Executive Director Job Description
The Executive Director provides professional staff support to CASA volunteers ensuring that children involved with the child welfare system receive sound advocacy. The Executive Director is responsible for volunteer recruitment, training and supervision, coordination of cases, and direct supervision of professional staff. Qualified candidates must have demonstrated abilities across a broad range of managerial functions including strategic planning, fundraising, fiscal management, program planning and development, and public relations. The Executive Director is responsible for promoting child abuse awareness throughout Clatsop County.
- Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in social service-related field or equivalent combination of education and experience. Prior experience in the field of child welfare/child abuse or neglect a plus.
- Exceptional leadership skills.
- Excellent written and verbal skills.
- The ability to communicate, supervise and empower staff and volunteers to be effective in their roles. Prior experience working with volunteers preferred.
- The ability to work cooperatively with a variety of state and local agencies and service providers.
- Knowledge and understanding of issues and dynamics with families in crisis relating to child abuse and neglect.
- Commitment to CASA’s goals and mission.
ACCOUNTABILITY: The Executive Director reports directly to the Board of Directors.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The primary responsibilities of this job can be broken in the following 4 areas:
Working with CASA Volunteers
- Complete CASA training.
- Recruits, screens, interviews and trains of new volunteers. Support CASA volunteers (including performance reviews, discipline and termination of volunteers if necessary).
- Develop initial case plans and on-going strategies for advocacy.
- Review and distribute volunteer court reports.
- Maintain case files in office and online.
- Attend court hearings and track court dates.
- Provide assistance and consultation for volunteers as needed and when requested.
- Approve volunteer training topics and assist with coordination of training.
- Approve volunteer expenses for reimbursement.
CASA Program Staff Supervision
- Supervise all staff. Conduct regular performance appraisals, providing feedback and discipline in accordance with Clatsop CASA Personnel Policies.
- Coordinate staff meetings.
- Distribute and monitor employee workloads.
- Do conflict resolution between CASAs or the CASA Program and other community agencies, attorneys or programs.
- Represent CASA on assigned committees and workgroups, established throughout the child welfare and family law communities.
- Organize and coordinate legislative presentations and information about CASA.
- Develop and maintain effective working relationships with Juvenile Court Judges and clerks, attorneys, Juvenile Department Director and staff, DHS managers and staff, District Attorney’s office, Attorney General’s office, Citizen Review Board, Commission on Children and Families staff and committees, County Mental Health providers, and other agency and program directors and staff.
- Participate in the Oregon CASA Network activities.
- Attend conferences/seminars/meetings necessary to have current information about child welfare laws and policies.
- Maintain accurate child welfare data and reports to local and state oversight agencies.
- Attend all Board and Executive Committee meetings.
- Provide written reports to the Board.
- Manage program finances, including grant writing, grant reporting, paying bills and monitoring expenses.
- Develop and implement program standards and management practices in accordance with the National CASA Association Program Standards, including risk management.
- Assist the Board with the development of the annual budget. Provides financial oversight.
- Assist the Board with the Annual Fundraising Plan. Assists with all fundraising activities, including but not limited to the United Way campaign and direct solicitation.
- All other duties as may be assigned by the chairman of the Board of Directors.
- Must be able to pass criminal and DHS background checks.
This is a 0.8 FTE position, with potential to be full time. Starting monthly salary at 0.8 FTE is $3,080 plus benefits including medical insurance, vacation and sick leave.
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