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Operations Manager, Legal Services

Seattle, WA

Casey Family Programs, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is the nation’s largest operating foundation focused on safely reducing the need for foster care and building Communities of Hope for children and families across America. Founded in 1966, we work in 50 states, the District of Columbia and two territories and with more than a dozen tribal nations to influence long-lasting improvements to the safety and success of children, families and the communities where they live. We value diversity and respect for individuals in the workplace.

Job Summary:
The Legal Operations Manager provides technical support and expertise for managing all projects on the Legal Team, as well as executing operational functions of the Legal Services team.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Assists with defining and implementing a Legal operations strategic plan and annual operating plan while respecting budgetary requirements.
  • Serves as primary point of contact for fielding general questions to the legal department and directs inquires to the appropriate staff member as necessary. Inquiries include general legal questions regarding contracts, private foundation matters, risk, records and compliance and general legal processes.
  • Centrally track all incoming work and provide project management for appropriate team members to respond and monitor. Centrally provide workflow management to the legal department. Provide technical support and project management support to all areas of the legal department. Will lead the development and maintenance of a matter tracking and management tool.
  • Manage legal department files and resources. Will lead the development and maintenance of a central filing system and a central location for all legal services resources. Responsible for maintaining records of contracts in Casey’s contract management system. Responsible for operational tasks related to records management.
  • In collaboration with legal department team members, help develop and implement metrics, as needed. Prepare regular weekly, monthly and quarterly reports, or ad hoc reports as requested by counsel.
  • Assists with updating legal department policies and procedures and any other documents needed for internal and external use.
  • Monitors and manages intellectual property including: copyright and trademark registrations and renewals, licensing of Casey materials to 3rd parties, publicity releases, requests for permission to use 3rd party materials, and standardizing copyright notices & acknowledgements.
  • Responsible for operational tasks associated with risk management such as running motor vehicle records checks and processing documentation relating to insurance coverage.
  • Assists with preparing presentation and training materials, tools and materials for Casey staff and other documents.
  • Build strong internal relationships with internal process owners.
Qualifications:
  • A successful candidate will bring expertise of new trends and technologies to the attention of counsel and applies appropriate improvements and changes to enhance the operations and outcomes of the group. Must be able to work efficiently and independently in a fast-paced environment, communicate clearly and effectively, manage high volumes of tasks and projects with little guidance, react with appropriate urgency to situations and events that require a quick response or turnaround, take effective action without knowing the whole picture, think creatively, exercise strong judgment, and be proactive in solving problems that affect customers. The candidate will also be customer-service oriented and have great attention to detail while still meeting tight deadlines, strong organizational skills, and the ability to easily switch gears. A high level of professionalism, integrity, and discretion in handling confidential information, as well as the ability to work well with people at all levels inside and outside the foundation, are essential.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required. Solid knowledge of software applications.
  • Excellent attention to detail and the ability to work independently and as a member of the team.
  • Bachelor’s Degree required, with some legal coursework or experience preferred. A minimum of four years of experience in program management, project management, complex operations management or complex administrative role. Familiarity with legal operations highly desirable.
  • Strong data analysis and process improvement skills, along with strong time management and organizational skills.
  • A strong sense of responsibility, initiative, a professional customer service attitude and approach, diplomacy and effective listening skills are crucial. Ability to exercise judgment to make sound decisions is a must.
  • Also required are experience in and a solid working knowledge of various software applications to create text documents, presentations, spreadsheets, and graphics (i.e. MS Office – Word, Excel, Outlook, SharePoint, PowerPoint, Tableau, etc.).
  • This is a regular full-time position that may require travel up to 15% of the time.
  • Ability to protect the confidentiality of sensitive information by learning and following all relevant policies and protocols and using sound judgment in the handling and sharing of that information.
  • Physical requirements include the ability to lift and reach for light objects; close visual acuity to prepare and analyze data, text, and figures; ability to type utilizing a computer keyboard; ability to travel to outside locations; and the ability to work at a computer for extended periods of time as a primary job function. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Driving on Casey business may require use of personal vehicle; adherence to vehicle safety guidelines and qualification for insurance is required.

Casey Family Programs is an equal opportunity employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resources at 206-282-3330 or hrod@casey.org.

Office Administrator

Oakland, CA

Casey Family Programs, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is the nation’s largest operating foundation focused on safely reducing the need for foster care and building Communities of Hope for children and families across America. Founded in 1966, we work in 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico to influence long-lasting improvements to the safety and success of children, families and the communities where they live. We value diversity and respect for individuals in the workplace.

Job Summary:
The Office Administrator is responsible for management of the day to day administrative functions of a Field Office. Designs, implements and oversees effective and efficient administrative processes and partners with the Field Office Management team and with other Casey work units to ensure compliance with applicable laws, local regulatory requirements, Casey policies/procedures and Council on Accreditation standards. This position provides support to the Senior and Directors to accomplish Field Office and Systems Improvement objectives, directly supervises Field Office administrative staff. Responsible for the management of the Field Office physical plant to both protect Casey’s investment and to ensure it is a safe and welcoming environment for youth, families and community partners.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Oversees and manages the full range of administrative business functions including developing and maintaining processes and procedures for financial management (employee expenses, payment authorizations, vouchers, credit cards, etc), contract administration, payroll, records retention, and other office operations. Ensures the Field Office is in compliance with applicable guidelines, regulations, Child Placing Agency (CPA) licensure, and deadlines. Responds to incoming inquiries on a wide variety of issues and works extensively with HQ support units to complete work processes and ensure resolution and timely completion of projects. 35%
  • Supervises the Field Office Administrative Assistants and other administrative staff as assigned. Establishes performance expectations, assigns, manages and balances tasks and projects, and manages outcomes. Reviews/approves work, providing feedback and coaching, and ensures opportunities for professional development and growth of supervisees. Provides leadership to administrative staff to promote quality interactions and support to youth and families receiving services and to clinical staff providing services. Utilizes effective conflict resolution and de-escalation skills as needed. 20%
  • Works closely with Senior Director in development of the Field Office business plan and leads the preparation, forecasting and ongoing monitoring of the field office budget. Analyzes monthly budget reports, completes the Monthly Spending Analysis (MSA) and spending reports to ensure accuracy and accountability and submits to Senior Director for review and approval. 20%
  • Responsible for maintenance of Field Office personnel records to ensure compliance with state/county, Casey and Council on Accreditation requirements. Tracks and oversees staff compliance with Casey and state requirements, including training. Responsible for management and documentation of all hiring and personnel changes. 10%
  • Manages projects and coordinates events in conjunction with Casey staff and external partners and collaborators. Provides leadership and oversight of organization and delegation of duties for community and collaborative events. Provides organizational and administrative support to Senior and Directors in Systems Improvement jurisdictional work. Performs SI activities as assigned, such as teaching, scribing for meetings to others. 10%
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 5%
Qualifications:
  • A college degree and 5 years of relevant office management experience, including 2 years of supervision responsibilities, is required. Working experience in a similar role may be substituted for a degree.
  • Experience in office management, budgeting, project management, and personnel management is necessary.
  • The ability to lead and collaborate with a team of professionals at all levels within Casey and within the local community is required.
  • Strong skills in organization, critical thinking, effective written and verbal communications, listening and ability to balance assertiveness and diplomacy are needed.
  • A broad knowledge of computer software is required. Advanced skills in the Microsoft Office suite are desired.
  • Proven success in working in a diverse, multi-cultural environment is required.
  • Ability to protect the confidentiality of sensitive information by learning and following all relevant policies and protocols and using sound judgment in the handling and sharing of that information.
  • Physical requirements include the ability to lift and reach for light objects; close visual acuity to prepare and analyze data, text, and figures; ability to type utilizing a computer keyboard; ability to travel to outside locations; and the ability to work at a computer for extended periods of time as a primary job function. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Local travel as well as occasional out of town travel may be required. Driving on Casey business may require use of personal vehicle; adherence to vehicle safety guidelines and qualification for insurance is required.

Casey Family Programs is an equal opportunity employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resources at 206-378-4699 or hrod@casey.org.

Social Worker - Bay Area Field Office

Oakland, CA

Casey Family Programs, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is a national operating foundation focused on safely reducing the need for foster care and building Communities of Hope for children and families across America. We believe in the intrinsic dignity and value of every person. We strive for fairness and justice in the way people are treated and the opportunities they have to succeed by addressing racism, unequal treatment and other barriers to inclusion.

