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New CASA Program Covering Carroll, Owen, and Grant Counties Hiring Executive Director

CASA of Carroll, Grant and Owen Counties, Inc.

Position Title: Executive Director

Supervises: All CASA Staff and Volunteers

 

Job Summary

The CASA Executive Director is a professional position charged with the responsibility of implementing the overall mission and policies of the CASA of Carroll, Grant and Owen Counties, Inc., through volunteer recruitment and management, financial management, community relations, board relations, and personnel and program management.

Essential Functions

Program Development and Administration:
  • Develop and implement policies in compliance with National and State CASA Standards
  • Stay current with local, state, and national issues of importance to the development of effective programs and services, including working with National and State CASA programs through conferences and meetings.
  • Prepare and monitor all statistical reports of agency programs and develop program goals.
  • Review program progress and compare to goals and objectives.
  • Work with family court administration and child protective services regarding the program and its activities.
Community Relations:
  • Coordinate public relations with the purpose of recruiting volunteers and increasing public awareness of the CASA program and its goals and activities.
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with other professional, child advocacy agencies, social service, and community service groups.
  • Oversee release of press packets and news releases and follow-up of any media coverage.
  • Be available for public speaking engagements.
  • Serve as liaison with the Kentucky CASA Network and participate in state association events and trainings.
Board Relations:
  • Attend all Board Meetings.
  • Oversee implementation of all Board directives, policies and procedures.
  • Serve as liaison between Board and agency staff.
  • Monitor Board/Committee activities and attend Committee meetings.
Volunteer Training/ Coordination:
  • Participate in recruiting, screening and training qualified CASA Volunteers.
  • Supervise up to fifteen (15) volunteers.
Financial Management:
  • Assist in preparing agency budget.
  • Manage day-to-day fiscal operations.
  • Develop funding sources through research of potential funding opportunities, write funding proposals, administer funding, and comply with all funding requirements.
  • Prepare program budgets related to physical, financial, and staffing resource; and be accountable for control of these resources once approved, following internal control policies and procedures.
  • Prepare and/or review necessary fiscal progress reports.
  • Plan and carry out fundraising activities with the Board of Directors.
Personnel:
  • Screens applicants for employment and assists in the hiring process for additional CASA program personnel.
  • Conduct probationary and annual performance evaluations for each CASA program employee.
  • Supervise CASA program personnel.

Working Conditions/Environment: Works in a clean, well-lit, temperature controlled environment.

Tools/Equipment Used: Operate a photocopier, telephone, and fax machine on a routine basis.  Operate a security system daily, and electronic recording equipment infrequently. Routine use of computers including email and cloud-based applications.

Requirements/ Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred from an accredited college/university and experience in a Human services, management, criminal justice or related field. Previous experience working with volunteers and knowledge and understanding of child abuse and neglect, families in crisis, and other social services skills are given priority.
  • Must complete application/ screening process, including reference checks and criminal records checks.
  • Submit to a criminal records check, SSN verification check, and sex offender registry.
  • Complete 30-hour CASA volunteer pre-service training within first three (3) months of employment, if applicable.
  • Must complete a minimum of 12 hours of in-service training or continuing education annually.
  • Must read and sign personnel policies.
  • Must have good interpersonal skills, ability to deal with persons in crisis, and the ability to work under stress.
  • Must be committed to work against discrimination due to race color, creed, sex, age, or victim status in the field of child victim services. Demonstrate sensitivity to the diverse socioeconomic and cultural background of clients and the community.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must demonstrate excellent written and oral communication abilities. 
  • Ability to develop and manage budgets and write grants.
  • Ability to maintain effective and harmonious working relationships with the public and other employees.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to travel out of town for relevant trainings, meetings, and conferences.
  • Ability to work without direct supervision.
  • A working knowledge of the social services, mental health, and victim services fields is preferred.
  • Ability to create and maintain policies and procedures and interpret standards.
  • Experience with print and broadcast media is preferred.
  • Ability to fundraise.

 

CASA of Carroll, Grant and Owen Counties, Inc. provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals, regardless of race, color, ethnicity, creed, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law.

 

TO APPLY:

Please submit a cover letter, salary requirements, and a resume to CASACarrollGrantOwen@gmail.com by July 14, 2019.

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