Though we are largely a network of volunteers, our volunteers rely on staff members to support their hard work. Here are the current job opportunities at CASA programs in Kansas:
Kansas CASA Association (KCA) works to ensure that success of its member CASA agencies so that victims of child abuse and neglect in the court system have community Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers focused on their best interests. The Outreach Coordinator will facilitate strategies to increase awareness of CASA, support statewide volunteer recruitment efforts, and grow the donor base. This position is a part-time, 20 hours weekly position.
Responsibilities and Duties
The Outreach Coordinator will:
- Work directly with the state director to develop and implement a marketing strategy;
- Update website and execute web-based strategies to educate on the CASA role, encourage potential volunteer application, and grow the donor base;
- Develop recruitment materials to help strengthen capacity of the CASA network within Kansas and increase children served;
- Develop and implement a social media strategy to drive awareness and recruitment;
- Create and distribute a quarterly newsletter and identify other outreach strategies;
- Write content for website and social media;
- Assist in special projects aimed at developing skills of member CASA agencies.
Qualifications and Skills
Requirements include a bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in marketing, communications, or related field. Individuals must be able to travel from Emporia, KS to member agencies around the state. Occasional evening and weekend work required. Candidates must have capacity to work from home. Successful completion of comprehensive criminal and child welfare background screenings required.
Soft skills include ability to prioritize and manage multiple responsibilities, excellent written and oral communication skills, discipline to work from home, ability to work independently under general supervision, and exceptional skills and experience working with technology.
Must include cover letter, resume and references. Portfolio requested. Deadline for submission is May 24th. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, April 2019
OMNI is honored to be retained by Douglas County CASA in their search for an exceptional executive to lead the organization as Executive Director. This outstanding opportunity is available due to the retirement of the highly respected incumbent.
Since 1991, Douglas County CASA has provided comprehensive advocacy for abused and neglected children ages 0-18 in need of care under the protection of the court system. The program recruits, trains and supports citizen volunteers to investigate, facilitate, monitor, and mentor. Through compassion and commitment, these Court Appointed Special Advocates assist the organization in finding children safe, permanent, and loving homes.
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director provides leadership and development with all long-term strategic and operational planning, programs and fund development initiatives, including the consistent achievement of its mission and financial objectives. Key accountabilities include the following:
- Serve as the spokesperson of Douglas County CASA; working diligently to publicize and grow the organization and its mission through increased visibility, funding, and community engagement with the support of a strong Board, seasoned staff, and dedicated volunteers.
- Lead future growth of the organization by developing new financial resources to serve children waiting for a CASA assignment while managing the financial and operational health of the organization.
- Active engagement with the staff on the delivery of all services and programs, ensuring all compliance measures and best practices are followed.
- Oversee the implementation of personnel training and development to maintain an environment that fosters and retains top talent, including staff and volunteers.
- Demonstrated success in a leadership position within a similar size organization; prior nonprofit experience ideal.
- Coalition building skills with ability to communicate and work effectively with a variety of internal and external stakeholders to increase public and private support from multiple funding sources.
- Outstanding presentation and communication skills comfortable serving as lead spokesperson, relationship builder, and fundraiser.
- Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach staff, manage and develop high-performance teams and work closely with a volunteer Board of Directors.
- Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed leadership style.
- Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree preferred. Mission-driven with previous knowledge of child welfare system a plus.
We appreciate your suggestions or referrals to professionals who may have an interest in this outstanding opportunity. Formal interest accepted through the OMNI Executive Career Portal. Please direct all inquiries to:
OMNI Human Resource Management
Michelle Anderson, Vice President of Executive Search
913.653.8067 – email@example.com
OMNI and our clients are Equal Opportunity Employers and seek diversity in candidates for employment. EEO Employer W/M/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.
CASA of Shawnee County – Topeka, KS
CASA of Shawnee County located in Topeka, KS is searching for a passionate and qualified professional to serve as Executive Director of CASA of Shawnee County. CASA of Shawnee County, Inc. was incorporated on November 25, 1986 through many months of intense activity by a small group of individuals who believed a need existed for volunteers to advocate for children involved in the court system. By January 1987, the new organization was ready to train its first volunteers with the intent to utilize volunteers to advocate for the best interest of children and youth involved in the court system.
The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and is a full-time position. The ED is responsible for managing the day to day operations of the organization which adhere to the mission/vision of CASA of Shawnee County. This includes, but is not limited to the direction of administration, supervising the CASA team & Program Manager, program coordination, program development and evaluation, community education and relations, financial management, board relations, and general duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree, previous knowledge of child welfare system is a plus
- Minimum 3 years of experience in management (non-profit or profit)
- Basic understanding of Microsoft Office Suites programs
- Experience in Grant writing
- Ability to demonstrate a positive track record of upward mobility.
- Strong leadership, public relations and fundraising with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders at the organization, community and/or state level.
- Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach staff, manage and develop high-performance teams, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget.
- Ability to travel in city and some out of town meetings and conferences as needed
- Basic understanding of data base management and or statistical information gathering for grant reporting
- Good communication skills-in person and in writing
- Staff and or volunteer management experience
- Pass a background check and have transportation with liability insurance
- Ability to work with Board of Directors
Duties and Responsibilities
- Attend Board meetings to serve as program/staff liaison.
- Work with President and Vice-President to prepare agendas and materials for Board of Directors and Advisory Board meetings.
- Work with the Board to create strategic plans for the organization.
- Facilitate implementation of strategic initiatives.
- Expand local revenue generating (by preparing grant proposals, etc.) and fundraising activities to support existing program operations and future growth.
- Deepen and refine all aspects of communication – from web presence to marketing materials with the goal of creating a stronger brand and recruiting volunteers.
- Provide public presentations to civic, social, religious, and educational groups in collaboration with the Volunteer Recruiter.
- Review the National CASA and Office of Judicial Administration standards to ensure program compliance and update policies as needed.
- Establish internal program goals and oversee the development of programming to meet the goals.
- Oversee, gather and review program data and statistics for inclusion in grant reports and proposals.
- Oversee organization’s financials – accounts payable, accounts receivable, fund accounting, payroll and deposits.
- Assist in developing agency annual budget.
- Develop and oversee strategy for recruiting and maintaining volunteers.
- Hire, lead, and supervise high-performance administrative and management staff.