Job Summary:
The Social Worker is primarily responsible for the coordination and delivery of services to youth, young adults and families who are in the child welfare system, have been involved with the child welfare system or are at risk of entering the child welfare system. The service interventions designed by the Social Worker result in safety and improved outcomes in permanency and well being which impact reduction of entry into foster care, reduction of length of stay in foster care and increased exits foster care. In collaboration with field office staff, this position assists in assuring that the CFS workforce is focused on achieving organizational goals through their direct practice and consultation roles. The Social Worker provides clinical case management and works closely with public child welfare system staff, supervisors and court personnel to identify and mitigate barriers to timely permanency. The Social Worker is on call 24 hours per day, subject to each field office’s mode of ensuring coverage.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provides case management services for youth, young adults and families on assigned caseload, in accordance Casey practice standards, local regulatory requirements and accreditation standards. This includes clinical assessment of individual and family safety/functioning/needs; assessing and identifying pathways and barriers to legal and relational permanency; arranging for supportive/ameliorative services that address permanency and well being needs; and working effectively with the local child welfare jurisdiction to achieve the identified outcomes. Makes assessment of need for relevant services and coordinates with vendors the securing of services and as appropriate provides initial review and approval of invoices and reports against allocated budgets. Complies with all documentation requirements for internal and external audits of case records and documents work to inform best practice in expediting permanency in foster care. 35%

  • Responsible for guiding the process towards permanency and improved well being by engaging all stakeholders in the development and implementation of case goals and service strategies to meet those goals. This is achieved through development of effective, intensive relationships with clients, collaterals, public system workers and supervisors, members of the judiciary and community service providers that are goal directed and informed by the mutually developed case goals and includes arrangement and facilitation of regular extended team meetings. Implementation of service strategies requires application of clinical knowledge related to mental health, Family Group Decision Making, family finding and birth family engagement as well as specialized knowledge in promotion of positive outcomes in permanency, education, employment and an ability to maximize community supports and resources. Permanency focused work includes engagement of birth parents for reunification, relative and non-related caregivers for adoption/guardianship and identification of needed post permanency support to ensure stability and longevity of legal and relational permanence. In collaboration with Family Engagement Liaison, coordinates, determines appropriate plan and implements the selected Family Group Conferencing (FGC) plans. Adds to FGC capacity in Field Office by conducting FGCs as part of overall work assignment. 30%

  • Collaborates with field office leadership and staff to coordinate teaming activities to expedite improved outcomes for all clients served and to support a continuous learning environment. This includes participation in clinical staffing processes as both recipient and contributor to case review, partnering with field office staff to ensure that clients are effectively served through the life of the case and actively engaging in ongoing learning activities. Participates in staff meetings to assess referrals/resource families, analyze data to inform practice/program improvements and identify process improvement to ensure field office goals are met. 20%

  • May consult, teach, facilitate groups, and otherwise assist in the advancement of learning of targeted youth, professionals, and families. Provides expertise to external partners through Systems Improvement efforts such as Permanency Roundtables in jurisdictions around the country to promote improved permanency outcomes. Serves, by appointment, on various Casey work committees or task forces. 10%

  • Other duties as assigned 5%

Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in Social Work or Master’s Degree in an area of study focusing on direct practice in child welfare that includes a clinical internship or practicum.
  • Five years of professional child welfare social service experience, two years of which must have been at the advanced level, is also required.
  • Broad knowledge of social work practice and clinical theory, including diagnostic and treatment skills in family systems approach, is essential.
  • Expertise in the areas of permanency, improved well-being outcomes for youth in care, and family engagement, community supports and evidenced based and promising practices aimed at strengthening families and ensuring child safety required. Clinical expertise in the area of family systems and knowledge in the areas of substance abuse, mental health and domestic violence necessary.
  • Proficient with MS Office (Word, Excel, SharePoint, Outlook) as well as electronic case management systems required.
  • Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills are critical for this position.
  • Workplace practices at Casey Family Programs encourage respect for diversity and individual differences.
  • Ability to protect the confidentiality of sensitive information by learning and following all relevant policies and protocols and using sound judgment in the handling and sharing of that information.
  • Physical requirements include the ability to lift and reach for light objects; close visual acuity to prepare and analyze data, text, and figures; ability to type utilizing a computer keyboard; ability to travel to outside locations; and the ability to work at a computer for extended periods of time as a primary job function. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Local travel required for home visits, meetings with families, and other regularly meetings as well as occasional out of town travel are required. Driving on Casey business may require use of personal vehicle; adherence to vehicle safety guidelines and qualification for insurance is required.

Casey Family Programs is an equal opportunity employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resources at 206-378-4699 or hrod@casey.org.

Director - Data Driven Practice

Seattle, WA

Casey Family Programs, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is the nation’s largest operating foundation focused on safely reducing the need for foster care and building Communities of Hope for children and families across America. Founded in 1966, we work in 50 states, the District of Columbia and two territories and with more than a dozen tribal nations to influence long-lasting improvements to the safety and success of children, families and the communities where they live. We value diversity and respect for individuals in the workplace.

Job Summary:
The Director of Data Advocacy – Data Driven Management and Consulting has primary responsibility for leading the data-related consultation work for the Systems Improvement Unit. This individual will be responsible for implementing strategies to transform data into policy-relevant information and will work with Casey staff and child and family welfare agencies to identify areas where information is most needed to guide policy-relevant change in support of Casey’s short and long term objectives.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Lead analyses of available state child and family welfare agency data to guide policy improvements and to evaluate systems improvement work. 20%
  • Develop and maintain relationships with state partners to facilitate regular data and information sharing, including Adoption & Foster Care Analysis & Reporting (AFCARS), National Child Abuse & Neglect Data System (NCANDS), and National Youth in Transition Database (NYTD). 15%
  • Lead work with state child and family welfare agency staff to modify/refine data collection practices to support on-going continuous quality improvement, including training and Quality Improvement (QI) system development. 10%
  • Oversee and lead data analysis and report writing with appropriate level of statistical detail for given audiences, including policy makers, state child and family welfare agency personnel, practitioners and CFP staff. 10%
  • Participate, with Strategic Consulting and Field Office teams, in effort to grow capacity of state partners to absorb and be informed by best practices and innovations. 10%
  • Lead efforts to build use of effective dashboards and reports by public child welfare leadership, including creating opportunities to learn and share innovations across jurisdictions. 10%
  • Lead national conversations around the improvement of federal and state QI and mandated data collection efforts and advance efforts to improve the effectiveness of national and state performance measures. 10%
  • Work with national and state partners, including courts, to improve their use of data and to encourage collaboration, innovative data solutions, and data driven practice and policy. 10%
  • Other duties as assigned. 5%
Qualifications:
  • Masters degree in Social Work, Public Administration or other closely related field required, plus ten years experience in applied social science research.
  • Knowledge of research methods and intermediate statistical analyses required.
  • Proven knowledge of and familiarity with child and family social services and state and tribal systems and their associated data collection and reporting requirements are required.
  • Technical skills: Proficiency with SPSS, Microsoft Word, Tableau. and Excel is required; familiarity with ArcView and Microsoft Access is desirable. Demonstrated ability to learn other pertinent software programs as required.
  • Demonstrated experience in social science research and continuous quality improvement.
  • Demonstrated ability work in a deadline-driven environment. This includes managing multiple tasks and deadlines and moving work forward in a timely manner, preparing work plans, delegating tasks, overseeing follow-through, and keeping supervisor informed of project(s) work plan.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills are required, along with excellent negotiating and listening skills. (Writing samples required).
  • Demonstrated skills in report writing for a variety of audiences including policy makers, state child and family welfare agency personnel and practitioners. Ability to develop graphical displays of data and to translate findings into practice implications.
  • Demonstrated leadership and innovation necessary to define a vision for the evaluative work of the Systems Improvement Unit.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team, sharing tasks as necessary, both as a team leader and as a team member.
  • Workplace practices at Casey Family Programs encourage respect for diversity and individual differences.
  • Travel required as much as 50 percent of time.
  • Ability to protect the confidentiality of sensitive information by learning and following all relevant policies and protocols and using sound judgment in the handling and sharing of that information.
  • Physical requirements include the ability to lift and reach for light objects; close visual acuity to prepare and analyze data, text, and figures; ability to type utilizing a computer keyboard; ability to travel to outside locations; and the ability to work at a computer for extended periods of time as a primary job function.
  • Driving on Casey business may require use of personal vehicle; adherence to vehicle safety guidelines and qualification for insurance is required.

Sr. Director, Systems Improvement Data

Location Negotiable,

Casey Family Programs, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is the nation’s largest operating foundation focused on safely reducing the need for foster care and building Communities of Hope for children and families across America. Founded in 1966, we work in 50 states, the District of Columbia and two territories and with more than a dozen tribal nations to influence long-lasting improvements to the safety and success of children, families and the communities where they live. We value diversity and respect for individuals in the workplace.

Job Summary:
The Senior Director, SI Data leads the Data Advocacy Team in the creation, implementation and management of the Data Advocacy work both to analyze and track for CFP the progress being made in jurisdictions based upon the data they provide or that is available publically, and to also provide intensive consultation and technical assistance to jurisdictions and CFP direct service units (CFP field offices and Strategic Consulting teams) in order to develop their data capacity and usage to drive system change for improved outcomes for youth and families. The team works across Casey and with jurisdictions directly to collaborate in defining key data points and measures to evaluate the functioning of child welfare or related systems and the specific work efforts they are engaged in. The success of the role is measured by the ability of the Strategic Consultants to engage in meaningful dialogue around the work based on current data analysis and trends that help drive data informed decisions on system design and change. Also, success is measured by the ability of jurisdictional and partners to increase their capacity in the use of data directly to drive decisions that improve outcomes for the families they serve.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and provide leadership for work around data access and analysis as well as helping to build data capacity and understanding that supports CFS field offices and operations, strategic consultants and other CFP work units, including expansion the data usage and analysis across the foundation. 30%
  • Build the data advocacy team and integrating the two previous teams of SI Data and CFS Data to create one data advocacy team. Assist data advocacy team staff to provide and directly provide strategic consultation around data analysis and how to develop data knowledge and capacity to support joint work efforts to achieve 2020 outcomes. 25%
  • Providing direction and leadership to outcome development and measurement internally and externally in our work. 15%
  • Identify and seek out new data development, analysis and support opportunities to meet the needs of helping CFP achieve our 2020 vision and beyond. This includes work internally and also with jurisdictions around data collection and management systems. Provides regular data reports to guide the work of Operating Committee (OC), Systems Iprovement Leadership Team (SILT) and CFS. 15%
  • Make recommendations for the budget allocations for data related activities and provides data to shape budget recommendations of all our investments, and oversees the spending of the data agreements engaged in for our work. 10%
  • Other duties as assigned. 5%

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Human Services, Business, Public Administration or a related field is required.
  • A minimum of ten years recent progressive management experience in a public child welfare system, including at least two years at a senior level.
  • Proven ability to lead and coordinate a team of independent director and advisors.
  • Demonstrated experience to integrate across different Casey teams and develop data capacity to meet the organizational needs.
  • Demonstrated high level of organizational skills including the capacity to set priorities and work to deadlines.
  • Knowledge of key national experts in the data and research/evaluation field and ability to develop and maintain strong relationship with these experts and leaders of jurisdictions and key partners.
  • Demonstrated data and project management experience, including record keeping, preparation of proposals; knowledge of contractual agreements; and ability to analyze data and report findings.
  • A high level of interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide leadership to a team during periods of organizational change and to develop a new team or help existing teams become one.
  • Ability to protect the confidentiality of sensitive information by learning and following all relevant policies and protocols and using sound judgment in the handling and sharing of that information.

