CASA of Humboldt (“CASA”) is located in Eureka, CA on the state’s northern coast. This 501(c)(3) non-profit organization serves foster care youth through advocacy and by providing
support and building community awareness.
CASA develops and sustains an active cohort of volunteer advocates in the local community
(Court Appointed Special Advocates). In addition to one-on-one advocacy in the court- system, these individuals are mentors, role models, and champions for “CASA-kids”. For children who have experienced abuse and neglect, these volunteers are supportive adults who provide much needed, stable relationships and help children do well, even when they
have faced significant trauma and hardship.
CASA’s operations are funded by a variety of sources including Title IV-E of the Social Security Act, California’s Victims of Crime Act funding (a.k.a. VOCA grant), foundations, private donors, community-based fundraising, and endowment funds.
About the Opportunity:
CASA’s former “legacy” Executive Director, Steve Volow, retired after serving 20+ years in the position. Currently, CASA is being co-led by two interim-Executive Directors who are both former long-term employees of the organization. CASA’s Board of Directors is now seeking a successor who is excited to help the organization grow and expand the community’s ability to serve children in need of advocacy.
Reporting to a seven-member Board of Directors, the next Executive Director will manage an operating budget of $350,000+ and lead the organization’s team of six-plus employees.
Driven by the mission of CASA, the Executive Director will be a strategic visionary who provides dynamic leadership and skillful management. The Executive Director will spearhead
the planning, funding, and operations of CASA and succeed in promoting its growth and community reach.
Leadership & Management
• 6+ years of combined experience, including significant accountability in all of the following areas:
Progressively increasing responsibility and professional management experience in a complex social-services organization, preferably within a non-profit focused on
child-welfare, social work, and/or legal/court systems
Past director-level or mid-level management experience in a community-based organization, preferably serving as the Executive Director or equivalent
Reporting to/serving on a non-profit Board of Directors in a role responsible for navigating or supporting an organization’s governance framework
• Demonstrated ability to:
Develop a vision and strategic plans that lead to growth toward an organization’s mission
Recognize trends and opportunities for change and address new challenges
Promote a collaborative work environment where members of the team are heard and given opportunities to learn and grow
Pursue mutually beneficial, outcome-oriented partnerships by embracing diverse internal and external stakeholders
Build and sustain an organizational culture of engagement and accountability
Be a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills
Adapt to change, responding to and managing crisis with a productive approach
Comply with complex legal, regulatory, and/or funding requirements
• Prior fiscal accountability for a budget of at least $350,000 ($500,000 and up preferred)
• Experience managing budgets for an organization that has multiple funding sources to meet budget needs, preferably including state and/or government funds in combination with private funds
• Demonstrated ability to: Simultaneously manage growth and control expenses Leverage and maximize resources and develop innovative solutions to manage potential short-falls
Resource Development, Public Relations, & Advocacy
• Experience cultivating and maintaining successful relationships, partnerships, and alliances with a wide variety of stakeholders including foundations, institutions, businesses, private donors, community volunteers, Board members, and other stakeholders.
• Skills and past experience articulating an organization’s mission and values in a
• Demonstrated success in leading fund development and marketing campaigns that
result in financial support
• Prior service as a public face of an organization
• Track-record of community- and/or state-level advocacy
Personality Traits and Skills
• Outstanding communicator (speaking, writing, listening, relating)
• Mature, confident, passionate
• Self-starting, quick-learner, resilient
• Ability to take risks and make tough decisions, flexible, creative
• Personable, supportive, helpful
• Honest, compassionate, encouraging
• Good judgement
Personality Traits and Skills (Continued)
• Emotionally intelligent
• Comfortable with feedback
• Sense of humor
Bachelor’s degree in a field relevant to the position specifications, Master’s degree preferred.
CASA offers a competitive salary and benefits package.
Salary range: $75,000 – $95,000
Benefits: 11 paid holidays, generous vacation and sick leave accruals, medical/dental/vision insurance (100% paid by organization), and retirement plan with discretionary employer match
CASA has engaged JMT Consulting to conduct this search on an exclusive basis. Please inquire confidentially to Jolene Thrash at [email protected]
Individuals interested in being considered as a candidate for the position should apply by emailing the following items to Jolene Thrash at [email protected]:
• Letter of interest and qualifications
• Brief bio
• Resume or curriculum vitae
Equal Opportunity Employment:
CASA of Humboldt (“CASA”) is an equal opportunity employer. CASA will not unlawfully discriminate against qualified applicants or employees with respect to any terms or conditions of employment based on race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, breast-feeding, gender identity, marital status, citizenship status, military or veteran status, genetic information, or other basis protect by applicable Federal and/or State law.