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Director of State Development

National CASA

Published: 5/22/2018
Employment type: Full-Time (Paid)
Function: Programs
Primary domain: Advocacy/Social Action
City: Atlanta
Postal code: 30309

State: Georgia
Country: United States

Organization Information:

Budget:

$10M - $20M

Website:

www.casaforchildren.org

Mission statement:

The National Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Association fulfills society's most fundamental obligation by making sure a qualified compassionate adult will fight for and protect an abused or neglected child's best interests. The mission of the National CASA Association, together with its state and local member programs, is to support and promote court-appointed volunteer advocacy so every abused or neglected child in the United States can be safe, have a permanent home, and the opportunity to thrive. But today, only 45% of the children in the system have access to a CASA/GAL volunteer. The National CASA Association is committed to ensuring that 100% of the children in the system have access to a CASA/GAL volunteer by working with, in and through strong, effective state organizations.

Position Details:

Listing description

National CASA Association Seeks
Director of State Development
Job location: Seattle WA office or Atlanta GA office
Breaking New Ground
National CASA has developed a strategic framework that is informing and guiding our efforts through a major reorganization, development of a new business model, and plan for the future direction of our organization, including the launching of a major Capital Campaign. The leadership abilities team that will drive these changes will be strategic thinkers, relationship builders, collaborative decision-makers, entrepreneurial achievers, effective communicators, change leaders, inspiring motivators, and culturally competent.
Position Summary
The Director of State Development (DSD) works as a member of the Network Development team and is responsible for assistance in the development, strengthening and support of strong state Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)/GAL organizations. The DSD will facilitate the process to work with local programs and the community to establish state organizations where they don't currently exist, work to ensure the development of strong state organizations in every state, strengthen state organizations that have not met their potential, and leverage strong state organizations in their work with other organizations, local programs and National CASA. The Director of State Development will be involved in determining the components of an effective state organization in relation to their service to local programs and their state-wide growth and service delivery.
Partnering Relationships
The Director of State Development will partner with the State Development and Program Services team, Training and Development team, and the Network Development team. In addition, the DSD will work in collaboration with all cross functional staff in providing consultation, technical assistance, training and support to state CASA organizations/networks.
Reporting Relationships
The Director of State Development will report to the Sr. State Development agent.
Core tasks and Job responsibilities:
   » Provides leadership abilities, facilitation, support and oversight in the development and establishment of strong state CASA/GAL organizations.
   » Provides intensive technical assistance and training to emerging and developing state organizations.
   » Works in collaboration with the Development teams to develop state funding strategies and other funding initiatives that support state-wide growth and state organization capacity building.
   » Works in partnership with the National CASA Legal & Advocacy unit to support advocacy strategies at the state level to ensure strong government relations and that the CASA program is recognized in state statutes.
   » Develops partnerships and formal and informal collaborations among strong state organizations and emerging and developing state organizations.
   » In those states without a state organization that desire to establish a state organization, works to develop a vehicle through which a state organization can be established.
   » Assists with state organizational assessments and conducts analysis of current state organizations.
   » Designs initiatives, programs and projects that strengthen state organizations and support state-wide growth.
   » In collaboration with other National CASA staff and state organization staff, develops customized plans to grow and strengthen individual states located on their needs.
   » Develops and maintains current resource materials pertinent to the needs of the state CASA/GAL organizations.
   » Works closely with other staff in identifying and meeting the special needs of state organizations/networks receiving grants and other resources through National CASA. Responsibilities may include participating in the development of grant applications, selection and evaluation process.
   » Conducts on-site monitoring of state organization grantees to review administrative, programmatic goals and financial elements of grant project implementation.
   » Develops written reports and technical assistance materials on issues of timely importance to state CASA/GAL organizations and networks.
   » Collaborates with State Directors on designing and implementing innovative practices, models, and ideas to strengthen the network of state CASA/GAL organizations.
   » Acts as team leader on all efforts related to strengthening state organizations. This may include overall coordination of project activities to assure that goals of the state initiative are accomplished.
   » Works in collaboration with other National CASA staff and network participants to revise the Standards for State Organizations.
   » Prepares reports of activities and accomplishments and other correspondence or documentation related to job activities as necessary.
   » Conducts on-site monitoring of state organization development grantees to review administrative, programmatic and financial elements of grant project implementation.
   » Other responsibilities as needed.