Social Worker - Austin

Austin, TX

Casey Family Programs, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is the nation’s largest operating foundation focused on safely reducing the need for foster care and building Communities of Hope for children and families across America. Founded in 1966, we work in 50 states, the District of Columbia and two territories and with more than a dozen tribal nations to influence long-lasting improvements to the safety and success of children, families and the communities where they live. We value diversity and respect for individuals in the workplace.

Job Summary:
The Social Worker is primarily responsible for the coordination and delivery of services to youth, young adults and families who are in the child welfare system, have been involved with the child welfare system or are at risk of entering the child welfare system. The service interventions designed by the Social Worker result in safety and improved outcomes in permanency and well being which impact reduction of entry into foster care, reduction of length of stay in foster care and increased exits foster care. In collaboration with field office staff, this position assists in assuring that the CFS workforce is focused on achieving organizational goals through their direct practice and consultation roles. The Social Worker provides clinical case management and works closely with public child welfare system staff, supervisors and court personnel to identify and mitigate barriers to timely permanency. The Social Worker is on call 24 hours per day, subject to each field office’s mode of ensuring coverage.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provides case management services for youth, young adults and families on assigned caseload, in accordance Casey practice standards, local regulatory requirements and accreditation standards. This includes clinical assessment of individual and family safety/functioning/needs; assessing and identifying pathways and barriers to legal and relational permanency; arranging for supportive/ameliorative services that address permanency and well being needs; and working effectively with the local child welfare jurisdiction to achieve the identified outcomes. Makes assessment of need for relevant services and coordinates with vendors the securing of services and as appropriate provides initial review and approval of invoices and reports against allocated budgets. Complies with all documentation requirements for internal and external audits of case records and documents work to inform best practice in expediting permanency in foster care. 35%

  • Responsible for guiding the process towards permanency and improved well being by engaging all stakeholders in the development and implementation of case goals and service strategies to meet those goals. This is achieved through development of effective, intensive relationships with clients, collaterals, public system workers and supervisors, members of the judiciary and community service providers that are goal directed and informed by the mutually developed case goals and includes arrangement and facilitation of regular extended team meetings. Implementation of service strategies requires application of clinical knowledge related to mental health, Family Group Decision Making, family finding and birth family engagement as well as specialized knowledge in promotion of positive outcomes in permanency, education, employment and an ability to maximize community supports and resources. Permanency focused work includes engagement of birth parents for reunification, relative and non-related caregivers for adoption/guardianship and identification of needed post permanency support to ensure stability and longevity of legal and relational permanence. In collaboration with Family Engagement Liaison, coordinates, determines appropriate plan and implements the selected Family Group Conferencing (FGC) plans. Adds to FGC capacity in Field Office by conducting FGCs as part of overall work assignment. 30%

  • Collaborates with field office leadership and staff to coordinate teaming activities to expedite improved outcomes for all clients served and to support a continuous learning environment. This includes participation in clinical staffing processes as both recipient and contributor to case review, partnering with field office staff to ensure that clients are effectively served through the life of the case and actively engaging in ongoing learning activities. Participates in staff meetings to assess referrals/resource families, analyze data to inform practice/program improvements and identify process improvement to ensure field office goals are met. 20%

  • May consult, teach, facilitate groups, and otherwise assist in the advancement of learning of targeted youth, professionals, and families. Provides expertise to external partners through Systems Improvement efforts such as Permanency Roundtables in jurisdictions around the country to promote improved permanency outcomes. Serves, by appointment, on various Casey work committees or task forces. 10%

  • Other duties as assigned 5%

Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in Social Work or Master’s Degree in an area of study focusing on direct practice in child welfare that includes a clinical internship or practicum.
  • Five years of professional child welfare social service experience, two years of which must have been at the advanced level, is also required.
  • Broad knowledge of social work practice and clinical theory, including diagnostic and treatment skills in family systems approach, is essential.
  • Expertise in the areas of permanency, improved well-being outcomes for youth in care, and family engagement, community supports and evidenced based and promising practices aimed at strengthening families and ensuring child safety required. Clinical expertise in the area of family systems and knowledge in the areas of substance abuse, mental health and domestic violence necessary.
  • Proficient with MS Office (Word, Excel, SharePoint, Outlook) as well as electronic case management systems required.
  • Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills are critical for this position.
  • Workplace practices at Casey Family Programs encourage respect for diversity and individual differences.
  • Bilingual Spanish speaking applicants preferred.
  • Ability to protect the confidentiality of sensitive information by learning and following all relevant policies and protocols and using sound judgment in the handling and sharing of that information.
  • Physical requirements include the ability to lift and reach for light objects; close visual acuity to prepare and analyze data, text, and figures; ability to type utilizing a computer keyboard; ability to travel to outside locations; and the ability to work at a computer for extended periods of time as a primary job function. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Local travel required for home visits, meetings with families, and other regularly meetings as well as occasional out of town travel are required. Driving on Casey business may require use of personal vehicle; adherence to vehicle safety guidelines and qualification for insurance is required.

Casey Family Programs is an equal opportunity employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resources at 206-282-3330 or hrod@casey.org.

Kinship Navigator

Oakland, CA

Casey Family Programs, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is the nation’s largest operating foundation focused on safely reducing the need for foster care and building Communities of Hope for children and families across America. Founded in 1966, we work in 50 states, the District of Columbia and two territories and with more than a dozen tribal nations to influence long-lasting improvements to the safety and success of children, families and the communities where they live. We value diversity and respect for individuals in the workplace. We honor the unique culture of each youth and family, including racial and ethnic identity, sexual orientation and gender identity expression, and religious or spiritual beliefs. We strive to safeguard the dignity and protect the rights of each family and youth we serve.

Job Summary: The Kinship Navigator position is primarily responsible for providing birth parents and kinship caregivers supports in the areas of system navigation, community resources and advocacy for the achievement of youth and family safety, permanency and well-being. This position works in partnership with the social worker and multidisciplinary team to engage in system improvement efforts that enhance natural resources and community connections for families involved in or at risk of entering the child welfare system.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Provides direct service to birth parents, kinship caregivers and their children receiving services from Casey Family Programs through strategic assessments, advocacy and system navigation and the development of individualized community support plans, strengthening support networks as appropriate. In partnership with the social worker and multidisciplinary team, helps assess the day-to-day basic needs and strengths of families to inform action plan goals that are culturally responsive, trauma and healing informed and family friendly related to improved well-being, inclusive of safety and permanency. Conducts home and community based visits with families. 30%
  • Coaches youth and caregivers, including birth parents, kin and resource families, to navigate systems that influence or govern their safety, permanency and well-being outcomes. Provides technical assistance, participates in multidisciplinary teams, trains and coaches on trauma and healing informed care, culturally responsive services and community and natural supports as well as advocacy and system navigation for families. Coordinates and leads support groups, family education sessions, advisory groups, afterschool activities and events, volunteer events, vocational field trips and family events. 20%
  • Identifies local programs and services and develops linkages between community programs for services such as caregiver support groups, respite care, tutoring, afterschool activities, legal assistance, housing and food services and Casey Family Programs. Assesses relevant services, in partnership with the multidisciplinary team, coordinates with vendors the securing of services, and as appropriate provides initial review and approval of invoices and reports against allocated budgets. Also maintains up to date mailing list of Kinship families, family resources and trainings for caregivers and develops a periodic newsletter to share information with the community about available services. 20%
  • Collaborates with full field office team to coordinate process improvement activities to expedite improved outcomes for all youth and families served and to ensure field office goals are met in a continuous learning environment. This includes participation in clinical staffing processes as both recipient and contributor to case reviews, collaborating with field office staff to ensure that youth and families are effectively and actively engaging in ongoing learning activities. Working to understand how cultural differences play a role in our communication, supervisory and management styles, and our work with youth and families, colleagues and partners. Participating in staff meetings to assess referrals, analyze data to inform practice/program improvements, including work to mitigate the disproportionate representations and disparity of outcomes of youth and families of color. 15%
  • May participate in local, state, tribal and other system improvement forums to assist in the development and implementation of new programs and services based on emerging and proven best practice. Partners with Systems Improvement in efforts around the country to demonstrate practices that improve safety, permanency and well-being outcomes of youth and families. Serves, by appointment, on various Casey work committees or task forces. 10%
  • Other duties as assigned. 5%
Qualifications:
  • High school diploma or equivalent and personal experience navigating the child welfare system and training, coaching and/or serving, as a mentor to other families is required. Knowledge of the child welfare system, community resources for caregivers, basic technology skills and a demonstrated respect for multicultural approaches is required.
  • The candidate must also have demonstrated skills in collaboratively working as a part of a team and working directly providing consultation and advocacy on behalf of youth and families with schools, government and/or community agencies.
  • Experience working with and supporting the development of youth that are identified as having been drug exposed, experienced emotional and/or physical trauma, or are developmentally challenged is highly desired.
  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills are important for this position.
  • Experience working in or with state, county and other government agencies is preferred.
  • Experience with MS Office (Word, Excel and Outlook) is preferred.

