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Chief Executive Officer

Employer
Atlanta Court Appointed Special Advocates, Inc.
Location
Atlanta, Georgia
Closing date
Aug 2, 2024

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Focus Areas
Human Services
Job Function
Executive / Senior Management
Position Type
Full Time

Atlanta CASA Chief Executive Officer 

Reports to: Board of Directors 

Effective: July 2024

POSITION SUMMARY

 The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is directly responsible for the overall operational and fiscal soundness of the organization.  The CEO oversees the recruitment, screening, training and supervision of community volunteers, appointed by the court to advocate for children who have been abused and neglected and are involved with the child welfare system.  The CEO will represent the organization among key stakeholders, including court, county, and nonprofits partners and facilitate effective relationships with all constituents, including volunteers , Board members, supporters, elected officials and advocates. This position operates under the general direction of the Atlanta CASA Board of Directors. 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Administration 
    • Assist the Board in the formation and implementation of strategic policies, procedures and activities, and provide coordination between the organization and the Board to execute Board requirements.
    • Evaluate recommended changes in policy and procedures on the basis of their effect upon current policy and/or program.
    • Present a clear picture of challenges facing the organization to the Board, including possible solutions to the problem.
    • Attend all board meetings .
    • Act as the official staff representative for Atlanta CASA ; give reports to the Board Chairperson and confer with other officers or committee chairs as necessary.
    • Preparation of agendas, worksheets and notices for workshops and/or training sessions for the Board.
    • Recruit, hire, train, and evaluate qualified professional staff and volunteers. 
    • Meet weekly with program staff: a) to discuss any activities & challenges involving volunteers, recruitment, training, screening, and supervision: b) to inform staff of all relevant activities of the organization, including relevant Board decisions impacting the staff.
    • Ensure that all employee policies are appropriate and in force.
    • Complete annual performance reviews and ensure that quarterly feedback is provided to all staff.
    • Oversee quality assurance efforts to ensure compliance with CASA standards.
    • Direct and engage with contractors (e.g. accountant, IT, etc) to ensure that daily operations run smoothly and in a timely manner.
  • Financial 
    • Assist board treasurer in preparing the annual budget.
    • Direct the implementation of the budget and ensure budgets are adhered to and reported on a monthly basis
    • Oversee the timely, accurate response to all funding opportunities to include grants, awards and other items
    • Approve all vouchers for accounts payable.
    • Review insurance policies and other employee benefits with the board of directors.
    • Coordinate and assist with audits annually and as directed 
  • Fundraising 
    • Identify and assist with the preparation of grant proposals as necessary and ensure proposals are submitted timely and accurately.
    • Provide timely and accurate reports and schedules to the Board for ongoing and new grants and other funding sources.
    • Seek opportunities for additional donations/funding and maximize funds available from foundations, grants, state and federal agencies, and individuals.
    • Develop written/verbal presentations to corporate sponsors when requested.
    • Provide leadership and assistance to the board on all fundraising and resource development activities.
  • Program 
    • Supervise and administer program policies and procedures ensuring approval by the Board of directors.
    • Provide program reporting and analysis updates to the Board and funding sources.
    • Remain knowledgeable of what programs are being implemented or considered by other CASA programs or agencies. 
    • Supervise and promote interagency cooperation among agencies, which deal with abused and neglected children.
    • Supervise the development and administration of professional education programs through workshops, seminars, and symposiums targeting volunteers and staff.
    • See that appropriate communication between CASA and court personnel, child welfare agencies and the legal community is maintained.
    • Oversee appropriate responses to all legislative and regulatory requests and ensure compliance at the highest standard for Georgia CASA programs.
  • Community and Publics Relations 
    • Oversee the execution of recruitment and awareness plans aimed at volunteer recruitment, donor solicitation, and general awareness.
    • Serve as liaison with other community human service organizations, as well as to state and national CASA offices.
    • Make presentations to corporate and community leaders, as well to newspaper, television and radio media.
    • Oversee social media accounts across multiple platforms ensuring timely and coordinated messaging to promote Atlanta CASA

 QUALIFICATIONS

  • MBA or Bachelor’s degree in Business or Public Administration with a minimum of three years related experience in administration of a volunteer, non-profit, or public service agency; or a Master’s or Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology or related area with requisite experience in administering an organization or division involved in human social services.
  • Strong skills in fiscal management, resource development and maintenance, agency and program planning, and public relations.
  • Experience working with volunteers.
  • Knowledge and understanding of child abuse and neglect, families in crisis, and other social services skills. 
  • Excellent organization, communication, interpersonal relationship, conflict resolution, time management and multitasking skills are required.
  • Meet or exceed annual expectations for children served, staff and volunteer retention and funding goals as set by the Board 

PREFERRED SKILLS 

  • Strong work ethic
  • Team players, self-starter, multi-tasker, and organized
  • Works well independently , good-great computer skills,  and detail oriented
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Great interpersonal skills
  • Views situations objectively and rationally
  • Follows and gives direction well

 Travel:  The CEO will travel both outside and within the state.  Travel expenses will be paid as authorized by the board of directors and in accordance with the budget. 

 LIMITATIONS AND DISCLAIMER

 The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position.

 All job requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.

 This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position, or the only projects that this position will be asked to work on. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties or project assignments requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws.

 Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the employee must possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. Continued employment remains on an “at-will” basis.

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