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CASA for Douglas County Mission Statement: Training, empowering, and inspiring volunteer advocates to improve the lives of abused and neglected children.
Reporting to the Executive Director, the Advocacy and Compliance Director is an integral part of the CASA team, responsible for leading CASA for Douglas County’s Advocacy team, in coordination with all other programmatic departments.
The Advocacy and Compliance Director will own all aspects of leading the Advocacy department towards success, including strategy development, day to day management and problem-solving, coaching, development, and modeling for team members, and promotion of cross-collaboration and best-practice capturing to create team-wide
efficiencies. The Advocacy and Compliance Director will lead and manage the execution of related strategic partnerships, initiatives, and community engagement projects that advance CASA’s mission. The Advocacy and Compliance Director will directly supervise the Advocacy Coordinators and Advocacy Specialist , and work
closely with CASA’s Volunteer Community Engagement team.
The Advocacy and Compliance Director will continue CASA’s track record of achieving a wide range of policy and advocacy goals.
• Develop and implement programs that provide services in accordance with CASA for Douglas County organizational mission and objectives.
• Responsible for supervising all Advocate Coordinators and Advocacy Intake Specialist.
• Actively seek out opportunities for new and current service delivery growth and expansion of the Advocacy program.
• Work with Finance Manager to develop budgets and monitor program budgets.
• Monitor effectiveness of programs and implement changes to ensure compliance with grant requirements and local, state, and national guidelines.
• Prepare statistics and status reports for programs.
• Serve as a liaison with community partners and serve on designated task forces.
• Develop and maintain relationships with members of organizations that provide funding.
• Interviewing, hiring, and coaching employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; evaluating performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving issues.
• Responsible for providing own transportation to meet with clients and other community providers.
● In partnership with the Executive Director, build a deep understanding of Child Welfare policies and the policy changes identified to advance permanency outcomes for families.
● In partnership with the Executive Director, set vision and strategy for deepening leadership of CASA for Douglas County’s active volunteers through advocacy actions.
● Define clear policy and leadership goals with the Volunteer Community Engagement team and execute a highly coordinated recruitment strategy, ensuring the growth of Volunteer Advocates knowledge base related to Child Welfare.
● Lead and support the development and dissemination of policy and advocacy resources materials. Assist the Executive Director in other advocacy matters as identified and assigned.
● Bachelor’s degree in human services field, public administration or business administration required;
● Minimum five to seven years of experience supervising in a social services environment, primarily in Child Welfare;
● CASA for Douglas County also strongly values the personal, lived experience of individuals from all backgrounds;
● Unwavering commitment to excellence and data-driven evaluation, and reporting;
● Experience leading successful advocacy initiatives;
● Ability to negotiate, forge consensus, resolve conflicts, and convene partners;
● Extensive experience with creating advocacy content, the development and execution of advocacy strategy, and management of projects;
● Engaging facilitator and presenter;
● A track record that demonstrates commitment to elevating children and family voices in advocacy tactics and strategies;
● Responsible for providing own transportation to meet with clients and other community providers.
● Ability to work a varied schedule;
● Maintain confidentiality standards of the organization;
● Commitment to the mission at CASA for Douglas County;
● Confidence, knowledge, and ability to tackle issues of race & equity both internally with their teams and externally with the system;
● Demonstrated experience with building systems and using data to manage others and evaluate success;
● Excellence in organizational management with the ability to build relationships and develop high-performing teams and set and achieve strategic objectives;
● Past success working with communities, with the ability to cultivate existing relationships and establish new relationships;
● Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders, partners, and cultures;
● Effective communicator with strong written and verbal skills as well as excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary program-management skills;
● Outstanding judgment and ability to work across diverse perspectives and groups;
● Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed.
Salary range for this role is $85k – $94k annually, dependent on qualifications and experience.
CASA for Douglas
County employees are offered full medical, dental, and vision benefits, 401(k) plan with 3% match, and flexible paid time off. Additionally, two remote days per week, and two weeks of paid Holiday break.
This position will be located out of the main office of CASA for Douglas County, 2412 St. Mary’s Ave., Omaha, NE 68105