Financial Analyst

Seattle, WA

Casey Family Programs, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is the nation’s largest operating foundation focused on safely reducing the need for foster care and building Communities of Hope for children and families across America. Founded in 1966, we work in 50 states, the District of Columbia and two territories and with more than a dozen tribal nations to influence long-lasting improvements to the safety and success of children, families and the communities where they live. We value diversity and respect for individuals in the workplace.

Job Summary:
The Financial Analyst is responsible for leading the planning, development and implementation of all activities related to operational planning and budget development for the organization. The Financial Analyst leads and supports the development, implementation and analytical review of financial performance processes and procedures for the organization. The Financial Analyst interacts with all levels of the organization to ensure that activities related to operational planning and budgeting are developed and implemented; support decision-making at all levels of the organization, and are consistent with organization objectives.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Manages the process to ensure that planning and budget systems, processes, and procedures are in place and that ongoing analysis of financial operations is completed in a timely manner for all levels of management reviews. 35%
  • Maintains documentation and determines reporting requirements for data collection and operation review purposes. Ensures that data collection activities are consistent with requirements of management. Adheres to deadlines for complete and accurate reporting as required. 20%
  • Prepares analysis and forecasts of key data (financial data, performance measurements and outcomes). Analyzes, interprets and communicates results and variances to management. 15%
  • Provides strategic analysis, consultation and direction to other units on financial topics necessary to meet organization standards and procedures during the annual planning and budget process and throughout the budget cycle. 10%
  • Communicates effectively with others and coordinates work with other work groups or teams that may influence work products and outcomes to achieve organizational goals. Provides professional, helpful and timely customer support for financial reporting and budgeting/planning tools. 10%
  • Works independently on assigned projects and in other areas within CFP. 10%
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or other business-related degree is required with a minimum of three to four years experience as a Financial Analyst in a public or private setting.
  • Proven ability to provide leadership in activities related to operational planning and budget development, including the implementation of financial systems, performance processes and procedures for the organization.
    • Demonstrated experience in developing and maintaining quality systems.
    • Demonstrated ability to provide leadership to a team during periods of organizational change.
  • Demonstrated commitment to customer service and continuous quality improvement.
  • Demonstrated high level of organizational skills and attention to detail, including the capacity to set priorities and work to deadlines.
  • Proven ability to exercise sound judgment in complex decision making. Demonstrated highly refined analytical and problem solving skills, including the ability to communicate financial data to non-financial audiences, and obtain and interpret information to make specific recommendations.
  • Advanced computer skills, including proficiency in MS Office (Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook) are required. Experience with Great Plains and Enterprise Reporting, including XL Reporter, is highly desired.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing. Proven ability to collaborate effectively with a team of professionals.
  • Ability to protect the confidentiality of sensitive information by learning and following all relevant policies and protocols and using sound judgment in the handling and sharing of that information.
  • Physical requirements include the ability to lift and reach for light objects; close visual acuity to prepare and analyze data, text, and figures; ability to type utilizing a computer keyboard; ability to travel to outside locations; and the ability to work at a computer for extended periods of time as a primary job function. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Local travel as well as occasional out of town travel may be required. Driving on Casey business may require use of personal vehicle; adherence to vehicle safety guidelines and qualification for insurance is required.

Administrative Specialist

Seattle, WA

Casey Family Programs, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is the nation’s largest operating foundation focused on safely reducing the need for foster care and building Communities of Hope for children and families across America. Founded in 1966, we work in 50 states, the District of Columbia and two territories and with more than a dozen tribal nations to influence long-lasting improvements to the safety and success of children, families and the communities where they live. We value diversity and respect for individuals in the workplace.


Job Summary: The Administrative Specialist is responsible for providing administrative and project support to a work unit Managing Director (MD) or Senior Director and their team.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Maintains the Managing Director (MD) or Senior Director’s calendar and travel schedule. Works closely with the MD or Senior Director, the work unit leadership team, and other internal and external parties to ensure a well coordinated schedule. 30%
  • Manages projects and events in conjunction with the MD or Senior Director and work unit leadership team. Coordinates with work unit staff, other Casey work units, external partners, and vendors to ensure successful project/event completion. 25%
  • Responds to incoming requests to the MD or Senior Director on a wide variety of issues and works through to resolution. Drafts and edits memoranda, reports, presentations, and other documents as requested by the MD or Senior Director. 15%
  • Develops and maintains work unit administrative processes, ensuring alignment with Casey policies and work unit goals. Serves as the subject matter expert on administrative issues, provides coaching and guidance to work unit administrative staff as needed. 15%
  • Supports the MD or Senior Director and the work unit leadership team in the development of the budget. Provides ongoing budget monitoring and variance analysis; prepares budget adjustments as needed. Works with work unit staff to ensure accurate processing of invoices, expense reports, and other financial items. 10%
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 5%
Qualifications:
  • A Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of 5 years of administrative support experience, at least 3 of which have been at the executive level. Relevant experience may be substituted for education.
  • Strong organizational skills, critical thinking, and effective written and verbal communication skills are needed. The ability to work autonomously and exercise independent judgment is required.
  • A broad knowledge of computer software is required. Advanced skills in the Microsoft Office suite are needed.
  • Proven success in working in a diverse, multi-cultural environment is required.
  • Ability to protect the confidentiality of sensitive information by learning and following all relevant policies and protocols and using sound judgment in the handling and sharing of that information.
  • Physical requirements include the ability to lift and reach for light objects; close visual acuity to prepare and analyze data, text, and figures; ability to type utilizing a computer keyboard; ability to travel to outside locations; and the ability to work at a computer for extended periods of time as a primary job function. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Local travel as well as occasional out of town travel may be required. Driving on Casey business may require use of personal vehicle; adherence to vehicle safety guidelines and qualification for insurance is required.

Casey Family Programs is an equal opportunity employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resources at 206-378-4699 or hrod@casey.org.

Child Welfare Operations Manager

Seattle, WA

Casey Family Programs, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is the nation’s largest operating foundation focused on safely reducing the need for foster care and building Communities of Hope for children and families across America.  Founded in 1966, we work in 50 states, the District of Columbia and two territories and with more than a dozen tribal nations to influence long-lasting improvements to the safety and success of children, families and the communities where they live. We value diversity and respect for individuals in the workplace.

 

 Job Summary:

This position serves as an Operational Advisor to Casey staff to optimize and streamline System Improvement’s (SI) jurisdiction and national work. The role acts as a hub for integration, coordination and dissemination of procedures and practices. The role is responsible for the alignment of the work with the goals at both a strategy and tactical level with both Casey internal and external vendors and partners.  The role also ensures that operational activities are consistent with the standards of practice, policy, and administration established by the SI leadership, Casey leadership and its Operations team. 

 

Essential Responsibilities:

% of Time

  • Leads the preparation and management of contracts from the negotiation stages through the completion of work, monitoring progress, expenditures, and payments

25%

  • Helps to develop reports about deadlines, milestones, project coordination tools, and resource allocation for assigned work unit(s) projects in SI.  Analyzes and makes recommendations for improvement based on data. 

20%

  • Provides strategic planning advice with jurisdiction and national partners, especially focusing on developing measurable outcomes and detailed work plans to achieve outcomes. Advises on best practices of other jurisdictions or partners, as needed

20%

  • Responsible for the Project Management function for the assigned work units to coordinate efficient and effective use of resources (time, labor, money) and keeps the work unit aligned and on track to achieve the work unit’s and/or the broader Casey organizational objectives

20%

  • Provides leadership in completing and maintaining reports that track progress toward goals including deadlines, milestones, and resource allocation.  Communicates and ensures broad awareness of project progress and makes recommendations for improvement based on data

10%

  • Other duties as assigned.

