Piedmont Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), a nonprofit organization in Charlottesville, Virginia, seeks an energetic, empathic, and skilled leader to become its next President.
Reporting to the Board of Directors, the President serves as CASA’s Chief Executive Officer, and is responsible for the organization’s management and operation. As of 2020, this includes the oversight of Piedmont CASA’s approximately $1M budget and supervision of the eight full-time and two part-time staff members.
The President serves as the key institutional representative in the community and fosters meaningful collaborations, donor relationships, and community engagement. They are charged with working with the board to develop and execute the organizational vision, lead the legal and ethical fulfillment of the mission, and ensure adherence to the core values of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Duties include program oversight; fiscal affairs; fundraising and advancement; program evaluation; external communications and public relations; collaborations with community partners; recruitment and retention of staff; compliance with regulatory authorities, national standards, and contract and grant obligations; and implementing the organization’s strategic plans and initiatives.
The successful candidate will bring experience in a leadership position with a nonprofit or other organization, including experience with budget development and fiscal oversight. They will demonstrate success in fundraising and the ability to communicate with a diverse array of constituencies, including donors, volunteers, judges and other court personnel, child welfare and social service professionals, government officials, community coalitions, staff, and the media, and the general public. The ability to balance a broad and often deadline-driven portfolio of responsibilities is important, as is the ability to listen to, engage, mentor, and lead staff members in a meaningful and collaborative manner.
The successful candidate will care deeply about child advocacy and will demonstrate a strong commitment to anti-racism, diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Piedmont CASA has been a registered nonprofit organization in Virginia since 1995. As an organization, Piedmont CASA trains volunteers and professional staff to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children and youth, promoting and supporting safe, permanent and nurturing homes for these victims in the child welfare system, the community, and before the courts of the 16th Judicial District of Virginia. Piedmont CASA promotes awareness about child abuse and neglect through community education and outreach.
Please send a cover letter and resume by February 1, 2021 to PCASASearchCommittee@gmail.com Applying before the deadline will ensure full consideration of the application; the position is open until filled and applications will continue to be considered on an ongoing basis until hiring is complete.
The compensation for this role will be in the $80,000-$100,000 range, depending on experience.
Piedmont CASA is an equal opportunity employer. Piedmont CASA will not unlawfully discriminate against or harass any employee or applicant for employment or against any volunteer or applicant seeking to serve as a volunteer on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, or any other basis made illegal by the laws of the United States or the State of Virginia.
About Piedmont CASA
Piedmont Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), Inc. provides trained volunteers and professional staff to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children and youth, promoting and supporting safe, permanent and nurturing homes for these victims in the child welfare system, the community, and before the courts of the 16th Judicial District of Virginia. Piedmont CASA promotes awareness about child abuse and neglect through community education and outreach.