Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities 



CASA of New Jersey
Office Assistant – Part-Time

CASA of New Jersey is a nonprofit with a small staff -- but a HUGE mission: ensuring that CASA programs are established, expanded, and supported throughout New Jersey so that the thousands of children in out-of-home placement receive the services they need and move as quickly as possible to safe and permanent homes. The Administrative Assistant serves as the hub of all office activity and communication. This is not just a clerical position. This individual must be highly productive, dedicated to producing excellent work, constantly alert to the functioning of the office, planning ahead, identifying needed tasks, potential problems and better ways to achieve the goals of the organization, coordinating the implementation and ensuring completion of all office operations. This position requires an individual who enjoys people and who will put the achievement of CASA’s mission first.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Office Efficiency – Identify tasks needing attention, follow through to completion in order to provide the office with optimal effectiveness; Maintain supplies order as needed; Open and distribute mail to appropriate personnel; Produce outgoing correspondence, memoranda and other necessary paperwork for the Director, as requested; Perform varied and responsible clerical work (filing, copying, FAX, etc.); Perform varied and responsible clerical work (filing, copying, FAX, etc.)
  • Board Maintenance - Obtain, compile, and mail out documents making up the regular trustee packets, in preparation for the Board Meeting; Coordinate and schedule meetings as needed with Board members, committees and others; 
  • Training and Fund Raising Events - Assist in the organization and planning of training, recognition and fund raising events. (This includes the coordination of mailings, catering, set-up, and donor recognition etc.)
  • Statewide CASA Volunteer Back Ground Checks – Maintain all background child abuse registry information checks on volunteers statewide. Communicate with all programs in order to facilitate the process.

 EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
  • High school diploma; some college preferred
  • 2-3 years office assistant experience

QUALIFICATIONS
  •  The ability to establish good working relationships with others.
  • Dedication to achieving results in a timely manner and producing excellent work.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills; and excellent phone manners.
  • The ability to handle multiple tasks and work independently.
  • The ability to arrive to work on time and minimize absences.
  • Computer skills/knowledge – MS Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook.

Please send your resume and cover letter to: April Aaronson, april@casaofnj.org





CASA for Children of Bergen County 
Executive Director

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

The Executive Director is ultimately responsible for the overall management of the agency and all aspects of the agency’s operations. This primarily involves the supervision and coordination of a volunteer service program that provides advocacy services to abuse and neglected children living in foster homes or group homes. Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to, resource development and maintenance, community and public relations, agency and program planning, agency liaison to the board of directors, personnel management and fiscal management.


QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Candidates will demonstrate strong skills in fiscal management, resource development and maintenance, agency and program planning and public relations.
  • At least 5 years experience in relevant job, role and responsibilities.
  • Previous experience working with volunteers and knowledge and understanding of child abuse and neglect, families in crisis and other social services skills are given priority.
  • Advanced degree is preferred in public administration, nonprofit management, business, psychology, social work, law, sociology or other related field. Bachelor’s Degree is required.
  • Familiarity with donor databases and case management databases a plus.
  • Familiarity with Quickbooks a plus.

The Executive Director is hired by the Board of Trustees of the program and reports directly to the Board of Trustees

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Resource Development
  • Research and prepare grant proposals and other funding applications.
  • Develop and maintain a donor base for both monetary and non-monetary resources
  • Develop and maintain a donor tracking system
  • Work with board in any fundraising events or activities

Community and Public Relations
  • Coordinate public relations with the purpose of recruiting volunteers and increasing public awareness of the CASA program and its goals and activities
  • Develop and maintain relationships with all appropriate groups, agencies and organizations, and any and all other child advocacy agencies and community service organizations
  • Oversee release of press packets and news releases and follow-up of any media coverage
  • Approve all written public relations material printed by the agency
  • Be available for public speaking engagements

Agency and Program Planning
  • Meet weekly with program staff to determine and discuss any problems or plans involving volunteers (recruitment, training, screening and supervision), court staff, agency personnel or agency operations
  • Ensure all necessary forms are filed with the appropriate agency for permits, memberships, and licenses.
  • Prepare quarterly program reports
  • Keep Family Court and other child welfare agencies apprised of agency directives and activities
  • Oversee agency and program compliance with established policies and procedures and with National CASA and NJ Administrative Office of the Courts Standards
  • Develop, implement and maintain tracking systems for both volunteer and caseload files
  • Develop and initiate time-oriented strategic plans to establish agency goals collaboratively with the Board of Trustees
  • Attend and work with national and state CASA programs through conferences and meetings