5%

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree along with five - eight years of relevant project management experience required, ten years of experience in project management may be substituted for the Bachelor’s degree. 
  • Ability to use informal influence and non-positional leadership to build trust and establish professional, positive relationships with all levels of the organization, especially in SI MD leadership and Senior Director consulting team, Legal Services, and Finance Services. This position requires an open and supportive communication style.
  • Qualifications in project management, oversight of initiatives, and administration of programs required. Successful track record of leading multiple projects at a time and providing thought partnership and advisement on project definition scoping the work, and designing appropriate performance and outcome indications.
  • Quick study, ability to delve into new subject matter and come up to speed in a relatively brief period; comfortable working in support role to subject matter experts;
  • Strong leadership skills, initiative, persistence, tact, pragmatism, and flexibility. Consistent strategic and tactical focus, and initiative.
  • Ability to reconcile multiple diverse viewpoints and often to negotiate across internal partners
  • Proven ability to be highly organized, detail-orientated so as to oversee operations internal and external to the organization.  Individual must be assertive in setting and maintaining deadlines and assuring quality in managing projects
  • Creative, analytical, self-starter (ambitious with only high-level direction), highly collaborative, strong writing/ presentation skills.
  • Basic familiarity with child welfare systems is required.
  • Technical skills: Microsoft Office, Tableau and SharePoint is required. Demonstrated ability to learn other pertinent software programs as required.
  • Ability to protect the confidentiality of sensitive information by learning and following all relevant policies and protocols and using sound judgment in the handling and sharing of that information.
  • Physical requirements include the ability to lift and reach for light objects; close visual acuity to prepare and analyze data, text, and figures; ability to type utilizing a computer keyboard; ability to travel to outside locations; and the ability to work at a computer for extended periods of time as a primary job function.
  • Local travel as well as occasional out of town travel may be required. Driving on Casey business may require use of personal vehicle; adherence to vehicle safety guidelines and qualification for insurance is required. 

Investments Operations Analyst

Seattle, WA

Casey Family Programs, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is the nation’s largest operating foundation focused on safely reducing the need for foster care and building Communities of Hope for children and families across America.  Founded in 1966, we work in 50 states, the District of Columbia and two territories and with more than a dozen tribal nations to influence long-lasting improvements to the safety and success of children, families and the communities where they live. We value diversity and respect for individuals in the workplace.

This position begins as a six month benefitted contract role with the possibility of conversion to regular employee or contract extension.  

Job Summary:

The investment team is searching for an experienced Operations Analyst who can monitor and review business processes and make recommendations for improvement. The successful candidate will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the team’s SharePoint site as well as provide guidance to team members regarding procedural, technical and/or operational changes. The candidate will have full working knowledge of an operations environment acquired through experience and on the job training. Individuals typically have 2 to 4 years of experience.

 

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Manage the team’s SharePoint site, liaising with our technology department on issues, implementing changes/updates, ensuring data integrity and security, and continually looking for ways to improve / upgrade the system;
  • Manage investment legal documents by saving to SharePoint and updating the Document Management Dashboard, ensuring accuracy and completeness. Run quarterly reports to identify legal documents that are outstanding;
  • Evaluate solutions to migrate reporting/analytics from Excel spreadsheets to potential 3rd party service providers. Coordinate software migration(s), create project plans, manage deliverables, and ensure project success;
  • Serve as a resource to the Operational Due Diligence process. Coordinate carried interest reconciliations, valuation validation, and ADV / Audited Financial Statement reviews. Develop tool to ensure team follows best practices / protocols;
  • Work with team members to develop tools to monitor compliance of legal terms and conditions in Private Markets’ agreements. Serve as project manager and provide recommendations of a solution.
  • Lead the assessment of processes, policies, and procedures. Conduct process effectiveness tests and recommend changes;
  • Administer the team’s record retention policy and manage the team’s file room; and

 

Qualifications:

  • 3+ years’ experience in operations monitoring
  • 2+ years’ in an analyst role
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant area of study
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Must be able to work effectively with minimal supervision
  • Working knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite is required. Advanced knowledge of SharePoint and PowerPoint is a plus.
  • This is a regular full-time position that may require work weeks in excess of 40 hours with some travel.
  • Physical requirements include the ability to lift and reach for light objects; close visual acuity to prepare and analyze data, text, and figures; ability to type utilizing a computer keyboard; ability to travel to outside locations; and the ability to work at a computer for extended periods of time as a primary job function. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Driving on Casey business may require use of personal vehicle; adherence to vehicle safety guidelines and qualification for insurance is required. 

Social Worker - San Antonio

San Antonio, TX

Casey Family Programs, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is the nation’s largest operating foundation focused on safely reducing the need for foster care and building Communities of Hope for children and families across America. Founded in 1966, we work in 50 states, the District of Columbia and two territories and with more than a dozen tribal nations to influence long-lasting improvements to the safety and success of children, families and the communities where they live. We value diversity and respect for individuals in the workplace.

Job Summary:
The Social Worker is primarily responsible for the coordination and delivery of services to youth, young adults and families who are in the child welfare system, have been involved with the child welfare system or are at risk of entering the child welfare system. The service interventions designed by the Social Worker result in safety and improved outcomes in permanency and well being which impact reduction of entry into foster care, reduction of length of stay in foster care and increased exits foster care. In collaboration with field office staff, this position assists in assuring that the CFS workforce is focused on achieving organizational goals through their direct practice and consultation roles. The Social Worker provides clinical case management and works closely with public child welfare system staff, supervisors and court personnel to identify and mitigate barriers to timely permanency. The Social Worker is on call 24 hours per day, subject to each field office’s mode of ensuring coverage.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provides case management services for youth, young adults and families on assigned caseload, in accordance Casey practice standards, local regulatory requirements and accreditation standards. This includes clinical assessment of individual and family safety/functioning/needs; assessing and identifying pathways and barriers to legal and relational permanency; arranging for supportive/ameliorative services that address permanency and well being needs; and working effectively with the local child welfare jurisdiction to achieve the identified outcomes. Makes assessment of need for relevant services and coordinates with vendors the securing of services and as appropriate provides initial review and approval of invoices and reports against allocated budgets. Complies with all documentation requirements for internal and external audits of case records and documents work to inform best practice in expediting permanency in foster care. 35%

  • Responsible for guiding the process towards permanency and improved well being by engaging all stakeholders in the development and implementation of case goals and service strategies to meet those goals. This is achieved through development of effective, intensive relationships with clients, collaterals, public system workers and supervisors, members of the judiciary and community service providers that are goal directed and informed by the mutually developed case goals and includes arrangement and facilitation of regular extended team meetings. Implementation of service strategies requires application of clinical knowledge related to mental health, Family Group Decision Making, family finding and birth family engagement as well as specialized knowledge in promotion of positive outcomes in permanency, education, employment and an ability to maximize community supports and resources. Permanency focused work includes engagement of birth parents for reunification, relative and non-related caregivers for adoption/guardianship and identification of needed post permanency support to ensure stability and longevity of legal and relational permanence. In collaboration with Family Engagement Liaison, coordinates, determines appropriate plan and implements the selected Family Group Conferencing (FGC) plans. Adds to FGC capacity in Field Office by conducting FGCs as part of overall work assignment. 30%

  • Collaborates with field office leadership and staff to coordinate teaming activities to expedite improved outcomes for all clients served and to support a continuous learning environment. This includes participation in clinical staffing processes as both recipient and contributor to case review, partnering with field office staff to ensure that clients are effectively served through the life of the case and actively engaging in ongoing learning activities. Participates in staff meetings to assess referrals/resource families, analyze data to inform practice/program improvements and identify process improvement to ensure field office goals are met. 20%

  • May consult, teach, facilitate groups, and otherwise assist in the advancement of learning of targeted youth, professionals, and families. Provides expertise to external partners through Systems Improvement efforts such as Permanency Roundtables in jurisdictions around the country to promote improved permanency outcomes. Serves, by appointment, on various Casey work committees or task forces. 10%

  • Other duties as assigned 5%

Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in Social Work or Master’s Degree in an area of study focusing on direct practice in child welfare that includes a clinical internship or practicum.
  • Five years of professional child welfare social service experience, two years of which must have been at the advanced level, is also required.
  • Broad knowledge of social work practice and clinical theory, including diagnostic and treatment skills in family systems approach, is essential.
  • Expertise in the areas of permanency, improved well-being outcomes for youth in care, and family engagement, community supports and evidenced based and promising practices aimed at strengthening families and ensuring child safety required. Clinical expertise in the area of family systems and knowledge in the areas of substance abuse, mental health and domestic violence necessary.
  • Proficient with MS Office (Word, Excel, SharePoint, Outlook) as well as electronic case management systems required.
  • Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills are critical for this position.
  • Workplace practices at Casey Family Programs encourage respect for diversity and individual differences.
  • Bilingual Spanish speaking applicants preferred.
  • Ability to protect the confidentiality of sensitive information by learning and following all relevant policies and protocols and using sound judgment in the handling and sharing of that information.
  • Physical requirements include the ability to lift and reach for light objects; close visual acuity to prepare and analyze data, text, and figures; ability to type utilizing a computer keyboard; ability to travel to outside locations; and the ability to work at a computer for extended periods of time as a primary job function. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Local travel required for home visits, meetings with families, and other regularly meetings as well as occasional out of town travel are required. Driving on Casey business may require use of personal vehicle; adherence to vehicle safety guidelines and qualification for insurance is required.

Casey Family Programs is an equal opportunity employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resources at 206-282-3330 or hrod@casey.org.

Sr. Director, Bay Area Field Office

Oakland, CA

Casey Family Programs, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is the nation’s largest operating foundation focused on safely reducing the need for foster care and building Communities of Hope for children and families across America. Founded in 1966, we work in 50 states, the District of Columbia and two territories and with more than a dozen tribal nations to influence long-lasting improvements to the safety and success of children, families and the communities where they live. We value diversity and respect for individuals in the workplace.