Appropriate qualifications:

Core tasks and Job responsibilities:
   » Provides leadership abilities, facilitation, support and oversight in the development and establishment of strong state CASA/GAL organizations.
   » Provides intensive technical assistance and training to emerging and developing state organizations.
   » Works in collaboration with the Development teams to develop state funding strategies and other funding initiatives that support state-wide growth and state organization capacity building.
   » Works in partnership with the National CASA Legal & Advocacy unit to support advocacy strategies at the state level to ensure strong government relations and that the CASA program is recognized in state statutes.
   » Develops partnerships and formal and informal collaborations among strong state organizations and emerging and developing state organizations.
   » In those states without a state organization that desire to establish a state organization, works to develop a vehicle through which a state organization can be established.
   » Assists with state organizational assessments and conducts analysis of current state organizations.
   » Designs initiatives, programs and projects that strengthen state organizations and support state-wide growth.
   » In collaboration with other National CASA staff and state organization staff, develops customized plans to grow and strengthen individual states located on their needs.
   » Develops and maintains current resource materials pertinent to the needs of the state CASA/GAL organizations.
   » Works closely with other staff in identifying and meeting the special needs of state organizations/networks receiving grants and other resources through National CASA. Responsibilities may include participating in the development of grant applications, selection and evaluation process.
   » Conducts on-site monitoring of state organization grantees to review administrative, programmatic goals and financial elements of grant project implementation.
   » Develops written reports and technical assistance materials on issues of timely importance to state CASA/GAL organizations and networks.
   » Collaborates with State Directors on designing and implementing innovative practices, models, and ideas to strengthen the network of state CASA/GAL organizations.
   » Acts as team leader on all efforts related to strengthening state organizations. This may include overall coordination of project activities to assure that goals of the state initiative are accomplished.
   » Works in collaboration with other National CASA staff and network participants to revise the Standards for State Organizations.
   » Prepares reports of activities and accomplishments and other correspondence or documentation related to job activities as necessary.
   » Conducts on-site monitoring of state organization development grantees to review administrative, programmatic and financial elements of grant project implementation.
   » Other responsibilities as needed.

Abilities
To be prosperous in this position, the employee must:
   » Demonstrate practice with developing or starting non-profit organizations.
   » Demonstrate strong interpersonal expertise, sound judgment, and the capability to work independently as well as collaboratively internally and externally.
   » Demonstrate capability to embrace and exemplify organizational competencies and values.
   » Work well under pressure with deadlines and be skilled in prioritizing responsibilities.
   » Demonstrate a commitment to work collaboratively with all constituent groups, including staff, board members, volunteers, donors, state and local program staff, and other supporters.
   » Demonstrate a history of continuous improvement through professional development.
   » Become a steward and ambassador for the CASA/GAL mission and brand.

practice and Professional Appropriate qualifications:
   » 7+ years' practice in nonprofit managementor a related field, or the equivalent combination of education, training and practice that provides the required expertise, expertise and abilities to prosperously perform the job.
   » Master's degree in related field preferred; bachelor's degree with combination of training, education and practice that demonstrates the capability to prosperously perform the tasks of this position will also be considered.
   » Preference given to candidates with prior nonprofit leadership abilities practice or prior work in a membership network environment with a track record of success.
   » Demonstrated practice prosperously changing organizational cultures and working collaboratively in a highly visible environment with diverse groups and skill levels.
   » Strong organizational development background with expertise of and demonstrated practice in capacity building models and initiatives, organizational assessments, organizational development, governance, volunteer recruitment/retention, strategic planning and leadership abilities development.
   » Exceptional project management, prioritization and planning expertise with demonstrated success producing high quality deliverables on time and within budget.
   » Excellent strategic thinking expertise with the capability to operationalize concepts and transform ideas into action as well as apply research findings and data analysis to continuing program development.
   » Demonstrated evidence of excellent communication expertise, both verbal and written.
   » Working expertise of technology and software applications necessary to execute responsibilities of this position.
   » availability to travel as necessary (10-25% of the time).
   » Strong capability to approach tasks from a customer service orientation.
   » practice as a trainer/facilitator both in-person and online desired.

income and Benefits
National CASA offers a competitive base income, benefits, and generous paid leave. This is a full-time exempt position.

Organizational Values
Adaptcapability ◦ Collaboration ◦ Integrity ◦ Respect ◦ Quality ◦ Service ◦ Stewardship

National CASA is headquartered in Seattle, Washington, with a second office in Washington D.C. and is committed to an inclusive and welcoming workplace environment. National CASA is proud to have been recognized for Excellence in Workplace Flexibility by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, as one of Washington's Best Workplaces by the Puget Sound Business Journal, and as a Best Adoption Friendly Workplace by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. National CASA has been certified by the Standards for Excellence Institute for ethics and accountcapability in the nonprofit sector.

To apply: Send resume and cover letter to employment@casaforchildren.org with a subject line that reads Director of State Development.

NATIONAL COURT APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATE ASSOCIATION
100 WEST HARRISON, NORTH TOWER, SUITE 500, SEATTLE, WA 98119
www.CASAforChildren.org
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income:

Commensurate with practice

Posting Expiration Date:

7/21/2018

Application Process:

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