Board of Trustees Liaison
  • Attend all board meetings
  • Oversee implementation of all board directives, policies and prcedures
  • Serve as liaison between board and agency staff
  • Keep board apprised of agency operations, changes, and problems
  • Monitor board/committee activities and attend committee meetings

Personnel Management
  • Hire and supervise administrative and management staff
  • Prepare yearly performance evaluations (oral and written) for all administrative and management staff
  • Staff Development

Fiscal Management
  • Manage day-to-day fiscal operations
  • Submit monthly and quarterly financial and narrative reports to grantors and state CASA agency
  • Review and approve all monthly and quarterly reports and documentation to substantiate those reports.
  • Assist in developing agency annual budget

EEO employer

Apply – Please email cover letter and resume to jobs@bergencasa.org and put “Executive Director” in the subject line.  



Passaic County CASA
Community Outreach Coordinator

This position presents a unique opportunity for an individual with the right motivation, background and skill set. While there are established goals and objectives and certain scheduling requirements, there is a tremendous amount of creative and scheduling flexibility. For the individual with the right experiences, this role can be part-time (minimum 20-25 hrs. week)

Consistent with the mission and values of Passaic County CASA for Children, the Community Outreach Coordinator will be primarily responsible for creating and executing a detailed plan to identify, engage and secure an increased number of qualified volunteers to serve as Court Appointed Special Advocates. In conjunction with their recruitment plan, the Outreach Coordinator will align all communication efforts to assist in identifying program improvements to increase volunteer retention and increase donor and partner revenues.

The Community Outreach Coordinator will achieve this through multiple outreach efforts and activities.

Responsibilities and Duties
  • Responsible for development, implementation and maintenance of Annual Recruitment Plan
  • Responsible for implementation of the organization communication plan
  • Researches and implements creative ways to market and promote the mission of Passaic     County CASA
  • Develop pro-active and innovative approaches to sourcing and educating interested persons  and companies about Passsaic County CASA
  • Pro-actively participates in recruiting potential volunteers outside of the CASA office.
  • Assists with the development of creative pieces that target potential volunteers. (Website,  postcards, direct mail pieces, flyers etc.).
  • Develops a standardized “soft-sell” recruitment approach that can be leveraged at all appropriate Passaic County CASA for Children special events.
  • Educates CASA staff in all tools and techniques that can assist in goal achievement
  • Coordinates all media activities including print, television and radio.
  • Creates and distributes material on various communication channels (newsletter, website,  social media)
  • Coordinates the Passaic County CASA Speakers Bureau and Ambassadors program. This includes speaker's training and securing speaking engagements.
  • Provides the Executive Director monthly progress reports on recruitment and public relations  Activities, including evaluating the impact of outreach and recruiting efforts.
  • Assists in developing agency goals.
  • Follows procedures as set out in the agency’s manual of policies and procedures.
  • Participates in the staff meetings, providing appropriate recruitment and public relations data and Information.

Requirements

Must have reliable transportation
Must be willing to submit to and pass multiple background checks

Qualifications/Skills
  • Undergraduate degree preferred. (combined education, work experience and results will be considered in lieu of degree)
  • 2-3 years experience in sales or marketing; to include Social Media marketing
  • Creative thinker with ability to develop innovative recruitment ideas and corresponding presentation materials
  • Collaborative influencing style
  • Measurable experience in initiating and building professional contacts
  • Experience leveraging contacts to identify opportunities for CASA presentations
  • Proven skills in organizing and managing information, events and meetings
  • Outstanding written and verbal skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Proven ability to speak to groups of all sizes
  • Proven experience in juggling multiple tasks and prioritizing deadlines
  • Needs to be confident, flexible and responsible
  • Solid computer skills (Microsoft Office), embraces technology, database experience a plus
  • Experience with marketing analytics; comfortable with identifying, gathering and leveraging data to inform decision making
  • Experience with a nonprofit and working with volunteers a plus
  • General knowledge of children services

Please apply via email to Resume@passaiccountycasa.org.

All applications must include a cover letter. Resumes without cover letter will not be considered.

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