Job Summary:
This position is primarily responsible for all aspects of the field office operations. This includes a focus on permanency services to ensure that no child ages out of foster care without legal and relational permanence as well as an emphasis on implementing, monitoring, and continuing the ongoing development of the local strategy for CFS direct practice and systems improvement work with the public child welfare system as the primary partner. The Senior Director - Field Office is a matrix position assigned to a Strategic Consulting Team with additional jurisdictional assignments to advance practices and policies that promote safe reduction of children and youth in foster care.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Provides vision, leadership and strategic direction to Field Office Management Team, staff, partners and stakeholders. Responsible for all field office operations including personnel actions, resource allocations, budget development and monitoring, and crisis and risk management. Directly supervises Field Office Director and Office Administrator to effectively deploy work force and other resources to achieve CFS direct practice and organizational deliverables, along with ensuring that Field Office adheres to all policies and procedures. Assumes leadership role in practice and policy development through membership on the Field Office Leadership Team (FOLT) and other ongoing and ad hoc practice groups. 20%
  • Provides vision, leadership and strategic direction and cultivates key relationships in working with local jurisdiction leadership in Child Welfare and with private providers of child welfare services and other pertinent stakeholders under the direction of the Managing Director - Field Offices, to advance practices and policies that advance Casey Family Programs’ goals. Provides sound analysis and recommendations internally and externally regarding system improvement efforts, and cultivates and facilitates approval for actionable strategies to support child welfare agencies in the reduction of youth in foster care. Ensures that local field office system improvement work efforts are aligned with state Strategic Consulting plans. 20%
  • Develops and manages relationships and provides Strategic Consulting services under the direction of the Managing Director of Strategic Consulting for assigned jurisdictions to advance 2020 goals. Provides sound analysis and recommendations internally and externally regarding system improvement efforts, and cultivates and facilitates approval for actionable strategies to support child welfare agencies in the reduction of youth in foster care. Participates as a member of assigned Strategic Consulting Team and as a member of the Systems Improvement team; attends necessary meetings and participates and/or leads special work groups as needed. Acts as liaison between Systems Improvement and Casey Family Services. 30%
  • Develops business plans and budgets to effectively resource all direct service work and monitors service delivery and spending through organizational procedures. For assigned jurisdictions, develops work plans and budgets that are strategic in advancing work efforts that impact safe reduction. 10%
  • Engages and works closely with internal and external leaders, stakeholders and partners (courts, private providers, CASA, schools, advocacy groups, etc.) to identify public policy issues, develop initiatives and strategies, and manage information received from state policy makers and/or their staff to positively impact youth in foster care. Provides leadership in influencing child welfare practices, policies, and procedures on a local and state level, including memberships on Boards, Court Improvement Committees and state Indian Child Welfare Committees. Maintains familiarity with pending state legislation or county actions that may impact the organizational goals. 10%
  • Coordinates work with Casey Family Program’s Indian Child Welfare Programs Office to ensure that work with Tribes and with American Indian/Alaska Native youth and families is integrated and supported, within the Field Office and strategic consulting work. 5%
  • Other duties as assigned. 5%
Qualifications:
  • Master’s Degree in Social Work or an advanced degree from an accredited institution in a field related to the organization’s services and a minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience in management/administration/clinical supervision in a public or private child welfare agency is required. Demonstrated experience serving in a strategic role and/or as a strategic consultant required.
  • Demonstrated understanding of working in a collaborative community environment, building relationships, and managing expectations within those relationships is required. Ability to build relationships, provide assistance, be a resource, make presentations, work independently, take initiative, provide assessments and system evaluation. Excellent leadership skills including training, group facilitation, and supervision are required.
  • Knowledge of foster care, kinship care, transition services and clinical social work within the child welfare system is required, along with experience in strategic planning, systems integration, systems change and an in-depth understanding of State/County/Tribal jurisdictions. Experience in foster care services and practice is strongly preferred.
  • Experience in strategic planning, systems integration, systems change and an in-depth understanding of multi-state child welfare systems required. Knowledge and experience of current state and jurisdiction administration, needs, and influential contacts is strongly preferred.
  • Experience in successfully developing and managing complex budgets, experience with contracting procedures and general resource management is required.
  • Demonstrated excellent written and verbal communication skills are critical for this position.
  • Experience with MS Office (Word, Excel and Outlook) is essential.
  • Ability to protect the confidentiality of sensitive information by learning and following all relevant policies and protocols and using sound judgment in the handling and sharing of that information.
  • Physical requirements include the ability to lift and reach for light objects; close visual acuity to prepare and analyze data, text, and figures; ability to type utilizing a computer keyboard; ability to travel to outside locations; and the ability to work at a computer for extended periods of time as a primary job function. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Travel of up to 50% required.
  • Driving on Casey business may require use of personal vehicle; adherence to vehicle safety guidelines and qualification for insurance is required.

Casey Family Programs is an equal opportunity employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resources at 206-378-4699 or hrod@casey.org.

Administrative Assistant, Oakland

Oakland, CA

Casey Family Programs, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is the nation’s largest operating foundation focused on safely reducing the need for foster care and building Communities of Hope for children and families across America. Founded in 1966, we work in 50 states, the District of Columbia and two territories and with more than a dozen tribal nations to influence long-lasting improvements to the safety and success of children, families and the communities where they live. We value diversity and respect for individuals in the workplace.

Job Summary:
The Administrative Assistant – Field Office is responsible for supporting the day to day operations of the field office, including fiscal management, administrative support to clinical teams and employee supports. Works with Casey staff, youth and families, and collaborators to help provide high quality direct service programs. Serves as back-up in the absence of the Office Administrator.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Receives invoices and prepares invoices for reimbursement and/or payments to constituents and vendors while ensuring that approval process and financial guidelines are met. Prepares employee expense reports, credit card reconciliations, and other financial documents in line with Casey’s policies and procedures. Monitors state reimbursements in alignment with the jurisdiction agreement and engages with state/county partners for resolution of discrepancies. Monitors and reconciles recurring roster by tracking changes in client status on a monthly basis, at minimum. Ensures Field Office credit card and petty cash distribution and safe keeping procedures are followed. Maintains and implements Field Office Operating Manual protocols. 30%
  • Manages paper and electronic files in accordance with applicable guidelines, local regulatory requirements, Casey practice standards and Council on Accreditation COA accreditation. Enters information into various electronic tracking systems, monitors due dates and coordinates with direct service staff on interface with resource parents in obtaining required documentation. Prepares recurring and ad hoc reports upon request. Prepares documents and presentations for leadership to improve Field Office operations and outcomes. Archives client and administrative files in accordance with Casey records retention protocols. Uploads approved contract requests and request for services into Casey’s Agreement and Reporting Tool (ART), tracks current, expiring, and archived contracts. Tracks contract expenditures to ensure spending aligns with contract limits. 20%
  • Acts as the receptionist, and serves as the first point of contact for a wide range of internal and external inquiries, including emergency and crisis calls from youth, young adults, alumni, and families. Works under the direction of the Office Administrator to respond to requests or redirects caller/visitor to the appropriate staff member. 15%
  • Provides administrative support to foster care and prevention teams. Includes preparing vouchers and invoices for client services, preparing service package and resource family binders with necessary forms to be used by clinical staff with clients, coordinating criminal background checks, insurance and driving records, and tracking for foster care requirements. Requires basic understanding of service packages and navigation of the Casey’s Case Management System (EPIK) in order to ensure accurate enrollment status, Continuing Education and Job Training scholarship (CEJT) tracking, and reconciliation of client data. 15%
  • Provides general office support to Field Office staff, including calendaring, ordering supplies, travel arrangements and advances, usage and maintenance of technology, i.e. computers and phones, coordination of VTC, conference calls and meetings, office equipment and vehicles, mail distribution, and performing minor facilities maintenance. Coordinates internal and external events, to include parking, catering, contracts, hotel reservations, travel arrangements and other tasks as needed. 15%
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 5%

Qualifications:

  • A high school diploma and at least 3 years of administrative support experience are required. A college degree and/or training in general business administration is a plus.
  • Strong organizational skills and effective written and verbal communication skills are needed.
  • A broad knowledge of computer software is required. Advanced skills in the Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel are desired.
  • Strong youth and family engagement skills.
  • Ability to work independently, while also taking direction.
  • Proven success in working in a diverse, multi-cultural environment is required.
  • Physical requirements include the ability to lift and reach for light objects; close visual acuity to prepare and analyze data, text, and figures; ability to type utilizing a computer keyboard; ability to travel to outside locations; and the ability to work at a computer for extended periods of time as a primary job function. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Ability to protect the confidentiality of sensitive information by learning and following all relevant policies and protocols and using sound judgment in the handling and sharing of that information.
  • Local travel as well as occasional out of town travel may be required. Driving on Casey business may require use of personal vehicle; adherence to vehicle safety guidelines and qualification for insurance is required.

Casey Family Programs is an equal opportunity employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resources at 206-378-4699 or hrod@casey.org.

Sr. Director, Judicial Engagement

Location Negotiable,

Casey Family Programs, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is the nation’s largest operating foundation focused on safely reducing the need for foster care and building Communities of Hope for children and families across America.  Founded in 1966, we work in 50 states, the District of Columbia and two territories and with more than a dozen tribal nations to influence long-lasting improvements to the safety and success of children, families and the communities where they live. We value diversity and respect for individuals in the workplace.

 

Job Summary:

The Senior Director brings national expertise in key areas of Dependency Court legal representation. This position reports to the Managing Director of Judicial Engagement and coordinates and provides attorney consultation in identified states in alignment with Casey Family Programs’ mission. This position will promote effective practice strategies, participate in national efforts to create a community of practice.

