Executive Director

Position Summary:

The Executive Director is responsible for overseeing the management of the agency as defined by Rule 5.655 of the California Rules of Court and all other aspects of agency operations, including planning; resource development; staff and volunteer management and development; job performance evaluation; policy and procedures development; and serve as liaison with Juvenile Court Judges and Commissioners, the CASA Board and Committees, community agencies, and funding sources. The Executive Director investigates and resolves complaints by clients, volunteers, judicial personnel, and the public; maintains knowledge of current significant theory, literature and resources relevant to serving the needs of children in the dependency system; develops the vision and mission of the organization; oversees program goals and objectives, and interprets current applicable laws, policies, guidelines and procedures. 

Roles and Responsibilities of Executive Director:

  1. Oversee development and implementation of organizational policies and procedures
    1. Review, and revise policies and procedures relating to office management, data management, volunteers, personnel, case management, fund development, and financial management.
  2. Work with Board to coordinate fundraising strategies and develop new revenue streams
  3. Ensure operational support for the Board’s fund development plan
  4. Develop and monitor the annual operating budget
  5. Oversee all fiscal and physical resources of the organization
  6. Preside over staff meetings and management team meetings
  7. Attend all Committee, Executive Committee, and Board of Directors meetings
  8. Attend dependency systems meetings as appropriate
  9. Review and implement agency goals as set by Board through the Strategic Plan
  10. Institute systems for selection, orientation, training, supervision, performance, management, evaluation, placement, retention and release of volunteers and paid staff
  11. Advise and provide consultation and leadership to the Board and all Committees
  12. Provide reports as requested to the Board and committees
  13. Keep the Board informed of internal and external trends and issues that might impact the program
  14. Support the Board President and Committee chairs in carrying out their responsibilities
  15. Assure that all necessary legal requirements are met, including filing of taxes, CPA audit, maintaining appropriate insurance, and employee workplace laws
  16. Monitor volunteer and child caseload procedures
  17. Oversee public relations efforts and general community awareness of program and approve public relations material, press releases, press packets and media coverage
  18. Be available for public speaking and training presentations
  19. Maintain relationships with all stakeholders to establish, revise, and implement program strategies for serving the needs of children in the dependency system
  20. Develop the vision and mission of the organization, contribute to organizational leadership and planning, and set and achieve program goals.
  21. Represent the program at meetings and conferences with judicial officers, county and government officials and private organizations, the Judicial Council of California, the California and National CASA Association, and other stakeholders.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Excellent management and leadership skills
  • At least five year’s previous experience in a social service agency, non-profit sector setting, and/or court-related program
  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills
  • Previous supervisorial experience and strong personnel management skills 
  • Experience in the fields of child development and/or volunteer program management
  • Understanding of the dynamics of child abuse and neglect
  • Experience in fund development and marketing campaigns
  • Well-developed fundraising and grant writing skills
  • Knowledge of financial management and nonprofit accounting, budgeting, and business systems
  • Ability to plan, organize, and evaluate system operations
  • Familiarity with word processing and database management including working knowledge of financial accounting and reporting software
  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred
  • Experience in dealing with the public, including public presentations and group facilitation
  • Extensive knowledge of community resources
  • Ability to work comfortably with professional staff, volunteers and working committees of the CASA Board
  • Respectful of all people regardless of socioeconomic background, culture, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or gender
  • Flexible with hours, available evenings and weekends
  • Have own transportation and be willing to occasionally travel 
  • Valid driver’s license with current automobile insurance
  • Criminal justice fingerprint clearance, DOJ and FBI
  • Child Abuse Central Index clearance (CACI)

Demonstrated Ability To:

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, volunteers, and others
  • Exercise sound judgment and maintain professional and ethical atmosphere
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Adapt to a changing environment with the ability to respond to and manage crisis with a calm, mindful approach
  • Be flexible and creative
  • Be a problem-solver, strategic planner, and critical thinker
  • Be committed to the program's mission and goals   

Are you ready to use your skills, experience, and heart to change the lives of children every day?

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