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Executive Director  -  *$60,000 - $65,000/year                                                                                                                                              

Location: Douglasville, GA

About Us: Children’s Voice: CASA, Inc. is a dedicated nonprofit organization committed to advocating for the best interest of children and youth experiencing foster care. Our Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers provide crucial support to children navigating the complexities of the legal system, ensuring their voices are heard and their needs are met. With a mission-driven approach, we strive to for every child to have a safe, permanent home as quickly as possible.

Job Description: The Executive Director of Children’s Voice: CASA, Inc. is a dynamic and visionary leader responsible for overseeing all aspects of the organization's operations, strategic direction, and community engagement efforts. The Executive Director plays a pivotal role in advancing our mission and fostering positive change in the lives of our most vulnerable community members, our children in foster care.

Key Responsibilities

  • Strategic Leadership: Develop and implement strategic plans in alignment with the organization's mission, vision, and values. Lead efforts to expand program reach, enhance service quality, and maximize impact.
  • Program Management: Provide oversight and direction to CVCI staff members and CASA volunteers, ensuring effective recruitment, training, supervision, and support. Monitor program outcomes and make data-driven decisions to optimize performance.
  • Financial Management: Oversee budgetary planning and financial management processes, including grant writing and management, fundraising initiatives, and resource allocation. Maintain transparency and accountability in financial reporting.
  • Community Engagement: Cultivate and maintain strong relationships with key partners, including elected officials, judges, social services agencies, donors, volunteers, and community members. Represent the organization in public forums and advocate for policy changes to improve outcomes for children experiencing the child welfare system.
  • Board Governance: Work closely with the Board of Directors to provide regular updates, solicit input, and collaborate on strategic initiatives. Support board development efforts and ensure compliance with legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Advocacy and Awareness: Serve as a passionate advocate for the rights and well-being of children that have experienced abuse and neglect. Raise awareness about the importance of CASA advocacy through public speaking engagements, media relations, and grassroots outreach campaigns.
  • Organizational Development: Foster a culture of collaboration, innovation, and continuous improvement within the organization. Develop and implement policies and procedures to enhance organizational effectiveness and ensure adherence to best practices.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in social work, nonprofit management, public administration, or a related field (Master's degree preferred).
  • Minimum of 3 years of leadership experience in the nonprofit sector, with a proven track record of success in program management, fundraising, and strategic planning.
  • Strong understanding of child development, the child welfare system, Juvenile Court, and legal advocacy principles.
  • Knowledge and understanding of issues and dynamics within families in crisis, i.e., child abuse and neglect, family violence, mental health, substance use disorder, etc. 
  • Experience working with volunteers and/or vulnerable populations is highly desirable.
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to effectively engage diverse partners.
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities, including the ability to inspire and motivate staff, board members, and volunteers toward common goals.
  • Strategic thinker with the ability to analyze complex issues, identify opportunities for growth, and drive organizational change.
  • Commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, cultural competency, and cultural humility, with a passion for social justice and child welfare advocacy.

Benefits

  • *Competitive salary commensurate with experience.
  • Flexible remote work opportunities.
  • Benefits package, including a health insurance stipend, cell phone reimbursement, internet/electricity reimbursement, and unmatched retirement plan options.
  • Paid vacation and holidays.
  • Professional development opportunities and ongoing training.
  • Meaningful work with a dedicated team of professionals committed to making a difference in the lives of children and families.

Children’s Voice: CASA, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of employment. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

To apply, please complete the form below with a cover letter and resume. Application Deadline July 8, 2024


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