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POSITION TITLE: Executive Director-CASA of Effingham County


REPORTS TO: Board of Directors

Purpose of Position: The Executive Director will be responsible for planning and administering a program providing service to abused and neglected children involved in juvenile court proceedings in accordance with CASA’s stated goals. This position operates under the general direction of the agency’s Board of Directors. The Executive Director will be involved in and assist with the development, growth and expansion of the CASA Program.


General Administration:

Recommends policies to the Board and/or assists the Board in developing specific written, long and short-range plans for the development of agency programs and services. Insures implementation of policies adopted by the Board. Has chief administrative responsibility for public accountability of the agency, maintenance of the facilities and regular reporting to various bodies. Carries chief staff responsibility to ensure that legal obligations are met.


Financial Management:

Works with Board to prepare agencies budget and long term funding plans. Directs all financial operations of the agency and is accountable for the control of resources. Raises funds and stimulates the fund raising activities of others. Manages all agency grants, including compilation and submission of reports. Researches for new and changing funding opportunities throughout the state and nation.


Board Relations:

Assists in Board development. Maintains appropriate relations with the agency’s Board and various board committees. Keeps the Board informed as to agency programs and development. Administers an orientation and training program for the Board. Communicates with key Board members on projects.


Public Relations:

Interprets the function of the agency to the community through direct involvement and through public relations programs. Promotes the agency through personal contact, literature and the media.


Community Relations:

Maintains appropriate relations with other professional and social

service groups in the community. Serves as needed on the State CASA Board and other appropriate community committees. Follows and tracks human services changes in the community and state that could impact CASA’s work in collaboration with other agencies. Seeks opportunities to create community awareness of the abuse and neglect of children.


Program Development:

Oversees all program services of the agency to provide maximum

efficiency and effectiveness.


Human Resources:

Assists the Board in hiring, evaluating and terminating staff. Provides overall leadership, supervision and direction of staff and volunteers of the agency.


Other: Any other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors.

All other related duties necessary to accomplish the purpose and mission of the organization


Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree in Business, Public Administration, Social Work, Psychology, Criminal Justice or other relevant course of study with a minimum of three years of experience in an organization or division involved in human social services is required.

Candidates will demonstrate strong skills with resource development and maintenance, agency and program planning, public relations and fiscal management. Previous experience with the juvenile court system, volunteers, grant writing, and knowledge and understanding of child abuse and neglect, families in crisis and other social service skills are given priority. A successful candidate must have a valid driver’s license.


TO APPLY: Send resume, cover letter, and references to CASA Board President - Nichole Suckow - via email at


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