Also ensures alignment of the team’s work with site goals, Systems Improvement and Casey Family Programs.

 

Essential Responsibilities:

% of Time

  • Work closely with Systems Improvement, Child and Family Services, Indian Child Welfare, and other Casey work units to ensure alignment and quality improvement on objectives, practice, and outcomes from the Judicial Engagement Team.

10%

  • Share in the operational management of the judicial engagement unit, overseeing and taking responsibility for special on site and national projects, including court and multi-system teaming, consultants, and national judicial and legal organizations receives and responds to internal and external requests for judicial system products that further Casey’s 2020 judicial engagement vision. 

       30%

  • Facilitate process for JET members to identify, promote, and disseminate court practice models, methodologies, and tools that improve access to justice and collaboration with the child protection agency which produce positive outcomes. Contribute to the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of national best child welfare court practice.

 

       15%

  • Work directly with select sites to offer consultation in attorney best practice, court administration and Court Improvement Program (CIP) strategies.

25%

  • Develops and maintains budget in collaboration with the Managing Director and reports on assessment of monthly variances and spending projections.

5%

  • Ensures compliance with legal, financial, and Casey’s strategic objectives and state plans, drafts required reports, as well as operationalizing strategic thinking for the JET. Organize SharePoint site to reflect ongoing activity and progress to operational goals.

10%

  • Collect, compile, and report court site data and coordinate reports with Data Advocacy state agency data to identify intersections and distinctions.

5%

  • Other duties as assigned.

 

 

Qualifications:

 

  • Law degree and a minimum of 8 years of prior dependency courtroom practice experience or Master’s Degree in Public Policy or related field with professional background of minimum 12 years in judicial or legal policy.

 

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

 

  • Direct experience as it relates to judicial policy and practice, court administration or legal representation best practice.  Expert knowledge of multi-disciplinary collaboration, judicial and legal continuing education, legal representation, child welfare and national policy affecting each area.

 

  • Experience in strategic planning, systems integration, operational achievement of goals and an in-depth understanding of multi-state dependency court systems required. Knowledge and experience of national legal trends as it relates to child welfare policy.

 

  • Experience in legal research and solid working knowledge of Lexis or Westlaw, MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, PageMaker, and SharePoint etc.) required.  Ability to learn other pertinent software programs as required.

 

  • Proven ability to be highly organized, detail-orientated so as to oversee budget and operations that are internal and external to the organization.  Individual must be assertive in setting and maintaining deadlines and assuring quality in managing projects. Strong organizational skills, critical thinking, and effective written and verbal communication skills are needed.

 

  • This is a regular full-time position that may require travel up to 60% or more of the time.

 

  • Physical requirements include the ability to lift and reach for light objects; close visual acuity to prepare and analyze data, text, and figures; ability to type utilizing a computer keyboard; ability to travel to outside locations; and the ability to work at a computer for extended periods of time as a primary job function.

CFS Advisor

Seattle, WA

Casey Family Programs, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is the nation’s largest operating foundation focused on safely reducing the need for foster care and building Communities of Hope for children and families across America.  Founded in 1966, we work in 50 states, the District of Columbia and two territories and with more than a dozen tribal nations to influence long-lasting improvements to the safety and success of children, families and the communities where they live. We value diversity and respect for individuals in the workplace.

Job Summary

The Child and Family Services (CFS) advisor supports ongoing efforts to identify and implement best practices to achieve positive outcomes throughout all of CFS. These efforts encompass field office specific, Indian Child Welfare Programs, and CFS wide initiatives that ensure that those served by CFS will be safe and feel safe, will attain legal and relational permanency, and that youth and family well-being will be improved.

 

Essential Responsibilities                                                                                                                                 

  1. Leadership support and facilitation of cross-CFS practice and program improvement initiatives.
  • In partnership with field offices, identifies best or promising practices within a field office and shares information across CFS. 
  • Develops, leads and implements CFS-wide initiatives and organizational supports. Examples include, but are not limited to: 
    • Continuous Quality Improvement initiatives, including supporting implementation of CFS’s CQI Framework, such as quality and compliance review activities, accreditation, quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis, and improvement planning and implementation across all of CFS. 
    • CFS-wide staff development, such as through new hire and ongoing training, and professional development through coaching and consultation.
    • CFS infrastructure enhancements, including policy & procedure, technology and other related practice guidance, supports and tools.
    • CFS-wide practice improvements, such as enhancing the approach, processes and practices included in the CFS practice model. The CFS practice model is available here:  
  • In addition to those roles noted above, one programmatic and Social Work content area in which this position will have a significant role and responsibility is leading CFS’s efforts in becoming more trauma and healing-informed in our clinical case management and approaches to working with youth and families.
  1. Field Office support and technical assistance, as needed.
  • Individual field office staff professional development, such as through individualized training, over-the-should coaching or other technical or adaptive problem solving supports.
  • Case-specific consultation, such as clinical support and/or application of CFS policy or documentation requirements.
  • Supporting quality improvements activities and initiatives within individual field offices.
  • Assisting in administering Critical Incident Reporting procedures for CFS.
  • In partnership with field offices, identifies challenges and opportunities of field office performance and provides strategic support for improvements.
  1. Develops and maintains relationships with field offices, other internal and external stakeholders ensuring that information is shared with appropriate work units.
  2. Participates in demonstration and spread engagements and presentations for internal and external audiences. 
  3. Other duties as assigned.

           

Qualifications

  • An advanced degree from an accredited college or university in a field related to Casey’s services and at least 5 years of relevant experience in the child welfare arena. An MSW or related human services degree is preferred.  
  • Demonstrated knowledge in direct practice and/ or child welfare quality assurance. Knowledge of local and national laws, policies and procedures governing foster care is desirable. In particular, the candidate must have strong social work skills and knowledge of developing, implementing and delivering trauma and healing informed care and practices with youth and families. An understanding of the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT™) is preferred.
  • An ability to effectively work across differences with diverse services populations, staff and stakeholders. A demonstrated commitment to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide training, coaching and consultation; and quality improvement initiatives.
  • Strong organizational, analytical and problem solving skills are essential.
  • Demonstrated ability and success in collaborative efforts; appreciation of organizational culture, systems and strategic orientation, and excellence in communication. Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, SharePoint, and Outlook); technical proficiency with project management software is desirable.
  • Travel required for meetings, conferences, and events. Up to 50% travel required at times.
  • Physical requirements include the ability to lift and reach for light objects; close visual acuity to prepare and analyze data, text, and figures; ability to type utilizing a computer keyboard; ability to travel to outside locations; and the ability to work at a computer for extended periods of time as a primary job function. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Driving on Casey business may require use of personal vehicle; adherence to vehicle safety guidelines and qualification for insurance is required.

Facilities Admin Assistant

Seattle, WA

Casey Family Programs, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is the nation’s largest operating foundation focused on safely reducing the need for foster care and building Communities of Hope for children and families across America.  Founded in 1966, we work in 50 states, the District of Columbia and two territories and with more than a dozen tribal nations to influence long-lasting improvements to the safety and success of children, families and the communities where they live. We value diversity and respect for individuals in the workplace.

Job Summary:

The Facilities Admin Assistant brings specialized background and experience to this support position and provides a professional level of service to the team and organization.  This Facilities position takes initiative, responsibility and helps to prevent and solve facility related problems.  Multi-tasking and the ability to adapt to constant interruptions and still complete daily job assignments is critical.  In addition, this position retains administrative support functions such as filing, travel management, coordination of meeting logistics and other administrative support functions. 

Essential Responsibilities:
•    Oversees projects as assigned by the Facilities Director or Senior Director of Facilities Services.  Coordinates vendors and works with others to bring projects to a successful completion, including ensuring proper prioritization, time management, resource allocation, strong communication and successful outcomes.  Responds to all HQ ergonomic requests in conjunction with the Senior Director of Facilities Services or his designee. 10%

•    Provides front desk support which includes greeting and monitoring visitors, answering phones, processing courier packages.  Manages all facility related complaints, interfacing with the building manager and engineers.  Responds to all daily staff maintenance issues.  Prepares documents for internal publication including announcements, MyCasey (intranet) Pages, Contact Us responses, memos; writing, proofreading and editing for grammatical errors and format consistency. 20%

•    Responsible for mail processing, shipping & receiving.  Processes all HQ incoming mail and all outgoing mail and shipments including regional and division mail.  Maintains the copy & supply rooms, common areas and conference rooms, including ordering office supplies and maintaining stock levels.  Manages overall building cleanliness with janitorial services (deep clean of locker rooms, kitchens, Cintas weekly service).  Maintains all UPS and USPS machines. 15%

•    Responsible for all employee photos and security badges for all HQ staff and guests.  Responsible for badge access to parking, bike cage and building fitness center.  Makes assessment of security access for temporary badging and tracks and accounts for all temporary badges.  Runs compliance and access level reports, maintains accurate records on all badges and access levels assigned to employees, contractors, interns, temporary workers and vendors. 10%

•    Responsible for maintaining the HQ Casey vehicles and the Casey ORCA contract with King County Metro.  Responsible for all ORCA cards; tracks and accounts for card usage as well as monthly reports.  Works directly with Metro on reports and attends CTR Network Group meetings as directed by manager.  Maintains and coordinates the commute Trip Reductions and Employee Transportation Plan by promoting use of Orca Cards and alternative commuting options. Promotion of annual events such as Wheels Options and Bike to Work month. 10%

