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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:

State Director, Kansas CASA Association, Inc.

Job Summary

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 State Director is responsible for the routine operation and ongoing development of the Kansas CASA Association (KCA). The State Director is expected to keep the Board of Directors apprised of any concerns or issues that could potentially negatively affect the organization and retains the responsibility for the sound fiscal and programmatic management of the organization.

Responsibilities and Duties

1.      Program/Service Development

  • Serve as a liaison between local programs and the KCA Board of Directors in the development and/or implementation of CASA programs in Kansas.
  • Provide support and resources to counties that have interest in or are developing CASA programs.
  • Provide ongoing technical assistance and communication tools for established CASA programs.

2.      Resource Development

  • Work with the Financial Committee to develop an annual plan to meet the financial needs of the organization.
  • Work with the Board of Directors to create statewide funding opportunities for KCA.
  • Write and/or supervise grant proposals for KCA.

3.      Marketing and Public Relations

  • Help set statewide public relations and marketing goals and assist in meeting those goals. Goals should promote KCA membership and enhance the visibility of KCA.
  • Establish positive standard media and social media relations for CASA statewide.
  • Assure adequate and current program literature is available for distribution.
  • Ensure timely publication and distribution of the KCA newsletter.

4.      Public Policy and Legislative Advocacy

  • Work in partnership with local CASA programs to address public policy issues and engage in legislative education on behalf of abused and neglected children, balancing the need for the credibility of a unified state position with the needs of local organizations.
  • Maintain positive relations with other professional and social service groups, the state legislature, state agencies and other policymakers.
  • Serve on appropriate statewide committees and participate in statewide coalitions with similar missions.

5.      Direction of Internal Activities

  • Direct, supervise, and evaluate staff and volunteers/student interns.
  • Work with the Board President to prepare agendas and materials for meetings of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee.
  • Keep the Board of Directors, through the Board President, informed of policy or organizational problems as they arise.
  • Provide direction for the development of improved methods, systems, procedures, policies, and techniques to more effectively operate the organization, and provide a greater level of service to local CASA programs.
  • Implement and monitor annual goals in consultation with the Board of Directors and the President. Prepares and/or assists with the preparation of the Annual Report.

6.      Financial Management

  • Assist with development of recommended budget at the beginning of each fiscal year in consultation with the Finance Committee.
  • Monitor KCA program costs and maintain expenditures within approved budget
  • Supervise the receipt, processing and payment of bills.
  • Track expenditures and adherence to any requirements set forth by grantors.
  • Supervise the processing of donations received by KCA
  • Make a complete financial report to the membership at the annual meeting in coordination with the Treasurer.

7.   Meetings, Affiliations and Organizations

  • Attend board meetings and provide appropriate and thorough reports to the Board.
  • Participate or delegate participation in statewide meetings that further the interest of CASA and those served, including accepting appointments to committees and task forces.
  • Work cooperatively with Office of Judicial Administration and other statewide partners representatives.

8.   General - Performs other duties that may be required or assigned by the Board of Directors.

Qualifications and Skills

Requirements include a bachelor’s degree in public administration, social work, or a related field, strong leadership skills, and experience and a demonstrated record of successful fundraising. Individuals must have at least 2 years of supervisory experience with the ability to manage competing priorities with multiple deadlines, be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and Google products, flexible with the ability to work independently toward achieving goals and deliverables, and the ability to pay serious attention to organization, detail and accuracy. Further requirements include the ability to speak publicly to large audiences, conduct training sessions, competently speak to legislators, legislative committees, and other state-level partners, and experience in child welfare setting or as a CASA volunteer or supervisor. Must have reliable transportation and availability to travel periodically within Kansas and out of state. Successful completion of comprehensive criminal and child welfare background screenings required.

Send cover letter, vitae or resume, writing sample, and 3 professional references to apply@kansascasa.org. No phone calls, please.

Kansas CASA Association is an equal opportunity employer.  KCA prohibits discrimination or harassment of any kind and does not consider race, color, religion, gender identity, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or marital status in employment decisions.  It is our policy to maintain a non-discriminatory environment free from intimidation, harassment, or bias based upon these grounds.

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