are you ready to lead Team DABSJ?

DABSJ is looking for our next President & CEO! The Board of Directors is pleased to partner with Palladian West, a renowned firm specializing in executive searches, to conduct a comprehensive search process for our next leader. We invite qualified candidates to apply for this exciting leadership opportunity.

Be You at DABSJ

At DABSJ, we are developing a workplace where everyone can BE. That means we all feel like we belong, we bring our whole selves to work, and everyone contributes to making a difference for the children and families we serve. 

We know there are significant systemic disparities leading to an overrepresentation of children of color and those who identify as LGBTQ+ within the child welfare system. At the same time, these same groups are underrepresented in the child welfare workforce. DABSJ is committed to building a team of exceptional talent that reflects the communities we serve.

DABSJ values equity, diversity, and inclusion. All are welcomed, valued, and belong. We respect your lived experience and passion for this crucial work. We encourage those with direct experience in the child welfare system, people of color, people who identify as LGBTQ+, and people from historically marginalized populations in our communities to consider applying and joining us on Team DABSJ.

An innovative workspace for

Inspiring Work

The DABSJ campus features homes for youth, 36 acres of wooded nature, and our new state-of-the-art main building featuring: 

A Place to Grow

“I am honored to be part of an organization that welcomes all, encourages and empowers staff to be advocates and leaders, and whose values are encouraged and recognized.”

-Joy, Adoption and Licensing Manager - 25 years at DABSJ

Work that Benefits

In addition to making a difference for children and families, many positions offer benefits including:

“I love my team as I feel consistently supported, appreciated, and set up for success. I would be unable to do my job the way that I do without an amazing, supportive team.”

-DABSJ Employee

Come See Us!

Meet Team DABSJ and learn about openings at upcoming recruitment events

October 2024
November 2024
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DABSJ is a private non-sectarian nonprofit organization that serves vulnerable children and families from the entire community. Our vision is a safe nurturing home for every child and a supportive community for every family.

Questions? Call us at 616.451.2021 or email us at

DABSJ is inclusive and welcoming – from our team members, to the children we serve, to the families we license as foster parents. You could play a part in providing homes and hope for children who need a place to be themselves.