•    Works with the Facilities Director and vendors to provide services related to mail, shipping & receiving, office supplies, kitchen and food service supplies, janitorial, general construction, furniture procurement & installation and catering.  May be involved in the interviewing and analysis of new vendors, creation of contracts, establishing and maintaining inventories and orientation of new vendors to Casey. 10%

•    Responsible for maintaining vendor accounts and processing invoices.  Maintains tracking system for all internal and external HQ meetings, including contacts, location and attendee lists.  Uploads and tracks contracts within the Agreement & Reporting Tool (ART); maintains internal checklist for expiring/renewing contracts. 10%

•    Responsible for the coordinating, tracking and maintaining safety supplies at HQ and the field offices (as applicable) to include first aid and emergency kits; AEDs; backpacks and other supplies as needed. Manages corresponding intranet content. 5%

•    Creates invoices and routes to proper signing authorities, drafts and edits letters, documents meeting agendas and minutes, memos, correspondence, reports and manuscripts that may or may not be confidential.  Processes invoices, travel reimbursement, and other financial items. 5%
     
•    Other duties as assigned. 5%


Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree preferred and a minimum of two years’ experience in an equivalent administrative support position are required.
  • Project management, budget and resource allocation experience desired.  Ability to design, cost, implement and manage projects.  Demonstrated high level of organizational skills including the capacity to set priorities and work to deadlines.
  • Strong organizational, analytical skills, high level oral and written communication and attention to detail skills are essential.  Experience in the use of Microsoft desktop products such as Word, Excel, Outlook and familiarity with database systems.    
  • Detail oriented, accurate, efficient, exercises good judgment and initiative. Excellent organizational and planning skills in managing a personal workload in a busy environment with conflicting demands. Can work independently and as part of a larger team. 
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with management, consultants, vendors, staff, and external professionals.  Excellent interpersonal skills including demonstrated experience and skills in liaison, negotiation and conflict resolution with staff at all levels.
  • Ability to protect the confidentiality of sensitive information by learning and following all relevant policies and protocols and using sound judgment in the handling and sharing of that information.
  • Physical requirements include the ability to lift and reach for light objects; close visual acuity to prepare and analyze data and figures; ability to type utilizing a computer keyboard; ability to travel to outside locations; and the ability to work at a computer for extended periods of time; ability to occasionally lift up to 50 pounds; occasionally carry up to 25 pounds; sit and stand frequently while completing tasks; walk, climb, bend and kneel and crouch occasionally; and the ability to do frequent overhead and shoulder level reaching, pushing , pulling and grasping. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Local travel as well as occasional out of town travel may be required. Driving on Casey business may require use of personal vehicle; adherence to vehicle safety guidelines and qualification for insurance is required. 

Senior Dir - Strategic Comm

Seattle, WA

Casey Family Programs, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is the nation’s largest operating foundation focused on safely reducing the need for foster care and building Communities of Hope for children and families across America. Founded in 1966, we work in 50 states, the District of Columbia and two territories and with more than a dozen tribal nations to influence long-lasting improvements to the safety and success of children, families and the communities where they live. We value diversity and respect for individuals in the workplace.

Job Summary:
Lead a multifaceted team of communication professionals at a national philanthropic foundation to plan, develop and implement strategic engagement efforts designed to supports long-lasting improvements to the safety and success of children, families and the communities where they live. The senior-level communications position oversees strategic communications planning and project development across a full spectrum of platforms, including digital, social, print, video and events. It also supports the communication needs of executive leaderships. Working with the managing director for communications, the senior director will support, strengthen and implement the foundation’s engagement strategies and advance its goals and mission at the national, state and community level.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Leads work to increase the impact of the foundation’s engagement and influence with key external and internal audiences.
  • Oversees development and implementation of strategic communications projects and provides long-range planning for strategic communications opportunities.
  • Leads a talented team of artists, writers, designers, producers and outreach specialists to develop and implement strategic messaging and high-impact communications projects for digital, video, print, events and other platforms and channels.
  • Supports the President & CEO, Executive Team and other senior leaders with internal and external communications, including public appearances, panel discussions, media interviews and speeches.
  • Evaluates and supports public relations and media opportunities for foundation leadership, including crisis communications planning.
  • Develops and executes internal communications strategies and projects.
  • Oversees strategy and planning for high-impact foundation events and meetings.
  • Represents the foundation with external partner organizations.
  • Ensures that all content is in alignment with Casey’s visual identity and messaging guidelines.
  • Ensures that communications staff receive the appropriate training, feedback, performance evaluations, planning documents and compensation as provided under the Human Resource Systems.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible professional work experience in strategic communication in corporate, large non-profit or government organizations.
  • Proven experience working effectively with executive leadership. Excellent writing skills and the ability to produce, in a timely manner, high-volume and high-quality communications materials for both internal and external audiences. Including strategic communications planning documents, press materials (press releases, backgrounders, messaging documents, etc.), internal documents (strategic planning documents, training materials, etc.)
  • Knowledge and experience creating, maintaining and enhancing work relationships with executive leaders, media, policymakers and constituents.
  • Demonstrated history of creating strategic communications plans that have produced positive results on both a regional and national level.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead teams and large-scale project work, from concept to implementation and measurement.
  • Working knowledge of or previous experience writing for a national foundation, nonprofit agency, or national child welfare agency is preferred.
  • Ability to protect the confidentiality of sensitive information by learning and following all relevant policies and protocols and using sound judgment in the handling and sharing of that information.
  • Physical requirements include the ability to lift and reach for light objects; close visual acuity to prepare and analyze data, text, and figures; ability to type utilizing a computer keyboard; ability to travel to outside locations; and the ability to work at a computer for extended periods of time as a primary job function. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Local travel as well as occasional out of town travel may be required. Driving on Casey business may require use of personal vehicle; adherence to vehicle safety guidelines and qualification for insurance is required.

Manager - Communications

Seattle, WA

Casey Family Programs, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is the nation’s largest operating foundation focused on safely reducing the need for foster care and building Communities of Hope for children and families across America. Founded in 1966, we work in 50 states, the District of Columbia and two territories and with more than a dozen tribal nations to influence long-lasting improvements to the safety and success of children, families and the communities where they live. We value diversity and respect for individuals in the workplace.

Job Summary:
We are looking for an enterprising communications professional adept at social media, writing (long and short form narrative) and shaping content across platforms, with the ability to help design and execute internal and external communications initiatives. Working as part of a talented communications team, this position will be responsible for developing communication materials and strategies to engage critical audiences. This position will work with the Senior Director and Managing Director to help identify, cultivate and engage leverage online and social networking tools to connect with the public and target audiences. It will also support contented development, including video and interactive graphics, for earned media, social media, paid media and other communications vehicles. It will also work with the Senior Director to provide ongoing writing support to generate compelling content for internal and external audiences, including print, video, online and social media.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Plan and create strategies, tactics, activities, and persuasive content to engage a range of target audiences: 40%
    • Coordinate with external and internal partners to support a broad, national communications strategy to influence the conversation around safely reducing the need for foster care in America.
    • Plan and develop content for print, digital and social media platforms, including short and long form narratives, social media posts and speaking points. Contribute to creation of videos, graphics and other storytelling and communications collateral.
  • Plan and create strategies, tactics, and dynamic content for the purpose of conveying messages to Casey Family Programs staff and others, including content for the organization's internal and external communications channels. 25%
  • Develops and executes targeted social media and earned media strategies to engage target audiences across digital, social and print platforms. Drives growth in social media and earned media impact. Works with the Senior Director and Director to write effective press releases and coordinate with online media staff to develop internet or intranet web pages. When appropriate, acts as Casey’s point of contact with media. 25%
  • Other duties as assigned. 5%
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with emphasis in journalism, public relations, marketing or communications.
  • Minimum 6-8 years of experience in communications or journalism. Nonprofit, corporate or public policy communications experience a plus.
  • Exceptional writing skills that can be used to shape and share content with internal and external audiences.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively leverage social media to achieve communications goals.
  • Experience with writing, editing, video development, speaking points, planning and presentation skills.
  • The ability to handle sensitive issues and maintain confidentiality under pressure.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact directly with senior management and ability to work collaboratively and effectively at many levels within the organization.
  • Ability to protect the confidentiality of sensitive information by learning and following all relevant policies and protocols and using sound judgment in the handling and sharing of that information.
  • Physical requirements include the ability to lift and reach for light objects; close visual acuity to prepare and analyze data, text, and figures; ability to type utilizing a computer keyboard; ability to travel to outside locations; and the ability to work at a computer for extended periods of time as a primary job function. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Local travel as well as occasional out of town travel may be required. Driving on Casey business may require use of personal vehicle; adherence to vehicle safety guidelines and qualification for insurance is required.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Casey Family Programs recognizes the value of a culturally diverse work force and is committed to equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees.

Casey Family Programs will recruit, hire, train and promote individuals in all job titles without regard to age, ancestry, color, creed, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military status, national origin, physical or mental disabilities, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical condition, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or other basis protected by applicable law. In addition, all personnel actions such as compensation, promotion, demotion, benefits, transfers, staff reductions, terminations, reinstatement and rehire, training and tuition assistance will be administered in accordance with the principles of equal employment opportunity.

Casey Family Programs is an equal opportunity employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resources at 206.378.4699 or .