Position Available: Executive Director, CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Mercer and Burlington Counties (New Jersey)
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CASA of Mercer and Burlington Counties is seeking an Executive Director to oversee all aspects of the organization to meet its mission. CASA’s mission is to train and supervise community volunteers, appointed by the Family Court, to advocate for the best interests of children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse and/or neglect. The Executive Director will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the organization, ensuring that it operates efficiently and effectively to meet business goals. To meet these business goals, the Executive Director works closely with CASA staff, the Board of Trustees, trained volunteers, government officials and the public. There are currently 12 staff with direct reports. The Executive Director will work with these staff in our two locations in Ewing, NJ and Mt. Holly, NJ.
Executive Director Responsibilities
-Develop and implement strategic plans that meet business goals and objectives created in partnership with the Board of Trustees
-Identify current and future needs of Mercer and Burlington Counties Family Courts and abused and neglected children by establishing rapport with the courts, other state, local and private agencies serving abused and neglected children.
-Institute systems for sourcing, selection, orientation, training, supervision, performance, management, evaluation, placement, retention and release of volunteers and paid staff.
-Create a culture of transparency and communication throughout the organization
-Develop positive relationships with key stakeholders, including the Board of Trustees, trained volunteers and government agencies
-Proactively address challenges in the internal and external environment to protect the organization’s interests
-Develop and implement a sound fund development plan
Executive Director Qualifications and Skills
-Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline, Master’s degree preferred
-Minimum five years’ experience in a senior leadership role
-Demonstrated ability to develop and implement successful strategic plans
-Deep understanding of financial strategies and finance-related performance metrics
-Strong aptitude for verbal and written communication, presentation, and relationship development
-In-depth knowledge of best practices in management and governance